Shangri-La Hotel Chengdu
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We depart early this morning to fly to Chengdu, capital of Sichuan province, famous for its silk brocade, piquant cuisine and giant pandas. On arrival, we're quickly struck by how different this region of southwestern China feels: the low-lying Sichuan Basin enjoys a subtropical climate, often cloaked in heavy mist, with lush vegetation. First we …
Chengdu would become our home for the next 8 days because one of our group would have a serious and horrific accident that would require major surgery. This would end his adventure and his traveling partners. The calamity would show us a part of China that I had no intention of seeing, but which will stay with me for a long time - their hospitals. …
The omens were not good from the outset. The heavens would open and stay that way for weeks. Floods, landslides, major accidents and close calls with death were on the menu for the next few days. It would be a pretty intense time.
We woke in Maoxian to texts from Jon, who had set off early for Chengdu to fix his suspension, which had …
... to hotpot!
Hotpot is a Sichuan specialty. It involves a pot of hot chili oil that they set on a burner in the center of your table and light. You order what you’d like to eat—veggies, noodles, meats, fish…they have just about anything you could think about…by checking boxes on a sheet on the table. They bring your order out raw and as the oil heats up, you dump the raw stuff into the oil and stir it with ...
... and slavery) since I've heard so much of the Tibetan side of the argument in Dharamsala and from news / movies promoting the Tibetan cause (high-minded, spiritual, peace-loving people brutally oppressed and beaten to the point of genocide). This travel situation doesn't make me think highly of China. I don't need to pay a few thousand dollars to have a few days in Tibet. There is so much else to see including real Tibetan culture in China and it costs at most ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsShangri-La Hotel Chengdu
Amazing, helpful. A joy to stay at after having travelled rough for so long. Reception couldn't be more helpful.
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