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Sichuan Province

 

Sichuan Province, located in southwest China, is one of the largest and most inaccessible provinces in the nation. This province covers an area of 485,000 kilometers (187,000 miles) and boasts the largest population in China, with 87 million people.

Sichuan is bordered by the Tibetan Plateau in the west and by the Three Gorges and the Yangtze River in the east. The eastern part of the Sichuan basin is ringed by lofty mountains and experiences a subtropical and humid climate. The western part is considered the highland area and experiences frequent fog with intense sunlight, but low temperatures. The annual rainfall in this province is 1000 millimeters and the average annual temperature is 16.5 centigrade.

Chengdu is the capital of Sichuan and is the cultural and industrial center for the agricultural Chengdu Plain. Chengdu was one of the first centers of printing in China and has been famous for its luxurious satins, brocades, and lacquer ware since the 13th century.

Chengdu is also home to the Chengdu Giant Panda Research Base, one of the most important centers in the world for the captive conservation of the Giant Panda. The Research Centre has evolved into China Panda City. Panda City encompasses a museum, as well as the Chengdu Zoo.

Sichuan is known as the 'Land of Abundance' and has three places on the World Cultural and Natural Heritage List: Jiuzhaigou Scenic Area, Huang Long Valley (Yellow Dragon Valley) and Mount Emeishan including Leshan Giant Buddha. Visitors to this province can experience a wide variety of beautiful landscapes including plateaus, mountains, ravines, basins, hills, plains, rivers, lakes, hot springs, waterfalls and limestone caves. In addition, tourists can visit important historic relics and taste the delicious spicy Sichuan Cuisine.

Main Cities of Sichuan

    Mianyang

    Mianyang lies in the northeast of Chengdu. The city exercises control over ni...
    Chengdu

    Chengdu is the capital of "Heavenly State" (Tian Fu Zhi Guo), habit...
    Yibin

    Situated in the south region of Sichuan Province, Yibin City neighbors Luzhou...
    Garze Prefecture

    Located in western Sichuan Province, Garze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture is a...
    Jiuzhaigou County

    Situated in the depths of the mountains in the border area of Nanping, Songpa...
    Aba Prefecture

    Aba Tibetan and Qiang autonomous prefecture is located in the east edge of Qi...
    Leshan

    Leshan is a prefecture-level city located in the center of Sichuan province, ...