Category:Tourist attractions in Chengdu
Pages in category "Tourist attractions in Chengdu"
The following 13 pages are in this category, out of 13 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 13 pages are in this category, out of 13 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. Du Fu Thatched Cottage – Du Fus Thatched Cottage is a 24-acre park and museum in honour of the Tang Dynasty poet Du Fu at the western outskirts of Chengdu, adjacent to the Huanhua Xi. In 1961 the Chinese government established Du Fu Cao Tang as a National Heritage site, in 759 Du Fu moved to Chengdu, built a thatched hut near the Flower Rinsing Creek and lived there for four years. The thatched hut period was the peak of Du Fus creativity, during which he wrote two hundred and forty poems, among them My Thatched Hut was torn apart by Autumn Wind, the original thatched hut built by Du Fu was destroyed. Key buildings in the Du Fu Cao Tang Park were constructed in the early 16th century during the Ming dynasty, the foreign language section displays a large number of foreign language books of Du Fus works. The Thatched Cottage of Du Fu, a reconstructed thatched hut partitioned into a study, a bedroom and kitchen, recreating the living and working environment of Du Fus time. An exhibition hall with a 16 meter long by 4 meter tall mural painting portraying scenes from Du Fus poems, My Thatched Hut Wrecked by the Autumn Wind, there are also statues of twelve prominent Chinese poets on display. Chinese architecture Kuizhou, further location of Du Fu thatched cottage List of museums Museums in China Du Fu Thatched Cottage Museum website Image Gallery of Du Fus Cottage and Museum
2. Dujiangyan – The Dujiangyan irrigation system was originally constructed around 256 BC by the State of Qin as a water conservation and flood control project. The systems infrastructure is located on the Min River, which is the longest tributary of the Yangtze, in Sichuan, the area is situated in the western portion of the Chengdu flat lands at the confluence between the Sichuan basin and the Qinghai-Tibet plateau. It is still in use today to irrigate over 5,300 square kilometers of land in the region, the Dujiangyan along with the Zhengguo Canal in Shaanxi and the Lingqu Canal in Guangxi are collectively known as the three great hydraulic engineering projects of the Qin dynasty. During the Warring States period, people who lived along the banks of the Min River were plagued by annual flooding. Li Bing received 100,000 taels of silver for the project from King Zhao of Qin, the levee was constructed from long sausage-shaped baskets of woven bamboo filled with stones known as Zhulong held in place by wooden tripods known as Macha. The construction of a water-diversion levee resembling a fishs mouth took four years to complete, after eight years of work a 20 metres wide channel had been gouged through the mountain. After the system was finished, no more floods occurred, the irrigation made Sichuan the most productive agricultural place in China. On the east side of Dujiangyan, people built a shrine in remembrance of Li Bing, today, Dujiangyan has become a major tourist attraction. It is also admired by scientists from around the world, because of one feature, unlike contemporary dams where the water is blocked with a huge wall, Dujiangyan still lets water go through naturally. Modern dams do not let go through very well, since each dam is a wall. In 2000, Dujiangyan became a UNESCO World Heritage Site, on May 12,2008 a massive earthquake struck the Dujiangyan area. Initial reports indicated that the Yuzui Levee was cracked but not severely damaged and it is an artificial levee that divides the water into inner and outer streams. The inner stream is deep and narrow, while the stream is relatively shallow. This special structure ensures that the stream carries approximately 60% of the river’s flow into the irrigation system during dry season. While during flood, this amount decreases to 40% to protect the people from flooding, the outer stream drains away the rest, flushing out much of the silt and sediment. The Feishayan or Flying Sand Weir has a 200 m-wide opening that connects the inner and outer streams and this ensures against flooding by allowing the natural swirling flow of the water to drain out excess water from the inner to the outer stream. The swirl also drains out silt and sediment that failed to go into the outer stream, a modern reinforced concrete weir has replaced Li Bings original weighted bamboo baskets. The Baopingkou or Bottle-Neck Channel, which Li Bing gouged through the mountain, is the part of the system
3. Jinsha site – Jinsha is an archaeological site in Chinas Sichuan province. The site is located in the Qingyang District of Chengdu Prefecture and it was named for a nearby street, itself named after the Jinsha River. The Jinsha site was discovered in February 2001 during real estate construction. Located about 50 km away from Sanxingdui, the site flourished around 1000 BC, ivory, jade artifacts, bronze objects, gold objects and carved stone objects were found at the site. Unlike the site at Sanxingdui, Jinsha did not have a city wall, Jinsha culture was a final phase of Sanxingdui culture and represents a relocation of the political center in the ancient Shu Kingdom. The city was built on the banks of the Modi River, the film is the first episode in the documentary series Mysteries of China that has received wide acclaim. Baodun culture Sanxingdui Kingdom of Shu Golden Sun Bird Official site of Jinsha Museum Lost kingdom of Sun found
4. People's Park (Chengdu) – Peoples Park is an urban public park in central Chengdu, capital of Sichuan province, China. Built in 1911 as Shaocheng Park, it is the first public park in the city, the Railway Protection Movement Monument in the park is designated a Major Historical and Cultural Site of China. Peoples Park is located on Shaocheng Road in central Chengdu, near Tianfu Square, covering an area of 112,639 square metres, it is the largest green area in downtown Chengdu. The park features a lake, several gardens, the Railway Protection Movement Monument, and the century-old Heming Teahouse. The park is located in the former Shaocheng, which was built by the Qing dynasty as the garrison for the Manchu, in 1911, Yu Kun, the last Qing general in Chengdu, converted part of Shaocheng into the citys first public park, known as Shaocheng Park. In 1911, the Railway Protection Movement erupted in Sichuan, which led to the Xinhai Revolution that overthrew the Qing dynasty and replaced it with the Republic of China. From 1913–14, the new republican government built the Monument to the Martyrs of the Railway Protection Movement in the park, the park was enlarged in 1914. In 1924, Governor Yang Sen appointed prominent businessman Lu Zuofu to be the minister of Sichuan. Lu made many improvements to the park, building museums, a library, a zoo, during the Second Sino-Japanese War, a bronze statue of General Wang Mingzhang of the Sichuan Army was erected in the park, after Wang was killed in the Battle of Xuzhou. After the establishment of the Peoples Republic of China in 1949, the park was enlarged, refurbished, and reopened in October 1952, but the Wang Mingzhang statue was demolished. The park has its own station, Peoples Park Station, on Line 2 of the Chengdu Metro and it is also served by bus lines 5,13, and 37
5. Chunxi Road – Chunxi Road is a pedestrianized shopping street in Chengdu, the capital of Chinas Sichuan Province. More than 700 shops can be found here including large shopping malls, department stores, supermarkets, street stalls, and boutiques, as well as cafes. Next to Chunxi Road is Yanshikou commercial circle and it is served by Line 2, Chengdu Metro. Chunxi Road is about 1.1 km in length, the central area contains a small public square with a statue of President Sun Yat-sen, next to a Häagen-Dazs shop. With a history of 85 years, Chunxi Road is the most famous commercial street in Chengdu. It was named Chunxi Road in 1924, and is nicknamed the Hundred Year Gold Street. Chunxi Road starts off a narrow alley connected to the Zouma Street, creating a path leading from north to south. With the East Main Street being the path leading down to the East of Sichuan. Merchants used to gather here, and the road was developed by the officials then. It solidified its present status during the Warlord era of the Republican period, as the Japanese department stores Ito Yokado and Isetan are located in the Chunxi Road shopping district, it was a site of the 2005 anti-Japanese demonstrations. There are six major department stores and shopping malls on Chunxilu, Ito Yokado, Pacific Department Store, Wangfujing Department Store, Chicony, Isetan, Parkson, Sino-Ocean Taikoo Li, list of leading shopping streets and districts by city Travel China Guide bashu. net 春熙路. org
6. West Pearl Tower – West Pearl Tower is a 339-metre-high tower built of reinforced concrete located in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China. West Pearl Tower started construction in 1992 but construction was halted later in the due to budgeting problems. Construction restarted in 1998 and was completed in 2004
7. Anshun Bridge – The Anshun Bridge is a bridge in the provincial capital of Chengdu in Sichuan, China. The covered bridge contains a large restaurant and is a popular eating location in the city. The bridge was constructed in 2003 as a replacement of the old bridge which was destroyed by a flood in the 1980s, in the 13th century, Marco Polo wrote about several bridges in China and the Anshun Bridge was one of them
8. Baoguang Temple – The Baoguang Temple is located in Xindu district 18 km north of Chengdu, Sichuan province, China. It was founded during the Tang Dynasty, Baoguang Temple is listed as an architecture of national heritage and major conservation. The Temple is situated on a vast land of 100,000 square meters, there are more than 400 large stone pillars. The temple was first built during the Tang Dynasty and it was burnt down during the Ming Dynasty, and rebuilt after the Kangxi Emperor reign in Qing Dynasty. On Aug 16,1956, the temple was listed as one of the first group of Sichuan Historical, on July 7,1980, it was re-listed as one of Sichuan’s Cultural Heritage Conservation Unit. On June 25,2001, it was listed as a major National Cultural Heritage Conservation Unit, the temples has a number of halls, including the Qing-era Arhat Hall, containing 500 two meter high clay figurines of Arhats. The temple also houses numerous treasures, including white jade Buddha from Burma, the temples pagoda is the only part of the temple that still dates from the Tang dynasty. It is square, has thirteen floors, and is 30 meters tall, the inside of the pagoda is solid, and one can not go inside. The first floor of the pagoda is quite tall compared to the upper floors, the upper floors all feature upturned eaves, with copper bells hanging from them. The top of the pagoda is gold-plated, and each of the four sides of every floor has an image of the Buddha inlaid in gold, shortly after the pagoda’s construction in the Tang Dynasty, the upper part of the pagoda partially collapsed. As a result, the pagoda has a noticeable tilt, xu Xiaoying, ed. Zhongguo Guta Zaoxing
9. Mao Zedong Statue (Chengdu) – The Mao Zedong Statue is located in Tianfu Square, Chengdu, Sichuan, China. The monument stands 30 m tall and depicts Mao Zedong with an outstretched arm, before 1967, the site was occupied by an ancient palace from the Shu Kingdom of ancient Sichuan. The palace was destroyed by Red Guards and the moat around it filled in to make an air raid shelter in 1967