A report on Chengdu

The archaeological site of Jinsha is a major discovery in Chengdu in 2001.
The Dujiangyan Irrigation System built in 256 BC still functions today.
Huangchengba in 1911
An all-airwar was fought over Chengdu between the Chinese Air Force and the Imperial Japanese Army and Navy air forces; an I-16 fighter shown here at the Datangshan Aviation Museum
40th Bombardment Group Boeing B-29-5-BW Superfortress 42-6281 "20th Century Unlimited" at Hsinching Airfield (A-1), China, advanced China Base of the 40th Bomb Group after completion of a raid on Anshan, Manchuria. Mission No. 4, 29 July 1944
People's Liberation Army troops entered Chengdu on 27 December 1949
Map including Chengdu (labeled as CH'ENG-TU (walled) 成都) (AMS, 1958)
Map including Chengdu (labeled as CH'ENG-TU)
Jinli historical district of Chengdu
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Chengdu
Sichuan Opera
Teahouse in Chengdu
Mahjong
Pandas at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding
Sichuan Giant Panda Sanctuaries
Wuhou Shrine
Jinsha gold mask
The Golden Sun Bird
Sanxingdui bronze head
Wenshu Monastery
Qingyang Taoist Temple
Starbucks at the Kuanzhai Alleys
Jinli Street at night
Jinli Street
Huanglongxi Historic Town
Dr. Sun Yat-sen Square at Chunxi Road
Map of Chengdu showing infrastructures and land use, made by the CIA in 1989. Note that city mostly ends at what is today's second ring road.
Chunxi Road
Taikoo Li and IFS at the city centre
Terminal 2, Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport
Chengdu Tianfu International Airport
Chengdu Metro Network
Botanical Garden Station
Chengdu BRT
Sichuan University
Southwestern University of Finance and Economics
Chengdu Fenghuangshan Sports Park professional football stadium
Chengdu Dong'an Lake Sports Park Stadium
Hongzhaobi, South Renmin Road, Chengdu
South Renmin Road, Chengdu
IFS, Hongxing Road, Chengdu
Hotel Waldorf Astoria in Chengdu
Nijia Qiao, South Renmin Road, Chengdu
Jin River, Shangri-la Hotel Chengdu
City Centre of Jinjiang District
Sino-Ocean Taikoo Li, Chengdu
Sino-Ocean Taikoo-Li, Chengdu
Financial City, Chengdu
Yanlord Landmark, Hongzhaobi Crossroads, Chengdu
Anshun Bridge and Jinjiang River
Daci Temple Taikoo Li
Chengdu Global Center
Arabica at Kuanzhai Alleys
The Dujiangyan Irrigation System built in 256 BC still functions today.
Xiling Snow Mountain

Sub-provincial city which serves as the capital of the Chinese province of Sichuan.

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The archaeological site of Jinsha is a major discovery in Chengdu in 2001.

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Sichuan

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Landlocked province in Southwest China occupying most of the Sichuan Basin and the easternmost part of the Tibetan Plateau between the Jinsha River on the west, the Daba Mountains in the north and the Yungui Plateau to the south.

Landlocked province in Southwest China occupying most of the Sichuan Basin and the easternmost part of the Tibetan Plateau between the Jinsha River on the west, the Daba Mountains in the north and the Yungui Plateau to the south.

Bronze head from Sanxingdui, dating from the Shu kingdom
Golden Sun Bird from Jinsha site
A stone-carved gate pillar, or que, 6 m in total height, located at the tomb of Gao Yi in Ya'an, Sichuan, built during the Eastern Han dynasty (25–220 CE)
Warlords in China around 194; Liu Bei's takeover of Yi Province meant he seized the positions of Liu Biao and Zhang Lu eventually
The Leshan Giant Buddha, built during the latter half of the Tang dynasty (618–907).
Japanese bombers bombing a Chinese road in Sichuan during WW2
Shops in Jundao, a town devastated by the 2008 Sichuan earthquake
Giant pandas eating bamboo in Chengdu, Sichuan
The capital of Sichuan, Chengdu.
IFS Chengdu Mall Entrance
Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts in Chengdu
Nijia Qiao, South Renmin Road, Chengdu
Sichuan–Tibet Highway passes by Lake Kasa in Luhuo County.
The Yi are the largest ethnic minority group in Sichuan.
Typical vernacular house in Sichuan
Extent of present-day Sichuanese language
Sichuan Education Department
Larix potaninii in autumn colour.
Garzê Prefecture
Zitong County
Linpan in Chengdu Plain is a well-known landmark in Chengdu Plain, Sichuan.
View of the Temple of the Yellow Dragon (Chinese Buddhism) in Huanglong.
Statues of buddhas at Litang Monastery of the Tibetan tradition.
A pavilion of the Shangqing Temple (Taoist) in Qingchengshan, Chengdu.
Golden Temple of Mount Emei (Chinese Buddhism).
Kung Pao chicken, one of the best known dishes of Sichuan cuisine
Mapo doufu
Hot pot in Mala style
Dandan noodles
Mixed sauce noodles ({{lang|zh-hans|杂酱面}})
Jiuzhaigou
Yading
Huanglong Scenic and Historic Interest Area
Waterfalls at Mount Qincheng
Bipenggou Valley
Mount Siguniang Scenic Area
Hailuogou Glacier
Dujiangyan irrigation system
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{{ill|Baba Temple|zh|巴巴寺}}, a Chinese Sufi mosque in Langzhong.
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St John's Cathedral, Langzhong (Anglican)
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Sichuan's capital city is Chengdu.

Topographic map showing the Yangtze River flowing from Chongqing (bottom left) through the ridge-like detachment folds of the eastern Sichuan Basin (left) and the Three Gorges (top right)

Sichuan Basin

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Lowland region in southwestern China.

Lowland region in southwestern China.

Topographic map showing the Yangtze River flowing from Chongqing (bottom left) through the ridge-like detachment folds of the eastern Sichuan Basin (left) and the Three Gorges (top right)
Haze forming within the Sichuan Basin, with the Daxue Mountains to the west
Evergreen broadleaf forests on Mount Emei
Map showing the Sichuan Basin (bottom left) independent of the ancient Chinese Zhou Dynasty prior to annexation by the Qin during the Warring States Period
The 2000-year-old Dujiangyan irrigation project
The densely populated Sichuan Basin (centre) stands out relative to the more sparsely populated surrounding mountainous regions
Laziji, a dish in Sichuanese cuisine
The Sidu River Bridge carries Expressway G50 from Central China across the Wu Mountains and into the Sichuan Basin
Map of the Yangtze River drainage basin with the Sichuan Basin in the centre
Map showing the second Shu State in the Sichuan Basin during the Three Kingdoms period
Sichuanese dialects are spoken in the Sichuan Basin and surrounding areas
The 4th century BC Shu Roads connected Sichuan Basin with the Yellow River valley (Shaanxi)
Sichuan Basin in relation to Southeast Asia and the eastern part of South Asia, with the Tea Horse Road routes highlighted in red

The basin is anchored by Chengdu, capital of Sichuan province, in the west, and the direct-administered municipality of Chongqing in the east.

Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport

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Terminal 1 of Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport in August 2019
Shuangliu Airport international departure hall
Entrance C of Terminal 2 of Shuangliu International Airport Station, Chengdu Metro
Transporting system of Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport

Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport is one of two international airports serving Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan province, China, the other one being Chengdu Tianfu International Airport (TFU).

Globalization and World Cities Research Network

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Think tank that studies the relationships between world cities in the context of globalization.

Think tank that studies the relationships between world cities in the context of globalization.

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Tang dynasty portrait of Liu Bei by Yan Liben

Liu Bei

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Warlord in the late Eastern Han dynasty who founded the state of Shu Han in the Three Kingdoms period and became its first ruler.

Warlord in the late Eastern Han dynasty who founded the state of Shu Han in the Three Kingdoms period and became its first ruler.

Tang dynasty portrait of Liu Bei by Yan Liben
Edo period illustration of Liu Bei
Statue of Liu Bei in Zhuge Liang's temple in Chengdu
A mural showing chariots and cavalry, from the Dahuting Tomb of the late Eastern Han dynasty (25-220 CE), located in Zhengzhou, Henan
Liu Bei's horse leaps across the Tan Stream
The painting Kongming Leaving the Mountains (detail, Ming dynasty), depicting Zhuge Liang (left, on a horse) leaving his rustic retreat to enter into the service of Liu Bei (right, on a horse)
Liu Bei declares himself king, portrait at the Long Corridor of the Summer Palace, Beijing
Portrait of Liu Bei from Sancai Tuhui
Tomb of Liu Bei
illustration of Liu Bei by Yashima Gakutei in the Chester Beatty Library
Famille Verte Vase with Design of Liu Bei's Marriage Story, Qing Dynasty.
A block print portrait of Liu Bei from a Qing dynasty edition of the historical novel Romance of the Three Kingdoms (wearing an anachronistic scholar's robe and a hat of mediaeval Chinese dynasties).
Baling Qiao, mural illustration of the Oath of the Peach Garden between Guan Yu, Zhang Fei, & Liu Bei
Edo period illustration of Liu Bei breaking the Siege of Beihai along with Taishi Ci, Guan Yu and Zhang Fei

Liu Bei then declared himself "King of Hanzhong" and set up his headquarters in Chengdu.

Republic of China (1912–1949)

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Commonly recognised as the official designation of China from 1912 to 1949, when it was a country in East Asia based in Mainland China, prior to the relocation of its central government to Taiwan as a result of the Chinese Civil War.

Commonly recognised as the official designation of China from 1912 to 1949, when it was a country in East Asia based in Mainland China, prior to the relocation of its central government to Taiwan as a result of the Chinese Civil War.

Land controlled by the Republic of China (1946) shown in dark green; land claimed but uncontrolled shown in light green.
Sun Yat-sen, the founding father of the Republic of China.
Yuan Shikai (left) and Sun Yat-sen (right) with flags representing the early republic
Major Chinese warlord coalitions during the "Nanjing Decade".
Cooperation with Germany
China had been at war with Japan since 1931.
Chinese Nationalist Army soldiers during the 1938 Yellow River flood
The Nationalists' retreat to Taipei: after the Nationalists lost Nanjing (Nanking) they next moved to Guangzhou (Canton), then to Chongqing (Chungking), Chengdu (Chengtu) and Xichang (Sichang) before arriving in Taipei.
Nationalist government of Nanking – nominally ruling over entire China during 1930s
Beiyang Army troops on parade
The NRA during World War II
Boat traffic and development along Suzhou Creek, Shanghai, 1920
A 10 Custom Gold Units bill, 1930

Three years later, in 1949, nearing the end of the civil war, the CCP established the People's Republic of China in Beijing, with the KMT-led ROC moving its capital several times from Nanjing to Guangzhou, followed by Chongqing, then Chengdu and lastly, Taipei.

Sichuan Airlines

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Sichuan Airlines Lounge
A Sichuan Airlines Airbus A321
A Sichuan Airlines Airbus A350
A Sichuan Airlines Embraer ERJ 145
A Sichuan Airlines Tupolev Tu-154M
Sichuan Airlines took delivery of their first Airbus A350 XWB in August 2018
Sichuan Airlines Chinese Dragon Livery
The 100th Sichuan Airlines A321
The Sichuan Airlines Airbus A330 painted by "Wuliangye"

Sichuan Airlines Co., Ltd. is a Chinese airline based in Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, and is the largest airline in western China, operating mainly scheduled domestic and international flights out of Chengdu Shuangliu Airport, Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport and Kunming Changshui International Airport.

Sichuan University

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Old gate of the National Sichuan University
The north gate of Wangjiang Campus of SCU, taken on 17, Oct 2015
Jiang'an Campus of Sichuan University. The Ming-yuan Lake, the 1st teaching building, and the Jiang'an Library of SCU around it can be seen in the photo.
Central atrium of the engineering library on the Wangjiang campus, July 2013

Sichuan University (SCU) is a national key public research university in Chengdu, Sichuan, China.

Dujiangyan irrigation system

Dujiangyan

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Ancient irrigation system in Dujiangyan City, Sichuan, China.

Ancient irrigation system in Dujiangyan City, Sichuan, China.

Dujiangyan irrigation system
The map showing the plan of Dujiangyan project
Eastern Han (25–220 CE) statue of Li Bing, the hydraulic engineer responsible for Dujiangyan
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Fish Mouth Levee
Water ways map
The Erwang Temple at Dujiangyan
A paifang in Dujiangyan

The area is in the west part of the Chengdu Plain, between the Sichuan Basin and the Tibetan Plateau.

Jin River (Sichuan)

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River of Sichuan, China.

River of Sichuan, China.

Dujiangyan irrigation dam project
The river is crossed by the Anshun Bridge in Chengdu
A night view along the river bank of the Jin River showing a scene from the popular Night-Tour tourism program.

It flows through the provincial capital of Chengdu.