Every year we compiled the GoChengdoo posts that have been viewed most frequently, so without further ado, here are the top 10 posts for 2013:
1. Chengdu designer creates hovering vehicle for Volkswagen
Futuristic, weird, and very Chengdu, this concept video showcases a young Chinese designer's vision of a vehicle that floats through the small streets of the city. (Youtube link here or see below for video).
2. A video of the world's largest building: the Chengdu New Century Global Center
Chengdu shows off its latest pride and joy: the massive New Century Global Center, which the city claims is the world's largest standalone structure.(Youtube link here or watch the video below); we also have a post featuring portraits of the site's construction workers.
A few university students decide to take matters into their own hands by donning Tomb Raider-inspired outfits and handing out "tickets" to cars parked on the sidewalks.
A Chinese history blogger digs up photos of Sichuan from the early part of the 20th century.
5. Swedish man rescues drowning Chengdu woman; dubbed "foreign Lei Feng"
When he spotted a woman drowning in the river, this Swedish business traveler didn't hesitate to tear off his coat and rescue her.
6. Chengdu grandpa belly dances his way to fame
This senior citizen enjoys dancing in the park — and his provocative moves attract dancing companions who are much younger!
Another in a long list of Chengdu's ambitious construction projects—newer, bigger, faster.
The city makes a grand gesture in response to its traffic problems: adding a second layer to the Second Ring Road, which will include a dedicated lane for a bus rapid transit system.
A remote mountain in Chongqing's suburbs holds what was once a highly guarded national secret — a nuclear plant and shelter that was built between the 1950s and 1980s.
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