Travel Blogs from Chengdu, China

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Sichuan-Style and Big Buddhas, Chengdu, China travel blog

Sichuan-Style and Big Buddhas

A travel blog entry by trent

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... traveling - late and delayed train which caused me to miss my flight and sit in the Shanghai airport for 6 hours - I finally got into Chengdu.  I did get to ride the worlds fastest train, the Shanghai Maglev which tops out at 432 km/hr!  Enon ...

Face Changing Panda Bears, Chengdu, China travel blog

Face Changing Panda Bears

A travel blog entry by trent

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... be sentenced to life in prison or death for killing a panda bear! That evening we attended the famous 200 year old Chengdu opera, the highlight being the "face-changing" performers.  The performance is more burlesque than standard opera and has ...

On my way to the rooftop of the world...., Chengdu, China travel blog

On my way to the rooftop of the world....

A travel blog entry by kateschronicles

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... …I am certain that the entire population of Nanjing was at the airport heading off for their national day holidays . Arrived in Chengdu to have to collect my bags and then line up again to get my next flight to Lhasa…..love Chinese airport ...

Chengdu, Chengdu, China travel blog

Chengdu

A travel blog entry by wetwo

... a car for a ride into the city.  Thanks Kim for getting the Chinese translations of the Hotel names and addresses. Chengdu is a medium sized city, only 13 million in Sheshuan (spelt wrong) province.  The next province over is Tibet with cold ...

BLESSED ARE THOSE THAT CLEAN THEIR TEETH!, Chengdu, China travel blog

BLESSED ARE THOSE THAT CLEAN THEIR TEETH!

A travel blog entry by michellendave

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... rest of the bath by glass doors. We were happy! December 2 to December 9th in Chengdu   AROUND CHENGDU Chengdu hasn't escaped China’s rapid build spree and growth. We didn’t feel compelled to see the famous Pandas or the ...

Chengdu, Sichuan, Chengdu, Sichuan, China travel blog

Chengdu, Sichuan

A travel blog entry by yushim

2 hour bus back to Chengdu after hiking at Qingcheng ...

That's a lot of steps, Chengdu, China travel blog

That's a lot of steps

A travel blog entry by travel_buddy

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... a few neighborhoods on the way out of town that looked liked anything you would see in the states.  It's eerie how similar China can be to the US. Mt. Qingcheng is considered to be the birthplace of Daoism.  The hike to the summit (4,133 ...

Last day in Chengdu, Chengdu, China travel blog

Last day in Chengdu

A travel blog entry by jintagerhard

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... nbsp; First stop - ancient workers area - she said it was from the 80's and maybe the 80's is the new ancient in Chengdu - narrow alleyways - hole in the wall shops and buildings of hand made bricks - small markets with lots of food that looked good ...

Sichuan Opera, Chengdu, China travel blog

Sichuan Opera

A travel blog entry by dearl

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... missed if you have the opportunity. A wonderful Chinese meal afterwards, what a night!!! Supporting material for this entry: Chengdu, Hongfu Zhang translated by Warren Rodwell 2006 Web site- 'A brief introduction to Chinese opera' Kuang-Yu Fong ...

Chengdu, western China, Chengdu, China travel blog

Chengdu, western China

A travel blog entry by stevewilliams

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Chengdu is China's fourth largest city at around 10 million people. It is a hub of Air China, half way between Tokyo and Bangalore, so it made sense to stop here. Getting from Tokyo to Chengdu seemed a bit like an 'Amazing Race' episode. After lining up ...

Panda Conservation Centre, Chengdu, China travel blog

Panda Conservation Centre

A travel blog entry by mollyandrob

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So today we woke up early for our panda tour in Chengdu. We went in a minivan with a few other people and arrived at the large panda conservation center before 9:00 which was good because this is when the pandas are most active, just waking up and then ...

Chengdu - Who Knew?, Chengdu, China travel blog

Chengdu - Who Knew?

A travel blog entry by fero_vrskovy

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Chengdu, who knew? Wow, the fifth, no fifteenth, largest city in China is very modern and, according to the lovely woman at the hotel's front desk, it has been completely transformed within the last five years. This particular woman spoke English very ...

Chengdu, Chengdu, China travel blog

Chengdu

A travel blog entry by helenpretious

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... of the body. The fact that this is cut into a sheer rockface makes it more spectacular. That night we decide to brave the famous chengdu hotpot, well, Andrew is now better so cant do too much harm. The waitress asks us if we would like it 'spicy hot' ...

Xian to Chengdu - Day 6, Chengdu, China travel blog

Xian to Chengdu - Day 6

A travel blog entry by sue_and_brian

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... to Chengdu. It is a 80 minute flight. Xian is southwest of Beijing. Chengdu is southwest of Xian. Chengdu is in Sichuan Province in the central part of China. The weather here is sub tropical and very humid. The winters can be cold but with little snow. ...

Chengdu, Sichuan, Chengdu, Sichuan, China travel blog

Chengdu, Sichuan

A travel blog entry by yushim

8.5hr bus ride to Chengdu, ...

Mix Hostel, boulder bar and pandas, Chengdu, China travel blog

Mix Hostel, boulder bar and pandas

A travel blog entry by polomuiriu

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Chengdu is an industrial city in China and you can really see the pollution in the air. The place was a lot different to Yunnan, clearly a lot more industrialised. I had a recommendation for the Mix hostel so went to check in there. This is definiely one ...

Pandas!!!, Chengdu, China travel blog

Pandas!!!

A travel blog entry by markandchar

Our next sleeper train took us to the Sichuanese capital Chengdu. This was the best place to break up our journey south and we ended up staying for a couple of nights in the lovely Sims hostel, a sanctuary in the busy city. It had a great little ...

Chengdu, Chengdu, China travel blog

Chengdu

A travel blog entry by offtherails

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... nines, old western men trying to sing Karaoke with the live band and younger ex-pats and tourists. Another highlight of Chengdu was visiting the Panda reserve just outside of the city. Unlike what we have heard about other Chinese zoo's the ...

11.-15. 8. 2007 - Xian, Chengdu, Chengdu, China travel blog

11.-15. 8. 2007 - Xian, Chengdu

A travel blog entry by mys

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... 's parku. V průběhu večera taky objevujeme supermarket Trust Mart u BeiMenDaQiao Bridge, kde mají...bagety a jogurty, hahaha. 15.8.2007 Chengdu Ráno odjízdíme pod vedením hostelem organizované tour (ach ano;)) za 70Y do slavného pandího ...

Chengdu, Chengdu, China travel blog

Chengdu

A travel blog entry by klasku

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... sitten siellakin liikkuminen vaikeutui uskomattomalla tavalla. Aika on kylla mielivaltaista tama touhu taalla. Tehtiin just paatos kun tama Chengdu ja ymparisto ei nappaa ollenkaan, ja vuorialueet kylmat tahan aikaan, etta mennaan lampoon. Eli ...

Teacher's Day, Chengdu, China travel blog

Teacher's Day

A travel blog entry by jasper.lawson

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Teacher's Day made me stoked to be a teacher. It is pretty much like Father’s or Mother’s Day though celebrating teachers. When we arrived at school there were people selling flowers, cards, fruit and other presents at the front gates. ...

Will be leaving Chengdu tomorrow, Chengdu, China travel blog

Will be leaving Chengdu tomorrow

A travel blog entry by proudbody

... located at: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/eqcenter/recenteqsww/Maps/region/Asia_eqs.php. We have managed to get plane tickets from Chengdu to Xichang for tomorrow morning. We will only have one day in Xichang but then will be on schedule (hopefully) ...

On the road to Tibet ..., Chengdu, China travel blog

On the road to Tibet ...

A travel blog entry by tomandbecky

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... had made us rather nervous in the last days, with more and more news of the latest restrictions. But here we are now in Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan, and bound for Songpan further North. Don't forget to send us mails, we really want to know what's ...

Huanglong Village, Chengdu, China travel blog

Huanglong Village

A travel blog entry by aenthul

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During class this week, we had the chance to sign up to go on a trip to a historic village (i.e. tourist trap) for free through the foreign student office. Thinking it would be a good chance to get to know my classmates better, and wanting to see the ...

Bamboo Park and Sichuan Museum, Chengdu, China travel blog

Bamboo Park and Sichuan Museum

A travel blog entry by jintagerhard

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We were the first  people into the Bamboo Park at 8am - beautiful light and totally amazed by this stunning park on the river - many different types of Bamboo some familiar and others totally new. A quaint museum with beautiful objects made of ...

Thanksgiving day and mini-vacations, Chengdu, China travel blog

Thanksgiving day and mini-vacations

A travel blog entry by heatherandcarl

... soooooo many stars. I think that I've never seen so many stars, and the milky way was so clear. It was a pretty drastic change from Chengdu where we are happy when we can actually see the sun or the moon rather than a hazy red disk in the sky or a hazy ...

China, 5 years too early, Chengdu, China travel blog

China, 5 years too early

A travel blog entry by nalddo

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... not cost them anything to take us... with partial success ! We finally managed to make most of the journey between Litang and Chengdu (609km on precarious roads, but almost a week long, including waiting time and detours) at no cost. Road condition on ...

Jingli Street, Sichuan Food, Chengdu, China travel blog

Jingli Street, Sichuan Food

A travel blog entry by bertinogts

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... deutlichen angenehmeren Klima (feuchter und vor allem viel weniger Smog) als in Peking haben wir heute mit unserer Besichtigung von Chengdu begonnen Als erstes ging es in die Jingli Street eine alte Strasse mit vielen kleinen Läden. Danach konnten wir ...

Chengdu and the pandas, Chengdu, China travel blog

Chengdu and the pandas

A travel blog entry by vagabonderz

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... a lot like raccoons actually. Afterwards Yvonne managed to get our driver and panda "guide" fired! He drove like a maniac through Chengdu traffic, scaring the living daylights out of all of us. The Chinese are pretty maniacal drivers to begin with, but ...

Sichuan: Chengdu, Chengdu, China travel blog

Sichuan: Chengdu

A travel blog entry by justjonas

... early the next day and onto a bus to ChongQing to meet up with the group. Though bummed I had gotten sick, I still really enjoyed Chengdu. It's a modern city the perfectly combines modernity with culture and tradition. I'll just have to go back ...

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