Located in southwest China, Chengdu is the capital of Sichuan province and one of the most important economic centers, transportation and communication hubs in Western China.
The fertile Chengdu Plain, on which Chengdu is located, is called Tian Fu Zhi Guo in Chinese, which literally means "the country of heaven", or more often seen translated as "the Land of Abundance".
Enjoying a rapid economic growth, Chengdu is becoming one of the favorite cities for investment in western China. Among the World’s largest companies, 133 multinational enterprises have had subsidiaries or branch offices in Chengdu by October 2009.
Despite the fact that Chengdu's old wooden buildings and narrow streets have been largely replaced by skyscrapers and shopping malls, the city retains an easygoing Sichuan charm. It's a pleasure exploring its green parks, busy temples, bustling outdoor markets, open-air restaurants and jumbled side streets.
In addition, Chengdu is a fairly celebrated tourist city with various well-known places of interests, such as Du Fu’s Thatched Cottage, Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, Jiuzhai Valley, Dujiangyan Irrigation System and so on.