Sichuan

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Overview

Sichuan, called Bashu in ancient China, is located in the southwestern hinterland of China stretching across the eastern edge of Qinghai-Tibet plateau and Sichuan Basin. With a large number of hills, crisscrossed rivers, high peaks and deep gorges, Sichuan boasts abundant products and a great number of outstanding people; hence Sichuan has been known as the “Land of Abundance” since ancient times.

Sichuan has magnificent, queer, perilous and elehant natural scenis spots. Since ancient times, Sichuan has enjoyed the reputation of “embracing the most fascinating landscapes on earth”, such as Mount Emei, known as the most elegant mountain; Qingcheng Mountain, the most secluded mountain; Jianmen Pass, the most magnificent pass; and Jiuzhaigou Valley, the most appealing scenic marvel. From a vast expanse of bamboo sea in South Sichuan to the masterious and quiet Jiuzhaigou Vally in North Sichuan, and from the Nuoshui River in East Sichuan to Paoma Mountain in West Sichuan, natural scenic spots can be found everywhere in the province; hence Sichuan is acclaimed as “Scenic Province”. In addition, over 85 percent of wild giant pandas in the world in habit in the high mountains in Northwest Sichuan become the “homeland of giant pandas”.

Sichuan boast profound cultural connotations. The splendid civilization of the past several thousand years hae been vividly inserted in the scenic spots and historical sites of Sichuan. The dazzling historical sites are spread all over cliff face; the Dujiangyan Irrigation System, an ancient water conservancy projent; the hometown of Su Dongpo, a famous writer of the Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127); and the former residence of Du Fu, a famous poet of the Tang Dynasty (618-907), in addition to pavilions and towers tucked away in lushly growing cypress trees. The Sun and Magic Birds excavated in Jinsha County, Sichuan Province has been designated as the symbol of the Chinese cultural heritages.

Sichuan features varied and colorful ethnic minority customs and lifestyles. As one of the provinces in China with the most ethnic minority groups, Sichuan has been known as the “Ethnic Corridor”. According to the historical records, several dozne ethnic groups have labored, lived, multiplied and blended with each other on this land since ancient times. Sichuan is the second largest region in China where the Tibetan people live in a compact community; the largest place inhabited by the Yi people; and the only province lived by the Qiang peolpe. The mysterious, ancient, unadorned and colorful customs and lifestyle of various ethnic minority groups, and the picturesque natural alndscapes make Sichuan become the “Land of Abundance” with unique glamour.

Attractions

Huanglong Scenic Spot
Situated 56 Kilometers east of Songpan Country in northwestern Sichuan, Huanglong neighbors Jiuzhaigou, and is 340 kilometers south of Chengdu. It is known for tis limestone…

Jiuzhaigou Vally
A world natural heritage and a national AAAAA scenic zone, Jiuzhaigou Vally is located in Jiuzhaigou Country of the Aba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture, with an…

Temple of Marquis Wu
Situated in the sourthern suburbs of Chengdu, the Temple of Marquis Wu was built in memory of Zhuge Liang(181-234), prime minister of the State of Shu during the Three…

The Sea of Bamboos in South Sichuan
It was named by Huang Tingjian, a poet of the Song Dynasty during his wisit. Located at the junction of Changning and Jiang’an Countries, Yibin, it is 300 kilometers north of Chengdu…

The Watchtowers in Aba
The watchtowers in Qiang Village were built with stone and polished walls. Solid and with standing many earthquakes, they are quadrangle, hexagonal, and octagonal. the tallest…

The Wolong Nature Reserve
Giant panda, a world rare species of animail, is reputed to be the national treasure of China and a living fossil of animals. Among the 1,000 giant pandas in existent in the world…

Dining

Baguyuan Sichuan Tea Restaurant
Add: 289 East Shuhan Rd., Yangxixian
Tel: 0086-28-87526699

Bashu Laozao Chafing Dish
Add: 5-7 Majia Garden, Chengdu
Tel: 0086-28-87645739

Old Chengdu Gongguancai
Add: 37 Qinghua Rd., Chengdu
Tel: 0086-28-8732-0016

Hotels

Crowne Plaza Chengdu
★★★★★
Add: 31 Zongfu Rd., Shudu Ave, Chengdu
Tel: 0086-28-86786666

Jinjiang Hotel
★★★★★
Add: 80 Section 2, South Renmin Rd., Chengdu
Tel: 0086-28-85582222

Museums

Zigong Dinosaur Museum
Located in Dashanpu Area in Zigong, the Zigong Dinosaur Museum is another specialized museum after the Banpo Neolithic Village and the Emperor Qin Shihuang’s…

Zigong Salt History Museum
Zigong is in souther Sichuan Basin, 200 kilometers north of Chengdu. It has been known as China’s Capital of Salt, and is still the largest salt production center in…

Shopping

Parkson Shopping Center
Parkson Shopping Center mainly deals in popular, fasionable and famous brand clothes and ornaments, as well as general merchandise and home appliance.
Transport: Take No.4, 5, 54, 93, or 98 bus…

Songxianqiao Art Town
Songxianqiao Art Town is the largest artworks market in Southwest china. The building here are in the styles of the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties. It has intergration of tourism, shopping…

Travel Agencies

China International Travel Service, Sichuan
Add: 65 section 2, South Renmin Rd, Chengdu
Tel: 0086-28-86672718

China Travel Service, Sichuan
Add: 15 South Section 3, First Ring Rd, Chengdu
Tel: 0086-28-85562986

China Youth Travel Service, Chengdu
Add: F/7, 6 Section 3, South renimn Rd., Chengdu
Tel: 0086-28-85532915

China Youth Travel Service, Sichuan
Add: 19 Central Dongchenggen St., Chengdu
Tel: 0086-28-86693482

Mianyang Holiday Travel Service
Add: 120 Central Changdong Huodao, Mianyang
Tel: 0086-816-2308888