Things To Do In Chengdu In May – Visiting Chengdu In May & What to do!
Last Update: 21st November 2019
What Are The 10 Best Things To Do In Chengdu In May?
In May, it is a little hot with a little rain in Chengdu. The daily average maximum temperature is around 28 degrees while the daily average minimum temperature is some 18 degrees. Chengdu features a long history and a subtropical monsoon climate. Thus, it has historic and cultural sites as well as natural areas to discover.
Chengdu Panda Research Base
In May, Chengdu Panda Research Base will be a little more crowded, especially during the May Day (May 1 – 3). If you are interested to watch the cute giant pandas and panda cubs, it is suggested that you enter the base upon its opening at 07:30 am. When it is getting a little hot from 11 am on, pandas always return back to shelters that visitors couldn’t be able to observe them at close range.
Chengdu Peoples Park
The Chengdu People’s Park is regarded as an amusement park in the eyes of locals. In May, more and more locals enjoy themselves in the park. Hearing birds singing, local elders always do morning excises there. They also dance and sing. In May, more and more parents find a proper person for their children for a blind date at the fixed corner.
Wenshu Temple is the best-preserved Buddhist Temple in Chengdu. It was originally between 605 and 617 while rebuilt in 1679. It is an entirely-wooden building complex with exquisite carvings on the door and window. It is very quiet in the temple. More than 200 copper, wooden, stone, and painted clay sculptures of Buddha are worshiped in the temple.
Jian Chuan Museum Cluster
If you want to know the spirit of the Chinese people from the period of the Anti-Japanese War to nowadays, Jian Chuan Museum Cluster is a good option. The exhibits there present the history, the contributions of the Flying Tigers and the development of the porcelain during the Anti-Japanese War, etc. You may see the weapon for the national defense there.
Anren Ancient Town
Lying around 60 kilometers from Chengdu City, Anren Ancient Town features the buildings in the Republic of China (1912 – 1949). Winding in the town, the old blue-stone streets lead you to several significant buildings among which Liu’s Manor and Jian Chuan Museum Cluster are the best-known. In the Liu’s Manor, the old furniture are set in the original layout. You could enjoy fine sculptures on display there as well.
Dujiangyan Irrigation System
Surrounded by mountains, Dujiangyan Irrigation System was built between 265 BC and 251 BC. It is a crystallization of the hard-work and wisdom of the people in the Warring States Period (475 BC – 221 BC). It has worked for more than 2,200 years. In May, the fields are filled with grain seedlings. The Annan Rope Bridge offers you a chance to experience the grandness of the system at close range.
Jinsha Archaeological Site
Jinsha Archaeological Site is a paradise for those lovers in the archaeological field. It is composed of the site hall and the exhibition hall. At the site hall, you could the original site of the excavated precious cultural relics telling the history of the Ancient Shu Kingdom (1045 BC – 360 BC). The exhibition hall has the ancient items discovered in the site to explore. In May, the site area is decorated with gardenias.
Jinli Pedestrian Street
Jinli Pedestrian Street has old buildings in the end Qing Dynasty (1644 – 1912). You could experience the local tea, enjoy shadow play, watch Sichuan Opera and other local folklore. In addition, it offers a variety of interesting and creative handicraft on the street.
Kuanzhai Ancient Street
Kuanzhai Ancient Street is lined with old courtyards in the Qing Dynasty. The Kuan Lane has several Western buildings and the Exploration Hall of Old Chengdu Life to discover. The Zhai Lane features cafes, restaurants, and cultural theme stores to refresh yourself. The Jing Lane has a 500-meters-long cultural wall to present the local folklore.
Wuhouci Temple is for fans of the history of the Three Kingdoms (220 – 265 AD). It is the site museum of the Three Kingdoms with the biggest influence around the world. It has five courtyards to visit. The sculptures of Liu Bei (161 – 223), Zhuge Liang (181 – 234) and other heroes in the Shu Han Kingdom (221 – 263 are worshiped in the temple.