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Sichuan's 'capital of leisure'
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Foreign children enjoy life in Chengdu. 

Known as the "capital of leisure", Chengdu has unique charms for both visitors and investors from home and abroad.

To experience the leisure life in Chengdu, one can take part in the activities with strong Sichuan characteristics, such as drinking tea, watching Chuan opera and Quyi - various forms of folk performing arts - and enjoying acrobatics, folk songs and dances.

"Face changing", a signature performance of Chuan opera, can be seen at the Sichuan Drama Theater, as well as in Old Shunxing Tea Shops near Chengdu Convention and Exhibition Center, Shufeng Plaza in the People's Park and Shufeng Yayun Garden in the Culture Park.

There are also many cafes and tea shops in Chengdu, which are mainly located on the south of Renmin Road, west of Yulin Road and along Yangshi Street, catering to the needs of people of different ages.

Chengdu is also the gateway to many natural and historical attractions in southwest China, such as Wolong, home to the giant panda, Jiuzhaigou Valley and Huanglong, one of the most beautiful places in China, as well as Leshan Giant Buddha, the biggest Buddha statue in the world.

In February 2007, Chengdu was rated the Best Tourism City in China by the World Tourism Organization and the China National Tourism Administration. Only three Chinese cities have received the award.

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