China - Sichuan (Chapter)

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This is the Sichuan chapter from Lonely Planet’s China guidebook.

Capital Chengdu shows a modern face, but just beyond its bustling ring roads you’ll find a more traditional landscape of mist-shrouded, sacred mountains, and a countryside scattered with ancient villages and cliffs of carved Buddhas.

  • make multiday pilgrimage treks around the stunning hold mountains in Yading Nature Reserve
  • maps
  • chat with monks and nuns in training at Larung Gar Five Sciences Buddhist Academy, Seda’s massive Buddhist institution
  • transport
  • rise with the sun above the forested slopes at the cool, misty retreat of Emei Shan
  • restaurants & accommodation

Coverage includes: Chengdu, Dujiangyan, Emei Shan, Le Shan, Liujiang, Zigong, Yibin, Kangding, Songpan, Jiuzhaigou National Park, Langzhong, Guangyuan.

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