Travel Blogs from Chengdu, China

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Black and White Lay Abouts, Chengdu, China travel blog

Black and White Lay Abouts

A travel blog entry by hodge

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... , waterfalls and gardens. Amazing another nice part of China and the sky was a lot less smoggy than Xian. The other big draw to Chengdu is the world famous panda sanctuary. The next we got up really early to watch the pandas, as the are apparently more ...

Chilling in Chengdu, Chengdu, China travel blog

Chilling in Chengdu

A travel blog entry by pollyandmikey

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... decided that early mornings were the best time to talk loudly so it was an early wake up in Cabin 5 of the Lhasa – Chengdu express. Within the hour we arrived at Chengdu station, 44 hours after leaving Lhasa in Tibet.  It had been a great ...

Sim's Cozy Guest House, Chengdu, China travel blog

Sim's Cozy Guest House

A travel blog entry by rcys

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... there, I never managed to take a single picture of the place so you'll just have to take my word for it. If you go to Chengdu, stay at Sims. The travel agency is a bit of a toss up though. They may actually be the only agency that will tell you not to ...

Giant Panda Research Center, Chengdu, China travel blog

Giant Panda Research Center

A travel blog entry by rcys

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Just one more early morning and then I can rest. As it seems with any popular tourist attraction in China, you have to get up before the sun if you want to have any solitude and avoid the hordes of tourists that are bound to come. We got to the park ...

Chengdu, the gateway to Tibet, Chengdu, China travel blog

Chengdu, the gateway to Tibet

A travel blog entry by mikeysoft

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... it before we go to Tibet. The tour is a Chinese bus tour. Mimi will have to be my translator. It is about 8 hours from Chengdu, I hope they don't smoke too much or take us shopping. We plan to spend two nights in Chengdu when we get back so we can ...

Chengdu - Panda Mania!!, Chengdu, China travel blog

Chengdu - Panda Mania!!

A travel blog entry by alinmattrtw2005

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... was still clean and fine, but it was much older than the other intercity trains we have taken here in China. We noticed a real difference in the people too, Chengdu is a city, but its in the mountains in the Chinese province of Sichuan, so its much more ...

One Big Buddha, Chengdu, China travel blog

One Big Buddha

A travel blog entry by aborder

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Chengdu, China - We (Lauren and I) arrived into Chengdu at midday after sleeping most of the way from Xi'an. A quick metro stop and we found the stylish and laid back Mix hostel. We signed up for the bike tour, settled in and grabbed a spicy soup ...

Journey to the West - V, Chengdu, China travel blog

Journey to the West - V

A travel blog entry by grizzly

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... the flooding and gave the Sichuan area in the Kingdom of Qin abundant harvests. The area around Chengdu became one of the breadbaskets of China. This project greatly strengthened the Qin Kingdom because the expanded agricultural output helped to sustain ...

Back in Chengdu, Chengdu, China travel blog

Back in Chengdu

A travel blog entry by mikeysoft

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... . We went over a pass which was 4007 meters. That is over 13200 feet! WENDSDAY, MAY 17 Northern Sichuan Province to Chengdu, Sichuan Province. They started to take us to shopping places yesterday and today. Mimi and I liked to leave where they ...

Furry, Lazy Creatures, Chengdu, China travel blog

Furry, Lazy Creatures

A travel blog entry by shyoungstr

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... of the Giant Panda. When I booked my return flight to Shanghai I was under the impression that I wouldn't need much time in Chengdu. That was based on other’s opinion, but as the capital of Sichuan province with a population of 14 million, and ...

Kung Fu Panda, Chengdu, China travel blog

Kung Fu Panda

A travel blog entry by kris

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on the train to Chengdu i managed to bag the top bunk this time, half way through the night i woke thinking ants had found some food in my bag only to find it was just the pattern of wallpaper.. i managed to get a good night sleep after that though.. i ...

Marc DJ'ing at CC Club, Lan Kwai Fong, Chengdu, Chengdu, China travel blog

Marc DJ'ing at CC Club, Lan Kwai Fong, Chengdu

A travel blog entry by mandibee

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... which is called Lan Kwai Fon, named after the famous “bar street” in Hong Kong, they decided to build a new one in Chengdu and it only opened in December and they most certainly didn’t hold back – in our more sober state we had a ...

Panda Tales, Chengdu, China travel blog

Panda Tales

A travel blog entry by donstump1

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... also to control who comes and goes. Anyway, there are only a few places which you can get the permit, and Chengdu is one of the main cities in China. The only problem is that we just found out that we won't be able to come back into China again through ...

Chengdu, Sichuan, China 1st Jul - 12th Jul, Chengdu, China travel blog

Chengdu, Sichuan, China 1st Jul - 12th Jul

A travel blog entry by fae-neilvsworld

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... tourists. We loved it as we had to cancel our plans to visit actual Tibet – so this was the next best thing ;-) Highlights Chengdu Panda Base: We managed to wake up nice and early and make our way over the Panda base. It was an amazing experience to ...

Xian and Chengdu, Chengdu, China travel blog

Xian and Chengdu

A travel blog entry by jessnel

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... seem too bad. Well, the train got to Chengdu early at 5:30 am, and the sun doesn't come out until 7:00 am in Chengdu (Everywhere in China goes by Beijing time zone). Once again, we had to wander around some dark alley to look for our hostel. The eerie ...

The cuisine, Chengdu, China travel blog

The cuisine

A travel blog entry by tonyandmarina

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Sampling the famous Sichuan cuisine is a must on a trip to Chengdu. It is even worth the trip to Chengdu. Chuan cuisine emphasizes "taste", particularly "Ma" (Spicy) and "La" (Hot) Sichuan food also makes heavy use of Sichuan "peppercorn" or huajiao - ...

Sichaun Hotpot and Chinese Opera, Chengdu, China travel blog

Sichaun Hotpot and Chinese Opera

A travel blog entry by zoebuck

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... all the foods here. No one has been ill apart from the odd cold, so long may this continue.  14:02 We've arrived in Chengdu, it was a fairly bumpy flight, and we're quite late, and hungry.  14:26 Chengdu is in the Sichuan region, and is famous ...

Chengdu, Chengdu, China travel blog

Chengdu

A travel blog entry by tonyandmarina

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Chengdu is the capital of Sichuan province and is one of the most important economic centers, transportation and communication hubs in Southwestern China, covering an area of 12300 km2 with a population of over 11 million. Why did we go there? ...

The streets, Chengdu, China travel blog

The streets

A travel blog entry by tonyandmarina

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It is again a different world. Very interesting to stroll. Little English is spoken and the city feels difficult to handle for Westerns, which makes it special and challenging. Tian Fu Square is overlooked by an enormous Chairman Mao statue in the ...

Apartment, Chengdu, China travel blog

Apartment

A travel blog entry by tonyandmarina

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It is very weird: the building looks still in construction, the website is not updated, the locals do not know it is in business, the receptionists are even more useless than usual but the apartments are sublime!!! The sales managers were very nice and ...

Chengdu Panda Breeding and Research Center, Chengdu, China travel blog

Chengdu Panda Breeding and Research Center

A travel blog entry by tonyandmarina

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... provinces. In total there are fewer than 1000 left, of which 80% are distributed within the territory of Sichuan province. Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding or simply Chengdu Panda Base, is a non-profit research and breeding facility for ...

Mar 2 2008, Chengdu, China travel blog

Mar 2 2008

A travel blog entry by jesseandzoe

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... so thick and black it just engulfed everyone at the bus stop.  And people are worried about Alberta making to much pollution, come to China and see how bad it is here.  We barely made it on our bus and I was hanging on for dear life standing on ...

Grrr. Chengdu. Bah humbug., Chengdu, China travel blog

Grrr. Chengdu. Bah humbug.

A travel blog entry by chris-marianne

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... it appears is quite a cloak and dagger operation in Chengdu. Compared with the brazen openness in every other city in China, Chengdu DVD shopping is a farce of whispered questions, being escorted down dimly lit corridors and secret knocks on heavy, ...

March 1 2008, Chengdu, China travel blog

March 1 2008

A travel blog entry by jesseandzoe

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... some toast and water for me.  He noticed that the tickets had the wrong departing airport code on them, it should be CTU for Chengdu, but it was JJN for Jinjiang.  So he went back down to talk to them.  The woman called the ticket office ...

Feb 28 2008, Chengdu, China travel blog

Feb 28 2008

A travel blog entry by jesseandzoe

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... a popular choice, since they quickly ran out.  Note to self sit in the first 10 rows on China Eastern.  We arrived about a half hour late to Chengdu, but our driver was still there waiting for us.  Phew!  Our drive through Chengdu was ...

Feb 29 2008, Chengdu, China travel blog

Feb 29 2008

A travel blog entry by jesseandzoe

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... dvds to watch, and we hope we can get some sleep tonight.  I think tomorrow should be pretty uneventful.  Nice weather here, 15 above with sunshine.  Pretty rare for Chengdu, as it gets socked in with fog most of the time.   - ...

Chengdu - weather raining, Chengdu, China travel blog

Chengdu - weather raining

A travel blog entry by christine.stone

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Today is Moon Festival and the Hotel left us some Moon Cakes in our room, not bad, very different, Michelle had one with an boiled egg in the middle.  Couldn't work out just what was in some of them but maybe we don't want to know. Although a rainy ...

Local Denver Newspaper Article, Chengdu, China travel blog

Local Denver Newspaper Article

A travel blog entry by proudbody

Joshua just walked in and showed us an article written about our experiences on Monday. We would be "the associates" mentioned in the story.  Joshua failed to mention the carrying of 2 children most of the 3-mile journey from where we were back to ...

Panda city, Chengdu, China travel blog

Panda city

A travel blog entry by rivers2007

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... this morning. got up close and personal with them. a little too much at times (the giving birth of a panda baby comes to mind). chengdu's a great city with some great bars, a few of which we sampled last night. we're staying a hostel downtown and have met ...

Aug 19, 2012, Chengdu, China travel blog

Aug 19, 2012

A travel blog entry by sabrinapm

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