From much-loved, tourist hotspots to lesser known gems, Sichuan is crisscrossed with sights and attractions.
One of the best ways to get to know a region is by learning about its history. Make the time to visit the old towns while you are here.
There are plenty of adventures to be had in the area around Sichuan. Head out and go mountain climbing or hiking to really know you are alive.
Discover the culinary arts of Sichuan by trying out the food that is eaten here. Some ingredients commonly found in a number of Sichuan recipe books are poultry and tofu. Popular specialties include kung pao chicken and Sichuan hot pot, but there are many more fine meal options for foodies to try.
One of the most pleasurable aspects of exploring this amazing planet of ours is employing languages other than your own, so why not try out some basic Mandarin during your holiday. "Nǐ yào bú yào gēn wǒ tiàowǔ" is a good example. In English, it means "Would you like todance with me?" "Zhèiwèi xiānsheng huì qīngdān" ("This gentleman/lady will pay for everything") is another good phrase.
As your adventures here draw to a close, spend your last renminbi on last-minute mementos and say Zàijiàn to the people you've met and the special places you have seen.