Sichuan offers a great deal of attractions for tourists, including beautiful scenic spots, rich history relics and various local customs. Jiuzhaigou and Huanglong, Leshan-Emei Mountain and Wolong Nature Reserve are enlisted the "World's Natural and Cultural Heritages".|
Home of Giant Panda
A best-loved rare animal, the charmingly native giant panda is often referred to as living fossil and the nation's treasure. The world has now about 1,000 giant pandas, 85 percent of them live in Sichuan-the home of Giant Panda.
There are now 18 nature reserves in China, and 16 of them are located in Sichuan. If you want to visit them, the best places are Chengdu Panda Breeding and Research Base in the northeast of the city and Wolong Giant Panda Nature Reserve in the west 136km from Chengdu.
Mt. Emei & Leshan Buddha
As one of four Buddhist Shrines in China, Mt. Emei has been described as a "beauty spot under heaven" since ancient times. It has dozens of temples with distinguishing features." Four Wonders" of Mt. Emei are sunrise, sea of clouds, Buddha's halo and holy lamp, and groups of wild monkeys are also well known. Leshan Buddha, which is 31km from Mt. Emei, is the largest Buddha statue in the world. Recent years ago, another huge sleeping figure of Buddha was discovered, and it surprised many visitors, too.
Jiuzhaigou & Huanglong
Jiuzhaigou, namely, Nine-Tibetan-Village Valley, is located in Nanping County, north of Sichuan Province. It is celebrated for unique mystery under the heaven. Like in a fairyland, it has extremely clear water in over 100 plateau lakes. Huanglong," the heavenly scenery on earth", means a yellow dragon coming down from the high, far snow-covered mountains. These two scenic spots are extremely fascinating pearls on the northwest highland.