Snap shots of one of the gloomiest city in the world. Didn’t see any sun for three days in a row. A local friend informed us that due to its location (surrounded by mountains), Chengdu is perpetually foggy.

But they do have one awesome hotel smack down in the middle of an outdoor shopping area, in the exact same style as Sanlitun Village in Beijing. Both were developed by the British-HK Swire Group. They have a knack for commissioning famous architects to design their hotels. Opposite House in Beijing was designed by Kengo Kuma, and the beautiful Temple House in Chengdu was the baby of Make Architects.

So there’s that, and there’s the hotpot. Now, that is the sole reason as to why I would return to Chengdu: hotpot. ♥♥♥


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