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Q: Where can I find a good English (or Spanish) speaking tour guide in Chengdu?

Hello fellow foreigners,

I was wondering if anyone here could share some advice about Chengdu. I've been in China a couple months, and I'll spend some days in Chengdu for holiday. I will only be staying 4-5 days, and will be traveling with my parents who speak Spanish, a little bit of English and no Chinese. I can have basic survival conversations in Mandarin and I speak fluent English. I was wondering if anyone could advise me how to move around the city?

If anyone has any suggestions for a good tour guide (Preferably in Spanish, but English could work as well). Also any recommendations as to a hotel, restaurants (or local food dishes), hidden tourist spots, street markets, etc. will be appreciated. 

Thank you all for your help! 

3 years 11 weeks ago in  General  - Chengdu

 
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Go to craigslist and place an Ad there. They have a section for many cities in China.

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Go to craigslist and place an Ad there. They have a section for many cities in China.

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See if you can find a university or training mill student with some free time. They will speak english and know the go-to places to see. A city like Chengdu will have lots.

 

Hiring a tour guide from a business will be likely to put you in a group with a dozen chinese tourists and will be likely to take you to places that pay the company commission on a tight schedule - with only chinese commentary...aka buy over-priced junk from unscrupulous traders. There will be considerable pressure and possible threats should you choose not to buy the junk. And you will eat at relative's restaurants or those that pay commission to the tour guide. 

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