Sounds and Voices from the City of Chengdu

Authors: Go Chengdu

2017-12-05

Every city has its own sounds and voices, each of which is part of local cultural diversity.
An audio recording of the sounds in Chengdu, by China Central Television, will let you know more about the city—sounds of cooking, mahjong-playing, tea-drinking, traffic, talk show performance, etc.
(Press the PLAY button to listen)
>>>>>>
San-da-pao (literally "three big-gun booms") is served as a bowl of glutinous rice balls coated with soybean powder and black sugar juice. The name comes from the three loud sounds when the snack is made: the rice balls are thrown to a large board and then jump into a basket, with the accompaniment of a loud clatter of tinsel saucers that catches the attention of the passersby.
San-da-pao
Playing mahjong is very popular among Chengdu locals as you can find it in every corner of Chengdu, in the parks, teahouses, and even by the roadside.
Teahouses are common in Chengdu since local people prefer to going to the teahouse not only for tea, snacks, and entertainment, but also for social gatherings and business meetings.
Chengdu teahouse
Ear-picking is a traditional practice still alive in the city, a joy to locals and an extraordinary experience to visitors to the city. The ear-pickers, when cleaning your ear, will shake their spiky mental instrument to make tinkling sounds.
COMMENT
Login
to post a comment.
ALL COMMENTS
no comments...

Museum of Old Photos

The museum exhibits a large number of old photos that recorded the experience of a group of Canadians, from Vancouver, who traveled to Chengdu more than 100 years ago and started a different life in the foreign land.

Aug 27, 2014

Chengdu's Rich History and Pace of Life Impress Globetrotters

The Chengdu tourist bureau, Chengdu Culture and Tourism Development Group and Ctrip.com, an online travel service provider, brought 10 travelers from Britain, the United States, Singapore, Australia and China's Hong Kong SAR - Chengdu's five largest sources of tourists outside the Chinese mainland - to experience the capital of Sichuan province from Dec 23 to 25.

Jan 27, 2016

Sichuan capital transports itself to new era of trade and travel

The rapid development of Chengdu’s railway networks has led to a surge in trade between locally based companies and European countries.

Jun 13, 2016

Sound Museum: Time, Place, and Social Interaction

Sound is a key to our memory. A lecture to be given by Colin will bring back and link your memory of the sounds fading away. Admission to the event is free for all participants.

Jun 09, 2017