Chengdu is located in southwestern China. The over 11 people city is the capital of Sichuan Province.
Chengdu is one of the most important economic, transport and communication centers in western China. Tourists and investors recognize the city as very attractive. Chengdu has managed to enter the list of the ten best places for business and tourism among the total of 280 cities in China.
Locals consider Chengdu "paradise on earth", which is actually a literal translation of the Chinese name of the city. Not accidentally, the city was recently named the fourth best place to live in China.
The reason for this is not only the appropriate infrastructure, but extremely fertile soil, which is located around the city. Both Min and Tuo rivers - branches of the Yangtze River, contribute much to the fertility of the land.
Favorable conditions for life are not the only thing that attracts visitors. Chengdu was able to create excellent conditions for economic development and tourism. There are few places in the city, which must be visited.
Chunxilu is a popular shopping street and business center of Chengdu. At this place there are about 700 stores, malls, supermarkets and boutiques. Among them, visitors can find a wealth of modern cafes and restaurants.
The industrial part of town is represented by attractive modern buildings, located in the so-called area YanShiKou.
Sichuan University also ranks among the top sights of the Chinese city.
Among the attractions of the city is the Thatched Cottage of Du Fu, Wuhou Memorial Temple and Wenshu Monastery. Natural attractions include the Sichuan city Jiuzhaigou Valley and Yellow Dragon Valley. The natural parks hold amazing natural beauty, located near the metropolitan area and offer unique opportunities for outdoor recreation.
In addition to the many cultural, commercial and educational institutions, Chengdu is also home to the wonderful panda bears, considered a national treasure of China. Ten miles away is a huge reserve, which cares for black and white Asian Bears (Giant Panda Breeding Research Base). There live about 80 pandas, among which can also be seen "Red Pandas". The main objective is to create suitable conditions for life and reproduction of these endangered bears. Visitors to the Nature Reserve can enjoy bamboo plants, colorful flowers and beautiful green hills.
The park has a Giant Panda Museum, laboratories and other research centers. Access fee is 58 yuan. The reserve is open to visitors every day from 8:00 to 18:00, and the most appropriate is to go is 9:00 am to 10:00 pm, when the elegant bears eat. It can be reached by taxi (cost about 30 yuan) or bus number 902.
For many tourists, Chengdu is the gateway to another top destination - Tibet.
Future visitors to the city should be aware that in the city many of the dishes can make you plenty sore. Sichuan chili peppers are the preferred condiment in Chengdu. These hot additions meet the emotionality of the locals. The Chinese city and its people have managed to gain the fame of people who know how to have fun. Fans of nightlife will find many attractive restaurants and bars and tea houses. It turns out that the number of places for entertainment in Chengdu is much more than those in Shanghai, although the population of the Sichuan city is half of that in Shanghai.