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Refreshing Hike at Dengsheng Valley
Dengshenggou or Dengsheng Valley is a wonderful valley inside the Aba Wenchuan Panda Natural Reserve. If you're lucky, you can see wild animals!
Inside the Valley there is a big and a small circle to hike, the big circle is also doable in 3-5 hours, the small circle is faster.
🎟️ The first time I went it was 30RMB per person, last time it was for free
🚗 There is parking available, busses to Mount Siguniang also go through there...
#timetotravel #aba #sichuan #hiking #panda
Wonderful Waterfall-Hike in Lixian
Quite deep on the mountains of Li County in Aba (Sichuan) there is the beautiful valley called Jaermeng Valley (In Chinese 甲尔猛措 for navigation).
The valley is a beautiful place of nature with nice forrests and in the end of the hike is a stunning waterfall to refresh yourself.
🥾 The hike itself takes about 2 hours and is 8km long (come and back).
🛌 At the entrance is a small guesthouse, bigger Hotels are a short drive away.
🚗 There is no bus going for there, you have to take a car from Chengdu (about three hours). Parking available.
#timetotravel #hiking #sichuan #waterfall
Song Dynasty's Temple in Kangding🇨🇳
This is Nanwu Temple one of the temples that you could visit in Kangding. It was originally built in the 11th century during the Song Dynasty. It is located at the foot of a mountain and is a stone structured courtyard. The architecture and design is very detailed which we really enjoyed observing. Inside the temple are monks, when we were there, they are some sort of praying so make sure to be silent and respect the temple and the monks. We couldn't even use our cameras as we weren't entirely sure if it was ok to take photos. Very chill and relaxed temple as you would expect. There are not a lpt of tourists too.
Entrance Fee: free of charge.
Address: Lucheng South Road, Kangding.
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Mount Qingcheng-A Great Hike to the top! 🇨🇳
We came to Dujiangyan just by ourselves and without a tour group and it is quite easy. We really had a lovely time at the mountain especially seeing and walking through the beautiful nature. We didn't hike all the way to the top of the mountain because we weren't properly clothed and equipped. You will see the best panoramic stunning view of the surrounding forest Please be aware that there are some steep stairs so make sure that you are well equipped with a good pair of boots or shoes. You can also take the cable car to cut the hiking short.
Entrance fee: 80 Cable car fee: 60 (roundtrip) .
How to get here: From Chengdu, take te bullet train from Chengunag line at the northrailway station to Mt. Qingcheng. Have a good trip!
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Impressive UNESCO Site ! 🇨🇳
This is the irrigation sysyem located in Dujiangyan. It is about 1 hour and half away from Chengdu depends on where you are coming from in Chengdu. I must say that this is worth your time. You can easily spend long hours here walking and just learning about how the irrigation system was built and also how it works. It took so much effort and hardwork to build this and I truly appreciate it. I have nothing but admiration towards the incredible people who designed and implemented this ancient water management system!
How to get here: Take the bullet train to Dujiangyan then take bus no.4. It will take you straight to Dujiangyan Scenic area. Enjoy your trip!
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Where to go Golfing in Chengdu 🇨🇳
If you want to have fun and just want to try golfing in Chengdu then you can go to this place. We played a 9 hole par three course for about 90 minutes and it was fantatstic. My friends and I totally enjoyed it. The place is wwell maintained and we were provided clubs however you can bring your own club if you have one to reduce the expenses here. It isn't the cheapest place but it is all about what makes you happy at the end of a long week of working right? You gotta still treat yourself in a way that you will enjoy. So if golfing float your boat then go and have fun.
Address: Xipu Hi-tech West Area Baicao Road No.1111, Pidu
Name: Boya Sports Club
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Weekend Getaway in Chengdu 🇨🇳
We have been to this resort about three time already we have always loved our stay there. We usually go there if we just wanted to get away from Chengdu and want to relax with decent food. We feel like always rejuvinated ever after our stay here. I mean, it has everything that will make you entertained and relaxed. It has hotsprings, KTV, archery and few more activites that you can enjoy plus it is near Mt. Qingcheng and the irrigation system. Most of the tourists come to Dujiangyan because they want to see Mt. Qingcheng and the irrigation system and I can highly recommend this resort for a great stay while in Dujiangyan. It is spacious, the interior and exterior of the hotel are just beautiful. You can easily reach Dujiangyan by bullet train which will approximately take you around 1 hour and 40 minutes. The just take a didi to the resort.
Enjoy your stay!
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A town worth stopping at 🏘🏯😍in Sichuan province
Wenchuan town. 📍2 hours northwest from Chengdu on the G4217. A beautiful town full of great architecture and culture, with added history of heroism after the 2008 earthquake that shook the region. This is only one of the fascinating towns along the G213 all the way to Songpan, all with their individual charm🏮. Visit the Wenchuan cultural museum to learn more about the folklore and traditions (closed on Mondays) and walk around the busy streets with lots of merchants selling fruits and the famous Sichuan peppers🌶🌶🌶😋, to get an authentic feel of the region. Many different hotels and restaurants 🍜🥤for every budget. A worthy stop over if visiting Jiuzhaigou or Huanglong or one to tag for your road trip 🚗🛣#roadtrip #china #sichuan #summervacation
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Chengdu Must see Pedestrian treet 👀🥤🎎
If visiting Chengdu, this is a must stop. Closest metro station 🚈 KuanzhaiXiangZi Alley station. As you exit,.opposite you can see🏯the pedestrian street full of character, you will find everything from restaurants 🍜, traditional dance shows, opera performances⛩🎎 to street food allies, souvenir galore and more 🤩. walk through the busy streets to unlock all its secrets. you can easily spend 2+ hours walking and wandering into the different hidden corners, trying the famous super spicy Sichuan hot pot 🤯🌶🌶🌶😄
📸great photo opportunities, keep an eye out for the mini panda fire hydrants (see pictures) let me know how many you can find 😀.
It can get very busy so be aware if you get a little uneasy in crowded places. Also booking a table at a restaurant recommended.
Convenient carpark near by on Jingxiangzi street #sichuan #roadtrip #china #chengdu #summervacation#foodie #search
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Earthquake memorial and ruins near Chengdu
📍An hour drive south of the town of Wenchuan or 2 hours Northwest of Chengdu, the town of Yingxiu, holds the ruins of a school building that collapsed as result of the Magnitude 8 earthquake that shook the country in 2008. the memorial plaque in front of the school, displays the time of the earthquake 2:28 pm. It is a place to visit to remind us of the power of nature of how defenseless we are to it's will. An emotional scene, we must remember this is a burial site for some, mostly middle school children and where their families go to pay their respects, we must treat it with the respect it deserves.📜 Do take the time to look at the pictures outside and read about the efforts of he rescue teams, some who perished in the subsequent landslides and aftershocks. A story of humanity, team effort and community spirit at a very difficult time.
There is carpark available across the road from the memorial, you must then cross the pedestrian bridge to access it. Buses run from Wenchuan or Chengdu every day.
There is no admission fee, but outside the memorial you can pay to access an earthquake simulator that will give you an idea of he intensity of the seismic movement that day. #roadtrip #memorial #chinatravel #sichuan #china
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PANDAS 🐼 just gorgeous. Chengdu Research Panda base
In Chengdu?, you MUST see the pandas 🐼 Very glad we visited the Panda Research Base in Chengdu, even though it was a hot day we still got a chance to see the pandas in their inside enclosures.
📍20 minutes drive north from city center by taxi 45RMB. Hotels also help you arrange tours.
🎟The entrance fee is 55RMB, you MUST book at least 24 hours in advance (see code in pictures), specially for the morning session.
⌚️Do arrive before 10am taking into consideration lining up to enter which can take half an hour➕. we got it at 9:50 and literally 10 minutes later the pandas were fast asleep.
The base is big,🚶 easily a 2 hour walk if you see the nursery👶 and visit all the information points, therr is also a little car that can take you to the different POI no extra fee. The base is great for children, lots of information and although we didn't take part in he volunteer program the facilities for it looked amazing.
📸 There are plenty of photo opportunities in and around the park with,.don't miss them, Panda ice creams and even the names of the roafs around the base are worth a picture. Definitely worth it.🐼 they are as cute as you imagine and the conservation story and efforts are impressive. The cutest national treasure I have seve😍🐼 #sichuan #roadtrip #pandas #china #summervacation
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Lakes EVERY shade of blue and turquoise!!
Jiuzhaigou Valley scenic area, 🚩north Sichuan province in the beautiful Aba mountains ⛰ There is clear water and there is Jiuzhaigou pristine turquoise water 🏞. Absolutely beautiful scenery like I have seen nowhere else, the pictures don't do it justice. 🚌 At the beginning of your trip take the bus to the last stop and hike your way back to the entrance total walking distance appx 26km, but If you get tired, every 2km or so there is a bus stop where you can get a bus to the next POI.
🏃try to walk on the paths on the mountain rather than road side for better sun protection ☀️
😎sunglasses and hat are a must.
Do visit the different villages and tourist centers, souvenir galore 🎁 jewelry, scarves, panda jackets🐼 🙉
📸 take your best camera, you will be shooting in all directions. 🤩
🐼 Can you find the panda inpicture 18? let me know in the comments 😃🕵
#roadtrip #china #naturalwonders #sichuan #jiuzhaigou
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Kuanzhai Xiangxi Alley@Chengdu, Sichuan
Location - Changchun Street, Qingyang District, Chengdu, Sichuan, China.
Getting There - By metro Line 4(get off at Kuanzhai Alley Station) or Line 2(get off at Tonghuimen Station and walk approximately 5mins to Kuanzhai Alley).
Attractions - “Wide and Narrow Alley” is another name for Kuanzhai Alley; where visitors can indulge themselves with local Chengdu delicacies, shop for exquisite Sichuan handmade crafts or simply enjoy the historical buildings left behind since Qing Dynasty.
#travelwithgeo #deliciousfood #foodie #sichuan #chengdu #china #travelphotography
Ancient Street of Jinli@Chengdu, Sichuan
Address - No.231, Wuhouci Street, Wuhou District, Chengdu, Sichuan, China. PC: 610041
Getting There - By bus (Route no.1,57,82 or 334 straight to Jinli Street) or by metro Line 3 to Gaoshengqiao (then walk 600m to Jinli)
Attractions - Known as the “First Street of Shu Kingdom” and one of the famous snack street in Chengdu. Visitors will find a wooden stage in the middle of the street that looks like an ancient pavilion that used from time to time for classic Sichuan Opera performance(get ready to be wow-ed😁). Besides, visitors will never gets hungry as there are dozens of food stalls selling local delicacies the entire day no matter where you walk😊(noodles, dumplings, rabbit head, chuan chuan..etc).
Warm reminder: as this famous spot is always crowded with people, always stay cautious and safe. Cheers!
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Breathtaking Fairyland of China 🇨🇳
We've been all around and so far Jiuzhai Valley is one of the best places I have ever visited and seen. The water is serene with majestic mountains that surround the lakes. Whereever you are in China, I suggest that this must be and should be in your list to visit before you leave this country. This place is such a feast in the eyes. So go and experience it yourself.
HOW TO GET HERE:
1. Take a long distance bus from Xinnamen Bus Station in Chengdu. It will take you around 8-10 hours travel time and if it is during holiday time then prepare for longer hours on the bus.
2. Take the plane. It will only take you approximately an hour to reach Jiuzhai Huanglong Aiport.
1. If you're weak in dealing with altitude then I suggest you prepare yourself by taking some altitude sickness a week before you explore this fairyland. You have to be in your best health to totally enjoy everything.
2. It is cold there and misty so bring a raincoat and wear comfortable shoes and clothes.
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Vibrant Natural Pools: Huanglong 🇨🇳
Huanglong National Scenic Park is located in North West Sichuan Province. I must say that it is one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen. Whereever you look is such a feast if beauty.
How to Get there:
1. You can take a bus that will take you up to Jiuzhiagou first from either Xinnamen or Chadianzi Bus station. Then another bus to Huanglong. Enjoy your time in Jiuzhaigou first.
2. You can take a flight from Chengdu to Jiuzhaigou and then take a bus to huanglong.
How long is the journey:
Approximately around 8-10 hoirs by bus from Chengdu to Jouzhaigou and another 3 hour bus ride to Jouzhaigou.
Flight: Around 1 hour.
If you are not used to high altitude then prepare before hand and take some high altitude pills a week or days before your hike up.
Wear confortable shoes and clothes.
Enjoy your Huanglong trip.
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Stunning Hike on Qianyuan Mountain
Qianyuan Mountain is a mountain in the city of Jiangyou and belongs to Mianyang in Sichuan. If you want to leave the big city and breathe some fresh air while hiking in the nature, Qianyuan Mountain is a great daytrip for you.
🎟️ No entrance fee!
🚘 Public transport not available, so better take a car or taxi and start your hike!
☸️ Where? Follow the Chinese address for navigation: 乾元山
#wecreate #mianyang #hiking #sichuan #outdoor #chinatravel
Chengdu’s MUST visit - Kuanzhai alley
One of the best things you can do in Chengdu is to visit this ancient street. Kuanzhai alley is one of my favorites of the city. There are lots of tea-houses, coffee shops and restaurants with delicious food. 🥘 Also many shops with souvenirs of local landmarks, also a nice decorated bookstore 📚 Every corner of the Kuanzhai alley is a nice spot for taking pictures 📸 I’ve been here once in winter and another time in summer. Both seasons were perfect for this place. 💚
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Prince Teng’s Pavilion 🌸
From the main gates going up about 1000 steps will take you to this beautiful pavilion which is located on the top of the mountain in city Langzhong. It has history of more than 1300 years. From the top of the mountain you can enjoy the panoramic view of the city. 🏙
I’d recommend to travel here in spring, because all your way from the bottom to the top from both sides will be covered with many trees of cherry blossom 🌸
To visit the sightseeing no ticket is required.
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Chengdu Food at its BEST !
Words said by a friend from there👌🏻
it was absolutely delicious 🤤😋 ! my friend had tears coming out, not because of the spicy but because it tasted like home! 🎋
very pretty restaurant well decorated, local dishes from Sichuan Province and those dumplings are heaven ! a must try !!
It is amazing how in Shanghai we can find pretty much the flavours of whole China, you just need to dig it 🍜🍚
六樘门川面 (Liutangmen River Noodles)
#本地遊 #chengdu #sichuan #shanghai #localfood #foodies #restaurant #上海 #foodtips
Tang Dynasty's Prominent Poet's Residence
This is an important historical and cultural site in Chengdu. This massive residence of Poet Du Fu is really well maintained though this is only a replica of his cottage, it is still a great place to visit. If you are a nature lover or someone who is simply a tourist or maybe someone who is interested in Poet Dufu's literature then this place is the perfect place to visit. All the staff inside are well mannered and extremely helpful.
Address: 28 Caotang Road, Qingyang District.
Getting There - You can take didi or taxi for convenience but Du fu Thatched Cottage is also accessible by metro. You can take line 4 and get off at North Caotang Road then walk south for 15 minutes.
Ticket Price: 60 rmb per person.
ENJOY YOUR CHENGDU TRIP.
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Scenic Monastry: Paoma Mt. Park Kangding 🇨🇳
On your first day in Kangding, I can actually highly suggest that you acclimitize first then hike up to Paoma Mt. Park. This mountain is known as the famous love song mountain in Kangding. It is really nice up there as it will give you a panoramic view of Kangding. A great activity for just a couple of hours just within the city. You don't need to go far to see a scenic view of Kangding.
There are two options on how to get to the top of the mountain. First, you can hike up if you like hiking. Second is take the cable car. If you take thr cable car then it will cost you 50rmb per person.
Once you reach the top, you will then again have to pay 50 rmb as your entrance fee so you can roam around the area. There is also a monastry up there where you can enter freely.
Enjoy your Kangding Trip.
PS. You can check my other posts on where to go in Kangding and how to get there from Chengdu.
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Walking around Kangding, Sichuan
Kangding is a county level city that is 8,400 feet ( 2560 m) above sea level. It is located at the seat of Garze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in Sichuna, China. It is the home of Han Chinese, Tibetans and other minorities.
Getting There - From Chengdu you can either take a bus or by plane. Buses to Kangding leave from Xinnamen Bus Station. The journey takes you about 5-8 hours deoending on traffic. If you are going during holiday than it is carzy traffic. It took us 14 hours. That's how busy the roads are to Kangding.
There are many attractions in the city and outside the city that requires 2-3 or even 5 hours drive. I have posted attractions in Kangding so please feel free to check them out.
Food & Restaurants - Food here is amazing. Tibetan and Chinese food are around and even some western food but not a lot of options.
Shopping - If you are staying by the river then you are basically in the shopping street.
1. Oxygen bottle- if you suffer from altitude sickness then you might be needing an oxygen bottle. There are oxygen bottles around so just grab if you feel dizzines, shortness of breath or headache.
If you are under the weather when you visit Kangding then expect to experience discomfort.
Enjoy your Kangding Trip.
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Mugecuo Lake Scenic Area, Kangding 🇨🇳
What a stunning sight to behold. After an hour drive from Kangding center to its entrance and another 30 minutes bus ride to the top we reached one of Kangding's treasue - The Mugecuo Lake. It sits in an altitude of almost 4000m above sea level so coming here was a bit of a struggle for me especially when we reached the top.
Getting There - I suggest to speak to your hostel/hotel to book you a car to the entrace of Mugecuo lake. No worries because, you will be booked for a return journey so you don't have to book another car that will take you back to your hotel. For the round trip cost, you will oay around 159-200.
Entrance Fee+Bus ride : 200 per person
‼️TIPS and Warnings
1. DO not come to this place on the same day or the next day upon arrival in Kangding. Acclimitize yourself first in the city then head up. If you're under the weather like me and you don't exercise then the altitude sickness will really strike you. If you're healthy then probably you will be ok. Just listen to your body.
2. Headache, dizziness, fast heartbeat and wanting to puke are signs of altitude sickness
3. Purchase an oxygen bottle
Despite my awful altitude sickness, I still appreciate the beauty that Mugecuo Lake possesses.
Enjoy your time there!
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Adventurous Cliff-Hiking in Wenchuan
Wenchuan is a part of the Aba region in Western Sichuan. About 10km up the mountains in Wenchuan city, you can find this cliff hiking trail. It's beautiful with a great view on the mountains and surrounding villages.
📍Wenchuan, Sichuan. The detailed Chinese name for the place is 西羌峡谷.
Better go with a professional guide. The hike is easy, but kids and people scared of hights are not allowed.
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Hailuogou Glacier Forest Park, Sichuan 🇨🇳
This Glacier Park is located in Moxi Town, Garze Sichuan Province. It is/has the largest ice fall in China and has massive virgin forest which has a lot of monkeys. You will see them while walking in the forest.
As you can see in my photos, there's only fog and the glacier cannot be seen anywhere. We got so unlucky because the weather was bad when we were there. It wasn't raining but it was foggy, cold and misty.
Thr last photo was just taken from one of their signage there. That is how it is supposed to look like on a clear day. Unfortunate, yes but we still enjoyed it.
How to get there: From your hotel to the ticket office, it will only take you minutes to get there.. depending on how far your hotel is from the ticket place. It is also where the buses will be waitong for you which will take you up to the middle of the mountain. You can either hike up until you reach the peak or you can take the cable car with extra cost.
(You can check my Moxi Town post to see how to get to the town first as this town will be your starting point)
Hotel: There are so many to choose from and trip.com has a few options for you.
Food: A lot of restaurant options just right outside your accommodation.
Ticket Price: 90 rmb per person
1. Check the weather first or time you visit well. Make sure that it isn't raining.. You must visit there on a clear day if you want to see the glacier.
Remember, there is no refund with your tickets. Don't waste it and just plan your visit when the weather is nice.
Enjoy the glacier park!
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Hot Spring Hotel in West Sichuan 🇨🇳
For sure, the reason why you are in Moxi Town is because you want to see the Glacier Park right? So after a long day of walking and climbing at the glacier park, it would be perfect if you can dip yourself into a hotspring pool. We didn't stay in the hotel but we only purchased an entry to their hot spring which was not too bad considering the view that you will be seeing while you enjoy the hotspring.
Attractions - Glacier Park
Hotels - Gongga Cliff hotspring hotel
Food & Restaurants - The hotel has a restaurant on site.
Enjoy your Sichuan Trip
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Peaceful Temple in Sichuan's Tianquan
Tianquan is a part of Sichuan's Ya'An City, a little bit to the West, in the way to Kangding. This temple is at the corner of the town and is called 慈朗寺 (Ci Lang Temple). It's small but great to explore with no tourists.
Visiting the temple is for free and parking is available. From Tianquan downtown it's a 5 RMB taxi or scooter ride. It's also a great stop on a trip to West-Sichuan.
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Gorgeous mountain hike in Jiangyou, Sichuan!
Take the 806 stair hike (or cable car) to the top of this beautiful mountain in Sichuan, China. This Buddhist temple dates back to the mid 1700s during the Ming Dynasty. The beginning hike is very steep, taking on hundreds of stairs. If stairs aren’t your thing, take the cable car for a fair price . It is 100% worth the view at the top! At 1:30pm, a stuntman walks the cable connecting the two peaks. It’s quite the show! The top is covered with trees and cool places to rest, have some snacks, and take unforgettable pictures! #hiking #Sichuan #China #mountain #buddhisttemple #stairs
Leshan + GIANT BUDDHA + 71 meters tall!
Wonderful experience in Sichuan. You can take the high-speed train or drive to the location from Chengdu. Be sure to not go on a holiday! There are two parts of the park. The Giant Buddha and the Oriental Buddha Park, and you need to purchase tickets for each. It’s worth going to the 2nd park to see the Pharmacist Buddha, 10,000 Buddhas Cave, and the Lying Down Buddha! Be ready for some stairs, some long lines, and sunshine on days with good weather. I heard the boat tour also has a wonderful view!#LeshanGiantBuddha #Leshan #Sichuan #giantbuddha #awesomepic
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