DESTINATION/ Sichuan – Gourmet Food and Giant Panda

Sichuan is a province best known as the home of Giant Panda as well as the Giant Buddha statue. Several UNESCO sites, historic temples, stunning wilderness – Sichuan attracts travelers of various tastes, be it culture, history or nature.



Sichuan: Home of Giant Panda and Delicious Food

Gary Diskin

Also referred to as a land of countless guises, Sichuan has a rich history going back 4,500 years. It is one of the top places to visit in China. Located in hinterland of S.W China, the region is also popularly referred to as Shu or Chuan. The west side of Chuan forms part of Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. To the East, there is Sichuan Basin. Sichuan is the home of breathtaking and world famous sceneries, and has beautiful sights with most friendly folks. Its landscapes are massive to say the least,...

Sichuan’s Top Seven Tourist Attractions

Dan Rang

The Sichuan Province in China is replete with tourist attractions. Here are the top destinations that should tempt any traveler to explore the region. Yading This national level reserve is in Daocheng County in southwest Sichuan. Located in the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau’s eastern part, Yading boasts of scenic beauty. Chenrezig, the highest peak in the reserve, is situated 6,032 meters above the sea level. The oldest as well as the best-preserved alpine ecosystem in China enjoys a particular geog...

Chengdu – Temples and Museums for All Culture Lovers

Denise Chen

Sichuan’s capital Chengdu, referred to as a “Heavenly State”, is located to the west of Sichuan Basin and in Chengdu Plain, it has an area of 4,749 square miles and a population of more than 11 million. Chengdu is extremely productive because of the Dujiangyan Irrigation Project from 256 B.C., the Yangtze River’s branches Min and Tuo Rivers which irrigate over 270.27 square miles and abundant mineral resources. The city is also a popular destination for tourists thanks to a number of remarka...

Mount Emei and Leshan – Explore the World Heritage

Bill Alen

In the south-west of Sichuan basin stands the majestic Mount Emei, or Emeishan. A marvel of nature enriched by culture, it's one of China's most popular travel destinations and a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1996. Renowned as one of China's Four Sacred Buddhist Mountains, it features ancient Buddhist temples and monuments, as well as ritual sites dedicated to the Bodhisattva Puxian (Samantabhadra). The main peak is the Golden Summit, which abounds with natural wonders and Buddhist landmar...