There are many hotpot restaurants all across Chengdu..... and the one we went to was on Remlimnanlu..... there was a well used english menu written on a piece of paper.. with all the things you can choose to have in your pot..... they will recommend some crazy things like eyeballs, and various organs that should never be eaten... but we insisted on choosing our own items...
enjoy, have fun... and be prepared to have alot of people stare at you!!!
Wuhou Memorial Temple - Part II
Behind a small gateway, lies the courtyard of the Hall of Liu Bei, and around the courtyard are statues of the 28 key generals and administrators of the time. Each is considered important to China, and the "avenue of greats" is interspersed with more calligraphy, including the famous Expedition Report which 12th Century Yue Fei composed after he read about the exploits of Zhuge Liang. For those interested, the main guidebook to the shrine has, unusually, translated many of the calligraphic inscriptions into English.
The Hall of Liu Bei presents a statue of the emperor himself, a man who dreamed of reunifying China. he sought counsel three times from the young Zhuge Liang, who eventually agreed to become prime-minister. Liu Bei was already accompanied and supported by two generals, Zhang Fei and Guan Yu - men who swore allegiance to each other as brothers, reputedly in this garden (but that would seem very unlikely) among the peach trees. The two general stand on either side of the room. Liu Bei managed to schieve his dreams but his victory was short-lived as he died just two years later, but not before getting Zhuge Liang to promise to take over as emperor should his son Liu Chan be a failure. Liu Chan did, indeed, turn out to be a failure and a coward, but Zhuge Liang never fulfilled his vow as he died on the battlefield in 234. While both Liu Bei and his grandson Liu Shen are remembered at the shrine, Liu Chan is not; the court and the people vowed to forget his cowardly behaviours.
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"Chengdu, the captial of Zichuan"
Sichuan is the home of giant panda, I visited there about thirteen years ago, it was a very hard journey due to poor facilities in transportation and accommodation. Chengdu is the capital of Sichuan, a old city with traditional Chinese cultures over thousands years. Jiuzhaigou,"Nine Tibetan Village", is located at the northern of Sichuan, there are beautiful plateau lakes, waterfalls and forest. Huanglong, a yellow calcareious heap running below the grand Snow Treasure Peak like a dragon, is the most beautiful place I have ever been.
(Photo: Leshan Buddha)