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1 Discovering Chengdu Thousands of years ago, a king of the ancient Shu Kingdom established his capital in the center of Sichuan plain and named it Chengdu. Nowadays, Chengdu is the capital of Sichuan Province, which is 1.24 thousand square kilometers in size and has a population of 11 million. Its the technological, commercial, trading, financial and transportation center. Chengdu is described as Ancient Shu Culture, Sichuan Scenery, Culture of Three Kingdoms, Panda Protection, Chengdu Delicacies by visitors from all over the world.

2 [] INDEX - Designed by Panny Origin of the City Thousands of years ago, the emperor of the ancient Shu Kingdom established his capital in the center of Sichuan plain and named it Chengdu. Nowadays, Chengdu is the capital of Sichuan Province, which is 1.24 thousand square kilometers in size and has a population of 11 million. It is seen the hub of technology, commerce, trade, finance and transportation in southwestern China and it is associated with many descriptions, such as Ancient Shu Culture, Sichuan Scenery, Culture of Three Kingdoms, Panda Protection, Chengdu Delicacies by visitors from all over the world. GENERAL INTRODUCTION Chengdu Beijing Shanghai

3 Discovering Chengdu Chengdu is one of the Top Tourist Cities in China, and it was awarded one of the Most Attractive Tourist Cities in China, At present, it has many places of interests, including World Heritages, National Key Cultural Relics Protection Units and State Key Cultural Relics Protection Units. Natural Beauty

4 [] INDEX - Designed by Panny Jiuzhai Valley Jiuzhai Valley, under the well-known World Heritage List, has also been voted as one of the most beautiful places in China. Autumn is the best season for tourists to visit the colorful mountains and waters there. Natural Beauty

5 [] INDEX - Designed by Panny Qingcheng Mountain Qingcheng Mountain is the headstream of Chinese Taoism. It is famous for its beauty and quietness. Boundless luxuriant forest and green trees in every season look like the outline of a city, so it is called Qingcheng. Natural Beauty

6 [] INDEX - Designed by Panny Leshan Giant Buddha Located on the cliff in the Lingyun Mountain on the eastern bank at the confluence of the Min-jiang, the Dadu River and the Qingyi River, the statue is 71 meters high. Its shoulders are 28 meters broad and its head is 14.7 meters long and 10 meters broad. It is the biggest of such carvings in the world. The construction started in the Tang Dynasty and lasted 90 years. There is a well - designed drainage system under the statue. It has been well preserved for over 1200 years. Natural Beauty

7 [] INDEX - Designed by Panny Emei Mountain Emei Mountain, located in the southeast margin of Sichuan Basin, is one of the four most sacred Buddhist sites. It is 156 kilometers from Chengdu city, 1.5 hours car run through highway. It is blessed with a sea of clouds, picturesque sunrises, Buddha Rays, Saint Lamps, all of which give Emei the reputation of one of our countrys famous scenic spots for tourists. In 1996, it was ranked in the world Cultural & Natural Heritage by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization). Natural Beauty

8 [] INDEX - Designed by Panny Dujiangyan Irrigation Water System As a wonder in the worlds history of civilization, the Dujiangyan Irrigation Project is known at home and abroad. It was built by Li Bing, a famous expert in irrigation, more than 2,000 years ago. The project, which has benefited the people for more than 2,000 years, has the functions of irrigation, flood prevention, aquatic products cultivation, power generation and tourism. On November 29th, 2000, Dujiangyan was listed on the world cultural heritages list by UNESCO. Natural Beauty

9 Discovering Chengdu Chengdu has been designated by the State Council as one of the first of 24 famous historical cities of China. From the discovery of the Qibaodun Ancient City Ruin and the Jinsha Ruins we can infer that thousands of years ago, Chengdu was an important residence of the ancient Shu people. Many celebrities in ancient times left their legends and stories here. Historical Spots

10 [] INDEX - Designed by Panny Temple of Marquis Wu Temple of Marquis Wu was built in commemoration of Zhuge Liang, the famous marquis of the ShuHan Dynasty. There are numerous historical relics, e.g. the horizontal cribbed boards, couplets, inscribed tablets, penmanship, furnaces, Chinese tripods, such as the Sanjui (Three-Bests) horizontal inscribed board, Chu Shi Biao and so on. HISTORICAL SPOTS

11 [] INDEX - Designed by Panny DuFu Thatched Cottage The Chengdu Du Fu Thatched Cottage was the residence of Du Fu (AD ), a great Tang poet hailed as the poetic saint by later generations. It is a major cultural relic enjoying State-level protection. HISTORICAL SPOTS

12 Discovering Chengdu Chengdu has been designated by the State Council as one of the first of 24 famous historical cities of China. From the discovery of the Qibaodun Ancient City Ruin and the Jinsha Ruins we can infer that thousands of years ago, Chengdu was an important residence of the ancient Shu people. Many celebrities in ancient times left their legends and stories here. Culture & Entertainment

13 [] INDEX - Designed by Panny Shunxing Ancient Teahouse Shunxing Ancient Teahouse was rebuilt in the spring of 1999 with an area of more than 3,000 square meters, and it is a classical masterpiece which tea-makers in the land of abundance handed down from tea culture in Sichuan. Moreover, it is a folk culture museum whose characteristics are rather local. There is a Chengdu famous snack city in it. Tourists, tea-drinkers, an food-seekers can enjoy all kinds of folk snacks, which are famous in China. In one word, here you can drink Gaiwan tea, eat famous snacks, watch highlights from Sichuan dialect, appreciate Chinese calligraphies and paintings, read carvings on tablets, and stroll down the ancient market. CULTURE&ENTERTAINMENT

14 [] INDEX - Designed by Panny Chunxi Road Pedestrian Precinct Chunxi Road, west of the Peoples Square, accommodates Chengdus most prestigious shopping area including the Pacific, Parkson and Wang Fujing Department Store, etc. CULTURE&ENTERTAINMENT

15 [] INDEX - Designed by Panny Jinli Street Lying on the eastern side of the Temple of Marquis Wu, Jinli Street featuring the folklore of western Sichuan is internally guided by Three Kingdom culture. This street is an ideal place for tourists to enjoy food, buy antiques, Shu embroidery, bamboo weaving, folk handicrafts, and appreciate Sichuan opera, etc… CULTURE&ENTERTAINMENT

16 [] INDEX - Designed by Panny Sichuan Opera Face changing is the highlight of Sichuan Opera, it is a magical art. Actors change more than 10 masks in less than 20 seconds! By raising the hand, swinging a sleeve or tossing the head, an actor uses different masks to show different emotions. From green to blue, red, yellow, brown, black, dark and gold, these masks show fear, tension, relaxation, slyness, desperation, outrage, and so on. CULTURE&ENTERTAINMENT

17 Discovering Chengdu Chengdu cuisine consists of Sichuan food, snack food and hot pot. Sichuan food is one of Chinas four schools of food. It has more than 3,000 dishes, many of which are famous worldwide. Many of its dishes, such as Grandma Chens Bean Curd and Twice-cooked Meat, are known throughout the world. Chengdus snack food is famous for its tiny and exquisite look and delicious taste. Its representatives include: Zhong Dumplings, Long Dumplings, Steamed Dumplings Wrapped in Leaves and Han Steamed Dumplings. In recent years, hot pot has developed at an alarming speed. Some of the brand-name hot pots are popular in different parts of China, changing local eating habits. Snacks & Cuisine

18 [] INDEX - Designed by Panny Chengdu Snacks Chengdu Snacks are famous for its tiny and exquisite look along with its delicious taste, such as Zhong Dumplings, Long Dumplings, Steamed Dumplings Wrapped in Leaves, Han steamed buns etc. SNACKS&CUISINE

19 [] INDEX - Designed by Panny Hotpot At present, hotpot is not only a globally recognized symbol of China, its also an eye-catching urban landscape that displays the hotpot complex of Chengdunese. SNACKS&CUISINE

20 Discovering Chengdu Chengdu Giant Panda Breeding & Research Base (Panda Eco-park) has obtained the Global 500title from the UNEP(United Nations Environment Program) and is the largest simulated natural eco-park designed and established for giant pandas and other rare animals. Wolong Panda Reserve is located in Wenchuan County of Aba, 3- hours drive from Chengdu, and is a comprehensive state natural reserve of 200,000 hectares. Begun in 1963, Wolong Panda Reserve is the earliest, largest and best-known panda reserve in China. Panda Protection

21 [] INDEX - Designed by Panny Panda Breeding and Research Center Located just 10km (6miles) away from downtown Chengdu, the Chengdu Panda Breeding Research Center has been created and imitates the pandas' natural habitat in order that they might have a the best possible environment for rearing and breeding. The Center cares also for other rare and endangered wild animals. The Research Center covers an area of 560 square meters (92 acres), 96% of which is verdure. Giant pandas, lesser pandas, black-necked cranes, white storks as well as over 20 species of rare animals are fed and bred there throughout the year. Verdant bamboo, bright flowers, fresh air, a natural hill scene and a beautiful artificial view are merged ingeniously at the base. PANDA PROTECTION

22 Welcome to Chengdu


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