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Chengdu Day Two Video Posted by on Aug 23, 2017

Chengdu Day Two Video

After a busy first day exploring the city of Chengdu, it’s time to head out to see China’s national treasure – the giant panda. Spend the morning at the breeding research base, where you’ll see plenty of pandas munching on bamboo. Then enjoy a hot pot dinner and some Sichaun opera with its famous face…

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72 Hours in Chengdu (Part Two) Posted by on Aug 21, 2017

72 Hours in Chengdu (Part Two)

Our short visit to Sichuan’s capital of Chengdu has been a good one so far. The first day gave a good glimpse into both the ancient and modern sides of the city, as we saw the countless skyscrapers going up around Tianfu Square and took in the local culture at the People’s Park. For the…

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Backpacking In Sichuan Province Posted by on Apr 28, 2016

Although China is not exactly known as a hotspot for backpacking like Southeast Asia or South America, there are plenty of great places across the massive country for travelers seeking such an experience. Perhaps one of the best spots is Sichuan province – home to some of the country’s most stunning national parks, mouth-numbingly spicy…

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Highlights of Sichuan Province Posted by on Feb 28, 2014

Visit the giant pandas, eat mouth-numbing hot pot, and shake your groove thing in Chengdu. Hike up a Buddhist mountain, drop by a traditional courtyard home and farm, and chill by the river in Ping Le. Hike and enjoy the natural beauty of Jiuzhaigou and Huanglong national parks. Welcome to Sichuan province! 成都 – chéng…

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Sichuan Opera (川剧) Posted by on Nov 4, 2012

A great way to spend an evening in Chengdu is catching a performance of Sichuan opera (川剧 – chuān jù). Featuring elaborate costumes, music, singing, and dancing, it’s a highly entertaining show with a long history. Highlights include shadow hand play, the “rolling light”, and of course, the legendary face changing.

Better Know a… Province (Part One) Posted by on Oct 4, 2012

So far, we’ve covered two of China’s massive municipalities – Beijing and Shanghai. We’ll save the other two – Tianjin and Chongqing – for later, and today we’ll begin our tour around China’s many provinces. For this first provincial introduction, we’re heading to the sight of my last vacation – Sichuan (四川 – sì chuān)…

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My Last Vacation (Part One) Posted by on Sep 13, 2012

Recently I covered some useful vocabulary and phrases for planning a vacation. Well, today I’m going to tell you about my last vacation… in Chinese. For those of you more advanced folks, or those who are really focusing on practicing your reading of Chinese characters, the first part is for you. It is the first…

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