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Sichuan Province is not as famous as the Giant Pandas or the worldwide known Hot Pot, however Giant Pandas are just originated in Sichuan Province and the most authentic Spicy Cuisine (nicknamed as “Chuan Cai”, Sichuan Cuisine such as “Hot Pot” or “Mapo Tofu”) is from Sichuan Province. Sichuan Province is one of the most scenic tourism destination in whole China. It is the southwest GATEWAY of China. With the Chengdu speeding up construction of Chengdu Tianfu Int’l Airport currently, Chengdu will be the closest GATEWAY airport harbor in China to EUROPE. Right now there are more than 50 international flights routes between Chengdu and the world. And with the construction of Sichuan Tibet Railway going on, Chengdu, the capital city of Sichuan will attract more and more international travelers. 2 hours flight and 4-7 days driving to Tibet from Chengdu, it will be very convenient to travel to Tibet from Sichuan Province, because there are around 25 flights a day between Lhasa and Chengdu. If you want to avoid crowded and highly populated cities such as Beijing or Shanghai, Guangzhou, etc, 1 hour drive out of Chengdu, can take you to many wonderful places which are peaceful and natural wonderland.

Short Intro about Sichuan History

The most important historical period of Sichuan is Ba and Shu Kingdoms. Ba extended to Sichuan from the Han Valley in Shanxi and Hubei down the Jialing River. Shu covered the valley of the Min including Chengdu and other areas of western Sichuan. There was not so many historical records of the existence of early Shu. Shu’s history mainly existed in a mixture of mythological stories and historical legends. Chronicles of Huayang in the Jin dynasty recorded something about Shu. However, the discovery of Sanxingdui in Guanghan eventually exposed the highly developed civilization of an independent bronze industry.

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Sichuan Province

There are many UNESCO World Heritages Sites there. Below are those sites.

  • Dazu Rock Carvings, listed as property of the Chongqing municipality
  • Huanglong Scenic and Historic Interest Area
  • Jiuzhaigou Valley Scenic and Historic Interest Area
  • Mount Emei Scenic Area, including Leshan Giant Buddha Scenic Area
  • Mount Qincheng and the Dujiangyan Irrigation System
  • Sichuan Giant Panda Sanctuaries

Additionally, the world’s largest SINGLE building the New Century Global Center was open to public in July ,2013. The building is 328 feet (100 m) high, 1,640 feet (500 m) long, and 1,312 feet (400 m) wide. Inside there are retail outlets, a 14-theater cinema, offices, hotels, the Paradise Island waterpark, an artificial beach, a 164 -yard(150 m)-long LED screen, a skating rink, a pirate ship, a fake Mediterranean village, 24-hour artificial sun, and a 15,000-spot parking lot. If you are looking for a Sichuan local guide or driver and car, or wanting to book a customized trip for you or your fellow friends, family members, please feel free to email us: info@localchinaguide.com.

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