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List of Countries Possibly Able to Return to China

More and more countries are getting on the list of who possibly are able to return to China. Yes, only possibly. Restrictions, very few and expensive flights and a 14 days obligatory/ paid quarantine are a few of the many

Chengdu’s Best WeChat Groups: 2020

Love or hate the constant notifications and occasional spamming from WeChat groups, there’s not many of us that could survive in Chengdu without them because some are seriously helpful, others obscene, and yet they all play a part in keeping

Chinese Visa Centres Re-open in These Countries

More countries with visa centres are also reopening so here is some more info on their visa centres, available services and how they will function going forward. South Korea From August 1st, 2020: Firstly, the Chinese Embassy and consulates have started to implement

China to Ban Single Use Plastic by the End of 2020

In January, China has announced a ban on non-degradable bags in major cities by the end of 2020 in an attempt to curve its plastic waste production.The ban will extend to all cities and towns by 2022 but all markets

Over 6,000 Ancient Tombs Discovered & Other Chengdu News

As the city swings (almost) back to full pelt, we don’t want you to miss long-postponed openings, and new discoveries in the city this month. Here’s what’s up:Over 6000 Ancient Tombs Discovered in ChengduMore than 6,000 ancient tombs dating back between the Warring

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 from

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

Craft Beer Bars in Chengdu

15 years ago, the only Chinese beers anyone was used to cracking open were weak, mass-produced lagers like Tsingtao, Snow or Harbin… Whilst these pair okay with local grub, in the last 5 years, breweries in Sichuan have begun to

WeChat: The Hidden Features

The social media application provides just about every function you can think of.  

Getting Inked in Chengdu

Getting inked in China is no longer a taboo, and Chengdu is quickly becoming one of the most tattooed cities in the Middle Kingdom – along with Kunming, Lijiang and the east coast megacities.

Is Chengdu on the Brink of Global Recognition?

Now after investing heavily in the province’s running ecosystem, Chengdu will bid to become the seventh city of the Abbott World Marathon Majors series, joining London, Tokyo, Berlin Chicago, New York, and Paris as host cities. This is just the beginning…

Refund Your VAT Tax in Chengdu

After travelling through Sichuan and Chengdu, tourists from all over the world can refund the VAT tax at the Shuangliu International Airport.

How to Verify Your Alipay and WeChat Pay

WeChat has tightened its regulations and many people have to re-verify their info to be able to use their WeChat wallet. Here’s how to do it:

成都 Eats | Hidden Treasures

Here are two of our favourite places, run by creative owner-chefs, that are so worth the extra few minutes it might take you to find them.

How to Bring Your Pet Into China

Travelling across the globe can be a daunting task, so we don’t blame you for wanting to bring your cat or dog along.As of May 1st 2019, there will be a new and speedier method of getting pets into China.

Wellness in Chengdu – Yoga and Pilates Studios in the City

Do you want to try yoga or pilates but don’t know any good studios? Here are four wellness places in the city.

First 5 apps you need to survive in Chengdu

Moving to Chengdu means saying goodbye to some apps and saying hello to others. Before coming to China you don’t have time to discover all the best apps straight away so we have given a list of the first apps you need to get to survive in Chengdu.

Chengdu Neighbourhood Named Coolest in the World

Whether you had a chill stay-cation in the city or braved the crowds over the holiday – here’s the news you may have missed over Golden Week: WeWork Opens in ChengduChengdu joined big international cities like Shanghai, London and San Fransico last

Chengdu’s Supermarkets of the Future

A new supermarket retail concept is rapidly increasing in popularity, beginning with Amazon Go in the US, and now in China with Alibaba’s Hema Supermarkets. The concept marries online and offline shopping experiences to create the most improved, efficient service.