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Old November 14th, 2010, 02:04 PM   #1
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My trip to CHENGDU, China!

Hi, I'm not sure if there are other threads in this section for Chengdu (I'm sure there is), but heres one of my recent trip to the capital of the spicy Sichuan province in China - Chengdu!!!

This city is unlike any other in China, where (from what I've seen) looks much more greener and planty-er. Also, Chengdu doesn't get much blue, clear skies - not so much from pollution, but mainly as it is situated in a giant basin/valley sort of thing which causes the cloudy, greyish/brownish skies.

Chengdu & Sichuan is famous for it's spicy cuisine and is well known across China as well as the world.

Here are a few photos I have taken during a recent trip to China:

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spicy noodles!!

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Near lively shopping areas

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a break from the busy streets of modern Chengdu
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Old November 15th, 2010, 03:19 AM   #2
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nice photos!!

Since those are your self made images, I'm going to move this thread to the Urban Show Case thread, hope your don't mind!
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Old November 15th, 2010, 07:32 AM   #3
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oh ok, yep thats fine, thanks!
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Old November 15th, 2010, 12:33 PM   #4
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Very nice photos from Chengdu, please add more photos
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Old November 15th, 2010, 02:51 PM   #5
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Need to go to Chongqing as well in order to get an impression of western China proper. These two cities are fabulous and really have their own personalities. Both of them are quite underestimated on SSC.
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Old November 15th, 2010, 02:57 PM   #6
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near a place called 'wangfujing' (not the same as Beijing's one).
this area is very lively at night as well as traffic


a random street in Chengdu, i would of thought less known, distant Chinese cities with lower populations would
seem more quiet but how wrong i was. Chengdu is bustling with life everywhere



early evening near 'Wangfujing' area




outside and old temple complex in Chengdu. Notice the greenery in the scene. it's like this everywhere!




looking south at Tianfu Sq (the centre of Chengdu, sort of equivilent to Tiananmen Sq in Beijing). Lots of construction going on.

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Old November 15th, 2010, 02:59 PM   #7
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Need to go to Chongqing as well in order to get an impression of western China proper. These two cities are fabulous and really have their own personalities. Both of them are quite underestimated on SSC.
i really want to visit Chongqing one day but that day seems fairly distant lol...
your right about them being underestimated on ssc, i also believe they are underestimated in the world too, not many average peoples have even heard about these cities...
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Old November 15th, 2010, 03:37 PM   #8
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spicy noodles!!
love the food, hot and spicy. it is more commonly referred to as 'Szechuan cuisine' outside China, but only in Sichuan can you get the authentic flavor.

thanks for your pics and keep them coming
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Old November 16th, 2010, 07:58 AM   #9
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love the food, hot and spicy. it is more commonly referred to as 'Szechuan cuisine' outside China, but only in Sichuan can you get the authentic flavor.

thanks for your pics and keep them coming
yea, the 'westernized' versions of Szechuan food tastes nothing like what we tried in Chengdu lol. I'm not sure about other places, but in areas where I live, most take away Szechuan food incredibly different tasting.

Also many places we walked around in Chengdu, you can smell the iconic Sichuan peppercorn being used in the cooking around the resturaunts

early hours before shops have opened:



early evening, seems to be the most busiest time of day, traffic jams are huge during this time, it took us double the
time to get to our hotel



delicious and amazing candy art!



random streets in the day

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the candy art is amazing!!!
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Old November 17th, 2010, 08:31 AM   #11
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Nice pictures. It must have been a very interesting trip.
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Old November 17th, 2010, 11:57 AM   #12
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some more photos:

starbucks in Chengdu old streets



old streets in chengdu - lots of spicy snacks on a stick like this lamb thing with herbs and spices sprinkled on it... so nice



view outside hotel



views outside hotel again



chengdu shopping street at night



icon of Chengdu, the panda! these are on many taxis around Chengdu city



some more spicy Sichuan cuisine



mmm... so many snacks on a stick on the streets.



the entrance to the panda breeding and research base.



of course, the famous panda!! thec onditions there are really good, not like ones you would expect in developing countries zoos...

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Old November 29th, 2010, 04:18 PM   #13
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nice, more to come?
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Old November 29th, 2010, 05:55 PM   #14
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yep, here's some more:

in this (forgot, have to look it up) old temple/garden place



busy streets



Chunxi Lu



tianfu sq with awesome water fountain and this smoke thing that covers the ground!



famous hot, bubbling, spicy sichuan hot pot!



chunxi lu again



Chunxi Lu again again

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Old November 30th, 2010, 08:12 AM   #15
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I have to agree, sichuan food is spectacular!
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Old November 30th, 2010, 01:42 PM   #16
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I have to agree, sichuan food is spectacular!
love it, just looking at those pictures with the spicy noodles makes me want to eat it so much! if you can handle the spices!
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Old November 30th, 2010, 05:51 PM   #17
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mmmmmmm i want that food! looks delicious.
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Old December 1st, 2010, 03:57 PM   #18
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some more photos:


chengdu panda research base map!








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Old January 26th, 2011, 05:51 AM   #19
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more cities coming soon!
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Old February 7th, 2011, 03:25 PM   #20
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you are absolutely right! I came back from Sichuan 2 months ago. The noodles are super!

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love it, just looking at those pictures with the spicy noodles makes me want to eat it so much! if you can handle the spices!
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