Counting the 7 classic photography spots in Chengdu

Chengdu people use Sichuan cuisine, Mahjong, and tea houses to successfully demonstrate what it means to be a "city that once you come, you won't be able to leave." In addition to the leisurely time and spicy food, Chengdu is also a rare "photography resource library" for those who love taking photos.

Clock in at the "Red Wall and Bamboo Shadows" scenic spot. Tips: Wuhou Temple is a popular attraction for tourists. If you don't want to queue or get photobombed, it's best to visit right after opening or before closing in the evening.
Jinli is an ancient-style commercial street, one of the most popular attractions in Chengdu, right next to Wuhou Temple. Here you can admire the craftsmanship of clay figurines and sugar paintings, as well as enjoy endless Sichuan street food. Tea houses, bars, and guesthouses are also available on both sides for you to rest. At dusk and night, the entire street of Jinli is lit up with red lanterns, creating a perfect setting for photography.
Hidden in the courtyard at No. 18 Hongwa Temple Street near the campus of Sichuan University (Wangjiang Campus) are two "internet-famous" old buildings. These two buildings were originally unnamed, but they were named "Mandarin Duck Building" because of two intersecting stairs. Although these two buildings are connected, they have different heights, with one building having six floors and the other having seven floors. Their stacked and intertwining design makes them look like the old Hong Kong streets in Wong Kar-wai's movies, so many people come here specifically to take photos. In addition to their unique appearance, the most attractive aspect here is the authentic depiction of old Chengdu life. Living here, neighbors can see each other's balconies, windows, and clothes hanging outside the windows; walking up the street, people can see others watering plants, cooking... It feels like a different world, as if going back to the old times.

IFS International Financial Center

In the downtown area of Chunxi Road, IFS and Taikoo Li have formed the hottest fashion district in Chengdu in the past two years. The unique design and local culture blend perfectly, creating many popular photo spots in the area. The most eye-catching and well-known symbol is the giant installation art - the climbing panda on the top floor of IFS. Walking on the pedestrian street next to the mall, you will always see people taking pictures of the panda's butt with their cameras. It is a great place for "borrowed position" photography. Taking the elevator to the rooftop on the 7th floor of IFS, you can see the front of the panda. Every day, there are people lining up to take photos with the panda, and even many popular stars are her fans.
The West Village Dain is a famous work by the renowned architect Liu Jiakun, and it is a well-known place in the architectural circle. Originally serving as a training ground for a football club in Chengdu, it has gradually become a cultural landmark in the Xicheng District of Chengdu. The architecture of the entire park is robust and modern, with intertwining corridors and rich spatial levels. This vertical and rugged architectural form is not commonly seen elsewhere. Travelers can take a stroll on comfortable plastic walkways, wander in the fresh bamboo forest, or walk around on the top floor corridor. However, to see the panoramic view, one must climb to the rooftop.
Dongjiao Memory, formerly known as "East District Music Park", is similar to Beijing's 798 Art Zone, it is a cultural park built on the site of old factories. It has a layout of intersecting blocks, which is great for taking photos. There are also various music performances and art exhibitions in the area, and the cafes, bookstores, and bars here are also worth a visit. If you're a fan of stars, there is also a handprint wall for celebrities like Zhang Liangying, Li Yuchun, and Jiang Wen.

Pengzhen Old Teahouse

In Pengzhen, 20 kilometers away from downtown Chengdu, there is a century-old teahouse called Guanyin Ge Teahouse. Now it has become a popular cultural photography spot, attracting photographers and journalists who come here to capture moments. It costs 10 yuan to take photos here, and while enjoying a cup of covered-bowl tea, visitors can immerse themselves in the atmosphere and carefully observe, using their lenses to capture moments worth recording. The tea drinkers here seem accustomed to various cameras, facing them calmly and vividly, reflecting the generosity of Chengdu people.