Few big Chinese cities have managed to maintain their culture amidst the diversification and gentrification of a booming economy like the way Chengdu has.
Known for its cuisine, Chengdu is home to the world-famous “mala” hot pot, a steamboat soup base that is spiked with mouth-numbingly spicy Sichuan peppercorns. On the weekends, locals can be found sipping tea in teahouses or playing mahjong, a four-player Chinese tile game, by the Fu Nan River. Indulge in a game or drink your way to calm for a truly authentic Chengdu experience.
Citadines South Chengdu is located in the heart and soul of it all, sitting squarely in the central business district of Tianfu New Area, which is adjacent to Tianfu Software Park - one of the largest software parks in China. Close by, a smattering of eateries and convenience stores are available for residents searching for a quick gastronomy fix. Choose from noodles doused in thick black bean sauce, barbecued fish roasted to a smoky char, or test your luck at a ‘mala’ meal.
For travellers looking for local activities steeped in culture, the Wu Hou Temple, Tianfu Square and Jinli Old Street are all a 30-minute drive away and can be easily accessed through the metro, with the closest station - 3rd Tianfu Street Station, just a 2-minute walk away. Of course, a trip to Chengdu is incomplete without a staple visit to the squeal-inducing Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding where the cuddly creatures abound.
At the end of a fruitful adventure, retire to the residence in South Chengdu, just outside the hustle and bustle of the city centre for a proper rest. Citadines South Chengdu offers travel-savvy guests the option to customise their stay by choosing the services they require for their globe-trotting lifestyles. The serviced residence offers spacious apartments ranging from studios to two-bedroom apartments that come with a well-equipped kitchenette, separate working spaces and bed areas.
Residents are also encouraged to make full use of the residence’s comprehensive facilities such as the gymnasium, indoor swimming training pool , golf simulation room, Jacuzzi, launderette as well as dry-cleaning and courier services.