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Chengdu

The provincial capital of the Sichuan Province, which is known as the "Heavenly State", also translated as the "Land of Abundance". It benefited greatly from the 256B.C. Dujiangyan Irrigation Project, and the land is pregnant with natural resources. As the main transport hub of the whole region, most travelers in Southwest China are bound to pass through the city at some point.

Location
Home to the Giant Panda a national treasure, Chengdu is located in the Southwest region of China
Area
12,132km²
Population
21,192,000(2022)
Currency
Yuan/CNY
Language
Chinese
Climate
While Chengdu experiences four distinct seasons, the average annual temperature is 16.3°C and it is spared from both the bitter cold and intense heat. Rainfalls are plentiful during the summer, and the Qin
Mountains to the north block the cold Siberian winds.
Chengdu CHINA
Wangjianglou Park
This park was built to commemorate the memory of a Tang Dynasty female poet, Xue Tao. This is a unique point because a woman backed then lacked social status. The park is famous for the Wangjiang Tower. Located southside of the Jinjiang River, the tower is one of three important cultural relics in Chengdu along with the Wuhou Temple and Du Fu's Thatched Cottage.

AddressWangjiang Rd, Wuhou, Chengdu Tel86-28-8522-3389

Wuhou Temple
A temple in honor of Zhuge Liang, the Marquis Wu of the Three Kingdoms Period, it is the most famous and influential of temples dedicated to him and does a great job displaying his intelligence and wisdom.

AddressChengdu Wu Hou Shrine, Temple of Marquis, Wuhou, Chengdu

Du Fu's Thatched Cottage
A residing place of Du Fu, a great poet in Chinese history. Du Fu lived here for 4 years and wrote more than 240 now-famous poems. When entering the main entrance, statues of Sa Dang and Du Bo stand tall, and Du Fu’s collection of poems and research papers are exhibited all around the Cottage.

Address28 Caotang Rd, Qingyang, Chengdu Tel86-28-8731-9258

Jinli Street
A replica street of China’s Three Kingdom period. You can enjoy tasty street food, and in alleys see traditional memorabilia. Entering the street will make one feel as if he had crossed over to ancient China. It is located beside the Wuhou Temple.

AddressJinli Street, Chengdu

Parkson
A department store with a unique cake-roll like exterior. It is easy to find as it is located right beside the Holiday Inn, a popular tourist motel. 1st floor has grocery stores and electronic products, 2nd~3rd floor has women’s clothing, 4th floor has men’s clothing, and 5th floor has children’s clothing. The store acts as a convenient shopping facility if you need something during your trip.

AddressJung Fu Street, Chengdu

Enjoying Sichuan Food
The general name of local regional food. Spicy but not greasy are its distinct features. As the area is far from the sea and spared from extreme hot and cold weather, spicy food of various spices: garlic, green onions, and pepper have been developed over the years. Mapa Tofu, Sichuan fried rice, and the local Hot Pot are the most popular with visiting tourists.

Experiencing the Traces of Kingdom of Shu
Chengdu was the Capital city of Shu Kingdom during the Three Kingdoms Era. Remembering Liu Bei, Zhang Fei, Guan Yu, Zhuge Liang, and other heroes of this period is a joyful experience. There are numerous shrines and related artifacts all over the city. You can even find them in gift shops. Before visiting Chengdu, it is recommended to read through the Three Kingdoms atleast once.

Sichuan Lantern Festival
Sichuan Lantern Festival is an annual lantern celebration that happens between February and March, in Zigong City the "Lantern Town". Although many cities across China have replicated the lantern festival, the grandest ones take place here. During the festival, porcelain dragons, glass peacocks, bamboo lanterns, silk lanterns, paper lanterns, and various lanterns are at display. In accordance with the festival, themed merchandise are also displayed and sold.