A poem once described Chengdu this way:
"Chengdu's landscape, as if endowed by the Ninth Heaven, is shared in the creations of many a master artist."
The city is blessed with rich natural resources and an agreeable climate. With Chengdu's various and sundry attractions, swarms of tourists are finding their way to Sichuan province. However, visitors are increasingly finding that Sichuan has more to offer than just Chengdu's many attractions, and more and more, they are coming not only for attractions around the city proper but also for the beautiful scenic spots on the outskirts of the city and throughout the province.
Another well known attraction is the Dujiangyan Irrigation System, deemed the most magnificent water conservation project in the world because of its simplicity and primitive ingenuity, is only 57 km (35 miles) west of Chengdu in Dujiangyan. To the southeast of this monumental irrigation project stands one of the most famous Taoist temples in China - Mount Qingcheng.
Sichuan has much more to offer than just Chengdu and its many attractions. Come see the vast expanses of beautiful spaces and historical landmarks that fill this bountiful province.