Top 10 attractions in Chengdu, China

By Xu Lin
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Chengdu, capital of southwest China's Sichuan Province, is a historical city as well as a business center. It boasts a great number of natural and cultural heritage sites.

The city features one of the most important centers of Taoism, the oldest existing irrigation project in the world and a large habitat for giant pandas. It is also well-known for its appetizing delicacies and slow pace of life.

Chengdu enjoys mild and moist weather for the most part of the year, but the best time to visit city is in March, April, May, June, September, October and November.

The following are the top 10 attractions in Chengdu, China.

 Wangjiang Tower Park(望江楼公园)

Wangjiang Tower Park, one of the 'top 10 attractions in Chengdu, China' by

Wangjiang Tower Park [File photo]

The Wangjiang Tower Park is located at the southern bank of Jinjiang River, Chengdu. It was built in the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties in commemoration of Xue Tao, the first woman poet of Tang Dynasty (618-907). Covering an area of 176.5 mu (11.77 hectares), the park features waters, pavilions, bridges and towers. It is especially known for its surrounding unique bamboo forest.

The Chongli Tower, or Wangjiang Tower, is the landmark of the park. Wangjiang Tower literally means "a tower that overlooks the river." Built in 1889, the octagonal tower with four stories measures 39 meters in height and is made solely out of wood.

Other unique ancient architectural buildings in the park, including Yinshilou (Poem Chanting Tower), Wuyunxianguan (Five Fairy Clouds Hall), Quanxiangxie (Fragrance of Stream Pavilion), are also worth a visit.

Admission: 20 yuan (US$3.27) / person

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