Travel Huanglong National Park,Sichuan, China Tourist Attractions

Sichuan rich landscape and cultural tourism is making a strong recovery after the devastating earthquake in May 2008. Sichuan has been known as the "land of plenty." The original meaning referred to its agricultural wealth, but can also refer to tourist attractions abound in this beautiful province.

Many major tourist attractions in Sichuan, were affected by the earthquake. Beautiful Mount Emei with its rich Buddhist tradition, Jiuzhaigou Valley Nature Reserve with its many multi-level waterfalls and colorful lakes, Huanglong scenic area and historic, with its diverse forest ecosystems, snow-capped peaks, waterfalls and hot springs, and Leshan Giant Buddha were in good condition.

Unfortunately, the world famous Wolong Giant Panda Breeding and Research Center was severely damaged by the earthquake and pandas were transferred to the Ya'an (Bifengxia) reserves for safekeeping. The other great center of giant pandas, Chengdu Panda Center, was not affected by the earthquake and is never closed.

Mount Qingcheng, the birthplace of Taoism was partially damaged and Tianshi Cave, home of the Temple of the Yellow Emperor, who was seriously injured, has been restored to its former glory and reopened to the public. Near Fulong Temple Restoration will be completed this month (July) and will Erwang Temple soon after.

Despite being near the epicenter of the earthquake, the oldest in the world, the project continues to operate irrigation - Dujiangyan - built in 256 BC, suffered only minor damage to the famous "fish mouth" of the levees and this has been repaired.

Tea houses in the capital, Chengdu and other cities are again filled with local residents and visitors to relax with pots of jasmine tea. For a nominal fee of 5 yuan for tea, customers can sit all day chatting or daydreaming of the more traditional Sichuan.

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