Sichuan Province, located in southwest China, is one of the most interesting place in the country in terms of geological variety.
The basin area in eastern Sichuan is ringed by lofty mountains and experiences a humid subtropical humid climate, ideal for growing crops.
The western part borders on the Tibetan Plateau and has an average altitude of 3,000-4,000 meters, making it one of the most inaccessible places in China. Thus, visitors to the province will 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, one of the eight major systems of Chinese cuisine.
Chengdu, capital of Sichuan, is the cultural and industrial hub of the agricultural Chengdu Plain. Chengdu was one of the earliest centers of printing in China and has been famous for its luxurious satins, brocades, and lacquer ware since the 13th century. It 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 province has 31 cities of cultural and historical interest, 53 tourist spots and 307 historical and cultural sites under government protection.
The picturesque Jiuzhaigou-Huanglong scenic spot is listed as a UNESCO World Natural Heritage and the Mt. Emei-Leshan Giant Stone Buddha Mitreya tourist area both as a World Natural Heritage and a Human Cultural Heritage.