Chengdu - "the land of abundance"

Chengdu,homeland of pandas & the capital of Sichuan, is the cultural, industrial and transport hub at the heart of a massive, fertile, agricultural plain in southwestern China.

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    Hot Pot

    Hot pot is the Asian equivalent of fondue - consisting of a large metal pot - filled with hot sizzling oil - placed in the centre of the table.

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    Panda Research Base

    The Chengdu Panda Breeding Research Base is one of the most important instruments in the preservation of the panda species so that future generations can have the chance to live with pandas.

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    Sichuan Opera

    The Sichuan opera, also known as Chuanju, is one of the most dramatic, boisterous and vibrant of operas. Sichuan opera is characterised by a celebration of colourful costumes, acrobatic flips and gestures, as well as fire-spitting, knife-hiding and face-changing.

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    Jinli Street

    Jinli Street is a folk-custom street that displays the Ba Shu folk customs and Shu Han culture.
    It assembles teahouses, guesthouses, restaurants, bars and local specialities.

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  • Du Fu’s Thatched Cottage

    Du Fu’s Thatched Cottage

    Du Fu stayed here for nearly four years and composed over 240 poems during this period of time.
    It is one of the national key cultural relics' protection units and a major tourist attraction in downtown Chengdu.

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  • Jinsha Site

    Jinsha Site

    The Jinsha Site Museum is located in the western part of the Qingyang District of Chengdu. The Jinsha Site Musuem is one of the biggest and most important archaeological discoveries in China. In 2006, it was placed under the national key cultural relics' protection units.

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  • Wenshu Monastery

    Wenshu Monastery

    It is one of the four “Conglins” in western Sichuan. The layout of the monastery is characteristic of magnificence, elegance, simplicity, precision and majesty. It is well deserving of the the title “Pure land in Bustling City”.

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    Songxian Bridge Antique Market

    Songxanqiao Antique Market is the largest antique market in southwest China.

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  • Dujiangyan Irrigation Project

    Dujiangyan Irrigation Project

    Built in 256 BC under the leadership of Libing, the magistrate of the Shu Prefecture of the Qin State, Dujiangyan Irrigation System is a masterpiece of the Chinese nation.

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    Xiling Snow Mountain

    These mountain ski grounds have the lowest latitude nearest to mega-central cities and are the largest grass ski grounds in China.

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  • Leshan Giant Buddha

    Leshan Giant Buddha

    The Leshan Giant Buddha is the largest Buddha in China, reaching 71 m (232.9 ft), with a 14.7m (48.2 ft) large head and 24 m (78.7 ft) long shoulders.

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  • Emei Mountain

    Emei Mountain

    Emei Mountain is the worshipping place for “Pu Xian Bodhisattva” and one of the four most famous Buddhist mountains. The mountain boasts four natural wonders, including Buddha’s aura, Cloud Sea, Sunrise and Sacred Lamps.

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  • Qingcheng Mountain

    Qingcheng Mountain

    Qingcheng Mountain is known for its quietness and tranquility. It is a famous Taoist mountain and one of the birthplaces of Taoism.

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    Hailuo Valley

    Hailuo Valley is also known as No.1 Glacier. It is 14.7 km (9.1 mi) long and is the longest of the 71 glaciers of Mount Gongga.

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    Jiuzhaigou Valley

    More than just spectacular scenery, Jiuzhai Valley National Park is home to nine Tibetan villages, over 220 bird species, as well as a number of endangered plant and animal species, including the giant panda, Sichuan golden monkey, the Sichuan takin and numerous kinds of orchids.

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