Here are ten introductory assets of the "Brocade City": #1 PANDAS Not counting the diminishing forests where they actually originate, Chengdu is China's "Panda Central." Just on the outskirts of town in the parks and gardens of the Giant Panda Breeding Research Base, scientists study and breed both the popular black and white giant pandas and their raccoon-like red cousins. can watch the blasé creatures chomping on the special species of bamboo which is meticulously harvested and carted down from the forests to feed them.
#2 TRADITION Nestled among the downtown skyscrapers are two neighborhoods which have been preserved and re-created to represent the streets of old.
If you study Chinese and have an i Phone save your time and skip every other dictionary and go straight to Pleco.
The pollution in Chengdu is no joke, and the air quality data published by the US Consulate in Chengdu is considered the most authoritative.
Souvenir and food stalls alternate with cafes and restaurants in Jin Li and Kuan Xiangzi --even the Starbucks is "old fashioned." #3 FOOD In the capital city of Sichuan its notable cuisine is everywhere...
in restaurants and inexpensive hot pot shops and stalls scattered liberally around town.
Archaeologists also unearthed more than 1,000 tablets inscribed with Buddhist scriptures and more than 500 pieces of stone sculpture, as well as glazed tiles with inscriptions.
He said the excavation team has found the temple's foundation, ruins of surrounding buildings, wells, roads and ditches.Bai Ling’s name means ‘white spirit,’ and the sensuous Chinese actress – who memorably starred in The Crow and Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow – says she is a free spirit.Originally cast to play a senator in Star Wars Episode III, she was to appear mainly in the nude and and mainly covered with tattoos, much like she does in these exclusive nude photos.Daoxuan, a famous Tang Dynasty (618-907) monk, once wrote that an official rite to pray for rain to end a persistent drought was held in front of the temple, and it rained as if the prayers had been heard in heaven.That was how the temple got its name Fugan, which means "feeling the blessing".