Monday 5 October 2015

China Part 1.....

Well we've been back a week from our China trip and recovered from the jet lag, so let's get going on what we saw and did.

We arrived at our first City, Chengdu, at 11 am local time after a ten and a half hour overnight flight.   No time to sleep just unpack enough for a 3 night stay, freshen up before meeting our group for a visit to Jinli Old Street and dinner.

Jinli Old Street is one of the oldest shopping streets in Sichuan Province, and it can be traced back to the Three Kingdoms Period, over 1,800 years ago. The street showcases the customs of Xishu and the culture of Shuhan (one of the Three Kingdoms from 221 to 263). Most of the architecture here is of the style of the residences in western Sichuan Province.

 Lots of dubious looking street food, some recognisable (rabbits heads) some not.
Fish ponds and little bridges.

Two styles of ntertainment on Jinli Old Street.

Chinese lanterns.

A huge bell.

then onto dinner a traditional Sichuan style banquet, approximately ten dishes with rice, tea and beer or soft drinks, which was delicious.

Fed, watered and tired we headed back to the hotel for a much needed sleep to prepare for the visit to the Panda Breeding Centre early the next morning.  I hope you'll join me for China Part 2.


Flowerpot said...

What an incredible trip!

Cloudia said...

Incredible fits! And you look fabulous



Akelamalu said...

It really was Flowerpot! :)

Thankyou Cloudia. xx

Valerie said...

You bet I'll join you for Part 2. Apart from eating at Chinese restaurants I have no idea what it's like to be in that country for real. That's why your photographs and descriptions are so important to me. Joe and I always wanted to go there but never made it. It's too late now, sadly.

Daryl said...

of course i will be back for part 2 .. its the only way i will ever see China!

Akelamalu said...

China was nothing like I imagined Valerie I think you will be surprised, x

I hope you enjoy our visit as much as we did Daryl. Xx

Jenny Woolf said...

Looks completely amazing! Though I think the rabbits heads would freak me out :)

Akelamalu said...

They freaked me out too Jenny!

katie eggeman said...

China is not high on my travel I'll go with you!