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Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding
Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda, Chengdu Attractions, Chengdu Travel GuideThe giant panda is beloved by people from all over the world. It is a symbol of world biodiversity, conservation, peace and friendship. The giant panda is also nature's gift to Chengdu and the province of Sichuan. It is a special and highly valued resource in Chengdu. All local and foreign visitors enjoy the beauty of giant pandas. They are also deeply concerned with the current status and future of giant pandas. The Chengdu Municipal Government decided to establish the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in March 1987. Leaders of the Central Government, Provincial Government, and Municipal Government, as well as people from foreign countries, have all contributed to building the Research Base.

Emeishan Mountain
Emeishan Mountain, Chengdu Attractions, Chengdu Travel GuideAlthough Emeishan Mountain is still hugely popular with pilgrims, the mountain is equally famous for its spectacular scenery. The word "Emei" in Chinese means "Eyebrows of beauty" and locals believe that the peaks of Emeishan Mountain resemble the eyebrows of a woman! Towering 3099 meters high, Emeishan Mountain is the highest of China. Emeishan Mountain is situated in the city of Emeishan, which is 160kms to the southwest Emeishan city and 37 km from Leshan City. Emeishan Mountain is one of China's four sacred Buddhist Mountains and has been a popular place of pilgrimage for the past 1800 years.

Du Fu's Thatched Cottage
Chengdu Thatched Cottages of Du Fu, Chengdu Attractions, Chengdu Travel GuideThe thatched cottage of the famous Tang dynasty poet Du Fu (712-770AD) lies at the side of the Flower Washing Brook in west Chengdu. Du Fu (AD 712-770) lived in a period when the Tang Dynasty (AD 618-907), one of China's most flourishing dynasties, began a slide into decline. Seeking refuge from the rebellion war, Du was forced to move to Chengdu. With the aid of friends, he built a thatched cottage by the Flower Bathing Brook and settled here for 4 peaceful years. It was here that he wrote 240 of his 1400 poems. Once, a storm destroyed the roof of the thatched cottage. This led to the writing of one of his masterpieces, "the Song of Autumn Winds Destroying My Cottage".

Temple of the Marquis Wu (Wuhou Temple)
Chengdu Wuhou Temple, Chengdu Attractions, Chengdu Travel GuideTemple of Marquis Wu, which is located in the south of Chengdu, is a famous historical site 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. This Temple is the only ancestral temple in China in memorial of both the king and his officer. Covering a total area of 14 hectare, it consists of Hui Mausoleum, the Zhaolie Temple of Han Dynasty, Wuhou Temple and the Sanyi Temple. It was built 1,800 years ago when Liu Bei's mausoleum began to be built in 223 AD.

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