To understand why so many tourists choose Sichuan as a holiday spot, make sure you schedule in some time to explore the area.
A surefire way to truly appreciate an area is by knowing about its earlier days. Take a trip to the old towns while you are here.
Sichuan is a good place to sign up for a fascinating cycling tours and culinary tours that are on offer.
Trying out the food eaten in a region is often about more than just filling your stomach. It offers a window into a region's personality. Two of the region's favourite ingredients are poultry and tofu. Popular foods include kung pao chicken and Sichuan hot pot, but there are many more interesting options for real food lovers.
It doesn't matter whether you are taking the most popular trail or taking the path less trodden, learning at least some Mandarin phrases will help smooth out your journey. "Nǐ yào bú yào gēn wǒ tiàowǔ" is the Mandarin way to say "Would you like todance with me?" And, knowing how to say "Zhèiwèi xiānsheng huì qīngdān", which translates to "This gentleman/lady will pay for everything", can be a good conservation starter.
When it's time to leave, bid a fond Zàijiàn (farewell) to the new friends you've made and the spots you've enjoyed.