When you want a taste of the true Szechuan style outside of your favorite Chinese joint, you’ll have to mosey on over to Sichuan, in Southwestern China. But there is a lot more there than just some dishes with a spicy kick there, as the region is also leading many of China’s economic sectors in exports like titanium for your body armor suits, lithium for the world’s watch batteries and low-grade sedatives, rice, wheat, pork, natural gas, citrus fruits, sugar cane, sweet potatoes, peaches, grapes, wine, and silkworm cocoons that’ll be eventually spun into the next Hugh Hefner’s bathrobe. Interestingly enough, it is known as the “Province of Abundance”, and who doesn’t want to put up monster numbers in most statistical categories? Sichuan also boasts the world’s largest dam, which is almost a mile and a half (2.4 km) long and has utilized enough steel to build the equivalent of 63 Eiffel Towers. If all that doesn’t impress you, the giant pandas and intriguing natural landscapes most certainly will. Here are the top 10 Airbnb vacation rentals in Sichuan.
If Sun Tzu could conjure up an apartment where “The Art of War” was re-written in modern times, this high-rise masterpiece is the only place with the required comfort and sophistication to do the job. The one-bed/one-bath, open-floor plan offers majestic city views and a H1 Projector/home theatre setup for watching your favorite films. The Chunxi Road Station is accessible nearby for perusing the surrounding areas.
Chengdu, Sichuan, China
266.28 km (165.5 mi) from Three Gorges Museum
Top guest reviewsamazing apartment with breathtaking view over chenguthe views from the apartment are superb at night we especially loved the projector screen concept tooyou can enjoy watching some tv on the big projectorthe space is clean and stylishthis sweet apartment is also very clean and cozyit's very nice flat very clean & very comfortable romantic
Host:the host is very nicethank you to the lovely hostgreat host nice place :)overall the experience was very luxurious and the hosts were greatprompt response from the host is a plus highly recommendedRead more reviewsgreat location for exploring chengdu central citythe location is super good 2-min walk to tai koo lithe location is great near the popular shopping area of tai koo li and chunxi roadlocation goals this place provides the perfect base to explore chengdugreat location and nice apartmemt
Up to four guests can enjoy another jaw-dropping, riverside option with two bedrooms, two baths, skyline views, a peacefully decorated outdoor lounge area with a nostalgic swing-chair and a coffee table, and an indoor sauna for sweating out the absurd stress of the Western world. Never deprive yourself or your crew of life’s finer things.
3.58 km (2.3 mi) from Three Gorges Museum
Top guest reviewsmy parents loved the terrace we enjoyed the king beds and clean sheets
Host:yanjiao is a nice and responsible hostRead more reviewsabsolutely good expirence:-) good location good place nice view
Miss Xie’s apartment’s optimal location will put you about 10-15 minutes from the Three Gorges Dam Museum (one of China’s largest museums), the Yangtze River Cableway, and the various waterfront shops and restaurants in the area. Up to four guests can comfortably enjoy the space in the open-floor room with bedside views of the city skyline and sights along the river. The bed and love seat are separated by a vignette, lined with plants, picture frames, and various knick knacks to enhance the Feng Shui and feelings of this home.
3.14 km (2.0 mi) from Three Gorges MuseumSuperhost
Top guest reviewsRead more reviewsgreat accommodation and locationgreat location and nice apartment despite the initial misunderstandings regarding certain issues
The casual pace of Sichuan’s city lifestyle is reflected in this tidy, minimalistic, and refreshing little pad, located alongside the Sun and Moon Light Commercial Plaza. 60 square meters (645 square feet) of space in the living room creates a relaxed, roomy feel, where you can take a nap in the beanbag chair, or destroy your buddy in a riveting game of high stakes Mah Jong during your downtime.
1.59 km (1.0 mi) from Three Gorges Museum
Top guest reviewseven offered to bring home made noodles for breakfast (a nice gesture)room spacious and cleanbathroom a bit on old side but clean enoughRead more reviews
Host:host was responsive and did recommend a good 'hot pot ' restaurant nearby
This particular room located close to Chengdu’s business district, is a gem of a find if you’re looking for a one-bedroom that covers all the basics. This studio apartment has an inviting open-floor layout, complete with a dining space, bed, and love seat. There’s also a Gucci store close by, in case your significant other is forcing you to buy overpriced fabrics for ostentatiously walking around Sichuan.
Chengdu, Sichuan, China
266.12 km (165.4 mi) from Three Gorges Museum
Top guest reviewsRead more reviewsgreat location just a few walks to ifswe loved the decoration and the locationgreat location and nice hostnice apartment with perfect location and friendly host helping you out from time to timegreat location nice clean room
At a cheaper price per night than your favorite bottle of wine, the joys of gazing upon Sichuan’s night sky while reflecting on one’s accomplishments thus far; can be attained. And then venture out to some famous tourist attractions, including Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum and the 1,000-year old Buddhist Luohan Temple for taking a shot at attaining nirvana. Both, among others, are easily accessible for a day’s escape.
2.55 km (1.6 mi) from Three Gorges Museum
A three-minute walk from the subway will land you at this unique spot, creatively decorated with vinyl records on the walls, various music players, and a projector screen for movie buffs. The host’s love of the genius jazz-musician Dave Brubeck has inspired the decor and name of the rental, which is “Take Five”. If you haven’t heard of Brubeck, then this is the perfect time to get acquainted with his best work!
3.34 km (2.1 mi) from Three Gorges Museum
Close to the Sanxingdui Museum, which houses ancient jade reserves and other interesting Chinese historical relics, this cozy one-bedroom studio apartment will put you right in the thick of all the action in Chengdu. The rental showcases an easy on the eye, white polka dot color scheme for the decor and, it comes at a very economical price. The metro station and various restaurants are just a short walk away.
Chengdu, Sichuan, China
267.11 km (166.0 mi) from Three Gorges Museum
Top guest reviewsroom is private and clean
Host:thanks shelly for your kind assistanceRead more reviewsthe location of this place is amazing very centralit is placed near subway and train station which is nice
With a see-through floor, and a romantic, balcony view of the Yangtze River that looks like it could’ve been the dramatic backdrop for an 80s music video, this two-bedroom spot in Sichuan might just be the best travel move you’ll ever make. And in case you somehow get bored with all the high-end perks lying around, there’s a traditional Chinese hot pot place nearby as well as other pockets of nightlife to explore.
2.79 km (1.8 mi) from Three Gorges Museum
Enjoy a proper dose of nature in the patio garden terrace that is featured in this delightful two-bedroom rental along with intriguing, artistic decor and a close walk to the city’s commercial centers. Get some cheap booze from the local 7-11 (Steel Reserve is recommended for maximum punch) to save a few bucks on entertainment and have yourself an epic night, or stay in and read some titles from the host’s collection of books. Can’t go wrong, either way.
Chengdu, Sichuan, China
264.8 km (164.6 mi) from Three Gorges Museum
Top guest reviewsthe apartment was clean and stylish with all amenities as required
Host:awesome house and host thank youwonderful host probably the best i've lived with zhi is caring and comfortable to live withRead more reviewsa good and worth place for staying
Be the Sichuan Don
When you’re planning a trip to China, definitely take into consideration the importance of visiting Sichuan from a historical and recreational perspective. Use it as an opportunity to perfect your Mandarin, or just enjoy the museums, urban-scapes, mountain scenery, peppers, and the accessibility of cheap lodging for overnight travelers.
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