In addition to its profound historical and cultural background featuring historic places of interest such as the **Thatched Cottage of Du Fu** , **Wuhou Memorial Temple**, **Wenshu Monastery** etc., natural beauty abounds in surrounding areas such as in the **Jiuzhaigou Scenic Area and Huang Long Valley (Yellow Dragon Valley)**.
*Thatched Cottage of Du Fu*
The natural habitat of giant pandas, **Chengdu Panda Breeding and Research Center** , supports the world's only giant panda breeding and research base.
Sampling the famous **Sichuan cuisine is a must** on a trip to Chengdu. Enjoying the food as well as the culture, shopping and having tea at a teahouse afford a deeper understanding of Chengdu.
Improved land and airlines extending nationwide provide greater convenience. Chengdu is also the **main inland access city to Tibet**.
*Jiuzhaigou Scenic Area Pictures*