GETTING THERE: Flights from Beijing to Chengdu take about three hours and cost about $150 each way. Clean hotels range from $75 to $200 for the top-end choices. Taxis in the city are extremely inexpensive, though most cabbies will not know English.
TRAVEL CHINA GUIDE:www.travelchinaguide.com/cityguides/sichuan/.
TOURISM INFORMATION: China National Tourist Office in New York: 212-760-9700.u