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Luodai, a Hakka Town in Chengdu

By Rachel Yang

April 13

Luodai, a cultural islet located in Sichuan, has preserved its traditional lifestyle for hundreds of years.

Luodai, a cultural islet located in Sichuan, has preserved its traditional lifestyle for hundreds of years.

Among the scattered villages on Chengdu Plain, there is Luodai, an ancient town where residents speak a different language from surrounding villages that is similar to the Hakka, who live thousands of miles away at the junction of Guangdong and Fujian Province. In addition to language, they share similar building styles and food. Luodai, a cultural islet located in Sichuan, has preserved its traditional lifestyle for hundreds of years.

For visitors, Sichuan Hakka cuisine is a must eat. It combines Hakka dishes with Sichuan-style cooking. Other than famous traditional dishes like stuffed bean curd, braised pork with preserved vegetable in soy sauce and salt-roasted chicken, there are creative options such as Tianshaobai at Luodai Supply and Marketing Restaurant, Wild Fungus Feast at Xinmin Restaurant and Shuisu and Brose at Hakka Restaurant.

Guangdong Guild Hall and surrounding dwellings in Luodai Town of Chengdu, Sichuan Province. [Image Credit: Chinanews.com]
Bluestone tile roof. [Image Credit: Chinanews.com]
Bluestone tile roof. [Image Credit: Chinanews.com]

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