Our main reason for going to Chengdu was to see pandas. However, it has to be said that the city itself does not disappoint either. Chengdu has a reputation for being laid-back to the point of indolence in China. I have to say it certainly has a nice vibe to it. There is a lot of public are, temples by the tonne, cracking food a nice climate. All of this without mentioning the world's largest Buddha statue.