Favorite thing: Here I want to show readers how they sell electric bicycles, its just a simple shop like selling bicycles, the price is cheap, take a closer look. You can simply throw away your petroleum or gasoline powered bikes, simple and nice, why still insist? Obviously, the reason is some greedy peoples had no other ways to survive without oils. I am definitely wrong sir, this is nonsense, rubbish, crap, etc.
Favorite thing: I really enjoyed my strolling around in the marketstreets, I didn't bring anything home, except the good memories, the pictures and this last picture of a marketstall with stuff I don't know what it is. So maybe I can find out later or anybody can tell me or .... it will be one of the mysteries of this lovely market for ever.
And of course, we found also a place in the marketstreets of Chengdu with fishvendors.
There were many kinds of fish in the wide buckets with water. I don't know anything about fish, so don't ask me which kinds were available. I'm alwasy very curious, like to see everything, and if possible to know everything, but at this market there were some swimming creatures, I never saw before and nobody could tell me.
In the marketstreet with the meatstalls also large pieces of meat fat were hanging.
Because they had a lot of fat, I thought it looked like pork, but also this time I don't know for sure. The meat was hanging in the open air without possibilities for cold storage, but all looked clean and there were no flies around.
Favorite thing: In one of the marketstreets were all the meatstalls. There was a lot of choice, allthough I didn't know from which animals the meat came from. In this stall small animals were hanging. They had all the same size. Maybe rabbits, who can tell ? I can't read or understand Chinese.
In the marketstreets you could not only buy fresh or dried food to bring home.
There were teastalls for drinking a nice cup of tea. You could also take a warm snack at the roadside. I liked especially the bapao, steamed bread filled with meat or vegetables.
In the marketstreets of Chengdu we found not only flowers in abundant colors, but also green plants in pots. The choice in different species was not very big.
Chengdu has a lot of artisans. The silk and bamboo products from Chengdu are very known. At the market we saw a lot of bamboo products of all kind, like cages for birds and baskets.
The most colorful part of the market is the place where the flowers with abundant colors are.
Also most flowers, like the vegetables, are brought by bicycle. The flowers stand in buckets with water, but also in bamboo holders or in baskets at the back of the bikes.
From some of the flowers you can notice the nice fragrance, passing by.
In the surroundings of Chengdu rice, wheat, sweet potatoes, tea, medical herbs, tobacco and silk are produced. Many of these goods can be also found in the marketstreets.
Walking in the cosy marketstreets, it's hardly to imagine that Chengdu is also one of the most important regional centres of industry of China. There are more than 2000 factories for engines and electronics. There is also coal mining and a lot of natural gas underground.
As at every market in the world there were a lot of vegetables for sale in the market streets of Chengdu. There were a lot of stalls, but I saw also many streetvendors coming on their bicycles with two huge baskets hanging at both sides.
The baskets were filled abundantly with all kind of green vegetables. These vegetables looked very fresh as if they came directly from the fields.
Not far from our hotel in the centre of Chengdu was a very lovely area. This area is east of the Renmin Nan Lu and not far from the postoffice. There are many small shops, tea houses and a lot of marketstreets.
It was a very busy area with a lot of Chinese around, trading, selling and buying.
I walked here for hours. This area with a lot of green has more the atmosphere of a relaxed village or little town instead of a city with 1, 5 million people.