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Chengdu Through The Lens: August

 The weather in Chengdu reached the steamy heights 38 this August but as always, there was also plenty of rain. However, the weather didn’t stop Chengdu’s photographers from getting busy and capturing the beauty of the city. Here is Chengdu

Your Guide to Traveling to Tibet

What do you imagine when someone mentions Tibet?Well, we know how the “Roof of the World” looks like in popular imagination.Seclusion. Peaceful yaks. Chanting monks in vermillion and saffron robes. A place that captures your senses and then leaves you with new

Chengdu Through The Lens | June

Chengdu Through The Lens | JuneThe summer rains have cometh. June saw longer days and rarely-seen in the city sunsets, which inspired Chengdu’s talented community of photographers to hit the streets. This is June, through their lens:The Vatican comes to Chengdu@susanayesunTianfu

How to Get your Driving License in Chengdu

Foreigners, as well as residents of Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan who wish to drive in China, must apply for a driving license within the mainland.

Explore Tibetan New Year Culture

In a once in a lifetime event, the Tibetan and Chinese New Years fall at the same time. Get the details on how you can make the most of the 7 day holiday.

QR Code payment now available on the Chengdu Metro

Chengdu’s metro system has just launched a new payment service, allowing commuters to pay for travel by scanning their mobile phones using a QR code. To operate the service, users must download the Tianfu Tong 天府通 app. Unfortunately, at this

Heathrow to Chengdu Direct Flight to open in April

Starting April 2019, visiting family may become a lot quicker for a lot of expats. London’s Heathrow Airport will be connected to Chengdu via a new direct flight with Air China, allowing for easier travel to and from the two

Visit the Three Gorges for Free | Make Friends and Explore

Chongqing Municipal Commission of Tourism Development and Ctrip are inviting 2oo foreigners to witness the beautiful scenery of the Three Gorges at Yangtze River for free!Whether this is your first time or you’ve seen them before, this is a whole new way to experience the

Camping Near Chengdu

Camping Near ChengduWhen most people think of Chengdu, they picture pandas chomping on bamboo, endless lajiao and hectic driving – not tents, campfires and three-day-old underwear. However, no far from the city, especially in western Sichuan, there’s no shortage of unique hiking

Great Escapes! Your Unforgettable October Holiday

 Swing your backpack on and step into an amazing adventure. Nepal is filled with every trekking opportunity from long rambles staying in delightful teahouses, to multi-day high elevation, hard-core alpine experiences. If you long for big adventure in an exotic location

Lhasa and Everest Trip this October Holiday

Extravagant Yak is extending their Early Bird Special to August 17th so that you can take advantage of this amazing offer for your October Holiday. This will be a breathtaking trip to one of the most extraordinary regions on Earth. What They

Summer Getaway Deals From Chengdu

Summer Getaway (Tibet Travel & Around ) Deals From ChengduThe Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) of China is a high, dry, windswept plateau. Thrust up like a giant dinner plate by the major tectonic forces of the Indian Subcontinent crashing into

Four Sisters – Weekend in Paradise

June 16-18 Four Sisters Mountain Trip For those living in Chengdu,  this  trip designed with your weekend getaway in mind. Extravagant has taken care of all the details so that you can relax and enjoy your time away from the bustle

Experience the Biggest Festival in Tibet

Tibet Vacation are giving you the chance to experience the most significant festival in the Tibetan calendar as well as witnessing some of Tibet’s other stunning sights this May. On May 21st 2018 they are organizing a comprehensive 15 Days Mount Kailash Saga Dawa

Family Friendly Arbor Day Adventure

Family Friendly Arbor Day AdventureA fantastic day out was had with Chengdu-Expat and Andaman Village on the 11th of March, celebrating the tree planting festival, Arbor day. A total of 250 people made the trip out to the eco-resort Andaman

Travel to Tibet This April

Travel to Tibet This AprilTravel to Tibet without breaking the bank with Tibet Vacation between February 1st and April 30th. All bookings made before May have the regular entrance fee to Tibet waved, so entrance to Tibet is free this

Visit Everest – 8 Days on Top of the World

One of the most fantastic things about living in Chengdu is its close proximity to the Tibetan Plateau – and visiting Everest is on many of our bucket lists.Tibet Vacation now arrange an 8 day bus tour, with a classic route,

Where to Hit the Slopes near Chengdu

Places to Ski in and around ChengduChengdu sure is cold this winter, but luckily it has meant great snowfall at some of the nearby ski resorts – so its time to hit the slopes! Whilst facilities and equipment don’t quite

Hot Springs around Chengdu

If you’re finding the grey, icy, winter months in Chengdu tough to bear, do like the locals and head for the rejuvenating hot thermal waters that run deep beneath the province. The facilities in Chengdu and the surrounding regions range

New Chengdu-Xi’an High Speed Train

Departing from Chengdu East Railway station and arriving at Xi’an North station in just 4hr-4hr30m, this high-speed train runs several times a day, making it a great opportunity for the people of Chengdu to take a day trip to the