Things you might not know about Chengdu

So I spent a good 25 hours travelling from KL to Chengdu, which is quite a fair bit if you asked me but it was due to the weather, we landed ourselves in 4 different cities in one day, talk about a crazy flight.因为天气的关系,从吉隆坡来成都都花了将近25个小时,一天里就突然探望了四个城市的说=p

We even landed in Nanjing, can you believe it lol.还一日游去了南京机场哈哈哈

But once we got our planes and rested for the night, we headed off for lunch the next day. IF there’s anything you HAVE to know about Chengdu, it’s that their food, oh this is where we had lunch btw
到了成都啊,你首先该知道的事情有几样。第一,食物。

Is that their food consist of nothing but red stuff. Heaps of chilli。
他们的食物啊,除了辣,麻,就还是超级辣

CHILLI

and yes chilli。我们的第一餐就真的一片红了

You should also know that Chengdu has the largest stand alone building in the world, which so coincidently is a shopping mall too. I couldn’t take a full photo of it as well, the building is MASSIVE and i couldn’t get far enough to have a full shot with cars running over me.
成都的环球中心是全世界最大的单一建筑物,也很好巧的是个购物中心。里边设有人造海滩,游乐园等等的东西,真的花了一天的时间都未必走得完啊。我都拍不下整个购物广场的照片了,还得上网找照片给你们看了
but it’s sure a dangerous place for em shopaholics hahaha

From themeparks, to man made beach, this place is freaking craze!

You should also know that the people here love love love their hot pot. I’ve had at least 3 times of hot pot in the past week already!
这边的人还特爱火锅呢,一个星期都吃了好多遍了。

The roads here are broad, air quality, erm well can be improved
这边的大道都好宽,可是空气指数真的还有待进步

but their buildings are so beautiful! You have the more moderns ones around but they also kept the really traditional buildings as tourist destinations, needless to say I was head over heels for these places.
可是啊,建筑物真的都好漂亮,尤其比较古话的建筑物都别有一番风味

For you Starbucks fans, imagine walking through hidden alleys and traditional buildings. Def a change from the modern starbucks outlets don’t you think?
我特别喜欢在宽窄巷里的星巴克喝杯茶的感觉,好像回到了古代的感觉啊
You’d be able to find these buildings at the famous Wide and Narrow Valley (宽窄巷)
and Chengdu is famous for their teashops (茶馆). Sneak into any of the teashops and enjoy yourself a cup of tea, maybe play mahjong
这边的茶馆好多,爱喝茶的人可都有口福了。你还可以打打麻将,听听其他人弹着古琴,享受个下午茶。


Maybe even be lucky enough to listen to their people play you some music on the traditional piano 古琴

Local snacks can be really amazing, but yet some can be downright horrifying. I saw rabbit heads along the street(didn’t take photos of it but you can google it) and it took me days to regain my appetite.
小食方面就真的是什么都有。刚刚看到这边的兔子头的时候我还吓了一大跳,还得需要几天的时间去平复心情啊。可是除了兔子头,其他的食物(我可以接受范围之内的)还是挺好吃的。

But the other snacks, are pretty darn good
For example, the lamb sticks are AWESOME
打个比方吧,他们的羊肉串特好吃
Yogurt Drinks are phenomenal, I’ve had at least a bottle of these each day!If only they had these sold in Malaysia!还有这个酸奶,都已经成为我每日必喝的饮品了。我还在懊恼中回到大马要怎么去适应没有这个酸奶的生活了*哭*
This is amazeball stuff, it’s like savoury light crepe but done SUPER light and SUPER right. I’m usually skeptical coz I’ve never had one I like but this, this blew my mind!
Again, buildings.
说真的吧,当心情很烦躁的时候到了茶馆喝茶,也真的是个解压放松的好方式啊

I find getting around places is so easy, you have the cabs, the trishaws, the MRT which are all so cheap to get around with. Of course you’d still have to be wary of your belongings but the people here are ever so nice
说真的,这边的人都特别友善,交通选择也好多。近距离你可以搭三轮车,远点你就可以搭车或如果交通情况比较不好的时候你还可以自己坐公交车或地铁到达目的地,是方便得很啊
And if you really can’t get enough of the traditional buildings, you should check out Jin Li ancient street (锦里) at night, so much interesting thing around. I even manage to buy myself a 笛子and 葫芦丝, super happy about it.
如果你和我都很喜欢古代的一些乐器,你还可以到锦里或川音去买乐器了。锦里因为是属于旅游景点,价钱会偏高,可是就是个方便
Btw the way, if you see people napping during work hours, it’s perfectly normal!
The culture here, is to nap after your lunch for a good hour or so,
pretty amazeball huh
还有就是我觉得最让我惊呆的,还是这边的同志们吃了午饭都还有午休的时刻~这还真的好特别啊
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  • leonamanutd

    the place is so beautiful! did you climb on the roof for that first pic? i almost wanna jump on the plane to go there until u mention the rabbit head…that could make me cry for years.

  • It’s a local delicacy, I guess it’s the same as how some countries have insects for snacks,which I still cannot understand. It is a beautiful place indeed, I was at a higher building when I took that photo =)

  • gb

    好棒喔 食物篇 尤其是那麥芽糖的 看到餃子我餓了 還有中文的星巴克咖啡 很酷!!

  • James Neill

    Nice post! Bring back so much fond memories when I visited there! I wrote similar about Chengdu years ago
    http://lifeislikethat.com/?p=668
    http://lifeislikethat.com/?p=666