Sichuan Sheng Things to Do

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Sichuan Sheng Things to Do

  • Pandas

    Chengdu Things to Do

    Panda Breeding and Research Center 6 miles from the center of Chengdu was much more than I thought it would be as a person that is not big on zoos. The captive breeding population is around 85 I was told. It really is an absolute "world-class research facility, conservation education center, and international educational tourism destination." The...

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  • Leshan's Giant Buddha

    Chengdu Things to Do

    Caught the bus/coach to Leshan (44 yuans each) - home of the 71m Buddha. Upon arrival at Leshan Town you have to catch a local bus #13 (only 1 yuan) to Big Buddha. We decided to have lunch prior to visiting the Buddha as it took approx three hours to get there - not a great choice around this area to eat and it's a bit of a lucky dip as most...

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  • Wenshu Temple

    Chengdu Things to Do

    Wenshu Monastery is a famous Buddhist temple in China and is one of four major temples of Zen Buddhism. Initially built in the Sui Dynasty (605-617), Wenshu Monastery was once called Xinxiang Temple. Having undergone times of thriving during the dynasties of Tang, Song, Yuan and Ming, it was destroyed in a war at the end of the Ming Dynasty. In...

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  • Sichuan Opera/Other Performances

    Chengdu Things to Do

    Bian Lian "Face-Changing" is an ancient Chinese very dramatic art that seen in Sichuan form of Chinese opera. The Performers have on extremely bright colored costumes and dance to fast, dramatic music. They also wear vividly colored masks, of well known opera characters and they change from one face in an instantaneously with a movement, of the...

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  • Mount Emei

    Chengdu Things to Do

    Recently travelled solo from Chengdu - Leshan - Baoguo/Mt Emei - Chengdu over 3 days in early Jun. Day 1, public bus from Chengdu (7.30am, Y 48, Xinnamen bus station) to Leshan (2hrs), visit Giant Buddha, then Leshan (4.30pm bus, Y11) to Baoguo (1hr). Dusk walk from hotel next to bus station (Teddy Bear Hotel) to waterfall/bell area at the end of...

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  • Wu Hou Memorial Temple

    Chengdu Things to Do

    The origin and history of the Wu Hou Temple have been more than adequately covered in the other tips on these pages. I would like to highlight some minutiae that might have escaped the casual eye, and have included a photograph to illustrate each: 1. There is a "Drumming Figure" among the collection of artifacts that is particularly exuberant. 2....

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  • Tea Houses

    Chengdu Things to Do

    In Jinli Street, there is Mask Dance in festival days. You can also go to "Shunxing Teahouse (http://www.chinatouronline.com/china-travel/chengdu/chengdu-nightlife/Shunxing-Tea-House_018623.html)" Or "Wuhouci Temple". In Wuhouci Temple, the Mask Dance is at the innermost place. I recommend the "Shunxing Teahouse". Because besides the mask dance,...

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  • Qingyang Gong Daoist Temple

    Chengdu Things to Do

    this is a huge daoist tample i'v seen, it has lot of buildings, big and quiet. even the plant was cut into daoist simble style, i like it. the ticket price is 10 RMB now also has Taiji kongfu and ancient musical instrument teching there

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  • Du Fu's Thatched Cottage

    Chengdu Things to Do

    These are some of the relics that they've unearthed from a few of the wells that once surrounded Du Fu's (712-770, a prominent Chinese poet) actual thatched cottage. The site is now enclosed under a building and you can walk around it and look down upon it plus view the finds. Open: 7:30am-7pm. Admission: Y60.

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  • Streetscenes

    Chengdu Things to Do

    "The Picture tells the story". Just beautiful ! Throughout our 24 day China visit we were astonished by the beauty of their parks and gardens. Some of the gardens we visited were hundreds of years old, magnific large trees, decoration, colour and most of all Peaceful and Relaxing.

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  • Museums

    Chengdu Things to Do

    The Sichuan Provincial Museum is the main museum of Sichuan, one of China's most important provinces. The museum is located in Chengdu, Sichuan's capital city, and houses a solid collection of antiquities (ceramics, jades, bronzes, etc.), paintings, historical exhibits, and exhibits about the Tibetans and Sichuan's other ethnic minorities. The...

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  • Du Jiang Yan

    Chengdu Things to Do

    We took fast train from north train station to Dujianyen for 15yuan, it is about 30-40min. From train station, yu can take a taxi to the park it is about 40yuan, or you can take taxi to the bus center for 10yuan, then take bus#1 for 1yuan to the gate. We took a taxi for 50yuan to a spot that we can overview Dujiangyen. It is a bit father on the...

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  • On the Way to Tibet

    Chengdu Things to Do

    I have flew BKK-CTU-LXA. In summer, it seems that the only decent way to get into Tibet is from Chengdu. Indeed, it was easy to buy the ticket and to get the permit. The price was 3000 Y for a return CTU-LXA-CTU and I think 600 Y for the permit. I just advise you to try to catch the first flight in the morning even if it is pretty early. The reason...

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  • Peoples Park

    Chengdu Things to Do

    The People's Park was once called the Little City Park when it was created in 1921. It then changed its name to the People's Park in 1949. Most, if not all, cities in China have a People's Park and they're great places to go to in order to witness everyday Chinese life. When I visited people were singing karaoke, dancing, playing cards and Chinese...

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  • River View Park /Wang Jiang

    Chengdu Things to Do

    Wangjiang means `viewing the river'. Located on the south bank of the Jinjiang River, Wangjiang Tower Park is an oasis of calm in the midst of a bustling metropolis. In the middle of the park is the Wangjiang Tower, dedicated to the female Tang dynasty poet Xue Tao. The 39m high tower consists of four storeys. The upper two storeys are octagonal...

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  • Hai Luo Glacier

    Chengdu Things to Do

    I said the Hai Luo Glacier is a fairy land. There are 9 warm springs at No. 2 camping base, each has different temperature ranging from 30 centigrade to 90 centigrade(this is for eggs, not for you!). Get your body hot after lying in the spring for half an hour, then walk around on the snow, and you don't feel cold at all! When sun sets behind the...

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  • Mao Statue

    Chengdu Things to Do

    What's so special about a statue of Mao in China! you will see them everywhere. Not as much as previously as they are gradually be taken down. This is one of the largest however and in no risk of being dismantled - he is in fact being repaired/restored. He is a man of mystery, shrouded in scaffolding and green mesh! He stands in front of the...

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  • JiuZhaiGou

    Chengdu Things to Do

    Chengdu appears for now to be the springboard to see Jiuzaigou (JZG) Scenic Reserve. With feedback of the tortuous and potentially narrow roads on steep mountains, it could be a dilemma for one to decide whether or not to fly to JZG or take the bus. We decided to take the road, which we heard, have been recently installed well and the journey is...

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  • Experiencing Tibet outside of Tibet

    I rode my bike from Lanzhou (Gansu) to Chengdu (Sichuan). This is a great way to get a feel for Tibetan culture as there are many Tibetan villages and Temples along the way. you will need to be ready for riding to over 4000m though. All that you have described as to what you want to see can be seen along the way. Also stopping at Huanglong and...

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  • climbing, Animals and snacks

    Climbing Mt. Emei & LeshanWatching famous animal: the Giant PandaTasting various kinds of Snacks ----Sichuan CuisineAppreciating several Culture & Nature Heritages: Jiuzhaigou Valley, Dujiangyan Irrigation System Project, Mt.Qingcheng......Beautiful Plateau scenerary of Daocheng & Yading...

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  • First Bend in the Yellow River

    On the drive between Langmusi and Thangkor you will come across the first bend in the Yellow River. This is marked with the usual prayer flags and is a welcome scenery/photo stop on a long drive. There is nothing here but the river but it is a definite must on your drive to Thangkor.

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  • Tibetan Nomad Homestay

    We had an opportunity to stay with a traditional Tibetan Nomad family at their winter house just outside of Thangkor. Whilst there we were able to talk to the family as well as have a sing along of local folk music as well as western classics with a local musician. Awesome!!Our host spent several hours making our dinner of noodle soup (yum!!) as we...

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  • Thangkor Central School

    Situated in the heart of the Thagkor nomad area, with the average income being only 1500 yuan per family, access to education has been difficult and rare. Now when you visit the Thangkor school the first images are of hundreds of children all dressed in their traditional clothes, yet in 2003 the school had much fewer students due to the expenses...

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  • Chengdu - Qintai Road

    Qintai Road was named in memory of Zhuo Wenjun and Sima Xiangru. They are legendary lovers and incarnations of love in Western Han dynasty. The old Qintai Road used to be the street that sells jewelries. The building has been preserved and tured into a tourist attraction. Food stall and restaurants are operating to draw in the tourist.The building...

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  • Chengdu - Luo Dai Ancient Town

    Luo Dai Ancient Town is the first Hakka town in Chuanxi. 85% of the resident here are Hakkas.Within this small ancient town, there are some small little attractions where you could take a picture of as you walk along the streets and turn into smaller lanes.Hubei and Hunan Guild Hall, Minister Wu's Mansion, Jiangxi Guild Hall, Word Store Square,...

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  • Chengdu - Wenshu Temple

    Wen Shu Yuan is the largest and best-preserved Buddhist temple in Chengdu. It was first built in Sui dynasty with the name of Xinxiang temple. The temple was renamed Wenshu temple (temple of Manjuschri) after Master Ciwu witnessed a red light transformed into the image of Manjuschri.There are many devotes who are there to offer joss sticks and...

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  • Cheng Du - Qing Yang Taoist Temple

    Qing Yang Taoist Temple is the No. 1 Taoist temple in west Sichuan. This is the Holy Land where Laozi once preached the Way. It is the birth place for the first patriach of Taoism.The Eight Trigram Pavilion is a symbolic architecture of Taoism which is located at the front part of the temple. It was structured according to Ying and Yang...

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  • Sichuan Opera & Bian Lian Performances

    Sichuan Opera also known as Fu Rong Guo Cui is a performance by famous actors and actress and musicians at the Jinjiang Stage every night.You will see performances like Rolling Lamp in local Sichuan Dialect (performed by a clown and his fierce wife), Mouth Spraying of fire and the ever famous Face Changing (Bian Lian) show. Ever wonder how they...

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  • Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda...

    The Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding is located at the northern suburb of Chengdu.This world famous ecological conservation base occupies 105 hectares and is dedicated to the conservation of Giant Panda and the Red Panda.It received the honour of The Global 500 from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).The Panda were very...

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  • Jiuzhaigou

    Jiuzhaigou is the fairyland on earth. You have to come at the right season to see the beauty of Jiuzhaigou. The entrance fee is at RMB220 .We manage to see the 5 most important things in Jiuzhaigou during our trip on 14 Nov. Our local guide thinks that we are very lucky to come at the correct timing.Cai Ling - autumn leavesXue Feng - snow capped...

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  • Tibetan Cultural Show

    The Tiebtan Cultural Show was included as one of our optional tour.The show is held at the Jarpo Grand Theatre of Jiuzhai Paradise.We learnt that "Zha Xi De Le" means welcome in Tibetian language.It was a nice cultural show entitled Dreamland Journey with all the actress and actors who are the decendants of Tibet. These handsome guys and beautiful...

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  • Autumn leaves

    We came at the right time where we can see lots of bright red autumn leaves. We found a full mountain of it with yellow and green leaves. The guide took a risk and asks the coach captain to stop by the road side so that we can catch some pictures of the autumn leaves. We walk further and found a river with the red autumn leaves and mountains in the...

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  • visit the locals

    We had a brief stop at the villages that is along the road to Jiuzhaigou. The people were just waiting for bus load of tourist to sell souvenirs, crafts and jewellery to the tourist. Fancy having some BBQ yak or beef meat? These looks like our local satays. The young men just played pool and gambled the whole day. The women will have to support...

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  • Highest point at Jiuzhaigou

    We arrived at the highest point of Jiuzhaigou. It was cold and very windy up here. The signboard “Welcome to Jiuzhaigou” said it all. The mandarin words have a more meaningful meaning to it. The people of Jiuzhaigou welcome you here. Without tourism, Jiuzhaigou will not be what it is today. The people may live a simpler life in the land which they...

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  • Toilet break

    We all woke up early and had our breakfast before heading for Jiuzhaigou. On the way, some had to have a toilet break and the driver decide to stop at “Jiu Jiang Gong Lu” after paying the toll. Do bring along medicated oil or any fragrances that could mask the smell of a toilet. They don’t maintain their toilets at all. Worst of all, you will have...

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  • Visit the Baima Township

    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...

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  • another cleaner toilet break

    Finally we arrive at another toilet break and a petrol stop for our coach. This turns out to be a good opportunity for us who love to take pictures to take some scenery. Mountains, flowing river, village, swinging bridge and public toilets on the roadside are things that we do not see in Singapore. To us the scenery is beautiful and serene. The...

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  • Walking around Mian Yang at night

    We had a walk just around the hotel after a heavy meal. The shops were closed. We see the local gathers for dancing on the street. In fact there were many different groups dancing to different tunes. And there were fireworks and we were able to catch it from far. We wonder if it was a daily sight or was there a special occasion.We found a unique...

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  • MianYang

    Our first destination after arriving at Cheng Du Airport is a few hours drive to the city of Mian Yang. Due to the new traffic regulations, all coaches to Jiuzhaigou must enter by 12pm. The driver must break the journey as there is a regulation that they must not exceed 400 kms driver per day.The colourful fountain was built in 1990 in the town of...

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  • Chengdu Wan Jiang Luo

    This cultural relic park was declared in 1991 as a Sichuan Cultural relic.It sits on 30 mu of land along the Funa He (river).There are 6 historical buildings n towers in Sichuan Tradditional Style of the Hsu Kingdom.This park is dedicated to the Famous poetress,Xue Tao of the Tang dynasty.There are rock gardens and many varieties of Bamboos...

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  • Ching Cheng Shan at Du Zhiang Yan Shi

    Tired of Chengdu city life or to escape the summer heat ,a 1 and half hrs bus journey will bring u to the mountain retreat.I was told that this place has been declared as a UNESCO World Heritage.The place consist of the front mountain and the back mountain.The Front mountain is where the taoist priests medidate/ practise their religion since...

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  • Chengdu's time warp,Jin Li

    The name translated mean Chinese carps in the well.Just newly refurnish is a alley with traditional buildings,Opera stage,Chinese rock garden and carp pond.Entrance is free and opens till around 9 pm or later.Walking thru it bring u back to the time thousand years ago.The side vendors sells nick nacks as well as cravings n paintings.A few pubs in...

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  • Chengdu,Shinning Shoes or clean ears ?

    For 1 yuan you can get your shoes clean and polish.The shoe polishers are everywhere at Chengdu street corners .In the park while drinking tea at the tea houses you can have your shoes polished or have others to dig and clean your ears.

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  • People watching n shops,Chengdu

    Stroll along this mall and watch the local crowds. There are so many people strolling or window shopping and it's not a public holiday .Amazing,no work ,no schools everbody seems to be free reflecting the afluence of this povincial capital of Sichuan.The grils of Sichuan are known for their smart dessings and fair complexions.

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  • Hot Spring at Huashuiwan

    Need to have a hot dip from the cold winter weather .we took a bus from Ching Sa bus station to Huashiwan at Dayi Shien.journey is around 2 hours and fare is less than Rmb30.If there are 4 person you can also hail a private van for aound Rmb 160 after some haggling.All the hotels have hot n cold pools of varying temperature for day dips or you can...

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