A promotional video of the Chengdu 2021 FISU Games, integrating ancient Shu civilisation with sports, showcases the most representative cultural symbols of the host city—Chengdu.
Dujiangyan, the oldest and only surviving no-dam irrigation system in the world, was listed as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site together with Mount Qingcheng and a World Cultural Heritage and recognised as World Heritage Irrigation Structure. It still plays a crucial role in draining off floodwater, irrigating farms, and providing water resources for Chengdu and areas nearby.
2. Zhuyi Village
Zhuyi (Bamboo Art) Village in Daoming Town, Chongzhou City boasts a history of over 4,300 years and has bred its own unique bamboo weaving culture—a national intangible cultural heritage in Chengdu.
3. Qinglonghu Wetland Park
Qinglonghu Wetland Park is the largest wetland park in downtown Chengdu and also dubbed as the "Green Lung of the City" and the "Heaven for Birds”.
4. Kuanzhai Alley
Kuanzhai Alley, formed by Kuan Alley (Wide Alley), Zhai Alley (Narrow Alley), and Jing Alley, is a famous cultural tourism attraction consisting of Qing Dynasty style courtyards, modern villas and gardens.
5. Chunxi Road
Chunxi Road, which is always hustle and bustle of large crowds, is one of the major shopping streets of Chengdu. Visitors can not only shop in diverse stores from inexpensive to high end but also enjoy delicious food from home and abroad while appreciating a climbing giant panda sculpture at IFS.
6. Jinsha Site Museum
The Gold Mask collected by the Jinsha Site Museum in Chengdu is the biggest and most well-preserved gold mask in the Shang and Zhou dynasties.
7. Wangjianglou Park
Located on the south bank of the Jinjiang River, the Wangjianglou Park is famous for its various types of bamboo and cultural relics such as the ancient architectural complex of Wangjiang Tower and memorial of Xue Tao, a renowned female poet in the Tang Dynasty (618 - 907).
8. Wuhou Shrine Museum
The Wuhou Shrine Museum is the only place in China that was built in honor of both an emperor and his minister in one temple. It is not only the most famous memorial hall commemorating Zhuge Liang, Liu Bei and other heroes of the Kingdom of Shu, but also the world’s most influential museum about the ancient relics of the Three Kingdoms (AD 220-280).
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