Things To Do In Chengdu In October – Visiting Chengdu In October & What to do!
Last Update: 21st November 2019
What Are The 10 Best Things To Do In Chengdu In October?
In Chengdu, the weather in October is good for visiting. Usually, it is very crowded at the well-known scenic area in Chengdu during the National Holiday (October 1 – 7). Therefore, if possible, it is suggested that you avoid exploring Chengdu during the holiday. Now, let’s have a look at the things to do in Chengdu in October.
Chengdu Panda Research Base
In October, Chengdu Panda Research Base is dotted with colorful flowers as the base is situated on the Axe Mountain. Thus, in the base, you not only could see the cute giant pandas but also can admire beautiful scenery. The Panda Restaurant offers you a chance to try similar food giant pandas eat. The souvenir store offers you a variety of souvenirs on the giant pandas.
Kuanzhai Ancient Street
Kuanzhai Ancient Street is a fusion of the local culture and fashion in Chengdu. Through the cultural wall in the Jing Lane, you could take a little look at the history of Chengdu. If you would like to get much more acquainted with the local life, tea houses, hot pot restaurants and other store offering local handicrafts there are waiting for you to discover. In addition, creative boutiques and Western cafes offers you more choices to take a break.
Dujiangyan Irrigation System
Dujiangyan Irrigation System was originally built during the Warring States Period (475 BC – 221 BC). As it has been well-preserved for hundreds of years, it still works well and plays an important part in the irrigation of Chengdu Region. In October, the trees on the mountains around turn different colors. The old buildings standing on the mountains are also worth exploring.
Qingcheng Mountain is situated within 30 minutes drive from Dujiangyan Irrigation System. You could put the two spots into one-day itinerary. The mountain features several old Taoist buildings as well as a variety of plants and quiet trails to explore. It is less crowded compared to Chengdu Panda Research Base. The views on the mountain in October are picturesque.
To those who love the classic Chinese history, especially the history in the the Three Kingdoms (220 – 265 AD), Wuhouci Temple is a must-visit spot during their stay in Chengdu. The old buildings there reflect the respect to the heroes during that time. The fine sculptures worshiped in the temple show the different personalities of them. The exhibits there present the significant historic facts as well.
Jinli Pedestrian Street
Jinli Pedestrian Street is lined with the old buildings in the end Qing Dynasty (1644 – 1912). You could explore it to refresh yourself with local snacks after visiting Wuhouci Temple as they are just within 5 minutes walk from each other. It features tea houses and traditional inns transformed from the old buildings. At night, the bars at the end of the street are waiting for you to have a good time.
Du Fu Cottage
If you show strong interest in the classic Chinese poetry, Du Fu Cottage in Chengdu is a good option. As a former residence of Du Fu (712 – 770), a realistic writer and poet in the Tang Dynasty (618 – 907), the cottage features two stone steles of the panoramic views of the cottage in the Qing Dynasty and the original site of the cottage to explore. Through the exhibits there, you could imagine the then life of Du Fu.
West Pearl Tower
If you are keen on photographing, the West Pearl Tower offers you a chance to admire the panoramic views of the City of Chengdu at night. It is some 339 meters high. The outer glass viewpoint with a height of 218 and the indoor viewpoint with a height of 208 meters let you challenge yourself. You could also experience VR at the tower.
Chengdu People’s Park
People’s Park is a great place to discover the Old Chengdu life. Domestic Chinese tourists as well as foreign visitors love to pay a visit to the park. The park has a corner of blind dating to explore. Several locals offer ear-cleaning services. What’s more, local elders enjoy mahjong without paying any attention to the visitors there.
Jinsha Archaeological Site
Located around 20 minutes ride from People’s Park, Jinsha Archaeological Site is always attracting lovers for archaeology and ancient Chinese culture. The burial objects, stone tools, pottery, wooden, and bronze agricultural tools let us know some of the social life in the the Ancient Shu Kingdom (1045 BC – 360 BC). The music drama – Jinsha and the 4D movie – Dream Back to Jinsha are don’t-miss projects there.