Life always provides an excuse to stay busy, overwhelmed, hectic and crazy. Sometimes, we just need a magic window for fresher air and let ourselves relax and drift away, for many, Chengdu is that magic window.
Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan Province, has always enjoyed the reputation of being the “Country of Heaven”, the locals are always proud to introduce their “three beauties” – beautiful food, beautiful girls and beautiful nature. From parks to teahouses, you can feel its laid-back lifestyle in every corner of Chengdu. So much so, that there is an old saying “Do not enter Sichuan while young”, kindly reminding young people to stay out of Sichuan in order to keep climbing the social ladder, to chase their dreams and ambitions before getting too comfortable in the “Land of Ease”. What a sweet warning and wonderful praise! It’s no wonder that Chengdu is gaining growing popularity among visitors all over the world, some described Chengdu as "Amsterdam in Southwest China".
So, how to find a place in Chengdu? Unlike Beijing, Shanghai or Shenzhen, renting apartment in Chengdu is far less stressful. You can find a place with a more reasonable price, while ensuring enough space for a decent social life. To help you navigate through different areas with different qualities, Wellcee will provide you an intuitive area analysis in this guide, let's find your new home in Chengdu together!
Jiuyanqiao Bar Street
Jinjiang District is one of the downtown areas of Chengdu.The famous Chunxi Road will surely satisfy all of your fantasies for authentic Sichuan food. Sichuan is home to some of the spiciest Chinese cusine, including the famously spicy Sichuan hotpot. Eating hotpot in Chengdu is mandatory for those visiting the city. For those living here, anything short of loving it is a sin. Convenient transportation allows residents to have zero distance to the bustling business districts such as Taikoo Li and young people’s Dream Factory - CBD area. This area breeds a variety of Chengdu's local multicultural communities. Renting a place in this area, you’ll witness how the laid-back young locals and internationals are enjoying their life in this city.
Wuhou| Qing Yang District
In Chengdu, mid-afternoon activities consisted of a cup of tea in a local teahouse and get your ears professionally cleaned on the spot by one of Chengdu’s renowned ear cleaning masters. “People’s park” is one of the most famous tea parks in Chengdu, wandering around in the park, you might stumble upon its ‘Matchmaking Corner’, where many parents look for future spouses for their children. Strolling down the street, you will find the famous Wuhou temple, Kuanzhai Alley and Jinli Ancient street, quiet old-style blocks amidst bustling city center, the ambiance is like stepping back into the past. If you are more price sensitive but hope to live close to bars, public transportation and landmarks, renting in these areas is certainly a great option.
Chenghua District | Dujiangyan City
Chengdu Giant Panda Breeding Research Base
The chill vibe in Chengdu is probably meant to be the home of the dopey and adorable giant pandas. The biggest giant panda breeding research base is located in Chenghua District, these chubby guys are certainly at ease in this “Country of Heaven”. Under the humid climate in Chengdu, a more suburban location like Chenghua takes Chengdu's original Chill vibe to another level! Here you’ll experience Chengdu’s beautiful nature at a much cheaper rental price.For example, Mount Qingcheng (located in Dujiangyan) is a very tranquil mountain and it’s one of the most famous Taoism mountains in China, with aged Taoism temples sitting in the serene forest, just like in paradise.
Welcome to Chengdu! Wellcee is here to help you finding the perfect apartment/roommate.