Day 2: Visit Sichuan Cuisine Experience Park
A one-hour drive and you’ll get to Sichuan Cuisine Experience Park, which is located in Ande Township of Pixian County and only 28km away from downtown Chengdu. The park is a cultural theme scenic spot for culinary culture, food experience, shopping and recreation, where people can visit the food production lines and get true understanding of the world famous Sichuan Cuisine.
Pixian County is home to Pixian Douban (chili bean paste), which is considered as the Soul of Sichuan Cuisine and the indispensable ingredient of many Sichuan dishes.
A. Chengdu Metro Line 2 (Xipu Stop) — transfer to public bus No.740 (Ande Towship Stop)
B. Self-drive: from downtown Chengdu to Ande Township Exit on the Chengdu-Dujiangyan Highway
Ticket: 40 yuan
Opening Hours: 9:30 - 17:00
A. the Culture Museum (Sichuan Cuisine Culture Museum)
Here you can learn about the origin and evolution of the Sichuan Cuisine culture, and have the opportunity to learn how to cook Sichuan dishes.
The museum showcases the history, heritage, and the cultural influence of Sichuan dishes in the world. It covers an area of more than 4,000 sq. m and consists of 6 exhibition sections. A collection of ancient culinary implements of the history spanning 2, 000 years, including bronze, pottery, porcelain and wood cookers, is on display at the hall of “History of Sichuan Cuisine”.
The application of digital technologies at the museum brings life to the exhibits and at the virtual Kitchen provides visitors a real-life experience of cooking Sichuan food.
B. the Gourmet Town
The Town with an area of 23, 000 sq. m is a multi-functional site that incorporates culture, recreation and sightseeing at one place.
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Teahouse and leisurely life
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Pixian County is in the northwest to urban Chengdu and covers an area of 437.5 square kilometers, with 14 sub-level administrations and a permanent population of 760 thousand.
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Pixian Douban is regarded as the “Soul of Sichuan Cuisine”.