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Luodai  落带
Touristic (Dieter)
In my opinion Luodai is more a "Touristic" than an "Old" town. Well, for Chinese touristic goes hand in hand with shopping and "热闹". Not really an old town, lot's of different shops, good to buy small souvenirs and stroll for an afternoon. Better avoid the crowds during the weekend or holidays.

Maison Mode  美美力诚百货
Susan Johnson (More chengdu)
It's difficult to imagine a place like Maison Mode in Chengdu a few short years ago, when the most common street styles in Chengdu were either dull and utilitarian or cute and sparkly. Now, the clothing of the young and well-heeled shows an awareness of international clothing trends and brands....

@ World Computer City  @世界电脑城
Susan Johnson (More chengdu)
Anchored on the north side of the street by @World and on the south side by the Digital Plaza, this stretch of road between Renmin Nan Road and Moziqiao is a magnet for those whose needs and desires take electronic form. Both @World and the Digital Plaza have several stories of computers and...

Jiezi Old Town  街子古镇
Susan Johnson (more chengdu)
Ticket: Free admission Busses: Busses depart every 30 minutes from the Chengdu Jinsha Bus Station to Jiezi Town. Service begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 5:40 p.m. You can also take a bus from Chongzhou to Jiezi Town. Jiezi is an old-style town located in the Mt. Qingcheng/Dujiangyan area...

Jianchuan Museum  建川博物馆
Susan Johnson (more chengdu)
Ticket: 100RMB Busses: Chengdu Jinsha Bus Station; Chengdu Shiyangchang Bus Station; Chengdu Shuangliou Bus Station The Jianchuan Musuem cluster is huge. There are over a dozen museums spread throughout a total area of 500 acres. In a country where the history stretches back thousands of...

Gaoshengqiao Book Store  新华文轩成都购书中心
Susan Johnson (more chengdu)
Last year found our favourite book store cocooned in scaffolding and closed for renos. Only the KFC out front remained open. What emerged is some kind of cross between a book store, a department store, and a palace. The place has been redone in marble, with three floors still devoted to books,and...

Wukuaishi Tea Market  五块石茶叶市场
Susan Johnson (more chengdu)
Freshly harvested spring tea, famous teas like Tie Guan Yin, herbs and flowers that brew into tisanes, Tibetan brick tea, Yunnan Pu-erh – all can be found at the Wukuaishi wholesale tea market. The best selection is of local teas like Zhu Ye Qing, jasmine, maofeng, and Mengding Shan....

Songxianqiao Curio Art City  送仙桥古玩艺术城
Susan Johnson (more chengdu)
Songxianqiao Art City is near several of Chengdu’s other attractions – Qingyang Temple, Dufu’s Cottage, Huanhuaxi park, the Provincial Museum – but is well worth a visit on its own. There are several buildings joined by walkways through the upper levels, which are full of galleries,...

Yulin Market  玉林综合市场
Susan Johnson (more chengdu)
Every neighborhood in Chengdu has a market with booths and/or tables where you can buy fresh food and household goods. Many people prefer shopping at these markets to shopping at grocery stores, since the vegetables and meat are noticeably fresher and usually less expensive. Besides fruit,...

Qintai Road  琴台路
Susan Johnson (more chengdu)
One of the more romantic areas of Chengdu is around the Huan Hua Cultural District in the city’s west, with its misty fog, alluring parks, and quiet paths lining the Jinjiang River. It also features a number of the city’s most popular sites, among them: Green Ram Temple, Dufu’s Thatched...

O Gallery  欧桥业文化艺术画廊
Susan Johnson (more chengdu)
Lippo Tower is a real love or hate affair. While the gleaming black edifice, finished earlier this year, may bring a lot of things to mind (death, Gotham City), contemporary Western art is probably not one of them yet, located high up in Suite 212 of this enormous beast is O Gallery, a small, but...

Shuadu Lane  耍都文化广场
Mark Hiew (more chengdu)
Sometimes it feels like the entire population of Chengdu is out at night. Whether they’re tucking in on kiddy stools outside shaokao stands, belting out ballads at KTV, or spilling out of clubs after one too many whisky green teas, this is a city that requires no additional prodding to have a...

Chengdu Folk Park  老成都民俗公园
Mark Hiew (more chengdu)
Established in 2001, and steadily redeveloped, Chengdu Folk Park is a haven of calm beneath a torrent of traffic. An art center/tea house/canal leisure space, it’s as much a testament to the city’s love for traditional ways as it is a shining example of reclaimed humanity and innovative...

Sichuan Provincial Museum  四川博物馆
Mark Hiew (more chengdu)
The recently re-opened, three-story, Sichuan Museum provides a thorough overview of the region’s artistic and cultural highlights. It is a must-see for anyone interested in furthering their understanding of Sichuan’s cultural past, particularly the ancient, pre-Han, Ba and Shu cultures....

Culture Park  文化公园
Mark Hiew (more chengdu)
“What should I see while I’m in Chengdu?” is a question many residents of this charming city must regularly answer, when friends and family pass through, trying to “do” the place in two days or less. And while sites like the Panda Research Base and Jinsha Museum are certainly...

Qingcheng Back Mountain  青城后山
Mark Hiew (more chengdu)
M ost people who’ve been in Chengdu for more than a few weeks have probably made the two hour trip out to Qingcheng (Azure City) Mountain, the scenic, easily hike-able Taoist mountain that makes for an ideal, if often crowded escape from the chaos of the city. However, not as many visit the...

Jinsha Site Museum  金沙遗址博物馆
Mark Hiew (more chengdu)
For many centuries, the Chinese have considered the Yellow river the cradle of Chinese civilization. But this began to change in 1986, when archaeological discoveries in Guanghan, about 40 minutes north of Chengdu, uncovered the Sanxingdui civilization, part of the mysterious Shu kingdom of the...

Huanglong National Park  黄龙风景区
Mark Hiew (more chengdu)
Located 150 kilometers northwest of Chengdu and 65 kilometers west of Songpan, Huanglong (“Yellow Dragon Valley”) is a nature reserve certainly worth visiting. Many people skip it, heading only for Jiuzhaigou (certainly also worth visiting), and subsequently miss out on the remarkable...

Little Lasa (Tibetan Quarter)  小拉萨 (西藏街区)
Mark Hiew (more chengdu)
One of Chengdu’s biggest drawing points is the fact that it is the last genuinely significant city in Mainland China before reaching Tibet. Prior to the recent completion of the high-speed Beijing-Lhasa railroad, Chengdu was the jumping off point for backpackers heading for the snowy trails of...

Sha Xi  沙溪古镇
Mark Hiew (more chengdu)
Two of the most popular destinations in southwestern China are Lijiang and Dali, two towns that have undergone the same familiar transformation from picturesque, quiet village to tour group-swamped amusement park that the age of mass tourism development has wrought upon us. But the sleepy village...

Chengdu Academy of Painting  成都画院
Mark Hiew (more chengdu)
Chengdu has been a center for Chinese fine arts for over a millennium. The Chengdu Academy of Painting, located not far from Kuanxiangzi Alley (China Lane) in the city’s northwest, offers a concentrated collection of oil paintings of the finest skill, located in a beautifully restored...

Huangshan  安徽黄山
Liam Patten (more chengdu)
As we drove along the expressway I couldn’t help but notice how picturesque everything was. The bright blue sky, the rolling hills, the bamboo peaking out above the highway barrier, and the clouds, so few in number that I appreciated their presence. We kept passing villages built right up to...

Sichuan Opera Yue Lai Tea House  川剧 / 悦来茶园
Mark Hiew (more chengdu)
One of the most standard tourist attractions in Chengdu is Sichuanese opera or “chuanju.” It’s fire-breathing, face-changing theater of photogenic spectacle actively promoted by tourism agencies and hostels alike. But few actual Chengdu residents regularly, if ever, get out to such...

Feima Gallery  非马画廊
Mark Hiew (more chengdu)
Chinese contemporary art has a reputation for being rather crudely “avant-garde” within some circles. Western galleries seem focused on artists associated with the “Cynical Realism” movement, like Yue Minjun, and his absurdist, laughing self-figures in terracotta army form or the...

Sichuan University Museum  四川大学博物馆
Mark Hiew (more chengdu)
S ichuan’s oldest, wealthiest and most polished museum is also one of its least commonly visited. Sichuan University Museum, located near Wangjianglou Park near the university’s east gate, is a majestic chest of archaeological and artistic gems culled from the region’s unique 5,000 year...

Chengdu Industrial Civilization Museum  成都工业文明博物馆
Mark Hiew (more chengdu)
Chengduers (consider that coined) have a saying they like to use to make sweeping generalizations about their city that can be translated roughly as follows (albeit with none of Mandarin’s brevity and poetry): “The South is rich, the West is civil service, the North is full of crooks and the...

Small Garden  小花园
Mark Hiew (more chengdu)
A lot of visitors to Chengdu will attempt to “do” the city in the space of a few days. From their hotel they will take hired transportation to the panda-breeding center and to Leshan’s large Buddha before purchasing souvenirs on Jinli street. In so doing, they will catch some of the...

Re-C Art Space  廊桥当代艺术空间
Mark Hiew (more chengdu)
Chengdu is well known as a creative hub, but for all the talk of its budding art scene, there’s been a shortage of galleries featuring local artists. Enter Re-C, located behind Dufu’s Cottage in the west of the city, whose curator, Zhao Huan, opened the center to serve as a less-commercial...

East Lake Park  东湖公园
Mark Hiew (more chengdu)
There was a moment as I gazed out from the glass promontory over the large, serene lake of East Lake Park *located off the 2nd Ring Road in Chengdu’s south, where I forgot that I was in China. On a pleasant weekend afternoon such as this one, other parks would be teeming, with a section of the...

Jinghong  景洪
Mark Hiew (more chengdu)
Jinghong, more of an overgrown town than a heaving metropolis, more Bangkok than Beijing, more banana tree than bamboo. The capital of Xishuangbanna Dai Autonomous Prefecture, located at the southern tip of Yunnan, serves as a transit point for those on the well-trodden Southeast Asian backpacker...

Kunming  昆明
Mark Hiew (more chengdu)
You’ve surely heard about funky Kunming, capital of Yunnan province. It’s arguably a rival to Chengdu for top spot as China’s southwest cultural center. Kunming bills itself as the city of “eternal spring,” and, given its proximity to Southeast Asian borders, has the reputation of being...

Lotus Market  荷花池批发市场
Monica Liau (more chengdu)
The Lotus Market is a huge sprawl of shops, selling in bulk, any kind of cheap good you could possible hope for. It includes huge sections devoted entirely to bolts of (lower quality) cloth, toys, art supplies and knick-knacks galore. Located way up in the northern part of the city, the Lotus...

Live Water Garden  活水公园
Mark Hiew (more chengdu)
Chengdu’s better known parks tend to be large, family affairs. And as much fun as paddling boats at People’s Park can be, you wouldn’t be the first seeking a more tranquil green space. The Living Water Garden, located near the amusement park off Fuqing Road, offers a quieter, more peaceful...

Holidays House Rental  大理丽江度假山庄
More Chengdu (more chengdu)
This 60-year-old Frenchman was taking a year off for touring the world when he arrived in China in October 2003. Arriving in Yunnan from Vietnam he was stunned by the beauty of Dali with its superb Erhai Lake and gorgeous Cang Shang mountains. After finishing his world tour through Russia and...

Kuan Alley  宽巷子
Mark Hiew (more chengdu)
Visitors to Chengdu, post-Pandas, will often make it to one of the city’s “new old” walking streets, such as Wenshu Temple or Jinli Street. Be sure to add China Lane to your list. It offers the same festive shopping and strolling, but with a level of redesign and restoration craftsmanship...

Wenshu Temple Vegetarian Restaurant  文殊院素斋
Monica Liau (more chengdu)
Feeding a strict vegetarian in Chengdu can be a difficult task, but the Wenshu Temple Vegetarian Restaurant offers loads of delicious, 100% vegetarian cuisine that both meat eaters and Vegans can drool over. The restaurant is a one room, rather common eatery filled with tables meant for large...

Ice Mountain Horse Trek  雪宝顶
Pete Sweeney (more chengdu)
Xuebaoding is 405km away from Chengdu. Chengdu (bus, 9 hours) -- Ming River (farmer's vehicle, 5 hours) -- Mafeng Village (horse, 6 hours) -- Base Camp 雪宝顶成都仅405公里 Among the many reasons I came to Sichuan in the first place, it was their wilderness that ranked high. But...

Seafood Market  海鲜市场
Pete Sweeney (more chengdu)
Yes, Chengdu is landlocked, but that doesn't mean you can't get good seafood to cook at home, quite the opposite. Right in the middle of downtown you can buy almost anything that's in season and you can get it while it's still alive, at a price sufficiently haggled. To get the really choice...

Huang Long Xi Ancient Town  黄龙溪古镇
Pete Sweeney (more chengdu)
Shuangliu County (双流县), 30km southeast of Chengdu. Total distance 42km. To Get There: Xinnanmen Bus Station has buses to Huayang (华阳) every day, you can take a bus to Huang Long Xi in Huayang. From Chengdu to Huayang to Huanglong will cost 6.5RMB....

Xichang  西昌
Pete Sweeney (more chengdu)
Southwest Sichuan. It's the capital of Liangshan Yi Autonomous Prefecture. You can fly from Chengdu Shuangliu Airport to Xichang Qingshan Airport. Or you can take train(s): 5611, K165 (15:08-01:08), K117 (18:01-03:10), K145 (16:10-01:38), K113 (13:20-2...

Blue House Art Space  蓝顶艺术中心
Pete Sweeney (more chengdu)
For a firsthand look at Chengdu’s contemporary art scene at its most raw, check out the Blue House Art Space, a sprawling complex of studios located in way-south Chengdu. Blue House isn’t really a house, more a collection of non-descript warehouses interspersed with gardens, giant sculpted...

Lugu Lake  泸沽湖
Monica Liau (more chengdu)
Lugu Lake, Yanyuan, Sichuan 泸沽湖,位于川滇交界外的四川省盐源县泸沽湖镇 Lugu Lake allows for long (unsupervised) day treks filled with breathtaking quiet, beautiful views of the large, high-altitude lake, and peeks into traditional Mosuo life. Situated half in northern...

Tiger Leaping Gorge  虎跳峡
Pete Sweeney (more chengdu)
60km from Lijiang Naxi Autonomous County. Tiger Leaping Gorge in Zhongdian County. It's nestled between Yulong Snow Mountain and Haba Snow Mountain. 虎跳峡距离丽江纳西族自治县县城60公里,这条峡谷在金沙江上游,全长18公里...

Kangding  康定
Bill Stranberg (more chengdu)
If you haven’t heard it yet, by the time you arrive, you’ll hear it blasting out of small shops, big shops, mountain sides, and well, nearly everywhere. People will travel from miles around to see the city and its surrounding mountains that inspired the famous love song. There’s a lot...

Tagong Grasslands  塔公草原
Pete Sweeney (more chengdu)
By the time I got to Tagong I needed it more than I realized. I’d spent a lot of time in the crowded, hot Chinese summer bouncing from big city to big city, and I felt like a steamed baozi, albeit a rather sweaty one. I read a couple of guidebooks and Tagong sounded nice; a small town rimmed by...

Le shan  乐山
Bill Stranberg (more chengdu)
The first thing to spring to mind when we came face to face with the big guy was “Smug.” This guy knows he’s the biggest Buddha around. He sits there, carved into the mountainside with this little, well, giant smirk on his face. This Buddha deserves it – his head is so big that a...

Emei Shan  峨眉山
Bill Stranberg (more chengdu)
Once we decided on Leshan, we had to go with Emei Shan as well. Emei is just a bit farther down the road from the Big Buddha and is truly one of the places you can’t miss even if you’re only in Chengdu for a short while. There are multiple ways to go about sightseeing at Emei. If you happen...

1000 Plateaus Art Gallery  千高原艺术画廊
Pete Sweeney (more chengdu)
Chengdu is an unquestioned arts centre as any quick tour of the city’s numerous art markets will illustrate. However, this same tour reveals that the overwhelming majority of the art market is dominated by reproductions or reinterpretations of Chinese traditional forms: calligraphy, landscapes,...

Qingcheng Shan  青城山
*** (more chengdu)
Qingcheng Shan is considered to be one of China’s holiest mountains (actually, the fifth holiest) and is one of the birthplaces of Taoism. It is still home to monks who have spent their lives in peace and prayer at the over twenty temples and religious sights, all of which are bursting at the...

Bamboo Sea  蜀南竹海
Pete Sweeney (more chengdu)
While Western Sichuan gets the bulk of the attention from the nature-loving traveler, the Bamboo Sea in Southeast Sichuan, which was featured in “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”, merits an expedition. The Bamboo Sea is aptly named; a gorgeous primeval forest of bamboo spanning some 120 square...

Qing Yang Gong  青羊宫
Bill Stranberg (more chengdu)
Five yuan will gain you entrance to the Palace of the Green Lamb. Actually, though, there are two of them, and they aren’t very green, more of a bronze/brown. Truth be told, they are hardly lambs. Of the two, the one horned lamb is the more significant. This fella made its way to Chengdu from a...

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