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All Things Sichuan Posted by on Mar 31, 2013

Chances are you’ve probably munched on a dish labeled “Szechuan” in a Chinese restaurant at some point. Where does that delicious, spicy chicken come from? Well, it’s from Sichuan province (四川 – sì chuān), located in southwest China. Famous for its mouth-numbing food, cute and cuddly pandas, and stunningly beautiful landscapes, Sichuan is a fascinating…

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Exploring Ping Le Ancient Town Posted by on Dec 6, 2012

Cruise around the streets of Ping Le Ancient Town, drop by the river, and then head out to the Chinese countryside in this video tour. A stop at the Li Family Courtyard reveals farm life in a traditional Qing Dynasty era home, and a night in a guesthouse in the middle of the bamboo sea…

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Golden Flower Mountain (金华山) Posted by on Nov 27, 2012

Located just outside of Ping Le Ancient Town in Sichuan province is a quiet, peaceful, spiritual mountain. With elements of Confucianism, Buddhism, and Taoism, this scenic spot makes for a great morning hike. Unlike many tourism spots in China, which are overrun by people and vendors, this place doesn’t even have a ticket office and…

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Ping Le Ancient Town Posted by on Nov 17, 2012

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…

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