Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Tian Fu Zhi Guo- Heavenly State
Bang Bang chicken and Fuqi Feipian
The history of Chengdu can be traced back 2,400 when the first emperor built his capital here and named the city.
Through thousands of years its original name has been kept
and its position as the capital and asthe significant center of politics, commerce and military of the Sichuan area (once called Shu)has remainde unchanged.
Chengdu is the capital city of Tian Fu Zhi Guo,
in the Southwest of China. It lies to the west of the Sichuan Basin and in the center of Chengdu Plain.The city of Chengdu is one of the few remaining cities which have a really authentic tea house or Chadian culture. Tea houses are extremely popular throughout China, but the ones in Chengdu are especially very well known for its distinct and unique atmosphere it offers.
One of China’s most intriguing cities.
Sampling the famous Sichuan cuisine is a must on a trip to Chengdu. Enjoying the food as well as the culture, shopping and having tea at a teahouse afford a deeper understanding of Chengdu.
The predominant ingredient in the food here is CHILI!
And, if you thought you could handle a Vindaloo curry, then try some of Chengdu's spiciest food, laced with chili from top to bottom. Locals argue that chili is beneficial
both in summer to help cool you down, and in winter, as a warmer.
According to Chinese legend chili also has medicinal properties and helps protect against illnesses which result from wet or damp conditions.
The natural habitat of giant pandas, Chengdu Panda Breeding and Research Center , supports the world's only giant panda breeding and research base.
It is the city of cotton-rose hibiscus,lotus flower and gingko tree.
Chengdu is located in one of the country’s richest agricultural plains, and it has an area of 12,300 square km.