With Chengdu being the capital of Sichuan, we couldn’t leave without trying some delicious traditional Sichuan hotpot.
After lunch, we visited the busy market street of Jin Li, where local wares (and panda stuffed animals) can be found.
Many Tibetan monks walk this area, though not all have a fully-clothed dog (most have iPhones, though).
We even made a few friends in this area!
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.
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!