The archaeological site of Jinsha is a major discovery in Chengdu in 2001.
Dujiangyan irrigation system
The Dujiangyan Irrigation System built in 256 BC still functions today.
The map showing the plan of Dujiangyan project
Huangchengba in 1911
Eastern Han (25–220 CE) statue of Li Bing, the hydraulic engineer responsible for Dujiangyan
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
Dujiangyan
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
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People's Liberation Army troops entered Chengdu on 27 December 1949
Fish Mouth Levee
Map including Chengdu (labeled as CH'ENG-TU (walled) 成都) (AMS, 1958)
Water ways map
Map including Chengdu (labeled as CH'ENG-TU)
The Erwang Temple at Dujiangyan
Jinli historical district of Chengdu
A paifang in Dujiangyan
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 area is in the west part of the Chengdu Plain, between the Sichuan Basin and the Tibetan Plateau.

- Dujiangyan

The site of Dujiangyan, an ancient irrigation system, is designated as a World Heritage Site.

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

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Sichuan

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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Sichuan's capital city is Chengdu.

Li Bing, engineered the Dujiangyan irrigation system to control the Min River, a major tributary of the Yangtze.

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

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.

Irrigation in the western part of the basin has been controlled for over two millennia by the monumental Dujiangyan irrigation system, where the Min River enters.

Map showing the Kingdom of Shu during Zhou dynasty

Shu (state)

Ancient state in what is now Sichuan Province.

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.

The great Dujiangyan Irrigation System was begun to divert the Min River east to the Chengdu Plain.

Statue of Li Bing at Erwang Temple, Dujiangyan, sculpted during the Eastern Han Dynasty (25-220 AD)

Li Bing (Qin)

Chinese hydraulic engineer and official of the Warring States period.

Chinese hydraulic engineer and official of the Warring States period.

Statue of Li Bing at Erwang Temple, Dujiangyan, sculpted during the Eastern Han Dynasty (25-220 AD)
The central sections of the Dujiangyan.
The map showing the plan of Dujiangyan project

He served the state of Qin as an administrator and is revered for his work on the Dujiangyan River Control System, which both controlled flooding and provided irrigation water year-round, greatly increasing the productivity of the valley.

306–251 BC) dispatched Li Bing as a joint military and civilian governor (shou) over Shu, a recently defeated state in Sichuan province, Southwest China, just west of modern Chengdu.

Dujiangyan City

Xuanhua Gate of Dujiangyan on 2018 Chinese New Year

Dujiangyan is a county-level city of Sichuan Province, Southwest China, it is under the administration of the prefecture-level city of Chengdu.

The county became a county-level city in 1988 and was renamed after the Dujiangyan Irrigation System, in the city's northwest, famous for providing Chengdu with water for over two millennia, since around 250 BC.