Sichuan Province – hometown of panda

Sichuan Province, abbreviated as Chuan or Shu, is a province in the southwest of the people’s Republic of China. Chengdu is the provincial capital and the largest city. Sichuan is known as the “land of abundance”.

Sichuan, referred to as Chuan or Shu for short, is located in the southwest of China, the provincial capital of Chengdu. It is located in the upper reaches of the Yangtze River and is known as the “land of abundance”. The province covers an area of 486000 square kilometers and has jurisdiction over 21 cities (prefectures). By the end of 2020, the resident population was about 80 million.

There are great differences between East and West landforms in Sichuan Province. The terrain is complex and diverse, mainly mountainous, followed by hills, and less plains and plateaus. The western part of Sichuan is a part of the Qinghai Tibet Plateau, while the eastern part is mostly located in the Sichuan Basin. The highest point in the province is Gongga Mountain, the main peak of snow mountain in Western Sichuan, with an altitude of 7556 meters.

Sichuan Province is located in the earthquake zone and is a province with frequent earthquakes. In 2008, a magnitude 8 earthquake occurred in Wenchuan County, Western Sichuan.

Sichuan is one of the regions with the richest hydropower resources in China, with a large number of hydropower stations. The Yangtze River is the largest river flowing through Sichuan. There are many tributaries in Sichuan. Most of the lakes in Sichuan Province are distributed in the high mountains and plateaus in the West and northwest.

There are more than 1,000 large and small lakes in the province. The famous lakes include Qionghai Lake and Lugu Lake. The Ruoergai area in northern Sichuan is an important swampy wetland area in China.

Sichuan province belongs to three major climates, namely, the subtropical humid climate in the Sichuan Basin, the subtropical semi humid climate in the mountainous areas of Southwest Sichuan, and the alpine and plateau alpine climate in Northwest Sichuan, the overall climate is pleasant.

Sichuan cuisine is one of the four traditional Chinese cuisines and plays an important role in the history of Chinese cuisine. It has a wide range of materials, fresh and mellow taste, and is famous for its good use of spicy and spicy food. It combines the characteristics of southeast, Northwest and northwest with its unique cooking methods and strong local flavor. It is good at absorbing and innovating. There are many kinds of complex flavor types of Sichuan cuisine, mainly including salty and fresh, homely, spicy, spicy, fish flavor, ginger juice, sour and spicy, sweet and sour, litchi, mustard, sweet flavor, pepper and hemp, strange flavor, etc. they are rich and varied, with a variety of patterns, forming a unique style of Sichuan cuisine.

The traditional arts in Sichuan originated from the Bashu period, with a long history, rich and diverse types, and strong local characteristics. Sichuan traditional arts mainly include traditional drama and opera represented by Sichuan Opera, Sichuan Kun, Lantern Opera, Sichuan Qingyin, Sichuan Yangqin, Sichuan Bamboo Qin, Qianjinban, etc. Traditional music represented by Shu brocade, Shu embroidery, silver filigree craft, porcelain tire bamboo weaving, Chengdu and Chongqing lacquer art, Mianzhu and Liangping New Year paintings, Sichuan style bonsai, etc. traditional arts and crafts represented by Sichuan folk houses and Sichuan gardens Traditional architectural art and local literature, etc.

Sichuan Opera is a shining pearl in the treasure house of Chinese opera. It has a long history and has preserved many excellent traditional plays, rich music and exquisite performing arts.

Sichuan is rich in tourism resources and is one of the important tourism destinations in China. Sichuan has complex geological structures and rich geological and geomorphic landscapes, almost including beautiful scenery except the sea.

Sichuan is one of the main habitats for giant pandas.

Famous scenery:Jiuzhai valley, Dujiangyan, Leshan Giant Buddha, Mount Emei, Inagi Aden, Panda habitat, Langzhong Ancient City, etc.

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