Things To Do In Chengdu In August – Visiting Chengdu In August & What to do!
Last Update: 21st November 2019
What Are The 10 Best Things To Do In Chengdu In August?
During the first half of August, it is still hot in Chengdu. However, in the second half of August, the temperature drops and it is getting a little cool in Chengdu. It is suggested that you pay a visit to Chengdu in the second half of August. It is not only because it is not that hot, but also because it is not so crowded as that in the first half of August. As the schooling year in China usually begins on September 1, many parents won’t take their children to travel around in the second half of August. At last, let’s see the things to do in Chengdu in August.
Chengdu Panda Research Base
As it is hot in Chengdu in July, plenty of locals love to cool themselves under the trees in the People’s Park. In July, People’s Park is the most spot among locals, especially on weekends. They play cards, mahjong, or Chinese chess. Local elders cool themselves with a traditional bamboo fan in their hand.
Jinli Pedestrian Street
In July, Chengdu Panda Research Base is much more crowded as July is during the summer vacation in China and many parents would like to travel with their children. At the base, the giant pandas may do fun behaviours. It is the best time to visit them in the morning. When they feel hot, they will be inactive and don’t want to move at all.
Adjacent to Jinli Pedestrian Street, Wuhouci Temple is listed one of the must-visit spots in Chengdu. The temple was built to be in honor of the heroes during the Three Kingdoms. The best-known are Zhuge Liang (181 – 234) and Liu Bei (161 – 223). The classes aimed to propagate the history of that time are regularly held by the temple for the teenagers. Through the exhibits and statues, you could also know some of its history.
Qingcheng Mountain is a good summer resort in Chengdu. In August, some of the trees there have light yellow leaves, making the mountain colorful. Tens of old Taoist buildings are hidden on the mountain as well to create quiet environment to enjoy. Birds’ singing and running water enrich the views there.
Dujiangyan Irrigation System
As the oldest irrigation system in the world, Dujiangyan Irrigation System has no diversion dam. However, it has worked well for more than 2,200 years. What’s more, it is still in use and plays a significant role in irrigation and flood control. The area offers the oldest rope bridge in China – Annan Rope Bridge to walk on to experience the soaring water below.
Kuanzhai Ancient Street
Kuanzhai Ancient Street offers you a chance to experience the collision of the local folklore and the fashion. The cultural wall in the Jing Lane introduces us a little of the history in Chengdu. In August, you could see local elders relax themselves on the bamboo chair chatting with each other in the daytime. At night, the street presents distinctive aspects to explore. In addition, it combines local food and other types of food, such as Cantonese, and Hunan cuisine.
Chengdu People’s Park
In August, People’s Park may be a little more crowded. No matter when you visit it, you could find many locals, especially local elders have a good time there. They play mahjong, or walk birds or just dance to the fullest. If you could understand Mandarin, it is suggested that you discover the corner of the blind dates in the park to experience the atmosphere there.
Jinsha Archaeological Site
If you’d like to know more about the Ancient Shu Kingdom (1045 BC – 360 BC), Jinsha Archaeological Site is a great option. The site not only offers the excavated rare items to tell the social life but also features a music drama – Jinsha and a 4D movie – Dream Back to Jinsha to present more about the kingdom.
Huang Long Xi
A stream running through the old town, Huang Long Xi looks like an old town in the regions south of the Yangtze River. Old buildings along the stream have high feet. In addition to the main street, it features well-preserved lanes lined with old wooden buildings to explore. If you want to explore the town in quiet surroundings, you could visit the lanes.
Du Fu Cottage
Du Fu Cottage is the former residence of Du Fu (712 – 770) when he was banished to Chengdu. He was one of the best-known poets in the Tang Dynasty (618 -907). He lived at the cottage for nearly 4 years and created around 100 poems there. You not only could find the old buildings there, but also could enjoy the natural beauty