City life can sometimes get to be too much and everyone needs a little break to get their juices flowing and the adrenaline pumping! Chengdu-Expat have complied a list of some of the best venues around Chengdu to get you moving and most importantly, having fun.

Skiing

Xiling Snow Mountain

Chengdu-Expat Xiling Snow Mountain
Xiling Snow Mountain

Location:

‪Xiling Snow Mountain Ski Field , Xiling Town, Dayi County 611346,    China四川省成都市大邑县西岭雪山滑雪场

About 120 km away from Chengdu

Tourist bus from ski resort take around 2.5 hours

Opening Hours:

Mid Dec- March

How to Book:

For a free quote in 24 hours’ visit

https://www.chinahighlights.com/forms/reservation-form-citytour.asp

 

The highest mountain is 5364 meters and skiing level is suitable for all levels. You can rent ski gear (skis, boots and ski poles) from the ski resort. It can be a difficult trip if you don’t speak Chinese and given the up and down weather of Chengdu good snow is not guaranteed. However, it is not too far away and can be the perfect cure when you just want to hit the slope.

 

Chengdu American Sports Park Dry Slope

Chengdu-Expat Dry Slope
Dry Slope

Location:
Chengdu American Sports Park
锦城大道与新园大道交界处 美洲时尚体育公园内 成都足球公园

Opening Hours:
Open daily from 9 AM- 1o PM

Cost:
2 Hours: RMB 80 (weekday) RMB 100 (weekend) RMB 120 (public holidays)
4 Hours: RMB 130 (weekday) RMB 160 (weekend) RMB 180 (public holidays)
Whole Day: RMB 180 (weekday) RMB 220 (weekend) RMB 260 (public holidays)

How to Book:
No need to pre-book

If you don’t want to make the full trip up the mountain then dry slope skiing is the answer. Located about ten minute drive from Incubation Park metro station (taxi should cost about 11-15 RMB, though it may be more during peak times). The English of the staff is not great which can make the process of getting skis fitted a little long winded but once you get onto the slope you will soon forget all about it. The slope is not very busy so you will usually only be sharing the slopes with a few other people. They also offer classes if you are looking to improve your skiing.

 

Xindu JF Dry Ski

 

Location:

Opposite Beixing residential compound, Majiazhen, Xindu District, Chengdu City, Sichuan Province. 四川省成都市新都区马家镇北星小区斜对面

Opening hours:

Workdays | 13:30-17:30, 18:30-22:30

Weekends | 9:00-12:00, 13:30-17:30, 18:30-22:30

Cost: 120 RMB/session (4 hours)

Contact: +862885248915 (No booking needed)

This is the largest dry ski resort in southwest China with over 13,000㎡ of slope area including baby slope, beginner slope, intermediate slope, expert slope, club area, canteen and leisure area.

Bungee Jumping

Floraland Theme Park

Chengdu-Expat Bungee
Bungee 

Location:
Floraland Guosetianxiang Theme Park, Wanchun Town, Wenjiang District, Chengdu 611133, China成都市温江区万春镇
Visitors can take bus 904, 319, 763, 762, 904 to the final stop

Opening Hours:
9AM-8PM

Cost:
Monday to Thursday: 150Yuan/Person for daytime and 80Yuan/Person for evening
Friday to Sunday: 130Yuan for daytime and 100Yuan/Person for evening

Contact:
+86 28 8261 1222

A theme park in Chengdu that does have some great attractions, such as bungee jumping and some really fun rides (even if you don’t want to bungee jump you can still have a great day out). However, all signs are in Chinese and not all the staff have very good English. Make sure you take sun cream and water if it’s a hot day!

 

Archery

Crazy Lab

Chengdu-Expat Archery
Archery

Location:
No. 518 Joy City Mall (right side of the fountain at the entrance), 4th Floor 成都大悦城4楼518号

Opening Hours:
10AM – 10.30PM

Cost:
RMB 140 for four activities

How to Book:
028-6506-1100

Crazy Lab offer a host of activities to give you an adrenalin filled day! Would definitely recommend including archery as one of your four activities! Though, as I mentioned before the English of the staff is not amazing, it is good enough to understand basics but it makes life easier to go with someone who has good Chinese.

 

Surfing

Paradise Island Water Park

Chengdu-Expat Surfing
Surfing


Location:
New Century Global Center 新世纪环球中心,成都高新南区天府大道北段1700号

Opening Hours:
10:30AM – 8:00PM

Cost:
From RMB 140 (Can go for RMB 90 after 5PM)
Prices vary depending on time and date.

How to Book:
No need to book! You pay on arrival

 

The worlds biggest building, with the worlds biggest television and the worlds biggest wave pool, so hardly surprising that the World Global Centre should also include a water park. There are a whole hosts of ways to enjoy yourself here such as AquaPlay, Rain Fortress, Abyss, Family Raft Ride, Whizzard, AquaLoop, Ropes Course, Freefall Plus, AquaTube and Wave River. However, the double flow rider proves to be one of the best and most popular. The surf-simulator is hours of fun. No need to be a pro-surfer, you can get a body board and just enjoy the waves.

Laser Tag

Defense Park

Chengdu-Expat Laser Tag
Laser Tag

Location:
Chengdu Hi-Tech Zone Shiyangchang (next to the terminal station Shiyang) 国防乐园,四川省成都市武侯区新园大道17号

Cost:
Half day 168 yuan per person. Full day 268 yuan per person
Price includes: the trainer, equipment, clothing, the site and drinking water

How to Book:
028-85319698 / 13980992310 / 13981976758

 

A large park filled with retired military vehicles makes this a great place for laser tag, giving it a real army feel, which is great fun for you and your group. Chinese of the staff is not very good and to make a booking you really need someone who speaks good Chinese, but it is worth it once you get out there!

Paint balling

Defense Park

Chengdu-Expat Paintballing
Paintballing

Location:
Chengdu Hi-Tech Zone Shiyangchang (next to the terminal station Shiyang) 国防乐园 四川省成都市武侯区新园大道17号

Cost:
RMB 88 per person

How to Book:
028-85319698 / 13980992310 / 13981976758

The same location as the laser tag with the same army feel but with real paintballs adding to the excitement, if you’re into that.  Of course, the same problem as with the laser tag will be that you will need a Chinese speaker to make a booking

Ecological park, Huanglong Lake

Address:

188 Huanglong Avenue, Shuangliu District 双流区黄龙大街188号

This park also offers BBQ, fishing and other activities.

Guofang Park

Location: 

17 Xinyuan Avenue, High-tech Zone 高新区新园大道17号国防乐园内(近石羊场客运中心站)

CS club, Shuxianyuan

Location:2408 Mid-section of Chenglong Avenue, Jinjiang District  锦江区成龙大街中段2408号

CS club, Shiling

Location: 1 Upper Road of Shiling Street (near Chengdu University), Longquanyi District 石灵上街1号(靠近成都大学)

CS club, Dongshan Avenue, Huayang

Location:200 1st section of Dongshan Avenue, Huayang, Shuangliu District 双流区华阳东山大道1段200号

CS club, Shiling

Location: 1 Upper Road of Shiling Street (near Chengdu University), Longquanyi District 石灵上街1号(靠近成都大学)

CS Real-life Counter-Strike

Counter-Strike is arguably one of the most classic video games, but maybe the keyboard and LCD screen can’t bring you the same thrill as before. Then head to a real-life Counter-Strike arena to test your skills. Don a camo suit, team up with real people to complete missions in real-world scenarios just like your favorite action hero.

Location: 1 Upper Road of Shiling Street (near Chengdu University), Longquanyi District 石灵上街1号(靠近成都大学)

Cost: RMB70/person

Zorb Football

Crazy Lab

Chengdu-Expat Zorb Football
Zorb Football

Location:
No. 518 Joy City Mall (right side of the fountain at the entrance), 4th Floor 成都大悦城 4楼518号

Opening Hours:
10AM – 10.30PM

Cost:
RMB 140 for four activities

How to Book:
028-6506-1100

 

Zorb football (or space football) is definitely the most popular attraction of crazy lab but they offer lots of other activities to keep your adrenalin rush going such as dodge ball, archery, football pool and so much more. It can get very sweaty so bring plenty of water.

 

Speed Panda Go Karting

Location:
4F, Fun2 Shopping Mall, 339 Television Tower (East Chengdu) 成都339欢乐颂4楼(四川电视塔)

 

Chengdu Karting Club 成都国际卡丁车俱乐部

Location:

Jinjiang District, Jinjiang Avenue, ShiSheng Road No. 87成都市锦江区锦江大道石胜路87号成都国际赛车场内原金港赛道

 

BlueSpeed Karting 蓝速卡丁车俱乐部

Location: Qingyang District, Qingyang Dadao No. 99. Youpin Square (West Chengdu) Building 2 Unit 3

青羊区青羊大道99号 ,优品道广场2懂3楼 (白衣商街177)

Average Price: 100RMB per person

 

WUTEVER Karting 卡丁车俱乐部

Andaman Eco-Tourism Village Dujiangyan 都江堰·安缇缦生态旅游度假区

Hubaba World Adventure Park 

Zipline: Enjoy the beauty of the valley from a height with the Hubaba zipline trail. There are currently 11 lines to experience.

 

The Hubaba zipline Trail

Archery: Shooting for all ages is available with state of the art equipment and qualified instructors.

Target practice at Andaman Village

Mountain Biking: If you want to work up a sweat, you can make the most of the rugged mountain biking trail which cuts through the valley.

Mountain bikes available for hire at the resort

Rock Climbing and Free Fall: There are also rock climbing walls with high spec safety equipment and specialist instructors.

Learn to climb at Andaman Village

Hiking: If you want to explore the hills and valleys surrounding the resort, there are great hiking trails with different difficulties to suit all ages.

 

Address:

Dianyexiang Valley No. 3, Xiang’e County, Dujiangyan

四川省成都市都江堰市向峨乡爱莲社区电业巷3号

You can reach Dujiangyan by high-speed train from Chengdu (north) Railway Station or Xi Pu Station.
成都火车站 – 都江堰站
It takes 30 minutes and they run frequently.

Air Factory 空气工厂蹦床馆 

 

Location/ 地址: 武侯区创业路36号附1号 No.1 of No.36 Chuangye Street, Wuhou district.

 

Parachute Simulation

If you want to experience the excitement of parachuting but lack the courage to jump out of a plane, you could get a feeling of just what it feels like to parachute in the sky.

The parachute simulation machine is in essence a wind tunnel. Participants can “parachute” inside this tubular passage filled with controllable air streams, which makes parachuting “the safest extreme sport”.

Location: Extreme Space Station at Happy Valley

Address: OCT Plaza, No.16 Xihua Avenue, Chengdu

Price: RMB180

Indoor Skydiving

Not all extreme sports are outdoor, and thrill-seekers could still get a fat dose of adrenaline rush indoor. Indoor skydiving facilities create and control air current to keep participants floating in air, then through adjustingposition and center of balance players can perform moves such as handstand, somersault and spin, just like real skydiving.

Location: Extreme Space Station at Happy Valley

Address: OCT Plaza, No.16 Xihua Avenue, Jinniu District, Chengdu

Price: RMB178/person

Skiing

When the summer sun is high, what else is cooler than stylishly skiing down (or tumbling down) the slope? It’s as gratifying as jumping into a hot spring in winter.

Location: All-season Ski Slopes at the American Park

Address: Junction of Jincheng Avenue and Xinyuan Avenue, Chengdu

Price: RMB160/four hours

Ice skating/Skiing

Miss winter sports in the summer? Indoor ice skating/skiing is the way to go! Indoor skating or skiing slopes usually areflatter, smaller and less steep, and artificial ice and snow are not as cold as real ice and snow, thus there is no need to worry about getting frostbite, allowing people to stay warm and comfy while reveling in the fun of winter sports.

Location: Champion Rink

Address: Champion Rink@4/F, New Century Global Center, No.1656 North Section of Tianfu Avenue

Price: RMB345/person

Downhill Mountain Biking

Downhill mountain biking is a gravity-powered activity that involves riding a mountain bicycle or other vehicles down an alpine course.

Those that have ridden a bicycle down a paved slope understand how fun it is, and that gave rise to downhill mountain biking. Professional downhill bikers blast down steep and complex mountainous terrains on bicycles at speed of 50 to 80km/h or even faster, so the excitement is quite extreme.

Location: Yangtianwo on Longquan Mountains

Yours truly learned from enthusiasts that Yangtianwo on Longquan Mountains is a magnet for downhill bikers who gather there every week, so it might be a good choice for any bike-riding thrill-seekers out there.

Address: Junction of National Highway No.318 and Oupeng Avenue, Longquanyi District, Chengdu

Price: Free

 

Half-Pipe

The half-pipe is a structure where skateboarders can perform spins, flips and other tricks. It is absolutely a must-go destination for freestyle skateboarders and fans of the sport.

Location: Half-pipe at Fenghuang Mountain Park

Address: No.969 West Section Panda Avenue, Chengdu

Price: Free

Rock climbing

Indoor rock climbing features artificial rocks designed of varying height and difficulty (usually six to eight meters in height) to allow climbers to enjoy this traditionally outdoor sport, while offering a higher degree of safety. Not only will participants be able to experience the joy of ascending to the top of walls with different difficulty degrees by climbing at different speeds and using different skills, but also hone one’s endurance, strength, coordination and other physical attributes.

Location: Ma Da’s Rock Climbing

Address: Ma Da’s Rock Climbing @5/F, Winter Concourse, Chengdu Joy City

Price: RMB95/person

Axe Throwing

Originally from Canada, Axe Throwing is a legitimate sport. Now it’s time for Chengdu to pick up this exhilarating and fashionable sport. Fit for those aged 18 years and above, axe throwing can be a real stress reliever. Imagine throwing darts, but much more thrilling!

Location: Axe Panda

Address: #2231 underground floor, Luzhouli Shopping Center, Tianfu 2nd Street, Gaoxin District

Time: Mon. – Fri.| 13:00-22:00; Weekends | 10:00-22:00

Telephone: 19182196395 / 028 – 83106862

Price: RMB78/30min; RMB128/hour

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Author: CdExpat_Team

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