Did you know Chengdu is surrounded by snow-capped mountains? You might know it to be true, but you might have never seen it with your own eyes. And seeing is believing, or so they say.
Chengdu resident and GoChengdoo reader David DuByne sent in this photograph along with the following text:
I woke up early one morning during the holiday and was amazed to see tall snow mountains off of my balcony. These shots were taken at 7 a.m. off of my 24th-floor balcony facing west along Jiangxi Jie.
This goes to show how much pollution there really is in Chengdu from the vehicles transiting the city. From now on take notice that when there is a holiday and the city empties out we have sunny days. After the holiday, the cars and gray skies return like clockwork.
I hope [this] opens a few eyes to the pollution situation here and it's a wonderful thing to see see high mountains in the distance.
As we noted on Monday, 68,000 people left Chengdu via long-distance passenger bus Sunday alone. That figure paled in comparison to the estimated 500,000 Chengdu city residents who went out of town on Thursday, according to figures from Chengdu's transportation department.
On Saturday night, Chengdu residents were also treated to a rare clear view of a very bright full moon, just in time for the Mid-Autumn (or "moon-viewing") festival.
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