好耍！ by Christopher
This place is great. It’s a reasonably sized town, with friendly locals and a really long central square that’s apparently one of the biggest in China. Its main claim to fame is being Deng Xiaoping’s hometown, so they’ve made a park around his childhood home (60 yuan to get in), named the main library after him, and built a giant baoding in his honour – the traditional Sichuan style of pot, but about 20 feet tall.
My friends and I found it pretty fun (or as the locals say, hao sua), but I will warn you that you may find it uncomfortable travelling here if you are not Chinese. Very few foreigners pass through, so you will be the centre of attention pretty much everywhere you go; I am not exaggerating when I say literally dozens of people were taking pictures of my friends from Denmark and Barbados. Just so you know. Have fun!over 6 years ago