After Watt invented the steam engine in 1765, the entire world began to accelerate. In 1856, the British came to China with a steam train. By 1988, China stopped producing steam locomotives. Chinese trains were monopolized by steam locomotives for more than a hundred years. In this era of high-speed rail speeding, it is difficult to imagine that there was once such a type of train burning coals, smoking thick white smoke, and crawling on the tracks. Unexpectedly, there is still a steam train operating in Qianwei County whose name is Jiayang Steam Train. It has been running for more than 70 years, and currently is mainly used for local villagers to connect outside world as well as for travelers to experience a unique steam train experience of "living fossils of the industrial revolution" and "out-of-print landscape of the industrial revolution". What makes Jiayang Steam Train popular is that you can ride the steam train to savor at amazing sea of flowers especially canola flowers in March and sunflowers in August~September.
Jiayang Steam Train is only about 55 km’s driving from Leshan Giant Buddha. Our private tour package will take you to explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site first, and stay a comfortable night in Leshan city, then go to ride the steam train next morning when the air is fresh and surrounding is beautiful. It is recommended for all kinds of travelers as a visual feast of both culture and nature.
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