Chengdu Travel Tips

Climate and Weather

Living in the subtropics, the people in Chengdu can tell easily which season it is from the weather. It is never too hot in the summer, nor too cold in the winter. January is the coldest month with an average temperature of 6℃, while July and August rain most with the highest temperature of 25℃.

Sichuan province was built in the Sichuan Basin, thus where Chengdu locates is like the bottom of a bowl where the heave fog is commonly seen. That is the reason why the Chengdu people love the pepper. The pleasant weather in Chengdu together with the spicy Sichuan Cuisine accounts for the good-looking of the people there.

Local Festivals and Folk Custom

Chengdu Lantern Festival (Held on Lantern Festival)
Chengdu International Panda Festival (Held in Chengdu in July)
Chengdu Flower Fair (Held in Wenjiang Chengdu around September)
Xinjin Dragon Boat Race (Held in Xinjing Chengdu on Dragon Festival Day)
Longchi Snow Festival (Held in Longchi Chengdu from December to March)
Longquan Hill Peach Flower Festival (Held in the Longquan Chengdu on March)
Dujiangyan Drawing-Off Festival (Held in Dujiang Dam on Tomb Sweeping Festival)
Huanglongxi Town Fire Dragon Festival (Held in Huanglongxi from the second day to the fifteenth day)

Other Odds and Ends

Useful Numbers
Phone Dialing Code: 028
Postcode: 610000
Fire: 119
Police: 110
Ambulance: 120
Weather Forecast: 121
Consumers' Complaint: 12315
Comprehensive Information: 12580

Post Office

Like EMS, TNT and DHL, UPS (United Parcel Services) provides with the international airmail letter services, which costs less than 5 days to get to the receiver and the prices vary from the weight or the value of the cargos. Through them you can post to Hong Kong, Taiwan, Los Angles, London and other international cities.
Tel: 028-66006690
Address: No. 17, Heng Street, Wuhou Temple, Chengdu, Sichuan

Money Exchange
Great Britain Pound, Euro, U.S. Dollar, Swiss Franc, Singapore Dollar, Swedish Crown, Danish Crown, Norwegian Crown, Japanese Yen, Canadian Dollar, Australian Dollar, Philippine Peso, Thai Baht are all exchangeable at the Bank of China. The exchange services are also available in other authorized banks, the airports and some hotels, restaurants and shops, where, however, not all the foreign currency exchange services are offered, so you need to consult at the information.

Famous Universities
Southwestern University of Finance and Economics
Location: Liutai Av. Wenjiang, Chengdu, Sichuan

Southwest Jiaotong UniversitySouthwest Jiaotong University
Location: North Section, Erhuan Road, Chengdu

Chengdu Institute of SISU (Sichuan International Studies University)
Location: Yinhe East Road, West Hi-tech Zone, Chengdu

Chengdu University
Location: Chengluo Road, Dong Shiling Town, Chengdu

Sichuan Normal University
Location: No. 5, Jing'an Road, Jinjiang District, Chengdu

Sichuan University
Location: No. 24, the first section, south of the First Ring Road, Chengdu

Other Tips

1. The hot and wet weather here may impacts on the people with rheumatism.
2. Never believe in the strangers who recommend any service or commodities to you.
3. In the spring and winter, the temperature ranges greatly from the noon to the mid-night, take more clothes with you.
4. In summer, the mosquitoes are so crazy especially in the place next to the lake and river, so medicine to dispel the mosquitoes is essential.
5. You can bargain with the vendors, especially those sell the tourists souvenirs and folk costumes, but never do that in supermarket. Do be shame about bargain, because all the Sichuan people do that.






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