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COVID-19: Boarding a Flight to China

More flight updates have been announced for planes arriving to and departing from China: 14 days prior to the flight     FOR CHINESE CITIZENS ONLYRequirements to Board A Flight to China Where to find it: Search in Wechat for the mini-app

Returning to Chengdu: What you Need to to Know

If you’re returning to China soon, or simply curious about the quarantine process  Léman International School recently shared an account from one of their teachers who returned from abroad to Chengdu at the end of September 2020.Mr. Alec Riley is currently with

2020 National Holiday: Things To Do In Chengdu

Golden Week is fast approaching and if you’ve decided to stay in the city, it may have been a smart move. In 2017, 705 million people travelled around China and spent 583.6 billion yuan (US$85 billion) from October 1 to

COVID-19: How To Use Chengdu’s Health App

Sichuan, incl. ChengduTianfu Health Code Step 1: Access the Mini ProgramForeign nationals, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan residents can use the WeChat to scan the QR code to apply for the Tianfu Health Code.Step 2: Declaration EntryLog in the home page and enter

Chengdu Metro Line 18 Opening End of September 2020

In Chengdu, many of us are now too familiar with the many high-rise apartment blocks and skyscrapers constantly being built around the city. Although, we are extremely aware of the developments happening above the grown, most of us are blissfully

Who Can & How to Come back to China [Update]

Good news, China are now reopening more China Visa Application Service Centres in even more countries.  Following the news that 36 EU countries were added to this list, even more, countries have been listed. However, this doesn’t mean that everyone from

Coronavirus: Airlines that Announced Travel Restrictions (Global)

[Updated March 10th, 2020] It may be stating the obvious, but global travel is in decline due to both falling demand and travel restrictions imposed by various countries. Additionally many foreign governments advising against non-essential travel to certain countries as

Lantern Festivals In and Around Chengdu [CANCELLED]

UPDATE: Due to the spread of Coronavirus, ALL Lantern Festivals have been CANCELLED.Chinese New Year is coming and the Lantern Festival is a highlight of the Chinese New Year festivities, celebrating both the first day of the New Year and the

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.

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

Chengdu Through The Lens: October

The weather getting colder in Chengdu hasn’t stopped these local photographers from getting their cameras out and taking some impressive snaps of Chengdu. Although Halloween looms over the city, we don’t see any horrific photos here.Here is Chengdu this October

Hot Springs in and 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

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

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