Private jet charter and flights to Chengdu
capital retains a small-town feel despite its rapid development. Once a printing centre where the world’s first paper money was produced, today Chengdu is a modern hub where high-rise department stores blend with charming teahouses and historical monuments. UNESCO's first-ever City of Gastronomy is also a culinary hotspot, where foodies can tuck into outstanding Sichuan cuisine. Get a fast qoute with Air Charter Service and charter a private jet today.
Although Chengdu is a bustling modern metropolis with over eight million residents, it feels slower-paced and far less crowded than other Chinese cities like Shanghai and Hong Kong. For an authentic taste of local life, venture beyond the skyscrapers and into the labyrinthine backstreets, which are dotted with hundreds of charming teahouses where locals meet to chat and play mah-jong. Choose one and while away a few hours sipping tea and watching the world go by.
Despite its contemporary veneer, the city is steeped in history, which is chronicled at several excellent museums. The newest, Chengdu Museum, sits in sprawling Tianfu Square and displays an astonishing collection of ancient treasures dating back to 206 B.C. For a more organic history lesson, stroll around the heritage district of Wide and Narrow Alley, comprised of three parallel alleys dotted with beautiful courtyards and lined with Ming- and Qing-era buildings housing street-food restaurants, teahouses and souvenir shops. Other cultural treasures include the 3rd-century Daci Temple and Wenshu Monastery, which sits in scenic grounds and is home to 80 Buddhist monks.
Chengdu is the capital of Sichuan cuisine and visitors can tuck into beautifully cooked regional specialities in endless family-run eateries. If super-spicy hotpots, noodles and dumplings are too fiery for your palate, head for one of the many expat restaurants serving international options instead. Chengdu’s lively nightlife scene blends trendy craft beer bars and hip nightclubs with traditional Sichuan opera (chuanxi) shows. Performed in several venues around town, as well as singing these theatrical variety shows feature fire-breathing, rapid face-changing (where performers magically change their make-up in the blink of an eye), puppetry, comedy and storytelling.
There are several great day-trip destinations within easy reach of Chengdu, especially if you want to learn more about the region’s incredible history. Explore streets lined with Qing architecture in the riverside village of Huanglongxi, admire prehistoric bronzes in the Sanxingdui Museum and discover the elaborate Taoist shrines and temples of Mount Qingcheng. For a quirkier adventure, visit Dujiang Yan, a 2,000-year-old irrigation system and engineering marvel that still serves over 40 Sichuan cities and has been recognised by UNESCO.
Simply contact one of our team and we will arrange everything you need to charter a private jet to Chengdu, landing at Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport.