|Tennis court rent (1 hour on weekend)||$7.23|
|Milk (1 liter)||$2.20|
|Combo meal at McDonalds||$4.02|
|1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff||$0.08|
|Apartment (1 bedroom) outside of centre||$283.78|
|Water bottle (1.5 liter)||$0.51|
|Chicken breasts at the market||$4.55|
|Pack of cigarettes||$1.93|
Chengdu has a vast agricultural wealth. That’s why in China, it is considered as “The Land of Milk and Honey”. It is also interesting to note that among the different cities in the country, Chengdu is one of the most laid-back. Although it is also highly urbanized in some ways, it also gives so much weight to relaxation. It emphasizes culture more than being a mega city. That’s why many people agree it is one of the most livable cities in the world; about 14 million gave the serious nod.
You do not have to spend much when visiting Chengdu. In fact, there are many ways you can save on your travel costs. One of them is by choosing to go for cheaper transport options instead of going for a rental car. Some guest houses would even rent out bicycles since this is one of the most preferred transport modes in the city. In fact, there are bicycle parks posted all over.
Also, most attractions are close to each other. Running the close proximities in the city central to see the best of what Chengdu can offer is very ideal with bicycles. You will have your mode of transport and some exercise, too.
People’s Park is among the favorite destinations in the city. Entering the park is free. You only need to spend on some snacks and a cup of tea, which sold like hotcakes in the snack houses inside the park.
About two blocks away, you can find the Tianfu Square. This square is famous for entertainment – featuring a water show accompanied with music in sync. The Tianfu Square is looked over by the statue of Chairman Mao.
Behind Chairman Mao’s statue in Tianfu Square is the Sichuan Science and Technology Museum. This is a must-visit kids and kids at heart. It features four floors of interactive exhibits about Math, Science, Physics, Aerodynamics, Space, and Robotics.
Other attractions in Chengdu include the Chengdu Zoo, a lineup of expensive tea houses and restaurants in Kuanzhaixiangzi, the Wuhouci Temple, the street sub-town, and the Happy Valley amusement park among many others.