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Sichuan Province

Sichuan Province is a tourism province rich in historical, cultural and natural sites. Within the province, there are 4 UNESCO World Heritage sites, 10 sites in the list of Most Beautiful Places in China and 7 Historical and Cultural Cities.

World Heritage Sites :
Most Beautiful Places :
Prefectures :

Chengdu Prefecture

Chengdu is the province capital of Sichuan Province.

City Centre :
Suburban Districts :
County Level Cities :
Rural :

Mount Emei Scenic Area, including Leshan Giant Buddha Scenic Area

Location:
166km from Chengdu City
30km from Mt Emei
Travel Information:
2 hours from Chengdu City
30mins from Mt Emei
Honours:
UNESCO World Heritage site

LeShan Giant Buddha

The 71m high Buddha was constructed in 713AD. Visitor view the Buddha by taking the river boat or by going to the hill top.

LeShan Giant Buddha

From the hill top, visitors can go to the riverside where the Buddha foot is using stairs at the side of the cliff.

Leshan City

Leshan City

Leshan City

Mt Emei

There are 2 routes to tour the mountain. One route going to the mountain top and the second one goes to the mid mountain. Temple along the mid mountain route.

Mt Emei

Lots of walking needed and there are pavilion for resting.

Mount Qingcheng and the Dujiangyan Irrigation System

Location:
54km from Chengdu City
16km from Mt Qingcheng
Travel Information:
45mins from Chengdu City by high speed train
Honours:
UNESCO World Heritage site
(includes Mt Qingcheng)

Anlan Suspension Bridge

This irrigation system was built more than 2000 years ago. The bridge was first constructed during the Song Dynasty to reach the Yuzui Bypass Dyke that controls the water flow.

Dujiangyan Irrigation System

The irrigation project controls water by channelling water to the farm lands while diverting the rest to the away. It is still functioning today.

Mt Qingcheng

Chinese Taoism was founded at Mt Qingcheng in 142AD. Many Toasim temples were built around Mt Qingcheng from then on.

Southern Sichuan Bamboo Forest

Location:
Yibin City
Travel Information:
Yinbin City is 323km from Chengdu and 104km from Zigong City
Honours:
Most Beautiful Forests in China

Southern Sichuan Bamboo Forest

The forest lanscape can be seen along treks around the park. There are also cables cars to view the bamboo forest.

Southern Sichuan Bamboo Forest

Bamboo growing in a 120 square km area forms the forest. Its also called Bamboo sea.

Wuhou District, Chengdu City

Location:
City Centre
Travel Information:
City transport
Honours:
Historical and Cultural City

Wuhou Memorial Temple

This temple commemorates the Three Kingdom era strategist Zhuge Liang. There is a hall with statues of the key characters during the period and a temple.

Sanyi Temple

This temple was built in memory of Zhang Yu, Liu Bei and Guan Yu. The temple is within the Wuhou Memorial Temple premise.

Huiling Mausoleum, Tomb of Liu Bei

Liu Bei who was the first ruler of State of Shu during the Three Kingdom Era. Liu Bei died after falling ill at Baidi Town. They had retreated from Xiaoting (present day Yidu County, Hubei province) after a defeat by State of Wu there. Liu Bei had wanted to fight the State of Wu to avenge the defeat and death of his sworn brother Guan Yu who was defeated by State of Wu at Maicheng (present day Dangyang County, Hubei Province) and killed.

Jinli Ancient Street

A busy commerical street with ancient architecture of Sichuan since the Shu Kingdom period. It has shops selling traditional snacks and handicraft.

Jinli Ancient Street

A busy commerical street with ancient architecture of Sichuan since the Shu Kingdom period.

Jinli Ancient Street

A busy commerical street with ancient architecture of Sichuan since the Shu Kingdom period.

Jinli Ancient Street

A busy commerical street with ancient architecture of Sichuan since the Shu Kingdom period.

Jinli Ancient Street

A busy commerical street with ancient architecture of Sichuan since the Shu Kingdom period.

Traditional handicraft

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Traditional handicraft

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Chengdu Wangjianglou

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Chengdu Wangjianglou

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Sichuan University

Entrance to Sichuan University.

Sichuan University

Clock Tower in Huaxi Campus

Sichuan University

Historic building in the university Huaxi Campus.

Dental Health Museum

Jinjiang River

Jinjiang river with cityscape in the background.

Chengdu Anshun Bridge

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Chengdu South Railway Station

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Sichuan Stadium

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Chengdu Hot Pot

A sichuan steamboat with spicy chili peppers and huajiao peppercoms.

Sichuan Opera

Sichuan Opera

Sichuan Opera

Sichuan Opera

Sichuan Opera

Sichuan Opera

Sichuan Opera

Sichuan Opera

Sichuan Opera

Sichuan Opera

Sichuan Opera

Jinjiang District, Chengdu City

Location:
City Centre
Travel Information:
City transport
Honours:
Historical and Cultural City

Tianfu Square

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Tianfu Square

Statue of Chairman Mao.

Chunxi Road Street Shopping

Chengdu's most well known street shopping location.

Chengdu Hejiang Pavillion

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Jinniu District, Chengdu City

Location:
City Centre
Travel Information:
City transport
Honours:
Historical and Cultural City

Chengdu Jinsha Site Museum

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Chengdu Jinsha Site Museum

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Chengdu Jinsha Site Museum

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Yong Mausoleum

The imperial tomb of Emperor Wang Jian. He was the founder of the state of former Shu during the Five Dynasty period in 907 to 960.

Qingyang District, Chengdu City

Location:
City Centre
Travel Information:
City transport
Honours:
Historical and Cultural City

Chengdu Qingyang Palace Temple

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Du Fu Cottage

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Du Fu Cottage

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Du Fu Cottage

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Du Fu Cottage

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Chengdu Huanhuaxi Park

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Chengdu Culture Park

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Chengdu Culture Park

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Chengdu Sichuan Museum

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Chengdu Kuanzhai Ancient Street

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Chengdu Kuanzhai Ancient Street

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Chengdu Kuanzhai Ancient Street

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Chenghuang Mosque

Chengdu Museum

Chengdu People's Park

Chengdu People's Park

Chengdu People's Park

Chengdu Citang Street

Wenshu Monastery

The monastry dated back to Tang dynasty. The cultural relics in the monastry include a piece of skull of Tang dynasty monk Xuan Zhang.

Wenshu Monastery

The Mahavira Hall built in 1697.

Street outside Wenshu Monastery

Old city wall

The Ming and Qing dynasties era old city wall is along beijiaochang road.

Chenghua District, Chengdu City

Location:
City Centre
Travel Information:
City transport
Honours:
Historical and Cultural City

Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding

The research centre does research, breeding and education on pandas and other rare anamials.

Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding

Chengdu Red Panda.

Chengdu TV Tower

The tower at 339m is the tallest structure in western China.

Chengdu East Railway Station

Chengdu East Railway Station

Shuangliu County, Chengdu Prefecture

Location:
Suburban District
Travel Information:
City transport

Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport

This is the major air hub serving western China.

Chengdu Huanglongxi Ancient Town

A toen with a history of more than 1700 years.

Chengdu Huanglongxi Ancient Town

Chengdu Huanglongxi Ancient Town

Chengdu Huanglongxi Ancient Town

Chengdu Huanglongxi Ancient Town

Chengdu Huanglongxi Ancient Town

Chengdu Huanglongxi Ancient Town

Chengdu Huanglongxi Ancient Town

Chengdu Huanglongxi Ancient Town

Chengdu Fu River near Huanglongxi

Dujiangyan City, Chengdu Prefecture

Location:
County Level City
Travel Information:
City transport

Qingcheng Mountain

Taian ancient town

Taian Ancient Town

Guangan City

Attractions:
Within city
Travel Information:
Guangan is 396km from Chengdu city

Former residence of Deng Xiaoping

Deyang City

Attractions:
Within city
Travel Information:
Deyang City is 61km from Chengdu city

Confucius Temple, Deyang City

The wall was built durint the Qing Dynasty with yellow glaing tiles and flying dragons.

Confucius Temple Wanren Palace Wall, Deyang City

The wall was built during the Qing Dynasty with yellow glaing tiles and flying dragons.

Confucius Temple Lingxing Archway Gate, Deyang City

The wall was built during the Qing Dynasty in 1851.

Confucius Temple Pan Pond and Pan Bridge, Deyang City

The wall was built during the Qing Dynasty during the reign of Emperor Gaoguang. There are three bridges with stone lion carvings.

Confucius Temple Ji Gate, Deyang City

The wall was built in 1849 during the Qing Dynasty. The roof uses yellow glazed tiles with flying dragon on the galed roof.

Confucius Temple Liyue Pavilion, Deyang City

Four pavilions were built in 1850 during the Qing Dynasty. They were used to play musical instruments during ceremonies.

Confucius Temple Dacheng Hall, Deyang City

The Hall was built during in 1850 the Qing Dynasty.

Confucius Temple Dacheng Hall, Deyang City

Stone carvings of Dragon in front of Dacheng Hall.

Deyang Confucius Temple Qisheng Hall, Deyang City

The Hall was built in 1848.

Confucius Temple Stone Carvings, Deyang City

Stone Sculpture Park , Deyang City

A park with stone sculptures that took 13 years to complete.

Deyang Railway Station, Deyang City

Rainbow Bridge, Deyang City

The city's landmark span across jinghu river.

Sanxingdui Museum, Guanghan City

The ruins belong to an ancient Shu kingdom. The site is 40km from Chengdu.

Sanxingdui Museum, Guanghan City

Sanxingdui Museum, Guanghan City

Bronze mask became one of the symbol of the civilisation.

Sanxingdui Museum

The civilisation has highly skilled craftsman making artifacts from bronze, gold and other precious materials.

Mianyang City

Attractions:
Within city
Travel Information:
Leshan City is 125km from Chengdu city
Honours:
Historical and Cultural City

Xishan Scenic Area

Ziyun Pavilion

Gonghuo Temple

Tomb of Jiang Wan

Mianyang Railway Station

Suining City

Attractions:
Within city
Travel Information:
Suining City is 223km from Chengdu city
Honours:
Historical and Cultural City

Yibin City

Attractions:
Within city
Travel Information:
Yinbin City is 323km from Chengdu and 104km from Zigong City
City transport to attractions
Honours:
Historical and Cultural City

Min River

The Min River flows from Chengdu to Yibin.

Jinsha River

Jinsha River flows from Yunnan to Yibin.

Changjiang River

Changjiang River in the centre is form at the confluence of Min on the left and Jinsha River on the right side. Yibin is the first city along the Changjiang River.

Li Zhuang Town

It is the first town along the Changjiang River and listed as a historical and cultural town.

Street leading to Wuliangye Wine Factory

The street leading to the wine factory has display of awards won on both sides of the road.

Wuliangye Wine Factory

Wuliangye is one of China's top white wine. Visitors can tour the 3.5 sqm km factory by taking taxis that serves the factory.

Zigong City

Attractions:
Within city
Travel Information:
Zigong City is 218km from Chengdu and 104km from Yibin City. City transport to attractions
Honours:
Historical and Cultural City

Zigong Dinosaur Museum

The dinosaur fossils were discovered there and a museum was built over the spot.

Leshan City

Attractions:
Within city
Travel Information:
Leshan City is 162km from Chengdu city
Honours:
Historical and Cultural City

Leshan City

Confluence of Minjiang, Dadu and Qingyi rivers with Leshan cityscape at the background.

Leshan City

Leshan City

Leshan City

Dazhou City

Attractions:
Within city
Travel Information:
Luzhou is 535km from Chengdu city
Honours:
Historical and Cultural City

Dazhou People's Park

Luzhou City

Attractions:
Within city
Travel Information:
Luzhou is km from Chengdu city

Luzhou Laojiao Winery

Luzhou Laojiao Winery

Luzhou Laojiao Winery

Luzhou Jiuzhi Town

Chishui River with Jiuzhi Town on the right

Luzhou Jiuzhi Town Bridge aross Chishui River

Luzhou Changjiang Bridge

Luzhou changjiang

Neijiang City

Location:
Neijiang is 183km from Chengdu city
Travel Information:
40minutes by high speed train from Chengdu city
Honours:

Big Buddha Temple

People's Park

Yu Peilun General Memorial

Yu Peilun General Memorial

North Gate Memorial Archways, Longchang County

The memorial archways are found in two locations - north and south gate.

North Gate Memorial Archways, Longchang County

The memorial archways are found in two locations - north and south gate.

South Gate Memorial Archways, Longchang County

South Gate Memorial Archways, Longchang County

South Gate Memorial Archways, Longchang County

South Gate Memorial Archways, Longchang County

Longchang Pavilion, Longchang County

Lian Feng Park, Longchang County

Meishan City

Location:
Meishan is 70km from Chengdu city
Travel Information:
40minutes by high speed train from Chengdu city
Honours:

Three Su Temple

The former residence of three great poets of the Northern Song Dynasty.

Three Su Temple

The former residence of three great poets of the Northern Song Dynasty.

Meishan Shopping Street around Three Su Temple

Meishan Shopping Street around Three Su Temple

Meishan Shopping Street around Three Su Temple

Meishan Shopping Street around Three Su Temple

Meishan Product

Yaan City

Location:
Yaan is 145km southwest of Chengdu city
Travel Information:
2 hours by bus from Chengdu city
Honours:

Yaan Bifengxia Base

China Conservation Research Centre for the Giant Panda.

Yaan Bifengxia Base

Yaan Bifengxia Base

Yaan Bifengxia Base

Yaan Bifengxia Base

Yaan Bifengxia Base

Yaan Bifengxia Base

Yaan Bifengxia Base

Yaan Bifeng Gorge

Yaan Street Food

Yaan Street Food

Nanchong City

Location:
Nanchong is 194km east of Chengdu city
Travel Information:
1.5 hours by high speed train from Chengdu city
Honours:

Nanchong Confucius Temple

Nanchong Confucius Temple

Old Bank Buildings

Jialing River

Jialing River

Nanchong Railway Station

Nanchong North Raiway Station

Ziyang City

Location:
Ziyang is 122km southeast of Chengdu city
Travel Information:
0.5 hours by high speed train from Chengdu city
Honours:

Banyue Hill Buddha Statue

Ziyang North Raiway Station

Aba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture

Location:
Prefecture capital Barkam is 435km northwest of Chengdu city
Travel Information:
Honours:

Smoked Meat

Smoked Meat

Guangyuan City

Location:
285km northeast of Chengdu city
Travel Information:
1 hour 40mins from Chengdu by high speed train
Honours:

Zhaohua Ancient City Confucius Temple

Zhaohua Ancient City Confucius Temple

Zhaohua Ancient City Confucius Temple Ancient Trees

Zhaohuan Ancient City Food

Huangze Temple

Jialing River

Guangyuan Railway Station

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