Chengdu Off The Beaten Path

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  • 1. Leshan Grand Buddha

    Leshan is located about 120km south of Chengdu and is easily reached by bus, which takes about 2 hours. Leshan is famous for one thing - the world's largest Buddha. Known as Dafo, he sits at the...

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  • 2. The 13 and a half hour Traffic Jam (Pt1)

    Not sure I'd exactly recommend this experience, but one certainly tells it often. You see, many years ago, I'd seen a TV series called 'Beyond the Clouds',...

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  • 3. The 13 and a half hour Traffic Jam (Pt 2)

    Despite my wife Minuk's concern of being stranded in this rather grimy mining town, it took about 5 seconds for a minibus to spot us and we were duly crammed...

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  • 4. The Sanxingdui Archaeological Museum

    The Sanxingdui Museum is located about an hour outside of Chengdu (near the town of Guanghan) and was built to house items unearthed from a major archaeological...

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  • 5. Get to know the local foods and people

    We had only four days and always like to take a quick look at the noted sights, but spend more time meeting the people, eating their foods and learning how they...

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  • 6. Ding ding tang

    I really regret not having taken a picture of this. In Chengdu and surroundings the ‘ding ding tang’ is very popular. Now and then on the street you see a man...

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  • 7. Ancient Chinese reading

    Ancient Chinese is written in the order from "up to bottom" and "right to left". So, please carefully ask your local guide if they know how to read and pronouce...

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  • 8. Dujiangyan Irrigation Project

    The Dujiangyan Irrigation Project is 56 kilometers west of Chengdu at Dujiangyan city lying in the middle reach of Minjiang River, the longest tributary of...

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  • 9. Street market in Leshan

    While waiting for the boat to take me to the Leshan Giant Buddha, I wandered around the town of Leshan, exploring the local market. You will be surprised and...

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  • 10. Mount Emei World Heritage site

    Mount Emei and the Lashan Buddha is a must do if your spending a few days in Chengdu.Justification for Inscription of the World Heritage Site.The Committee...

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  • 11. There are some really magic places...

    There are some really magic places outside of Chengdu, mountains and caves and stuff which makes the whole trip worthwhile.The picture was taken from the beaten...

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  • 12. Wang's Tiny Museum

    This is a one-room tiny museum run by a local enthusiast.The museum features the display of Mao Zedong's paraphernalia. The person who run this tiny museum is...

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  • 13. Qin Tai Road

    Do pay a visit to Qin Tai rd., if you have time. It is a road whereby the buildings on and around it are nicely renovated and painted to give the place a very...

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  • 14. Siguniang Mountain & Mount Gongga

    Siguniang means "four maidens" in Chinese and this mountain is a popular getaway from Chengdu as there is trekking opportunities here. Also, there is Mount...

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  • 15. Dujiangyan Historical Irrigation Project

    This place is located near to Chengdu, and is an example of one of the achievements of the ancient Chinese civilisation. This project manage to successfully...

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  • 16. Huanglong

    Like Jiuzhaigou, Huanglong is another place located near the former which contains many colourful pools of water formed by mineral deposits. Usually, tourist...

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  • 17. The 13 and a half hour Traffic Jam (Pt 3)

    After my second stroll, about 4 hours after we'd stopped, a bunch of chaps in uniform were leading the gabfest at the meeting point. Action was about to begin....

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  • 18. Antique Market

    We stumbed into this market when we were looking for a threatre where we could catch a Sichuan opera. The threatre was closed but we found this market nearby....

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  • 19. Today's Ocean will be Tomorrow's Rice Field

    This route is probably destroyed by bull dozers now. I walked along Ba Bo street from the west to the east. The west side had some very very old buildings (when...

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  • 20. Take a look at the lifestyles along Yangtze

    Though many may say all you see is the same thing over again and again. But i actually made an effort to sit at the deck of my boat to absorb in the 'look'...

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  • 21. Bus ride from Cheng Du to Jiu...

    Bus ride from Cheng Du to Jiu Zhai Gou and Huang Long Journey to Jiu Zhai Gou . It would be a 10-hour bus ride one-way if take the shortest path. Along the...

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  • 22. there are too many. stop...

    there are too many. stop anywhere on the road, you'll discover something interesting and moving. We stopped on our way from Kang Ding to Ta Gong Temple and...

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  • 23. It's not any named scenic...

    It's not any named scenic spots. Just something about the people and the culture.Jing Fan(Scripture Flags): Tibetten worships. You can find it at the entrance...

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  • 24. A nice local back alley in...

    A nice local back alley in Chengdu with hanging sausages. This one is located near the street of eating in the city center but was an unexpected visit to this...

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  • 25. Sugar Art

    A Chengdu Speciality: Artists make this wonderful sculptures from hot sugar they pur onto a cold stone. It is too bad, that these fine objects are too tender to...

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