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
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

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

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Sub-provincial division

Prefecture-level city governed by a province promoted by half a level.

Chengdu is the largest sub-provincial municipality.

Liu Bei

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.

Sichuan University

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.

Shu (state)

Ancient state in what is now Sichuan Province.

Map showing the Kingdom of Shu during Zhou dynasty
A bronze head with gold foil created by the inhabitants of Shu during the thirteenth or twelfth century BCE.
A large bronze head with protruding eyes believed to be a depiction of Cancong, the semi-legendary first king of Shu
Sichuan Basin before the Qin conquest, 5th century BCE

Circa 2050–1250 BCE the site of Sanxingdui 40 km north of Chengdu appears to have been the center of a fairly extensive kingdom.

Air China

Flag carrier of the People's Republic of China and one of the "Big Three" mainland Chinese airlines .

Air China Boeing 747SP at Zürich Airport in 1992
Air China HQ Building
Air China first class lounge at Beijing Capital International Airport
First Class on a Boeing 747-400
Business class on a Boeing 777-300.
Business Class on a Boeing 747-400
Economy class on a Air China Boeing 747-400

In April 2010, Air China completed the increase of shareholdings in Shenzhen Airlines and became the controlling shareholder of Shenzhen Airlines, allowing Air China to further enhance its position in Beijing, Chengdu, and Shanghai as well as achieve a more balanced domestic network.


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
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.

Yizhou (Southwest China)

Zhou (province) of ancient China.

Provinces of the Eastern Han Dynasty in 189 CE.

Its capital city was Chengdu.

Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport

For the new airport, see Chengdu Tianfu International Airport

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).

Sichuanese dialects

Branch of Southwestern Mandarin spoken mainly in Sichuan and Chongqing, which was part of Sichuan Province until 1997, and the adjacent regions of their neighboring provinces, such as Hubei, Guizhou, Yunnan, Hunan and Shaanxi.

map showing locations of Sichuanese dialects

The dialect of Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan province and an important central city is the most representative dialect of Southwestern Mandarin and is used widely in Sichuan opera and other art forms of the region.

Shu Han

One of the three major states that competed for supremacy over China in the Three Kingdoms period (220–280).

The territories of Shu Han (in light pink), as of 262 A.D.
A Qing dynasty illustration of a battle between Wei and Shu at the banks of the Wei River. Many battles were fought between Shu and Wei in the Three Kingdoms period.
Pottery musician, Shu, Three Kingdoms.

In 263, armies led by the Wei generals Deng Ai and Zhong Hui attacked Shu, and conquered its capital, Chengdu, without much struggle — the state having been exhausted by Jiang Wei's ill-fated campaigns.