Chengdu Airport information
Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport serves the city of Chengdu, capital of the Sichuan province in South-West China. The airport is amongst the busiest in China, with over 40 million travellers passing through a year, and also serves as a hub base for the country’s national carrier Air China. Operational from the 1930s, it was initially used as a military airfield but was converted to a commercial airport in the 1950s. The airport consists of 2 separate passenger terminals, Terminal 1 and 2. Terminal 2 is the newer of the pair and is mainly reserved for domestic connections. Terminal 1, on the other hand, is separated into 2 sections that handle domestic and international flights separately.
Flights to Chengdu Airport
The airport is served by numerous Asian and Middle Eastern airlines such as Silkair, Qatar Airways, Etihad, and Bangkok Airways, and offers direct air connections to dozens of major cities within the region.
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Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport is located about 16 kilometres Southwest of Chengdu. To get from the airport to the city centre, travellers can take an airport bus - simply board Airport Bus No. 1 outside the airport terminal, and ride towards major landmarks in the city centre like Minshan Hotel. A one-way bus fare would cost you back about SGD$2.04.
Otherwise, a direct taxi ride from the airport to the city would cost around SGD$10-16 and take about 15-20 minutes.
What to see and do
Chengdu is a city that was given an unfair helpful of natural advantages by Mother Nature. The land on which the city is built is rich in mineral resources and is nourished by the flowing water of 2 rivers - the Jin and the Funan River - that run through the area. The region is also the natural habitat of the adorable giant pandas, leading to Chengdu’s nickname - the Land of Milk and Honey.
If there, don’t miss a visit to one of the city’s most popular attractions: Panda Base, otherwise known as the Chengdu Research Center of Giant Panda Breeding (which happens to also be an extremely popular choice of workplace for young Chinese graduates). This is where pandas are studied, taken care of, and played with - you can watch baby pandas in their sleeping quarters and observe young ones frolicking in their bamboo habitat.
Also, visit Dujiangyan to appreciate the irrigation system constructed way back in 256 BC to both provide water and prevent floods. It is still relied upon even today, providing water to over 5,300km2 of land.
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