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CNNGo heads to the capital of the Sichuan province in China, Chengdu. If it's one thing Chengdu is known for, it's got to be its food, its very spicy food. Chef Jek Tan gives us a lesson in how the Sichuan numbing pepper rules this region. Then we meet up with singer Yu Kewei to get a taste of some of the local street food on Jinli Street, also known as snack street. These snacks might not have the Chengdu spice, but can come in almost any form from dragons to rabbit heads. For a post snack break, Kewei takes us to the Wu Hou Shrine that predates the Ming Dynasty. Some of the most photogenic residents of Chengdu has to be the pandas. Photographer Lilian Wu takes us the the Chengdu Panda Base where the animal's laid back lifestyle mirrors the attitude of the Chengdu people. But if it's action you want, Wu picks-up the pace at Little Bar where a famous rock band from Beijing shows us that Chengdu knows how to party. Finally, Li Boqing, a well-known storyteller takes us to Du Fu Cottage and tells the tales of this famous poet and lets us relax under the bamboos trees. He finishes off our visit with the artistry of the Shu Feng Ya Yun Sichuan Opera. Chengdu is a city where a palate for spice meets a desire for relaxation.
Duration30 min
GenreCNN Travel & Lifestyle
Episode No.36
Production CountryUnited States
Production Year2013
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