Where to Have a Cool, Calm Respite on Weekends

Authors: Go Chengdu

2016-06-23

The numerous quiet, picturesque and unpolluted villages, not far from downtown Chengdu, provide an escape from the hustle and bustle of the urban life on the weekend days.
Qinglinkou Village
An ideal place to have a look of ancient constructions such as the old streets, temples, bridges and houses, where you can have a taste of the organic local foods and buy some local agricultural produces like tea and black fungi.
Add: Erlangmiao Town, Jiangyou City
Where to dine: Lishi Tofu Restaurant (李氏豆腐庄)
Huajiu Village
The village is located in the famous Ping'le Ancient Town in southwestern Chengdu and is noted for its picturesque landscapes, long history and rich culture, as exemplified by the Long Bamboo Vista and the Royal Tea Production Garden of the Qing dynasty (1644-1911).
Add: Ping'le Town, Qionglai City, Chengdu
Recommended foods: chicken, smoked bacon, tender tofu, bamboo shoots, fired eggs with fresh tea leaves
Qinggangshu Village
The village is crisscrossed with rivers — including the rivers as the fountainhead of drinking water for downtown Chengdu — and boasts the beautiful water sights and the vicinity to urban Chengdu.
Add: Sandaoyan Town, Pixian County, Chengdu
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