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City of Teahouses and Textiles

Nicknamed Brocade City for its rich traditions of weaving, modern-day Chengdu has a reputation for laidback living and a thriving creative scene – urban streetwear, edgy underground music venues and provocative art.

Our House is nestled between the laneways and courtyards of Sino-Ocean Taikoo Li Chengdu in Jinjiang District near the 1,600 year old Daci Temple. Once populated by monks, pilgrims and scholars, this sleek complex is popular with Chengdu’s young drifters, creatives and urbanites.

For the best local hangouts, our tea-drinking, hotpot-feasting and fashion-forward Guest Experience team can share their favourite places in Sichuan’s capital.

We’ve curated the best places to be and see in Chengdu.

Best of Chengdu


Curated by The Temple House

ART & CULTURE

Giant Panda Breeding Research Base

One of Chengdu’s most popular attractions, this panda park 10km north of the city centre is the easiest way to get a glimpse of Sichuan’s most famous residents. All the pandas are kept in large enclosures and have a dedicated team of scientists and keepers tending to their every need. As well as living, breathing pandas, there are some fascinating panda information centres and museums explaining panda conservation and husbandry.
No.1375 Xiongmao Avenue the Outside Northern Third Ring Road, Chenghua District, Chengdu 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM

SHOPPING

Panda Post

As the first panda post office in the world, visitors can not only get various panda-themed commemorative postmarks here, but also purchase various panda-related products. This small post office is enough to make people linger.
No. 43, Shaocheng Road, Chengdu

ART & CULTURE

Chengdu Museum

Situated at the western side of Tianfu Square, Chengdu Museum is the largest comprehensive museum in the city. The exterior of the museum is covered in brass plates, like a suit of armor. The interior spaces are divided into various zones for public activities, exhibitions, cultural relics, offices, and so forth. Through the floor-to-ceiling windows on the 6th floor, visitors can also enjoy a panoramic view of Tianfu Square.
No. 1 Xiaohe Street; 1 May – 31 Oct: 9am - 8:30pm Tues – Sun; 1 Nov – 30 Apr: 9am - 8pm Tues – Sun;

FOOD & DRINK

Houtang Hotpot

An old tradition of Sichuan restaurants, “Houtang” used to emanate within the restaurant halls when staff greeted guests upon their arrival and showered them with lucky words while serving them dishes. In Houtang, the retro-style decorations of mainly brick red restores the scenes of the streets of old Chengdu, and staff hawking in the restaurant may bring people back to the Chengdu in the 20th century.  
No. 166 Lower Dongdajie Street, Chengdu; 4:30 PM - 2:00 AM