China Travel 2012: Chengdu

Our 10 hour bus ride up the Min River valley from Chengdu to Songpan and across a long plateau and then down into Jiuzhaigou in Sichuan province – more interesting than it sounds!

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Travel Stories – Chengdu

Finally, here it is, the last installment of my travelogue. This section is about Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan Province. We were only there for two days but it was fun, and involved pandas! Facts about Chengdu (成都): Chengdu was the birthplace of the first widely used paper money in the world (Northern Song Dynasty,…