Address:No. 130 Shanxie Jie
The staff at Sam’s would prefer to play on the computer and ignore you, so be persistent. They can however book plane, train, and bus tickets as well as package tours, so try to be patient. The singles (10$/person) and doubles (7$/person) are worn out , but the Western style bathrooms are a nice perk. The dorms are worth the value and clean...enough.
Address:At corner of Qingyang Shangjie and Huanhua Beilu
Just outside the west 1st ring road is Chengdu’s largest art market, Songxianqiao Art City. Local foreigners and travelers alike will be able to find whatever it is they are looking for here. However, the market is not cheap and a shopkeeper will obviously try to milk a foreigner for as much as he or she can.
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Take Action –“Travel Green”
Choose eco-friendly travel,
Become a Green Traveler, and
Make sure future generations can enjoy our wondrous earth!
Traveling Green Starts With You
Reduce your energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. Whenever possible, make transportation choices that reduce your “Carbon Footprint,” and offset the CO2 that you do emit by contributing to “Multiple-Benefit” afforestation. If you truly care about the environment, plant a tree!
l Your Pocketbook
Do not purchase illegally traded animals, plants or products, such as shark fin, wild orchid, primates, turtles and snakes. Instead, buy locally produced foods and handicrafts and support native communities.
l Respect Local Culture
Learn about local history and traditions; find positive ways to experience local culture.
l Follow the Rules
Become familiar with local rules, and, when in nature, do not approach, hunt or otherwise endanger wildlife. Also, do not catch wild fish or pick wild plants, and take precautions to prevent wildfires and protect your personal safety.
l Conserve and Prevent Waste
Bring your own reusable bags and containers, and use eco-friendly bathing products when you travel. Make sure not to litter, throw away batteries, or use plastic bags.
Traveling Green simply means taking responsibility for your impact on the environment. You also can help conservation workers monitor wildlife and share the importance of protecting nature with others.
l Recording your travels can produce many benefits. Through the lens of your camera, you can capture the beauty of your experiences, provide important information to conservation workers, and create a wonderful canvas to share the importance of protecting nature with others.
Calculate your CO2+Plant Trees = Less Climate Change and a Happier Earth
l Realize your potential to reduce energy use, decrease CO2 emissions and protect forests by using the carbon calculator. The ability of trees to absorb CO2 and slow down the trend of climate change makes worldwide afforestation a necessary part of the solution.
The Calculator would love to know how many liters of gas you use to drive; calculating your carbon emissions is the first step!
Carbon Calculator：HiNature Net’s Online “Carbon Calculator”
China’s first carbon calculating/tree planting online platform; you can easily find out CO2 emissions from a flight, driving, or from energy use at home or work, as well as discover how many trees you would need to plant to offset your emissions. The tree planting computation is based on the fact that, over 30 years, a fir tree can absorb 111 kilograms of CO2. This network will give you concrete details on how and where you can offset your carbon emissions through afforestation.
Labor Week “Travel Green Photo Competition”
“Travel Green” Photo competition for Green Travelers: This photo competition will kick-off the Travel Green movement. Travelers can record their “Travel Green” experiences through a lens.
Capture the different ways you can protect and connect to nature!
When you travel, use your lens to capture “Green Travel.” Record:
Protected Natural Areas
Evidence of Nature in distress
Yours and others’ Green Travel practices (for example, taking reusable bags instead of using plastic)
Participants should title and add location of their work and write an explanation that shares your feelings and what you think your photo expresses. There is no word limit.
How to Participate
Go to the Hi Nature website (www.hinature.cn) to submit your work. Only participants will be able to view submissions, and a group of specialists will determine the winners.
Why You Should Participate
Help promote eco-friendly traveling and develop your skills as an amateur photographer!
Five winners will be chosen and have the opportunity to: visit one of Conservation International’s projects to learn about conservation work; travel to an eco-tourism site; monitor wild animals and community development; and participate in a tree planting activity to offset CO2 emissions. We also will select 50 prize winners who will receive a “Travel Green” prize and souvenir.
We hope you will join in!
For competition details, please go to Hi Nature net：www.hinature.cn
Address:No. 198 East Qingjiang Road
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Address:No. 305 YuLin Life Plaza, 15 South YuLin Road
Hours:every day from 08am-18:00 Dec1st --Mar31 mext year
Address:Xiling Town,Dayi Country,Chengdu City,Sichuan Province,China
Price:Entrance ticket CNY160/PP
The Xiling snow mountain with an altitude of 5364 m,is a UNESCO world Natural Heritage site.
The mountain is the home to hundreds of wild Giant Pandas.
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Address:Corner of Lihuajie & Renmin Nanlu, close to Tianfu Sq.
If you need a quick break from the spicy Chengdu diet, stop in at Sumo Sushi Bar, literally steps away from Tianfu Square. The bar itself features a convenient sushi conveyor belt while tables are also available. A variety of sushi dishes cost Y5, Y8, Y10 or Y15 depending on the contents of the roll.
Hours:9 AM - 6 PM Daily
Address:No. 15 Wenshuyuan Jie, just off of Renmin Zhonglu, Qingyang Dist.
This restaurant is the only vegetarian restaurant that I know of in Chengdu. It is located within the Wenshu Buddhist Monastery, hence it is vegetarian. I’ll have to agree with the Lonely Planet’s review which labels the cuisine as excellent.
Hours:Open Daily 12am-24pm
Address:2F, No. 83 Kehua Beilu
Ming Shi teahouse includes 20 fully modern bowling lanes, pool tables, and quality ping pong tables. Bowling costs anywhere from 5 to 15 Yuan per game depending on the time of day. Bowling shoe rental is another 5 Yuan. Guests can also rent a ping pong table and paddles for 20 Yuan per hour. Naturally there is also a teahouse.
Address:Dujiangyan City, 60km northwest of Chengdu City
Price:Qingcheng Shan-90 Yuan/ticket, Dujiangyan-90 Yuan/ticket
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