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  • invisible
    June 9, 2015
    Basi de Hen! Emei Shan hot springs
    @helsic

    There are 12 "high-speed" trains daily leaving from the East and South Train Station and from Shuangliu Airport station for E'mei. They take about 1.5 hours. Tickets are RMB65-78. From the station you can take a taxi

    Alternatively you could take a bus from Xinnanmen Station or more frequently from Shiyang Station in the South (every half hour or so).
  • helsic
    June 9, 2015
    Basi de Hen! Emei Shan hot springs
    how can I get there? car, bus, train? how far is from Chengdu?
    thanks
  • helsic
    June 9, 2015
    Old man dunks babies in water for "early childhood education"
    this is crazy! the kids can learn to swim but not like that, he is putting them the wrong way in the water!!! pretty much sure those kids will end up with some phobia towards water!

    Plus the parents giving up their kids for 6 years it's so illogical and absurd!
  • knesebeck
    June 7, 2015
    Tiger Leaping Gorge
    Nice article and great photos. It's really an amazing canyon. Thanks for the up-to-date travel info.
  • nomadicmuren
    June 3, 2015
    Chengdu Publishes New Birdwatching Guide
    As a bird watcher, you must get up as early as possible. I remember 10 years ago I worked in Beijing as a tour guide ,and I happened to take 2 people to the Summer Palace for the birdwatching. We went there 04:am in the morning when most birds were still sleeping:)
  • gyzz77
    May 23, 2015
    What's on Chengdu May 22 - 24
    small correction :
    the concert of Gavin and Kun is not in machu picchu 2 but in machu picchu 1
    DJ Fiete plays his dj set in Machu Picchu 2!
    thanks
  • Grover Cleveland
    April 3, 2015
    Donuts, donuts, donuts: Where to get them in Chengdu
    Johnny 5's Donuts is the solution to all of your donut woes. When I was a teenager I could eat 7 donuts in about 20 minutes. After going to Johnny 5's donuts, I felt like a teenager all over again. I am a big fan of Dunkin' Donuts back in the states. Johnny's donuts are better. Raspberry cream filled donut: 10/10-the best raspberry cream filled donut I have ever had. Boston Cream: 9 out of 10 stars. Glazed: 9.5 out of 10 stars. Johnny is a Donut Da Vinci. The donuts are a work of art, fresh, and remind you of why there is an obesity epidemic in America. There is not a hint of that gross-fake-sugar-or-is-it-gutter-oil-Chinese-bakery taste. This is now (along with Rumba and Mike's) one of my favorite places to go in Chengdu. If Johnny were a jerk, I would still keep coming back to this place just for donuts, but Johnny is more friendly than Mr. Rogers and makes one of the best donuts I have ever eaten.
  • Mandarin Corner
    March 21, 2015
    What's on Chengdu March 20 - 22
    Language-Exchange Project with volunteers who're learning teaching Mandarin in Mandarin Corner @ Mandarin Corner
    Welcome to reserve to 1304544180@qq.com
    Free entrance.
    every day depends on your time!
  • Lou Grey
    March 1, 2015
    What's on Chengdu March 6 - 8
    that's Apollo 20, not Appollo 20, Joe!
  • AnieY
    November 19, 2014
    Zharu Valley, Jiuzhaigou
    beautiful views and wonderful photos! I enjoyed my trip in Jiuzhaigou this September, but there are too many tourists around and I think I should stay longer days there. Every trees, lakes, waterfalls are so amazing, and I did cherish every breath in the fairyland. And here are some great sichuan and Jiuzhai valley tours that would be of some reference help, http://www.tibetpandatours.com/sichuan-tour-packages.html
  • Teachjobs
    November 13, 2014
    Chengdu subway line 2 east extension to Longquan open to public
    I have posted two hiking maps on google.

    The first map has two routes Old Temple 3k and Alien Face 16k.

    Get the 870, 872, 872a just outside the hospital to reach the start points.

    https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=z3qibaZyRURc.kLtNPS2EdtDM

    The second map is a local hike no buses it's only 4k not 7k as meet up suggested.

    You will see a lot of people on this route on the weekends, because at the top is a small village where you can play Mahjong and go fishing. At the back end of the hike you get great views of Baoshi Lake. Beware the local GOV decided to put speakers on the route so on the weekend they blast out that crappy Chinese techno…. It’s best to go in the early morning on week days.

    https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=z3qibaZyRURc.khls6H5N-tcg
  • invisible
    November 12, 2014
    Chengdu bans bigger electric bikes, puts speed limits on scooters to 15 kmph
    Here's an amazing detail: Driving three-wheel or four-wheel electric (max speed below 60kmph) cars apparently around Sichuan apparently doesn't require a drivers license!

    http://cd.qq.com/a/20141112/008924.htm
  • knesebeck
    November 3, 2014
    Chengdu subway line 2 east extension to Longquan open to public
    Really nice photos. You must have been there on a good day.
    The hillbilly crosstowner is officially open! Xipu to Longquan! Hooray :D
  • Ian C
    October 31, 2014
    Chengdu subway line 2 east extension to Longquan open to public
    The shufang area is the so called large construction hole.

    Longquanyi has a lot to offer especially for hiking. I'm currently making some maps at the moment. Also it's a quick alternative route if you want to get to Loudai. If you need any info on Longquanyi send me a email.
  • Tigerman
    October 27, 2014
    African Ebola suspect released from quarantine in Chengdu after 17 days
    Seems about right. Assume something terrible about a person because of their skin color, treat them really poorly as a result, don't even bother to look at facts (Who cares what the CDC has to say about Nigeria).
    Mr. Adullahi has to have the world's thickest skin to not be making this a massive deal in the news.
  • MERLN
    October 23, 2014
    Liujiang Old Town
    NOTHING about paragliding from the top of the mountain overlooking Liujian??? More information about paragliding just like Nepal at 8613036688611 .... totally cool adventure!!!
  • invisible
    October 21, 2014
    Sichuan 'Spiderman' collects E'mei Mountain trash at 3000 meters
    henan took it to the next level

    http://shanghaiist.com/2014/10/21/spiderman-collecting-trash.php
  • MrAlex
    October 18, 2014
    Sichuan 'Spiderman' collects E'mei Mountain trash at 3000 meters
    What a job! That last bit makes me feel optimistic as well! I really hope not littering becomes the norm!
  • invisible
    October 17, 2014
    The Chengdu-Shanghai High-Speed Train - Guide and Review
    first 5.5 hours felt a bit like this

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UsMZRl71Zo4#t=221