The capital city of the historic Sichuan region, Chengdu is one of China’s most popular destinations thanks to its teahouses, which serve as the hub of social life for its residents. Try some of the many varieties of on offer and behold the elegance of a tea serving process that has been cultivated over thousands of years. Meanwhile, the Chengdu Panda Research Base offers the rare opportunity to observe giant pandas and learn about their endangered existence. As a laid-back city with lots of green space, Chengdu lives up to its nickname as the ‘land of plenty’.

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Average temperature

Information below is based on average highest temperature for each month.

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  • 15℃
  • 21℃
  • 26℃
  • 28℃
  • 29℃
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  • 25℃
  • 21℃
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  • 11℃
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  • 18
  • 10
  • 9

Information above is based on the average number of days which experience some form of rainfall for each month.


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