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Chengdu, the capital city of Sichuan Province, is the gateway of southwest China. It is also known as “the Land of Abundance” because of its location at Sichuan Basin and . Chengdu enjoy its reputation for the cute Giant Panda, fabulous food, leisure tea and Mahjong culture. In Chengdu downtown, famous tourist sites include Chengdu Giant Panda Base, Jinli Street, Wenshu Temple, Jinsha Relic Museum, Dujiangyan Irrigation System, etc. Around Chengdu, there are also many attractions, such as: Leshan Grand Buddha, Mount Emeishan, Jiuzhaigou Park, Siguniangshan, Daochen Yading Park and Seda Wuming Buddhist College and so on.
Chengdu often serves as a jumping off point for tours to Tibet. There are many flights from Chengdu to Tibet each day (around 20 flights to Lhasa,4 flights to Nyingchi, 2 flights to Chamdo, 1 flight to Shigatse and 1 flight to Ngari ). You can also take the Qinghai-Tibet train from Chengdu to Lhasa directly every other day at 36 hours 18 minutes to enjoy the fabulous scenery along the Qinghai-Tibet Railway. In addition, now you can also take a overland tour to Lhasa from Chengdu or rent a car to self drive to Tibet on National G318 Road.
Why travel to Tibet from Chengdu:
1) International arrival hub in China with many convenient flights to Chengdu
2) Many famous historic, cultural and natural tourist sites in Chengdu and around
3) Enough flight/ train tickets supply from Chengdu to Tibet every day
4) Very close to Tibet from Chengdu