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Emei Shan – An intro to Mount Emei, Sichuan China

Mt. Emei, or Emei Shan (Shan meaning mountain) is located in Leshan City of Sichuan Province. It’s one of China’s Sacred Mountains featuring Buddhist temples and amazing scenery. In 1996 it was given World Heritage status by UNESCO. Read More.....» »

Leshan and the Giant Buddha

Leshan is a city located about two hours drive from Chengdu in Sichuan Province China. The star attraction of the city is the amazing Giant Buddha that’s been carved out from the rock face siding the river. It’s actually where three rivers meet being the Minjiang, Dadu and Qingyi rivers. Read More.....» »

The Traffic Hotel Chengdu

The Traffic Hotel is located south of central Chengdu along side the Nanhe River. Right next door to the hotel is the Xinnanmen Bus Station (Tourism Passenger Transport Centre) which is the Chengdu’s main bus station with services to many long distance destinations like Emei, Leshan, Jiuzhaigou and many more places in Sichuan Province. Read More.....» »

The Shudu Mansion Hotel Chengdu

Booking over the phone with Ctrip
I hadn’t sighted the hotel prior to booking but at the time there wasn’t much choice as there was a major conference on in town and accommodation was hard to find. That’s where Ctrip, the China based travel booking service, saved the day once again. Read More.....» »

Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding

Taking center stage on the city of Chengdu’s attraction list is the ‘Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding’. Its the largest and most successful breeding center being home to many pandas both young and old. Pandas are bred at the large park and along with being a popular tourist attraction, it also functions research and breeding center. Read More.....» »

Sightseeing and Attractions in Chengdu

Chengdu, unfortunately, doesn’t make it on to many peoples list of places to visit while in China unless they are visiting Tibet or maybe going to see the Giant Buddha. Thats a bit of a shame as it is a really nice city, with freindly people and a somewhat relaxed enviroment compared to many other major Chinese cities. Read More.....» »

Shopping in Chengdu

Chengdu of Sichuan Province wont leave shoppers empty handed, as the centre of Chengdu offers plenty of options, whether you are shopping for brand name clothing, no name clothing, electronics or local products. Read More.....» »

The Famous Sichuan Hot Pot

After a relaxing massage at Jiafu Fudao, Rebecca took me a great place to enjoy one of Sichuans famous dishes, the Hot Pot. While Hot Pots are available in most places across China, apparently the Chengdu Sichuan version is something unique! Read More.....» »

When in Chengdu try a Jiafu Fudao Massage

Fortunately for me a had a friend in Chengdu, Rebecca,  who just happened to be a manager at the Chengdu branch of Jiafu Fudao. Whats Jiafu Fudao? A very classy place for starters! Read More.....» »

The Tibet Hotel Chengdu

When I came to Chengdu it really was a blessing to find this place. Let alone being my first time in Chengdu, it was my first time in China too. So I was really keen to find somewhere safe, friendly and hopefully with someone who speaks english to help this dumb foreigner! Read More.....» »

Chengdu of Sichuan Province China

Chengdu is the capital of Sichuan Province which is located in western China, bordering with Tibet. It’s location actually makes it a great place to get started from, or base yourself in, if you are planing to visit Tibet, or the southwest region of China including such places as Leshan or Mt. Emei. Read More.....» »

My First Day In China – In the City of Chengdu

After a suprisingly good nights sleep at the hotel, that saved me from a night on the streets of Chengdu, I woke to see a beautiful haze, a lovely light grey in color impenertable by the sun, my first morning in China. At first I thought smog, but actually its just a haze for whatever reason becuase the air seems quite ok here. Read More.....» »