Sichuan and Chongqing Sights

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18 Steps

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18 Steps is one of the coolest places in the city, literally and figuratively. The neighborhood is just south of the Liberation Monument,...


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At the city of Badong, just outside the eastern end of Wu Gorge, boats leave for Shennongjia on the Shennong River, where you can take...

Baoding Shan

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A UNESCO World Heritage site, these Buddhist caves rival those at Datong, Dunhuang, and Luoyang. The sculptures, ranging from teeny-tiny...

Chaotianmen Docks

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Not as busy and bustling as once upon a time, Chaotianmen Docks lets you get a glimpse of China at work. Here you can witness the merging...

Ci Qi Kou Old Town

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Perched in the western of the city overlooking the Jialing River, this district dates back to the late Ming Dynasty. There is a main...

Du Fu's Thatched Cottage Museum

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This museum is named for the famous poet Du Fu (AD 712–770) of the Tang Dynasty, whose poetry continues to be read today. A Manchurian,...


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The 10,000-foot-high Emeishan (literally translated as Lofty Eyebrow Mountain) in southern Sichuan is one of China's holiest Buddhist...

Fengdu Ghost City

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Also known as Guicheng or the "city of devils," this city on the banks of the Yangtze is filled with temples, buildings, and statues...

Giant Buddha

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Rising 233 feet, this is the tallest stone Buddha and among the tallest sculptures in the world. The big toes are each 28 feet long.

Giant Panda Breeding Research Base

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The Giant Panda Breeding Research Base is worth the 45-minute drive (from the center of Chengdu) to walk the peaceful bamboo groves,...


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