Things To Do In Chengdu In February – Visiting Chengdu In February & What to do!
Last Update: 20th November 2019
What Are The 10 Best Things To Do In Chengdu In February?
In Chengdu, it is also a little cold in February. As the old capital of the Ancient Shu Kingdom ( 1045 BC – 316 BC),Chengdu is the birthplace of the civilization of the kingdom. It is dotted with tens of old historic and cultural spots as well as it is home to giant pandas in China. Let’s see the things we could do in Chengdu in February.
West Pearl Tower
Standing on the bank of the Jin River, the West Pearl Tower is the tallest in the West China. You could enjoy the panoramic views of Chengdu on the see-through glass viewpoint which makes many visitors amaze. The night views from the viewpoint are also stunning. The revolving restaurant at the height of 204 meters could offer you a distinctive dining experience as well.
Chengdu Panda Research Base
Most of visitors to Chengdu will pay a visit to Chengdu Panda Research Base where tens of giant pandas live a happy life. If you are interested, you could try the food at the Giant Panda Kitchen. In addition, there is the Giant Panda Museum in the base. In February, the best time to visit Chengdu Panda Research Base is between 10 am and 13 pm.
Jinli Pedestrian Street
If you would like to experience the local life, Jinli Pedestrian Street is a great choice. On the street, you could not only find old buildings in the Qing Dynasty (1644 – 1912), but also can see local folklore, such as paper-cutting, shadow play, sugar painting and so on. The Memorial Wall of the Folklore could let you know some on the local culture. If you visit it during the Spring Festival, you may see more exciting activities there.
Chunxi Pedestrian Street
Chunxi Pedestrian Street is for shopping lovers and foodies. It is said to be the busiest commercial street in Chengdu. You could try local hot pot on the street or just refresh yourself in one of the creative and quiet cafes in Taikoo Li. The relief wall shows the local folklore, such as temple fair, lantern show, etc. The street is a fusion of traditions and modernity in Chengdu.
Jinsha Archaeological Site
Jinsha Archaeological Site presents the history of the Ancient Shu Kingdom. The site is a paradise for lovers in archaeology. The digital show – Dream Back to Jinsha – reflects the old society during the period of time in a visual way. The old and precious cultural relics excavated there are well-preserved in the Jinsha Site Museum.
If you have strong interests in local art, you could appreciate Sichuan Opera in Chengdu. Shufeng Yayun Theater and Furong Guocui Theater enjoy a good reputation among locals and visitors. The face-changing is worth watching. You could admire the opera as well as try local snacks at the theater to make your experience richer.
If you are keen on the history of the Three Kingdoms (220 – 265 AD) and Zhuge Liang (181 – 234), the Wuhouci Temple offers you a good option. The temple has fine sculptures of the main leaders during the period of time. The red wall separates the temple and the Hui Mausoleum of Liu Bei (161 – 223) and his two wives.
Dujiangyan Irrigation System
Originally built between 256 BC and 251 BC, Dujiangyan Irrigation System lets us get a little acquainted with the wisdom of the Chinese people more than 2,200 years ago. When you walk across the bridge spanning over the Min River, the roaring tides could make you exciting. In addition, you will find old buildings in this area to discover.
Chengdu People’s Park
Opened in 1911, People’s Park is not far away from Kuanzhai Ancient Street. It is the most popular among locals. In the park, you could experience local ear-picking, or try the tea at Heming Teahouse. Many of the locals like to take a break in the park through chatting, playing cards or chess.
Huang Long Xi
Huang Long Xi is dotted with old buildings such as houses, temples, and even old trees. There are around 76 old houses in the Ming and Qing Dynasties in the ancient street. Walk on the street with old house, and you may fee that you are in the Qing Dynasty. If you are planning to explore the ancient town during the Spring Festival, you may be able to watch dragon dancing and other traditional activities there.