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Luodai Town, Chengdu

Luodai Town is a famous historical cultural Hakka town. The Hakkas are a branch of the Han Chinese. Coming, The Hakka people came from North and Central China and first moved to South China's Guangdong Province and East China's Fujian Province to escape severe persecution in their original areas.

In the early years of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), the Hakkas began moving to Sichuan from the provinces of Guangdong, Hubei, Hunan and Jiangxi. More than 2 million descendants of the Hakkas now live in Sichuan. Many of them live in five towns at the foot of the Longquan Mountains, east of Chengdu.

Luodai is the largest town of the five. More than 20,000 of its 23,000 residents are descendants of the Hakkas. As a result, the town has a strong ambience of Hakka culture.

Singing Hakka folk songs is local people's hobby, The songs are rich in content, comprehensively reflect Hakka peoples' life and emotional world. The singing have beautiful mildly melody, In the annual Dragon Boat Festival, folk songs are one tradition. Love songs antiphonal singing between men and women are particularly attractive.

Hakka dishes are in series, the most famous ones are Nine Fighting Bowl, Stuffed bean curd, baked salty chicken. And the special hot oil geese is known far and wide. In summer, the full-course dinner of wild mushroom, which came freshly out of the mountains and can not be cultivated artificially, has attracted A procession of customers to taste of its delicacy

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