02 Sichuan All Around
Welcome to explore Sichuan province, China!
Sichuan is a province in southwest China. People used to call it Szechuan. This place occupies most of the Sichuan Basin and the easternmost part of the Tibetan Plateau. It is one of the most populous province in China. Its capital city is Chengdu. There are many famous attractions there including the world’s main panda bases.
Sichuan means “four rivers” in modern Chinese. It refers to the province’s four major rivers-the Jialing, Jinsha, Min, and Tuo. Actually, the name of this province is a contraction of the phrases:四川路(Four River Circuits) and川峡四路(Four Circuits of Rivers and Gorges). It indicates the division of the existing imperial administrative circuit into four in Northern Song dynasty.
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
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 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.
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Whether you need a visa or not to come to Sichuan,China depends on your nationality.
|Languages||Sichuan Dialect, Mandarin|
|Minorities & Population||Han&81, 070, 000 (2013)|
|Currency||Chinese Yuan (CNY)|