WRITTEN BY
Tyler Roney

PUBLISHED ON
October 23, 2017

LOCATION
China

Chengdu – apart from its status as a gateway to West China – is known to most tourists for its proximity to a particular animal: the panda. Environmentally fascinating and ridiculously adorable, the pandas of Chengdu and Sichuan draw travelers year round.

Chengdu is on the edge of a maze of Chinese cities, a metropolis of more than 14 million people with fine dining, historic architecture, and good, old-fashioned luxury to keep West China travelers pampered on their panda outings.