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Explore the most down-to-earth market

Chengdu, China

Experience hosted by Karen

2.5 hours
Includes food, drinks, equipment
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English, Chinese (Simplified)

What you'll do

We’ll meet at a bus station and introduce each other.. I’ll give you a recycled bag designed by myself and then start to explore market.

The market is scattered and hidden in some local alleys so we’ll walk along these alleys to explore market. During this market experience, You’’ll experience:
- You’ll step into a local community built in 1970s to know authentic Chengdu life.
- Taste authentic market food which you never find outside of market
- meet and talk with friendly local vendors and people
- You can learn from local vendors how to make dumplings and wontons(chaoshou)
- Taste local wine if you want and you’ll meet a nice wine vendor who will introduce you the procedure of wine making and show you ingredients of wine making.
- you’ll see Mahjong playing everywhere, especially in the afternoon experience.
- If you want to buy some local food ingredients or spices like peppercorn, chili, brown sugar in the market, I know where you can buy the cheapest one with best quality.

You’ll end this market tour with full belly and have a brand new understanding of Chengdu food, life and culture.
Other things to note
-- kids friendly
-- vegetarian or any dietary habit friendly
-- Please come on time
-- I also offer tailor-made trip to explore authentic Chengdu . If you want an unique trip, please let me know
We’ll meet at a bus station and introduce each other.. I’ll give you a recycled bag designed by myself and then start to explore market.

The market is scattered and hidden in some local alleys so we’ll walk along these alleys to explore market. During this market experience, You’’ll experience:
- You’ll step into a local community built in 1970s to know authentic Chengdu life.
- Taste authentic market food which you never f…

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What's included

  • Food
    tissue. You’ll taste 6-10 types of market food n drink, like pickles,noodle...
  • Drinks
    Bottled water
  • Equipment
    Recycle bag designed by myself
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Sat, 17 Apr
$64 per person
$64 per person
Sat, 17 Apr
$64 per person
$64 per person
Sun, 18 Apr
$64 per person
$64 per person

Meet your host, Karen

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 84 Reviews
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Hi I am Karen. I was born in Sichuan and have lived Chengdu for many years.
I love local market and have developed this love since my childhood. It is vibrant, interesting and lovely, so it always brings me energy and the simplest happiness. i have been to many countries and every time I travel to a new place, the local market instead of tourist attractions is where I must go. Because I think this is the best way to taste the authentic delicacy and know people, culture and lifestyle in a new place.
Check my instagram: chengdu_experience to find more photos and videos about this experience
Hi I am Karen. I was born in Sichuan and have lived Chengdu for many years.
I love local market and have developed this love since my childhood. It is vibrant, interesting and lovely, so it always brings me energy and the simplest happiness. i have been to many countries and every time I travel to a new place, the local market instead of tourist attractions is where I must go. Because I think this is the best way to taste the authentic delicacy and know people, culture and lifestyle in a n…
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Where you'll be

We'll go to a local market hidden in some local alleys and only some locals know there.The market consists of many alleys but they are very close and just separated by a road, so I always consider them as one.Since this area wasn't developed very well, it still keeps an authentic Chengdu life style and the first Chengdu residential houses built in 1970s.
Jen
November 2020
A delicious and enjoyable market tour through a super local neighborhood. I loved every snack (and baijiu) we had. Can really recommend the tour to anyone looking for a unique glimpse into Sichuan/Chengdu eating culture
Guangxu
October 2020
非常有意思的体验,Karen人也很nice,介绍了很多其他可以逛的地方,推荐!
罕儿
October 2020
Karen本人看起来更年轻可爱,非典型文艺女青。深入成都土著人的生活,让我比在太古里更自在,时光穿越的感觉让人觉得自己是属于成都的。有点社交恐惧的我也没有和陌生人交流的尴尬,以后有机会还会选择与Karen同行。
Justyne
January 2020
Karen從我在網站預定體驗成功,就非常熱情友善的歡迎我,並且提供了我很多當地旅行的實用資訊,讓我在出發到成都之前,就覺得安心不少,感覺認識了一位在成都的老朋友似的,大幅降低前往陌生地方的不安全感。 體驗當天見面,是個漂亮自信且親和的小姐姐,感覺的出來她對食物、人文、歷史和家鄉的愛,一路上在市場,不止食材,兩旁的老建築,庶民生活樣貌,老成都的蓬勃生命力,我跟隨她的腳步一一感受,這是非常截然不同的體驗,過年熱鬧的佳餚氣味、居民的真誠寒暄、廣場上的例行活動、你能感受到成都這麼接地氣的風貌,真的唯有跟著Karen一起走一遭,不同的季節來,市集呈現的樣貌更是變化萬千,下回如果在其他季節來成都旅遊,我還是會參加這項體驗的。 極力推薦給,喜歡道地美食,喜愛人文風雅多的人。Karen對這個地方投注了許多的愛和感情,從市場的小販們都非常非常地喜歡她,我相信你也會喜歡上她的market tour ♡ so far the most authentic tour l ve experienced ♡
Karen從我在網站預定體驗成功,就非常熱情友善的歡迎我,並且提供了我很多當地旅行的實用資訊,讓我在出發到成都之前,就覺得安心不少,感覺認識了一位在成都的老朋友似的,大幅降低前往陌生地方的不安全感。 體驗當天見面,是個漂亮自信且親和的小姐姐,感覺的出來她對食物、人文、歷史和家鄉的愛,一路上在市場,不止食材,兩旁的老建築,庶民生活樣貌,老成都的蓬勃生命力,我跟…
Rob
January 2020
Karen’s tour was amazing! She realized that I like trying the market foods, and so she took me to some of the super local vendors! Her English is perfect and she is a fast friend. take this tour if you want to see the pre-modern Chengdu!
Izabella
January 2020
It was great to visit the market with Karen. The place is magical and so huge! It is an old community, not mentioned in any tourists guides. We spent there 3 hours, eating samples from stalls and simply wandering around. Karen is passionate about Chinese food and can explain what you eat or see with great expertise. She knows many owners of stalls and shops, and it's obvious they like her very much - they allow her to enter their places so you can see how they prepare their dishes. One of my best experiences in Chengdu! - and the Sichuan peppercorn I bought with her help is the best I ever had in my life.
It was great to visit the market with Karen. The place is magical and so huge! It is an old community, not mentioned in any tourists guides. We spent there 3 hours, eating samples…

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 6 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

good appetite,hungry stomach, energetic body, passion, curiocity

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