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Introduction:People often refer to Sichuan as “the heaven-endowed land” (or “the Land of Abundance”) because of the rich natural resources and beautiful scenery. The terrain of Sichuan Province var..

Districts: Chongqing Sichuan Yunnan Guizhou Xizang

Attractions: Xiaozai Tiankeng and Difeng Fengsheng Ancient Town Beamless brick hall Furong Cave Pingle Ancient Town Xizhou Sanxingdui Museum Chenresig, Jampelyang, Chanadorje Shicheng mountain Lugu Lake

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Southwest Introduction

People often refer to Sichuan as “the heaven-endowed land” (or “the Land of Abundance”) because of the rich natural resources and beautiful scenery. The terrain of Sichuan Province varies in elevation, sloping from west to east and is divided into two sections—Western Plateau of Sichuan and the Sichuan Basin. The western plateau is o­ne of the combinative sections of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, with an average altitude of more than 4,000 meters. Low hillocks and plains dominate the Sichuan Basin. Rivers in the province mainly include the Yangtze River and its tributaries. The basin in east Sichuan belongs to subtropical and humid monsoon climate and the western part belongs to subtropical and plateau climate.
UNESCO inscribed Jiuzhaigou, Yellow Dragon scenic area, Mount Emei with the Leshan’s Giant Buddha, and Mount Qingcheng-Dujiangyan Irrigation Project o­n the World Heritage List in 1992, 1996 and 2000 respectively.
The province has 42 institutes of higher learning, hundreds of scientific and research institutions and 1.1 million scientific and technological professionals. Sichuan has abundant tourism resources. More than 850 pandas (about 85 per cent of the world’s rare giant pandas) inhabit in the province. The province has eight national scenic areas and 40 national nature reserves.
The Yangtze River (6,300 kilometers)—the world’s third longest river (The Nile—6,690 kilometers—is the longest, followed by the Amazon—6,570 kilometers)—flows through the province from west to east.
The Xichang Satellite Launch Center is located there.

Southwest Traffic

The old saying "It is more difficult to travel in Sichuan than to go up to heaven" is no longer true as a convenient communication network of railway, highway, waterway and air transport has come into being. Railways cover a total mileage of 2,693 km, consisting of five trunk lines including the Baoji-Chengdu and Chengdu-Chongqing railways, eight feeder lines and four local railways. The total mileage of highways stretches to nearly 80,000 km, ranking at the forefront in China. Now a highway network with the provincial capital of Chengdu as the center radiating to all cities in the province has been formed. A total of 500 km of expressways have been built.
There are 120 navigation routes in Sichuan covering a total distance of 6,000 km. More than 100 domestic and international airlines have been opened, leading to major cities in China and Singapore, Bangkok and Hiroshima. The province has six airports for civil aviation and Chengdu Shuangliu airport ranks the fourth in China. A modern telecommunications system has come into shape with the installation of telephone exchanges with a capacity of four million telephones. Direct dialing system has been established in more than 100 counties and direct international dialing service has opened in 17 cities.

Southwest Festivals

Feb. 5th –Mar. 11th Zigong Dinosaur Lantern Festival
15th o­n second lunar month Chengdu Flower Festival
May 5th Emei Mountain Pilgrims' Festival
5th o­n fifth lunar month Duyang Festival
15th o­n sixth lunar month Huanglong Temple Fair
24th o­n sixth lunar month Liangshan Yi Minority Torch Festival
Sep. 9th-13th Luzhou International Famous Wine Festival
Mid. Oct Miyaluo Red Leaves Festival
10th  lunar month / 11th lunar month Yi ehtnic people's New Year Festival
Oct. China International Gourmet Food Tourist Festival
Late Oct./ Mid. Nov.Sichuan International TV Festival

Southwest Service Telephones

Sichuan China International Travel Service - Tibet Specialty Hours: Open Daily 9:00 - 20:00
Address: No. 3 Jinxing Lu, across from Saijia Sunny City Hotel
Phone: +86 (0) 28 8606 1118; (0) 28 8671 9255; FAX: (0) 28 8671 9055

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Hours: 9 AM - Noon, 1-5 PM, Mon-Fri
Address: 391 Shuncheng Jie
Phone: +86 (0) 28 8640 7769

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