Holidays to Liujiang, China

Liujiang is one of many ancient towns in the province of Sichuan, a region well-known for its spicy food and serene scenery. Of all the rural towns in this region, Liujiang is one of the sleepiest. With the nearest city, Chengdu, three hours away, the vast majority of tourists won’t make the delightful detour to this peaceful ancient town. Unlike some of its counterparts, Liujiang can’t boast a significant history or a famous attraction, but it offers a slower pace of life for visitors to enjoy its exquisite beauty and a taste of genuine rural China.

Two rivers slowly carve their way through the town, while a third meanders around the outskirts. It means the town is crisscrossed with whimsical bridges and waterfront boardwalks. The riverbanks are abundant with traditional wooden architecture, with a backdrop of lush green hills that are home to ancient trees. Photographers and artists may never want to leave.

Visitors to Liujiang can sit along the river and enjoy a cup of tea and a bit of peace. The more restless traveller can explore the beautiful countryside by following a handful of short hiking trails. Time seems to run a little slower in this pretty town, so it’s well worth paying a visit if some rejuvenation and reflection is needed on an otherwise busy itinerary. If you’re visiting the giant Buddha at Leshan, Liujiang makes an ideal pitstop en route to the tea plantations of Mengdingshan.


  • A peaceful village untouched by mass tourism

  • Surrounded by spellbinding nature

  • Picturesque wooden architecture lines the rivers

  • Easy hiking routes through the countryside

  • An ideal pitstop between Leshan and Mengdingshan

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Liujiang trip ideas

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Map of Liujiang