Sichuan Sheng Local Customs

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    bicycle cum umbrella
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    Scooter with umbrella
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Sichuan Sheng Local Customs

  • Homes of Baima

    Tourism has also brought them better houses. You could even find TV and satellite dishes in some of their homes.The houses are build with wood and covered with stones.

  • Baima People

    Pingwu Baima Scenic Spot is situated in the Northwest of the Sichuan Basin. It borders on the World Nature Heritages of Jiuzhaigou Natural Scenic Spot and Huanglong Scenic Spot. Baima Customs Tourist Zone is inhabited by the Baima zangs that belongs to Chinese ethnic minorities. The Baima people wearing bright and colorful clothes have special...

  • motorcycle versus horse

    It looked like the motorcycle won over the horse, some years ago you could have seen the men going to a festival on their horse, but today the colorful (prayer)flags are transported by motorcycle.

  • Local handicrafts

    Like the local people and customs, the local handicrafts are very colourful and interesting. They are also relatively cheap as souvenirs.

  • Welcome custom of the Zhuang people

    The welcome custom of Zhuang people is that they like to give you a white scarf to be put around the neck. Sometimes famous people or performers could get a lot of white scarfs around their necks.

  • Houses

    Houses in the rural and mountain areas are basic, as can be seen by this house of the Zhuang (Tibetan) people with the characteristic prayer flags.

  • Traditional way of life

    Outside the cities, the life in Sichuan is generally still very traditional and laid back. A lot of modern facilities are still not available in the remote regions. For example, people still obtain water from wells and manual pumps (see photo) are used to get the water from underground.

  • Shy locals

    Generally, the ethnic minority of Sichuan are shy and will avoid being taken in photographs. Therefore you either have to do it without them noticing or ask for their permission first.

  • Drinking Tea

    The teas in Sichuan province, and Yunnan province to the south of Sichuan are very famous. Drinking tea is a favourite passtime in this part of China, and you must try the various types of teas when you are visiting Sichuan.

  • Cultural performance

    In places like Chengdu or Jiuzhaigou, there are colourful Sichuan cultural performances which depict the songs, dances and customers of ethinc groups such as the Qiang and Zhuang (Tibetan) people. Not to be missed when you are in Sichuan.

  • Thank goodness, no more peace

    signs that is.I am happy to report that I didn't see too many cutesy V or peace sign picture poses that is so common among Asian tourists.May it soon go the way of Rubik's cube or breakdancing!

  • Poor English

    You'll probably notice some of the awkward (and often wrong) use of English and horrendous spelling mistakes, especially outside of large cities. But even at national parks frequented by foreign tourists and reputable international establishments you'll see this. At Haagen-Dazs, the receipt says Thank you, please experience us again or an offer for...

  • Ideal Place

    With fresh air and bright sunshine, Jiuzhaigou is an ideal place for tourists, sightseers and holiday-makers.

  • Temperature

    Jiuzhaigou has temperate monsoon climate. It is cool in summer and there is no bitter wind in winter.

  • The Whole Area covers

    With an area of 720 square kilometers, it consists of 3 gullies. Altogether has 118 alpine lakes, 17 waterfalls and several beaches.

  • Fairy-land on Earth

    It is honored as "fairy-land on earth" and "fairy tale world" for its unique primeval beauty, different scenes in different seasons, rich animal and plant resources

  • Well Known

    Jiuzhaigou is well-known for its lakes, waterfalls, beaches, rivers, snowy mountain peaks, forests and local Tibetan customs.

  • The Source

    With elevation of 2,000-4,000 meters, it is one of the branch gullies at the source of the Jialing river of the Changjiang river system.

  • Where is JiuZhaigou?

    Jiuzhaigou is situated at the foot of the section of the Minshan mountain range in Jiuzhai County, Aba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture of Sichuan Province.

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