By Summer Brons
Chengdu
China
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Recently considered to be China's fourth most livable city, Chengdu is one of the country's important business hubs. As a result, this exciting city has a variety of attractions and entertainment options, making it a popular tourist destination. Let EscapeWizard.com help you plan your Chengdu journey!

Air transportation for the city is handled by the Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport (CTU), one of the country's busiest airports. Book your flight using EscapeWizard.com by clicking (www.escapewizard.com/flight.php) to take advantage of our low rates on airfare. Let us help you with your lodging needs, too, just click (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl) and browse available Chengdu accommodations.

Once you've arrived in Chengdu, you'll find yourself with plenty of things available to do and see. One particularly popular tourist spot is the Du Fu Thatched Village, honoring ancient Chinese poet Du Fu. Here, you can wander nearly 40 acres of land and buildings dedicated to the exquisite poetry and impact that this artist had on his country. Also popular is the Zigong Dinosaur Museum, the Qingyang Temple and the Baoguang Temple. Additionally, EscapeWizard.com recommends visiting the Sichuan Science and Technology Museum and Tianfu Square, where you'll find a large shopping mall and entertaining water shows at noon and at dusk. If you're an outdoor enthusiast, you too will enjoy the offerings of Chengdu. The city's outskirts offer plenty of opportunities to get some fresh air and connect with nature. Visit the sacred Mount Emei, one of China's four sacred Buddhist Mountains. Emei is considered a UNESCO World Heritage Site and features a number of scenic areas including the Baogue Temple, Qingyin Pavillion, Wannian Temple and the Golden Summit. Another renowned location outside of Chengdu is the valley of Jiuzhaigou. This breathtaking area showcases beautiful waterfalls and clear lakes, and is also considered at UNESCO World Heritage Site.

EscapeWizard.com recommends visiting Jiuzhaigou if your travel plans allow for you to do so, as the beauty is truly unlike anything else. For something a little more local, spend an afternoon wandering the Chengdu Zoo, one of China's largest. The zoo keeps over 3,000 animals of 250 species, including the precious Giant Panda. You can see more of these rare creatures by visiting the Chengdu Panda Breeding and Research Center, dedicated to the preservation of the Giant Panda

Of course, you'll need to eat while enjoying the offerings of the city, and EscapeWizard.com assures you that Chengdu is a great place to sample authentic Chinese cuisine. Be warned, much of the local fare is rather spicy, so be sure to order otherwise if you're not a fan of the heat. You'll also find plenty of bars around Chengdu, giving the option to enjoy the nightlife to cap off an entertaining day learning about the city.

If your upcoming vacation plans have you considering China, make Chengdu your destination of choice. With so much to do, you're sure to enjoy yourself in one of the country's most prominent cities. Plan your travels with EscapeWizard.com and experience the excitement of Chengdu for yourself!
Hotels in Chengdu
By Paul L. Dragu
Sheraton Chengdu Lido Hotel
No. 15, Section 1, Ren Min Zhong Road, Chengdu, China
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Conveniently located in the center of Chengdu near Renmin Park and Tea Garden, Wenshu Temple, China Lane, and the Provincial Science and Technology Museum, is the luxurious Sheraton Chendgu Lido Hotel. Whether you’re arriving from the Shuangliu International Airport or the train station, it will take you no longer than thirty minutes. Upon arrival, guests receive a complimentary welcome drink. For those guests who’d like to go shopping or sightseeing in the utmost comfort and fashion, the Sheraton Chengdu Lido Hotel offers limousine service.

All 387 rooms of the Sheraton Chengdu Lido Hotel offer high speed internet. Along with conventional bedding, sleeping options also include rollaway beds and cribs. After a long day guests can sink into the Sheraton Sweet Sleeper Bed for a good night’s rest. All rooms have a mini bar, a refrigerator, and a coffee and tea maker. You can view satellite channels on an LCD television screen or order a movie in your room. The hotel’s 24-hour room service is capable of satisfying your craving anytime. The two Presidential suites are located on the 35th and 36th floors. Covering 350 square-meters, the suites project all the decorative splendor of Sichuan culture.

The Sheraton Chengdu Lido Hotel’s spacious indoor heated pool will be sure to please those guests who enjoy nothing more than a good swim to submerge their stress or revitalize the senses. As for anyone who’d rather soak in the warm jets of a Jacuzzi, they too may have their heart’s desire. The hotel fitness center, located next to the pool, will help you stay in shape should you have a marathon coming up, or if you like to keep toned.

Situated in a city with 2,300 years of rich history- where anything a traveler could want or need just minutes away- the Sheraton Shengdu Lido Hotel is sure to satisfy. You can search EscapeWizard.com for low pricing on your stay at the Sheraton Shengdu Lido Hotel today; click here to get started (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl)!
Hotels in Chengdu
By Jessica Beck
Crowne Plaza
31 Zongfu Street, Chengdu, China
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Located within walking distance to the Chengdu Exhibition Center and the metro station, this hotel is perfect for both the driven businessman and eager tourist alike. With over 550 rooms to choose from, Crowne Plaza (formally the Intercontinental hotel) is sure to seek out your ideal hotel room, fit to your needs and exceeding your standards.

Crowne Plaza loves to lavish its guests in luxury and comfort with all of its swanky and convenient on-site hotel amenities. Enjoy a rejuvenating workout in the on-site 24-hour fitness center fully equipped with top-notch machines by Cybex complete with stairclimbers, treadmills, and free weights. Allow the technicians at the on-site Beauty Salon to doll you up for a night out on the town. Pamper yourself with a holistic professional treatment or a detoxifying steam in the sauna at SPA. Peruse the gift shop for any fun souvenirs. Stay current by stopping by the newsstand. Enjoy a pick-up game of a favorite sport at the Recreation and Sports Courts. Here on business? Take advantage of the services offered at the convenient on-site Business Center as well as a meeting room. Stay connected with free public area high-speed wireless internet access.

As you walk into your guest room, you will immediately encounter all the comforts that luxury can provide. Fall into your cozy bed after a stressful day of work or an exhausting day of touring the city. Flip on the television and enjoy a wide variety of cable channels. Enjoy refreshing yourself with complimentary drinks as you read over your free morning newspaper delivered right to your door. After kicking back in a relaxing soak in your bathtub, wrap yourself up in your complimentary plush bathrobe. Your private bathroom also comes stocked with a hamper, dressing room, and a scale. Upgrade to a Deluxe room or Suite and enjoy the comforts of complimentary lunch snacks, a daily buffet breakfast, a butler service, complimentary meeting room use, and a stereo system.

Check-in to Crowne Plaza and begin enjoying the life of a king. Book your stay with EscapeWizard.com today (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).