Tibet Tour from Chengdu – Brief Introduction of Chengdu
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Tibet Tour from Chengdu – Brief Introduction of Chengdu

Update: Jun. 26th, 2012

Tibet Tour from Chengdu - Brief Introduction of Chengdu

Chengdu is the political, economical, cultural and military center of Sichuan Province. It plays important role in the trading, transportation and education of western China. It is also a famous tourism city which attracts an increasingly number of tourists with its profound culture and amazing natural landscapes. There is a large number of foreign tourists would like to start a Tibet tour from Chengdu so as to enjoy the city before enter into Tibet.

Tibet Tour from Chengdu – Climate of Chengdu

Chengdu has a temperate climate with four distinctive seasons. It has a long frost-free duration and abundance rainfall. The average annual temperature here is 16.2? while the highest temperature here is about 37.3? and the extremely lowest temperature here is -5.9?. The hottest period of Chengdu is between July and August while the coldest month would be January since the monthly average temperature here is only 5.5?.

The annual total precipitation of Chengdu is about 918.2 millimeters and the rainfall manly concentrates on July and August. It rains rarely in December and January. Torrential rains happened frequently between May and September.

Tibet Tour from Chengdu – Transportation of Chengdu

Chengdu has an excellent transportation system. It is the largest and one of the most important transportation hubs in southwest China. Baoji (Shaan Xi Province) – Chengdu Railway, Chongqing – Chengdu Railway, Kunming – Chengdu Railway and several other trunk railways of China meet in Chengdu. There are three railway stations in Chengdu so far. It should be noted that the direct train between Chengdu and Lhasa is available and tourist could make a Tibet tour from Chengdu by train conveniently.

Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport is one of the most vital air hubs of China. There are direct flights between Chengdu and some other cities in China. Besides, the direct flights between Chengdu and some international metropolis had also been opened, such as Tokyo, Singapore, Bangkok, and Amsterdam. In addition, Chengdu is one of the most popular transit cities for tourists planning a Tibet tour by air. It should be noted that the direct flights are available between Chengdu and Lhasa, Nyingchi.

Tibet Tour from Chengdu – Culture and Tourism of Chengdu

Chengdu is a famous historical and cultural city of China. It has well-developed bronze culture and noted Shu culture. The Sichuan-style food and the Sichuan Opera here enjoy high reputation in the world. Tourists could also enjoy the special tea culture and relaxation culture in this ancient and modern city.

As a noted tourism city, Chengdu has a lot of cultural sites and scenic spots. The famous Qingcheng Mountain and Dujiang Weir, Du Fu's Thatched Cottage (Du Fu is one of the most famous poets in the history of China) and some ancient towns where present the special culture and history of Chengdu. Besides, tourists could also make a visit to the Breeding and Research Base of Giant Panda to take a close look of the giant panda.

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