Chinese Language Blog

Ping Le Ancient Town Posted by on Nov 17, 2012 in Culture

Just 90 km west of Chengdu in Sichuan province, you’ll find Ping Le Ancient Town (平乐古镇 – píng lè gǔ zhèn). Many years ago, this little town was an important stop on the Tea Horse Road (茶马道 – chá mǎ dào). Along this road, mules would take tea and other goods from southwest China to Tibet and India. These days, Ping Le attracts Chinese tourists from the big cities who want to enjoy some nostalgia by visiting a small town. In this first video about my trip there, you’ll see what nighttime looks like down by the river, a spiritual fire ceremony, some delicious food, and of course, a night cap of KTV.


新南门车站 – xīn nán mén chē zhàn

New South Gate Bus Station


平乐古镇 – píng lè gǔ zhèn

Ping Le Ancient Town


抄手面 – chāo shǒu miàn

wonton noodle soup


又好吃又便宜 – yòu hǎo chī yòu pián yi

delicious and cheap


她的宝宝很可爱 – tā de bǎo bao hěn kě ài

Her baby is very cute.


白沫江 – bái mò jiāng

Baimo River


舞会 – wǔ huì

dance party



nǐ kě yǐ xuǎn zé nǐ xǐ huan de yì  tiáo yú

You can select one fish that you like.


拍黄瓜 – pāi huáng guā

smashed cucumbers


土豆烧排骨 – tǔ dòu shāo pái gǔ

potatoes and ribs


逛街 – guàng jiē

window shopping


酒 – jiǔ



鸡尾酒 – jī wěi jiǔ


Tags: , , , ,
Keep learning Chinese with us!

Build vocabulary, practice pronunciation, and more with Transparent Language Online. Available anytime, anywhere, on any device.

Try it Free Find it at your Library
Share this:
Pin it

About the Author: sasha

Sasha is an English teacher, writer, photographer, and videographer from the great state of Michigan. Upon graduating from Michigan State University, he moved to China and spent 5+ years living, working, studying, and traveling there. He also studied Indonesian Language & Culture in Bali for a year. He and his wife run the travel blog Grateful Gypsies, and they're currently trying the digital nomad lifestyle across Latin America.


  1. name白睿:


Leave a comment: