Welcome to Sichuan Province
Sichuan Province, whose capital city is Chengdu, lies in southwest China and holds three locations listed with UNESCO: the Juizhaigou and Huanglong Scenic Areas, and Emei Mountain. A varied landscapes composed of mountains and plains and featuring waterfalls, ravines, and limestone caves, it is intersected by the Yangtze River system. Known as ‘the land of abundance’, Sichuan is an agricultural area producing rice, wheat, cotton, rapeseed, meat, fruit, and medicinal herbs, and its major industries are in metals, coal, petroleum, electronics, and textiles. With a rich cultural heritage and many sites of historic significance, Sichuan is home to more than fifteen minority groups, including the Tibetan, Hui, Yi, and Miao peoples, each with different customs and festivals.