There are nearly 6000 hotels in Chengdu, including 14 five star hotels and 27 four star hotels such as Crowne Plaza, Sheraton, Jinjiang Hotel, Sofitel and Kempinski. Beside, there are other 20 five star hotels under construction. Grand Vista, Luxhill, Eldo Garden, Orchard Villa and other high class residential apartments are well known in foreigners for their high quality environment.
Chengdu's foreign-invested shopping centres including Carrefour, Itoyokado, Metro, Auchan, B&Q, IKEA, Decathlon are inside or near the Hi-Tech Zone. Well-known local retailers such as Red Flag chain store, People department stores, WOWO and FuSenMei home furniture have their headquarters in the Hi-Tech Zone.
Restaurants and entertainments can be easily found in Chengdu. The Sichuan Cuisine is reputed as the number one in Chinese cuisine. Numerous western restaurants and bars of McDonald’s, KFC, Dicos, Pizza Hut, StarBucks, SharmRock are easy to be found in town. International Standard golf courses such as Chengdu Mumashan international Golf Course and Qingchengshan Golf Course are only 15 km away and 45 km away from downtown respectively. Tennis court, bowling hall, nightclubs and fitness clubs are spreaded out across the city.
Chengdu is on the major route to Mt. Emei, Jiuzai Valley, Three Gorge and Tibet. It takes advantageous locations and has many famous tourism sites to visit. The Wuhou Temple, Dufu Thatched Cottage, Wangjian Tomb, Dujiangyan Irrigation Site and Qingcheng Mt. are just some of these 172 culture attractions. Chengdu is home of the Giant Panda and has the only Giant Panda Breeding Centre in the world, which is located at the north of the city.
There are over 10 international schools in Chengdu, covering secondary schools, primary schools and kindergartens, ready to take children with foreign nationalities.
Subsidary Hospital of Sichuan University Medical College, Subsidiary Hospital of Chengdu Chinese Medicine University, Huaxin International Women and Children Hospital, the international standardised Huaxi Goldcard Hospital and Simgapore Parkway medical Centre can provide high quality services to foreign residents.