Monthly Archives: March 2010

Sichuan travelogue – Hailuogou

Snow fall greeted us that morning.  It was sort of a drizzle kind, leaving a light sensation on the face.   After breakfast, we proceeded to the entrance gate of  Hailuogou (海螺沟) nature area.  The park entrance is in Moxi town. … Continue reading

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Sichuan travelogue – The road to Kangding

Left Chengdu in the morning and headed southwest via hired mini bus. Our tour guide was Lamu, a cheerful and helpful Tibetan lass from Abu prefecture.  The journey could be broken up into three stages of 2 hours each. The … Continue reading

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Sichuan travelogue – Chengdu (Wu hou ci , Qingyang temple, Jinsha Relics)

Wu Hou Ci (武侯祠)is a memorial dedicated to Zhuge Liang, one of the most celebrated Chinese politician and strategist who lived during the Three Kingdom period. It is about 15 minutes drive from Chengdu city centre. There are a number … Continue reading

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Sichuan travelogue- Qingcheng mountain

Qingcheng Mountain (青城山)is one of the most famous ancient Taoist retreat in China. It is about 25 km west of Dujiangyan.  It is in beautiful area, with cypress trees, rugged cliffs and  clear streams dotted with secluded ancient  temples and pavilions. … Continue reading

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Sichuan travelogue – Dujiangyan

Dujiangyan (都江堰)is a famous ancient irrigation scheme that lies at the foothills of the  mountains. It is about an hour and half by car from Chengdu.   The builder title is credited to the governor of the ancient Qin state called Li Bing … Continue reading

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