Chengdu is the capital of southwestern China's Sichuan province and located in central Sichuan. The surrounding Chengdu Plain is known as the "Land of Abundance".
Chengdu's history dates back to at least the 4th century BC, when it served as capital for the Shu Kingdom. Artefacts from that dynasty are highlighted in the Jinsha Site Museum. The city is also home to the famous Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, a conservation centre where visitors can view endangered giant pandas in their natural habitat.