Posts for Tag: china

The Lantern Show In Zigong

Zigong is famous for its lantern show. The people here are expert at making all kind of figures - human, animals, scenic spots, scenes from historical books etc. with their lanterns. There is a park near the city center where they exhibit these lanterns.

Tang Ladies
Tang dynasty scene

Mr Bush
Even Mr. Bush was here.

Evil Sars
Here is the evil SARS virus. You can see the doctors in the background

Wu Song killing the Tiger

Wu Song the tiger slayer. He appears in two famous classics - The outlaw of the Marshes and The Golden Lotus. He is a valiant fighter who kills a Tiger with his bare hands. Later he kills his sister in law (the golden lotus) and her lover as he discovers that they poisoned his brother. He runs away from justice and becomes an outlaw.

The food In Chengdu

I had come to Chengdu via Bangkok for a reason. While at Bangkok, I had generously indulged in the green curry and the red curry. People had warned me about the fiery Sichuan Huoguo (hotpot). Fully confident I dipped into the huoguo. It was redder than the red curry in Thailand, and fiery it was. Here you see my equally spicy Sichuan friend Luomin at ease with the HuoGuo.


There is a new Indian restaurant in Chengdu called Tandoor. We visited this place one evening, The brochure advertised dance performance and showed a picture of two girls performing a traditional dance. Scam!! we got a northern girl imitating bollywood steps. Five more minutes and the little renmin Luomin would have also done it. The restaurant was nice though and they had the Kingfisher beer.