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Chengdu, the City of Hibiscus

Chengdu is the capital of the Sichuan Province and it is located in the western plains of the Sichuan Depression. It comprises an area of 40 square kilometers and a population of approximately 1,340,000 inhabitants. It is one of the cities with more cultural wealth in China; in addition, it benefits from a very nice weather.

Within the city, you can find many interesting places such as Marquis Wu’s Temple, built by Li Xiong in honor of Zhuge Liang, marquis of Wuxiang and prime minister of the Shu Kingdom during the period of the Three Kingdoms. The original temple was built 400 years before Liang’s death. The temple was built during the Qing Dynasty and it occupies an area of 37,000 square meters. Additionally, you can visit the Wenshu Monastery, a Buddhist monastery built during the Tang Dynasty. It is the best preserved Buddhist temple in the whole city of Chengdu. It has an area of 5,5 hectares and is dedicated to the god Wenshu. You can also find the famous Du Fu Cottage, the Tomb of General Wang Jian, and the Giant Panda Breeding Research Base. Also, Dujuangyan, one of the most important hydraulic works of China is located in Chengu. It made the western plains of the Sichuan Province become fertile and extensive plains.

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