The allure of China’s Sichuan Province shines from its stunning scenery to diverse wildlife.
CGTN’s Frances Kuo gives us a look.
China’s Sichuan Province radiates beauty throughout the regionThe allure of China’s Sichuan Province shines from its stunning scenery to diverse wildlife. CGTN’s Frances Kuo gives us a look.
Sichuan Province is located in southwest China and is the country’s second largest province.
Among its most famous attractions: the Jiuzhaigou National Park, a World Heritage site. It features breathtaking scenery including waterfalls, crystal-blue lakes and rich forests. The park is home to nine Tibetan villages and several endangered plant and animal species.
Sichuan Province is well-known for its biodiversity. Perhaps the most famous symbol of that: the panda.
The Chengdu Panda Breeding Center is also located in Sichuan Province. Among its most recognized residents is Bao Bao, who recently arrived after spending her first three years in Washington, D.C.’s National Zoo.
It is also hard to miss the Leshan Giant Buddha, considered the world’s tallest pre-modern statue. It stands more than 70 meters and was built during the Tang Dynasty, taking about 90 years for artists to carve.
Sichuan is also known as China’s “rice bowl,” a leading producer of the grain. Other crops include corn, sweet potatoes and wheat.
Sichuan Province is also famous for its opera. It’s one of the oldest forms in the southwest, dating back to 1700. It features brightly colored masks worn by performers which they change quickly with a wave of a fan or hand.
Check out the Sichuan photo gallery here: