Home to the adorable, cuddly giant pandas and Sichuan peppercorn, the provincial capital of Sichuan, Chengdu, is undoubtedly one of the fastest-growing cities in southwestern China. Under the country’s favorable Belt and Road Initiative, Chengdu continues to strengthen its position as a prominent economic, commercial and transportation hub in the west, attracting MNCs to station in the city. Known for its relaxed lifestyle and culture, abundance of natural, cultural and historical sights, it is indeed no surprise that Chengdu has made it to the nation’s top 10 leisure destinations, welcoming an estimated number of 100 million tourists each year.
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Rich History & Culture
Chengdu is one of the earliest settlement in southwest, with a history traced back to 2400 years ago when the first Shu emperor built its capital here. Retaining its original name ‘Shu’ till nowadays, it has long been an important political, commercial and economic hub of Sichuan. The province is reputed as the ‘Heavenly State’, or ‘Tian Fu Zhi Guo’ in Chinese, literally a place richly endowed with natural resources. Thanks to excellent irrigation and the abundance of mineral resources, the fertile Chengdu Plain was the centre of the ancient Shu Kingdom, forming a brilliant civilisation that nourished the place’s deep-rooted cultures and rich heritage.
Historical attractions such as Wenshu Monastery, Wuhou Shrine, Du Fu’s Thatched Cottage Museum, Kuanzhai Alley, Daci Temple, Jinsha Site Museum, each with its fascinating antique beauty and cultural heritage.
A trip to Chengdu wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the city’s Giant Panda Breeding Research Base, where the public will have the chance to meet and learn about Sichuan’s most iconic and lovable creature. The Research Base was opened in 1993 to further scientific studies and enhance the public’s awareness of the conservation of the endangered wildlife species.
Be immersed in the local culture and experience Chengdu’s relaxed and laidback lifestyle. Spend a leisure afternoon sipping teas at a teahouse is an integral part of local living in Chengdu. Watch a Sichuan Opera at night and be mesmerised by the mysterious techniques of bianlian (changing faces), gundeng (rolling lamps) and tunhuo (spitting fire).
Chengdu is the birthplace of Sichuan cuisine, one of the eight regional cuisines of China. With rich historical influences, Sichuan cuisine is known for its pungency, spiciness and unique Sichuan pepper flavour. In recognition of its sophistication, UNESCO declared Chengdu a City of Gastronomy in 2011, and nothing could be truer. The city boasts an exceptional variety of appetizing delicacies and dining options for every budget. From local street vendor to elaborate sit-down restaurants, serving classic Sichuan fare of spicy hotpot, chuanchuanxiang (skewers of goodies), hongyou chaoshou (a important stape of pork dumplings in chili sauce), dandianmian (noodles in spicy peanut broth), and even roasted rabbit, for those who are daring to try new things.
Visit popular pedestrian thoroughfares like Jinli Pedestrian Street, Chunxi Road and Kuanzhai Alley, one simply won’t have their taste buds disappointed in Chengdu.
Gateway to Other Scenic Sites
With the construction of the new Chengdu Tianfu International Airport underway, which is expected to compete by 2019, the city is set to develop itself into a world-class aviation hub. In fact, it has already been a gateway to the nation’s well-acclaimed scenic spots in west China, such as the beautiful Jiuzhaigou National Park, Huanglong National Park, religious Taoist and Buddhist temples such as Mount Qingcheng, Mount Emei and Leishan Giant Buddha, etc.
Tianfu Square Serviced Suites by Lanson Place
Combining attentive guest service with the comfort of a private home, the new property features 162 spacious suites catering to the differing needs of couples, families with children and also professionals. Situated just minutes away from the Luomashi metro station and prime retail clusters of Tianfu Square, Chunxi Road and Yanshikou, Tianfu Square Serviced Suites by Lanson Place is ideal for leisure travellers seeking city-centre convenience and proximity to the city’s renowned attractions, events and restaurants.
The property offers one to three-bedroom suites with sizes ranging from 101 to 206 sq.m, perfect for different family sizes. The suites come stylishly designed in soothing and inviting earth tones, all featuring a fully-equipped kitchen, an expansive living and dining area, and full amenities that include WiFi internet, satellite and cable LCD TV, and a home theatre system etc. Besides, the property also offers a thoughtful array of facilities where guests can relax and unwind, including an 24-hour gymnasium, Residents Lounge and indoor swimming pool.
From now until June 30, enjoy a wonderful holiday getaway “Festive Getaway” package with extended staying benefits including complimentary breakfast and WiFi:
One-bedroom Suite (101 sqm): one night RMB750, RMB699 per night for two nights and above.
Two-bedroom Suite (162 sqm): one night RMB1350, RMB1299 per night for two nights and above.
Three-bedroom Suite (206 sqm): one night RMB1900, RMB1849 per night for two nights and above.
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About Lanson Place Hospitality Management:
Lanson Place is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Wing Tai Properties Limited (Wing Tai), a publicly listed company in Hong Kong (HKEx stock code:369), currently manages eleven properties (two of which Wing Tai has equity in) under the Lanson Place brand, comprising high-end hotels and serviced apartments in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Chengdu, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore.
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