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CHENGDU
成都

C hengdu, also known as “Rong”, is the capital city of Sichuan Province. As a sub-provincial and regional central city, Chengdu plays a vital role in politics, culture, commerce and trade, finance, science and education, military, transportation and communication. In addition, it boasts the largest airport with the 1st comprehensive strength in western part of China. Situated at central Chuanxi Plain, the largest plain in the eastern area of west China as well as southwest China, Chengdu is flat with a network of rivers and abundant resources and large water capacity, thus renowned as the Land of Abundance. Chengdu has a 2,600- year-long history with its name unchanged for thousands of years. It was set as the capital city for 9 times in ancient feudal times and expanded when each government settled here. Read More Below.


OVERVIEW

C hengdu, also known as “Rong”, is the capital city of Sichuan Province. As a sub-provincial and regional central city, Chengdu plays a vital role in politics, culture, commerce and trade, finance, science and education, military, transportation and communication. In addition, it boasts the largest airport with the 1st comprehensive strength in western part of China. Situated at central Chuanxi Plain, the largest plain in the eastern area of west China as well as southwest China, Chengdu is flat with a network of rivers and abundant resources and large water capacity, thus renowned as the Land of Abundance. Chengdu has a 2,600- year-long history with its name unchanged for thousands of years. It was set as the capital city for 9 times in ancient feudal times and expanded when each government settled here.

I n September, 2011, the 9th Plenary Session of the 11th Municipal Party Committee officially declared that Chengdu would be built into a first-class national cultural city. Total area: 12,390 km2 Population: 11.25 million.

GEOGRAPHY

GEOGRAPHY

L ocated within the eastern longitude range of 102?54′ —104?53′ and the northern latitude range of 30?05’—31?26′, Chengdu is in the central part of Sichuan, in the west of Sichuan Basin, 192km long from east to west, and 166km wide from north to south, covering an area of 12390 km2 with 4320km2 of cultivated land.

C hengdu borders Deyang and Ziyang to the east, Ya’an, Meishan and Aba to the west, and is 1852km from the East China Sea and 1090km from the South China Sea.

OVERVIEWCLIMATE

CLIMATE

C hengdu has an early spring, a hot summer, a cool autumn and a humid and cold winter (Subtropical Monsoon Climate), with an annual average temperature of 16?C and an annual level of rainfall of 1000 mm. Typical Chengdu weather is cloudy, foggy, and humid with short sun exposure. Therefore, it is sultry in summer desipte only moderately high temperatures (usually the highest temperature lower than 35?C), and has many cloudy and humid days in winter with the lowest temperature -4?C (has reached -6?C in extreme weather conditions). The rainy season there is from July to August. Rainfall is rare in spring and winter when frost and snow are hardly seen as well.

The highest extreme temperature is between 35.5 to 37.7?C, usually in July; and the lowest extreme temperature is between -5.1 to -3.6?C, uaually in December for most areas but in January for a few areas. According to Information on Perannial Wind Direction, Wind Speed, Precipitation and Climate Data of Each Month in Chengdu on the website of Chengdu Meteorological Bureau, Chengdu has a humid subtropical monsoon climate, with the most wind direction of calm wind and the second-most wind dirction of north wind in June, Junly and August andnortheast-by-northerly wind in the rest months of the year.

GEOGRAPHYCULTURE

CULTURE

C hengdu is home to the ancient Shu culture. Dated back to Shang Dynasty, people in Shu had developed advanced and mature Bronze culture, which was then an important part of Chinese culture. As a capital city of cultures in China, Chengdu boasts abundant cultural components such as food culture, entertainment culture, tea culture, Taoism and culture of Three Kingdoms which have exerted profound impacts on Chinese people.

CLIMATETOURIST SEASON

TOURIST SEASON

C hengdu is a delight to tour all year round except for July and August. If you have to come in July or August, allow me to introduce you a place where people can enjoy coolness in hot summer and thus tourists could come all year round—Xiling Snow Mountain. You may not believe how a snow mountain exists in such a hot place like Chengdu. Well, it is right there, real and true. It is also the largest snow mountain in China. There is an advanced skiing resort with all kinds of snow entertainment equipment, where you can practice skiing in winter or admire different natural beauty. Flowers bloom all over the mountain in spring; waterfall flies straight down bringing about coolness in summer; a full view of red leaves provides you with pure and simple autumn moledy; while in winter, the most dynamic season in Xiling Snow Mountain, there are all kinds of snow activities that people cannot wait to play. Apart from natural scenery, tourists will find lots of national rare and protected animals especially giant pandas. Arrange your time and come and visit us soon!

CULTURE