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The province of Sichuan being one of the eminent large provinces of the country of China is distinctive for its diversity of cultural heritage and festivals, variety of Chinese traditional and experimental cuisines and delicacies.
The name Sichuan originates its significance in the Chinese word for "four circuits of rivers and ravines". The entire area of this province which incorporates the populace of more than 87,000,000 people is about 485,000 km². This province is divided into 5 districts, 3 self-governing counties, 13 administrative cities, 3 independent administrative divisions and 124 counties.

Having Chengdu as the capital city, this Province of Sichuan is situated in the Sichuan basin part of southwestern China. Multi ethnic regional culture, a number of heritage zones of this province are surrounded by Verdant mountain ranges, gushing Fountains, Caves and ravines. The River of Yangtze with its tributaries has pervaded the terrain of Sichuan.

The unexplored nature with abundant resources is waiting for the tourists across the world. The world renowned historical and places with spectacular natural discoveries include Mountain of Qingcheng, the Long valley, Lashan Giant Buddha, the Wolong Nature Reserve(famous for Giant Panda) and the Dujiangyan Irrigation System.



The Province of Sichuan is the habitat of more about 14 Chinese minority communities including Tibetans, Hui, Miao and Yi. These Communities are distinctive from each other with their specific folk traditions, appeal, cultural variety and grace.

The typical weather of eastern part of Sichuan is featured with balmy winter, temperate summer, profuse rainfall and fog, intense humidity and very mild sunshine. Typical Highland climate attributes the western Sichuan weather and distinguishes this from the eastern.

World famous Cuisine of Sichuan and Sichuan traditional music has made the Sichuan province more interesting terrain to explore.