Chengdu is not too remote, but not too urban. It is the combination of the best of two worlds. This is partially a matter of its smaller size than Beijing, Shanghai, and its slightly remote location.

The Jinsha resided outside of Chengdu as early as 1000 BC. Routine road construction unearthed the archaeological site in 2001. It revealed a burial ground and collections of ancient ivory, bronze, and jade.

A series of dynasties molded Chengdu according to their individual motivations for wealth, religion, and power. The city lived in an age of momentary prosperity and elitism during World War II when the nationalist government fled to this province.

The Chengdu plain happens to be a fertile area with abudant natural resources. Aside from attracting human activity, the clever and animated panda bear has been a native resident of the plains and forests since early history.

Chengdu was originally named the capital of the region by the King of Shu. Chengdu means "to become a city" in Chinese. Today, Chengdu is the 5th most populous city in China.

The verdant terrain shifts into an urban area close to the ranks of Tianjian and Chongqing. A swarth of immaculate tea houses and neon-lit bars consume the urban landscape. Chinese opera and delicious, spicy dishes are local delicacies.