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3-Hour Chengdu Hotpot and Market Walking Tour

Chengdu, China
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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
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Discover Chengdu's cuisine and culture on a 3-hour walking tour. Explore the lanes and courtyards of the Wide and Narrow Alleys quarter, and sample local tea and snacks, plus some popular street foods. Visit a wet market to peruse the ingredients favored in Sichuan cuisine, and savor a traditional local hotpot before finishing with a glass of fruit wine. Four to five food stops, hotpot, plus unlimited beers and sodas included.
  • Explore the lanes and squares of the Wide and Narrow Alleys area
  • Sample street foods and visit a wet market to view Sichuan ingredients
  • Four to five food tastings, hotpot, fruit wine, and unlimited beers and sodas included
  • Small group of eight or fewer ensures a more personal experience
Meet your guide and group of eight or fewer in central Chengdu, and delve into the Wide and Narrow Allleys to discover the city’s culinary scene. Come hungry: four to five food stops, a hotpot, plus unlimited beer and sodas are included.

The heart of old Chengdu, the Wide and Narrow alleyways and courtyards are lined with Ming- and Qing-era buildings and teahouses, many converted into shops, restaurants, and food outlets.

Absorb the historical atmosphere and architecture, and visit a beautiful courtyard to sample local tea and traditional snacks. Admire the ornate teahouse as you learn about tea-drinking etiquette before stopping to sample local street snacks.

Delve into a bustling wet market and peruse the wares as you learn about the spices and ingredients of Sichuan cuisine and its staple dish of hotpot.

Then, visit a restaurant to savor an authentic hotspot served in true Chengdu style: dipping assorted meats, vegetables, and other delicacies into bowls of two types of hot broth. Don’t worry about what to order and how — your guide will provide tips.

After your hotpot, retire to a boutique bar for a locally brewed fruit wine. Your tour then concludes here when your guide departs.
Stop At:  
Kuanzhai Alley
Meet your local guide near the Narrow Wide Alley and Chengdu's Peoples Park (central location) at 4pm to embark on a memorable journey with new friends. Enjoy a short walk into the beautiful outdoor courtyard to savor local tea and snacks with locals. Learn about the local tea culture while capturing photos of the incredible tea-house. Spend about 15-20 minutes walking while exploring the local neighborhood. On your way to the market, stop for a few street snacks that are popular with Chengdu locals. At the wet market, you'll learn about the spices and ingredients that are essential to Sichuan cooking. See the ingredients that are used to make Sichuan hotpot. Next, enjoy a full hotpot feast that is complete with two types of soup and an array of meats, vegetables and local dishes. Don't worry about what to order or how to prepare these traditional dishes as your knowledgeable guide will share tips. End your night with a simple dessert!
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Free


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Delicious, Informative Tour
, Nov 2019
Started with a tasty buckwheat tea that was new to us. We were able to ask questions about, sample, and purchase a wide variety of unique local ingredients while strolling through a community market. The heavenly hotpot meal included almost a dozen different ingredients. It was our first hotpot experience and it exceeded all expectations. Qinou was so knowledgeable and passionate about food, he was the highlight of the tour.
I highly recommend this tour! Ling...
Kristin K
, Aug 2017
I highly recommend this tour! Ling is a great source of information and entertainer. She took us (group of 4) on a journey through Sichuan's tea, spices, market and other (now not so mysterious) Chengdu Street food. The hotpot in the end was amazing, finally learning all important tricks about it.

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