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Best tourist spots for crowd-free May Day holiday snaps

2016-04-27 13:54

By (chinadaily.com.cn)

Best tourist spots for crowd-free May Day holiday snaps

4. Songping Valley, Sichuan province

Located between Chengdu and Jiuzhaigou (Jiuzhai Valley), Songping Valley is more like an unspoilt mountain haven in West China. It only has a reputation among local residents. The scenic spot of Songping Valley is famous for its forest, mountains as well as local folk culture.

It is also laid within the central area of the Qiang ethnic group culture. Qiang Diao architecture is a characteristic of the Qiang people. The buildings look like stone fortresses, and the ground floors are full of stalls and storerooms. The cuisine here is also very special. Staple foods include corn, wheat, potatoes, beef, mutton, pork, chicken and fish. The Qiang ferment and drink wine. Children and women prefer to drink wine with honey; men tend to have a great capacity for liquor. They are also expert at preparing medicinal dishes.

Driving from Chengdu to Songping Valley is very convenient. It only takes 2 to 3 hours.