Chengdu is the capital of Sichuan Province, lies in the hinterland of the Chengdu Plain, in central Sichuan. Chengdu enjoys a long history. 2,500 years ago, Kaiming IX, king of ancient Shu in the Zhou Dynasty (11th century 256BC), started to set up the capital in Chengdu. Nowadays, Chengdu is one of the most important centers of politics, economy and culture in China and a metropolitan in the western region.
With rich cultural heritage and beautiful scenic spots, Chengdu is a peaceful and prosperous city and enjoys rich tourist resources. We can see a clear history with all the sites and evidence that exists. On the vast and fertile Chengdu plain, there are many historic remains that reveals the past of this city. Sanxingdui museum displays the ancient city, ancient kingdom, and ancient Shu, which is considered as one of the ten most valuable discoveries in china. The Jinsha ruin is another important remain that has been discovered in recent years. The Dujiangyan irrigation system built about 2000 years age contributes to the fertile land and agricultural wealth of Chengdu. In Chengdu city, we can visit the royal tomb of Wangjian, the Wuhou temple, the Dufu's thatched cottage, the river viewing pavilion park, and Qingyang temple.
Chengdu is also famous for pandas. Located just 10km (6miles) away from downtown Chengdu, There is a Panda garden, over 100 lovely pandas live in the beautiful garden. Around Chengdu city, there are many beautiful and impressive natural scenery sports, such as Mt Emei, Mt Qingcheng, Mt xilingxueshan Etc. Those are the best choices to smell the fresh air.
Chengdu enjoys a generally subtropical and monsoon climate. Therefore, warm and moist weather dominate most days of a year. The four seasons are clearly demarcated. The average annual temperature is around 16oC, while the rainfall is about 997.6million meters.