Chengdu in China is famed for many things; namely giant pandas, city vibes and nightlife, as well as its spicy Chinese cuisine. Thankfully not as crowded as other typical tourist destinations like Beijing and Shanghai (yet!), Chengdu is steadily attracting travellers from all over the world. At the heart of it all is a tranquil oasis we’ve discovered called The Temple House.
The hotel is now having a 3-day experience called Check-in to Chengdu. This entails exploration of the city, massages and a plethora of healthy dishes waiting to get in your belly — feels like a good time for their famous vegan Sichuan hotpot. While you’re there, go right ahead and make full use of The Temple House’s bamboo bicycles for a sustainable way to venture out.
Whether on a guided tour organised by the hotel or on your own, check off a handful of attractions Chengdu has to offer, including the Lang Bridge, Jiuyan Bridge, Wangjiang Park and Sichuan University. Another worthwhile experience you can only find here is partaking in a traditional Buddhist ceremony at the Chengdu Daci Temple Cultural and Commercial Complex, where visitors are encouraged to focus on inner reflection and gratitude, as well as their health and wellness.
But if the answer to what’s been missing from your travels is simply pandas, the Chengdu Research Base located half an hour away from the hotel. Guests of the hotel are invited to take tours and spend valuable face time with pandas, China’s national icon. At the base, the landscape is flanked by rivers, lakes, wild bamboo forests, caves and more, all designed to stimulate the pandas’ natural environment.Experts at the base will guide and also show visitors how to feed pandas and there cubs, while educating on different ways we can protect the species.
But if pandas don’t do it for you, there’s always the Mi Fun Spa — and you know how seriously we take those.
For more information and bookings, visit https://www.thetemplehousehotel.com