Sichuan, and Thereabouts

With Chengdu being the capital of Sichuan, we couldn’t leave without trying some delicious traditional Sichuan hotpot.

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After lunch, we visited the busy market street of Jin Li, where local wares (and panda stuffed animals) can be found.

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Many Tibetan monks walk this area, though not all have a fully-clothed dog (most have iPhones, though).

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We even made a few friends in this area!

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Nearby, we found the Tibetan Quarter. Sichuan is only a few hours away from Tibet, and many Tibetan monks are now calling Chengdu home, particularly in this neighborhood.

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At night, we attended a Sichuan opera. Besides music and dance, they also featured traditional specialties like fire-breathing, shadow puppetry, and instantaneous mask-switching. Quite the magic show, really!

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3 thoughts on “Sichuan, and Thereabouts

  1. That traditional Sichuan hotpot looks interesting, what is it? Looks like the marketplaces in China have tall walls surrounding like an entrance to an exhibit. Did you speak to one of the Tibertan monks? They are modern with I phones never thought I see that. Very narrow streets. The style of clothing that the monks and some people in that area haven’t changed in decades. Again reminds me of one of the Indiana Jones movies filmed in Tibet cold place. The show must have been a blast. Enjoy Love ya both God bless

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