Hidden China

Lonely Planet Magazine India|January 2019

Hidden China

Simon Urwin travelled to a remote town in China and found a community that’s preserved an older way of life

Simon Urwin

CHENGDU IS AN ENORMOUS CITY THAT IS KNOWN AS THE GATEWAY to western China. I was there back in April 2018, because I was on the way to Tibet, and Chengdu is en route. The city has a population of 14 million at least and it’s a real tourist hub. I wanted to get away from where everyone else was going, though. I did a bit of research and found there was a suburb about an hour away where I might be able to see some more unusual aspects of China. That’s how I ended up coming to Pengzhen Town.


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January 2019