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Giant Panda Breeding and Research Base

The Giant Panda Breeding Research Base is located on the mountain of Futoushan in the northern suburbs of the city, 18km away from the town center. The Giant Panda Museum is a unique museum set up for Giant Panda's in the world, it collects and shows fruits of human knowledge, review and research on the Giant Panda. The Museum shows almost 300 rare, fine pictures and scientific , full & accurate charts about Giant Panda, exhibits literatures and monograph on Giant Panda's at all times and in different places of the world. It shows practical specimens of Giant Panda's from fossils to every part of dissection, dejection and main types of food bamboo etc. The Museum also built many large zoology scope-boxes with an area of 300m2, such as remote antiquity as Giant Panda zoology environment, Giant Panda danger situation, and Giant Panda zoology environment in Qinling, Liangshan, Xiangling, Minshan, and Qionglai Mountain. The Museum systematically and completely introduces Giant Panda's evolvement history, ancient and nowadays distribution, general situation, condition and research of human to Giant Panda's. This lets people roundly know Giant Panda's, understand efforts made by our government to protect and save the animal which is loved by people all of the world and consciously arose the feeling to love and protect Giant Panda's and their natural habitat.
We recommend that the best time to visit is in the morning, between 8:30 and 10am, during feeding time. Outside these hours it's likely the bears will be indulging in their favorite pastime, sleeping!

Dufu's Thatched Cottage

The Thatched Cottage of Dufu, located by the side of the Huanhua Stream in Chengdu's western suburb. It was the residence of Dufu, the great poet of the Tang Dynasty when he took refuge in Chengdu.

Du Fu (712-70 AD),one of China's most famous poets, left home at the tender age of 20, becoming a court official at the former capital in Chang'an (near Xi'an). Du Fu's civil service duties did not last long however, and he was captured by rebels and forced to flee the city for Chengdu after only a few years. It was in Chengdu, at this small and simple house, that Du Fu was inspired to write more than 200 poems which are regarded today as masterpieces of realist poetry.

Dufu's Thatched Cottage covers an area of 16 hectares. The Gate, the Screen Wall, the Lobby, the Hall of Verse History, and the Gong Bu Temple are lined one by one along the middle axis, flanked by corridors and other auxiliary buildings. The bronze statue of Dufu in the Hall of Verse History is broad-minded. The clay sculpture of Dufu was enshrined in the Gong Bu Temple is very lifelike. Among and between them are trees and bamboo groves, winding brooks and linking small bridges.

All these give the place an atmosphere of solemnity, meanwhile a sense of beauty and grace. Around the hones are bamboo fences and inside the fences are vegetable and herb plots, easily remind people of the scenes described in Dufu's poems. While taking a quiet walk in such a historical and cultural environment, visitors are apt to be brought back to the ancient times.

Magical Face Change in Sichuan Opera

As one of the major opera schools in China, the Sichuan Opera has a long history. It originated at the end of the Ming Dynasty and the beginning of the Qing Dynasty. At that time there were several different forms of popular theatre in the Sichuan area which gradually developed and blended with the local culture to finally merge into the present Sichuan Opera. Sichuan Opera is well-known in China, and is characterized by solo singing, skillful acting, rich percussion and incredibly funny comedies. Special characters use stunts such as quick face changes without makeup, jumping through burning hoops and hiding of swords. The magical face changes are particularly famous.

Wuhou Memorial Temple

Wuhou Temple (Temple of Marquis Wu) in the southern suburbs of Chengdu is dedicated to the memory of both Liu Bei (161-223), Emperor of the Kingdom of Shu in the Three Kingdoms period (220-280), and Zhuge Liang (181-234), Prime Minister of the Kingdom. The board hung above the gate reads "Han Zhaolie Temple" (Zhaolie was a title given to Liu Bei posthumously). But the temple is commonly called Wuhou Memorial Temple (Zhuge Liang was conferred on the title of Wu Xianghou after his death). The memorial temple, dignified and simple in style, houses 47 statues of Liu Bei, Zhuge Liang and other civil officials and senior generals of the Kingdom. The temple is furnished with many inscribed stone tablets, the most famous being the Tablet of Triple Success of the Tang Dynasty (618 -907) with its text by Prime Minister Pei Du, calligraphy by Liu Gongchuo and carvings by Lu Jian. The couplets written on scrolls and hung on the pillars in the temple are well-known for numerous aphorism.

Dujiangyan Irrigation Project

The ancient water conservation works, Dujiangyan Irritation Project, was very interesting. The project was completed thousands of years ago in the ancient Qin Dynasty. In the ancient time, the Minjiang surging from the Minshan, claimed loss of lives and properties. So the governor decided to build the crucial project there. After its completion, the Dujiangyan system successfully controlled the food and served as an important means of transportation, irritation as well. Visitors can find many ancient sites. A temple called Erwang Temple was built nearby to commemorate the two ancient engineers who made great contribution to the project. Many locals were there piously worshipping their great ancestors.

Sanxingdui Ruins

Sanxingdui, located in the city of Guanghan, 40 km from Chengdu, Sichuan Province, is recognized as one of the most important ancient remains in the world for its vast size, lengthy period and enriched cultural contents.
The first Sanxingdui relics were discovered by a farmer in 1929 and excavation has continued ever since. During this period, generations of archaeologists have worked on the discovery and research of the Sanxingdui culture. In 1986, two major sacrificial pits were found and they aroused widespread academic attention around the world.
The Sanxingdui finds are exciting, but they remain enigmatic. No texts have been found, nor is there any mention of this culture in the records of other countries. Analysis of lead and other elements in the bronzes indicates sources similar to those of other cultures along the lower reaches of the Yangtze River. At this point, however, the unique culture that produced these artifacts remains a mystery.


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