No 1. Have a date with a cute Pandas
As the “hometown” of the pandas, Chengdu people are proud to have the most adorable animals. You may only saw panda in pictures before you came to China for your international internship in Chengdu, but now –you have a chance to get to know this cute animal first hand
The Panda research center in Chengdu is home to over 100 giant pandas. It’s only a 30-minute-drive from the city center and as of this year also easy to reach with metro line3.
Traffic: Metro Line 3 to Xiongmao Avenue Stop, then take Bus No.198 to the site.
No.2 Enjoy a hot pot feast
As an internationally-renowned food culture city, Chengdu is not only a good place for your internship but also one of the best choices for culinary adventures.
There are lots of famous dishes such as “Twice cooked” pork, Mapo Tofu and Kung Pao Chicken. But the most classic one is hot pot! People gather around a small pot filled with flavorful and nutritious soup base and can put almost everything you like in hot pot fully enjoy the “self-cooking” interests and lively atmosphere
There are countless Hot Pot restaurants in Chengdu and having a taste of Chengdu Hot Pot is a must during your internship in China .
Laomatou hot pot
Address: No.29Middle Yulin Road, Jinjiang District
No.3 Face Changing show at the Sichuan Opera
Face Changing is the most famous skill of Sichuan opera. It was listed in the state-level intangible cultural heritage in 2006.
It is said that ancient people painted their faces to drive away wild animals. Sichuan opera absorbs this skill and perfects it into art.
Face Changing is a magic art. Actors change more than 10 masks in less than 20 seconds! By raising the head, swinging the sleeve or tossing the head.
Sichuan Opera Arts Center
Time: every afternoon
Address:No.54 Huaxingzhengjie Street, Jinjiang District
No.4 chill out with a cup of tea in the park
Sichuan is the homeland of tea and Chengdu is a city that boasts the largest number of teahouses in the world, with over ten thousand teahouses of various kinds at every corner of the city. The bamboo chairs, small wooden tables, jasmine tea and Lidded-cup tea are the representatives of local tea culture.
If you feel exhausted in your substantial internship, just sit in the teahouse and drink a cup of Lidded-cup tea, it can help you relax from any pressure and it’s also the secret of leisure life in Chengdu.
Heming Teahouse at People’s Park
Address: People’s Park
No.5 Visit Jinli Ancient Street
Jinli is a famous street in Chengdu engaged inbrocade weaving and sales duringQin, Han, and three kingdoms.It was the original place where the ancient southern Silk Road begins
If you want to see the ancient traditional buildings in Chengdu, you must go there.It would be another harvest for your internship—to view thewell preserved ancient buildings of the late Qing Dynasty and deeply know the history of China
Jinli Ancient Street
Address: No.231 Wuhouci Street, Wuhou District