Chengdu

Cheng du

Photo 1:Chengdu, a City that You Will Never Want to Leave Once You Come

Chengdu, the provincial capital of Sichuan Province, is the political, economic and cultural center of Sichuan Province.

Qionglai Mountain, Cheng du

Photo 2:Qionglai Mountain, Chengdu

Chengdu is located in Western Sichuan Plain, Longquan Mountains in the east, Yunnan-Guizhou Plateau in the south, Qionglai Mountain in the west and the Qinling Mountains in the north. Chengdu has been the hinterland of  “Land of Abundance” since ancient times, enjoying its own prosperity exclusively.

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Photo 3:Chengdu, the City Site Has not Been Relocated and the Name Has not  Been Changed in 3,000 Years. 

Chengdu has a long history, with the reputation of “Jiangnan in Sichuan” and “Suzhou-Hangzhou of Sichuan”. During the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdomsperiod, Emperor Meng Chang of the the Late Shu Dynasty preferred hibiscus flowers, and ordered the people to plant hibiscus trees on the city walls. During the blooming season, Chengdu was as beautiful as brocade for 40 miles.Therefore,Chengdu was also known as the Hibiscus City, or “Rong Cheng”for short.

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Photo 4:The Spring of Chengdu

Chengdu has typical basin climate characteristics, with early spring, hot summer, cool autumn and warm winter. The annual average temperature is 16°C. The climate of Chengdu has two distinctive features: it is cloudy and foggy with short sunshine time, and the air is humid.

One Old Teahouse, Cheng Du

Photo 5:One Old Teahouse, Chengdu

Chengdu is a leisure city, and Chengdu people like to enjoy the life of Ba Shi(meaning comfortable) in teahouses and before mahjong tables. Playing mahjong, drinking tea, buying a newspaper on the street and eating a bowl of soya beancurd, soothing rhythm of life reflects Chengdu people’s unhurried attitude towards life.

Beautiful Women, Cheng Du

Photo 6:Beautiful Women, Chengdu

Chengdu has three beauties: beautiful women, beautiful scenery, and delicious foods.

Chunxi Road, Cheng Du

Photo 7:Chunxi Road, Chengdu

Chengdu women are extremely gorgeous and pretty. The warm and humid Land of Abundance abounds in beautiful women. In the centuries-old Chunxi Road, where the crowds are bustling like climbing the Spring Terrace, streams of beautiful women make Chunxi Road outshine others.

Broad and Narrow Alley, Cheng Du

Photo 8:Broad and Narrow Alley Brings Together the Most Popular Folk Culture of Chengdu

Chengdu has both profound cultural accumulation and beautiful natural scenery. As one of the famous historical and cultural cities in China, Chengdu is not only rich in cultural landscapes, but also unique in its natural landscapes.

Qingcheng Mountain, Cheng Du

Photo 9:Qingcheng Mountain, Chengdu

The quiet Qingcheng Mountain, the quaint Jinli Ancient Street, the magnificent Xiling Snow Mountain, and the peaceful and quiet Pingle Ancient Town. “Fairy Poet” Li Bai and “Poetry Sage” Du Fu have both eulogized this unique city affectionately.

Mapo tofu, Cheng DuPhoto 10:Mapo Tofu, One of the Most Popular Local Flavor Specialties in Chinese Tofu Dishes, is a World-wide Famous Sichuan Dish.

Chengdu is a city of gastronomy, a variety of mouth-watering snacks; the spicy and delicious hot pot ; the Sichuan cuisine with a long history and bright colors allow you to eat from the east of the city to the west, from the afternoon to the late night,and then to the early morning. This is Chengdu, a paradise that really belongs to food lovers.

Shu Brocade, Cheng Du

Photo 11:Shu Brocade, Chengdu

Chengdu abounds in in products. One of the ” Four Famous brocades in China” Shu Brocade and one of the “China’s four famous embroidery Styles” Shu Embroidery,  porcelain-bodied bambooware,  delicate silver silk crafts, and exquisite Qingcheng silk carpet are really eye-opening.

Sichuan Opera, Cheng Du

Photo 12:Sichuan Opera, Chengdu

Chengdu is the hometown of drama. Early in the Tang Dynasty, there was a saying that “the Shu Opera crowns the world.” During the reign of Emperor Qianlong in the Qing Dynasty, on the basis of local Chedeng Opera,  Sichuan Opera sung in Sichuan dialect  was formed by mergeing local operatic tunes of various places.

Flyover, Cheng Du

Photo 13:A Flyover of Chengdu

As a transportation hub of the Southwest China, Chengdu’s transportation is very convenient .

The profound ancient Shu culture, the prestigious catering culture, the leisurely folk customs, the abundant local products and the convenient transportation make this “leisure capital”(Chengdu)one of the most attractive tourist destinations in China.

 

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