Sichuan Province is located southwest of China and its capital is the city of Chengdu. With a population of approximately 85 million inhabitants it is the fourth most populous province in China after Canton, Henan and Shandong.
Sichuan is known to be a province of mountainous landscapes and their natural reserves where the giant panda is raised in captivity. Also, it is famous for its gastronomy, which is characterized by being the most spicy in all of China.
It should be noted that much of Sichuan formerly belonged to a region of Tibet and that is why many of the cities and towns that we find in that area still retain their Tibetan roots and the original Tibetan architecture.
If you are thinking of visiting this incredible province of China that leaves no one indifferent, here are a few places that you should point out on your list. Let us begin:
Jiuzhaigou National Park
Lake in Jiuzhaigou National Park
Jiuzhaigou National Park is located in the Jiuzhai Valley, north of Sichuan. It covers an area of 72 thousand hectares of snowy mountains of up to 4500 meters, colorful forests, crystalline lakes and large waterfalls. It was declared a World Heritage Site in 1992 by Unesco.
If you like being surrounded by nature, it is, without a doubt, one of the most worth visiting places in Sichuan. Of course, if you want to avoid mass tourism is not a highly recommended place for you.
Waterfall in Jiuzhaigou National Park