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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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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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Chuanzhusi, Sichuan Province Posted by on Mar 19, 2013

If you plan on visiting the Jiuzhaigou and Huanglong National Parks in Sichuan province, you might want to consider staying in Chuanzhusi for a day. This peaceful and quiet town is full of Tibetan culture, has plenty of cheap guesthouses, beautiful scenery, and it’s not far from the airport, making it a great place to start or…

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Huanglong National Park (黄龙) Posted by on Mar 10, 2013

Not far from Jiuzhaigou in northern Sichuan province, you’ll find another stunningly beautiful national park – Huanglong. The Chinese name literally means “yellow dragon” as it is believed the many ponds look like a dragon weaving its way through the surrounding mountains and forest. Take a short video tour and admire the natural beauty of…

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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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