The giant panda
A total of 85% of the world's giant panda population inhabit the mountainous areas in the northwestern part of the province.
Sichuan Opera and its magical face changing is a unique element of Sichuan’s culture. The Sichuan opera dates back to the Qianlong reign (1736-1796) of the Qing Dynasty (1616-1911).
Sichuan hotpot, with a full array of flavors, is extremely popular both at home and abroad.
Sichuan cuisine and snacks
Sichuan Province enjoys a high reputation for its spicy cuisine which gives top priority to flavor. Almost every dish has its own unique taste due to the flexible use of many flavorings and seasonings.Sichuan cuisine is the most famous among China's four major styles of cooking. The unique colour, aroma, shape and taste of local dishes and snacks have always dazzled visitors' eyes and stomachs.
Visitors can find teahouses almost everywhere in cities of Sichuan. Teahouses serve as a great place for local residents to socialize with each other and enjoy their leisure time.
Playing mahjong is an indispensable pastime for Sichuan people.
Jiuzhaigou Valley, a wonderland of natural beauty in any of the four seasons, is probably the most famous and most popular scenic area of Sichuan Province.
Girls and young women in Sichuan are endearingly known as Chuanmeizi, literally Sichuan girls. The great climate means that the local girls have flawless skin. Their personalities are spicy and soft, giving them extra charm.