Every year we compile the GoChengdoo posts that have been viewed most frequently, so without further ado, here are the top 10 posts of 2013.
Just missing the Global Fortune Forum in June, the city's most megalomaniacal project finally opened to the public in late summer, an event covered by every major news outlet around the globe with tones ranging from disbelief to cynicism to outright criticism. While local residents seem to have shown rather little interest in the building, it has already established itself as one of the city's main tourist attractions.
With the five-year anniversary of the Wenchuan quake only a month away, Sichuan residents were stirred from their Sunday-morning lie-ins by strong tremors in Lushan, Ya'an. Almost 200 people died and 15,000 were injured.
This old trade is celebrating a questionable revival in Chengdu and surroundings. The scrapers are still few, but you'll find them if you keep your eyes open.
Despite a change of heart by official channels toward the treatment of bitcoins, China is still the leading market for the virtual gold, and Long Yujiang is digging it more than anyone else.
What struck us as a harmless prank was given various sociopolitical interpretations by commentators, offering interesting insight into the Stockholm-syndrome-suffering China expat.
The bizarre result of two stubborn bus passengers colliding.
This collection of color photos by the Flying Tigers offers a unique impression of Chengdu, Chongqing, and other Chinese cities during World War II.
Elizabeth Bergen-Bartel is not a typical American mother — between rearing a house full of kids, she helps run a kendo school, trains, and is quite likely the only blond woman to earn medals for a Chinese national team.
While the national education system seem a bit old school in general, Shishi High School, now in its third millennium, officially earns the title of oldest school in the world.
Eighty-six percent of Chengdu's local population thinks tonguing statues would "harm public morals." Well, it could be worse.