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Guangyuan

Guangyuan (known as Lizhou Prefecture in ancient times), stands at the southern edge of the Qinling Mountains in north Sichuan. It is an ancient city with over 2,300 years of history, with about 3.14 million habitants living within its 16,300km2 territory. Guangyuan is a cultural beacon of the Three Kingdoms era as well as a central location to the ancient cliffside plank path. The area is the birthplace of China’s only Empress - the Empress Wu Zetian, and also an important staging area for revolutionaries of Sichuan and Shaanxi.

Guangyuan

Guangyuan is abundant in tourism resources with unique characteristics. Jianmen Shudao scenic spot is currently applying for status as a World Natural and Cultural Heritage. The area features Jianmen Pass, Cuiyun Corridor, Zhaohua Ancient City and Bright Moon Gorge, which are hallmarks of the Shudao and the Three Kingdoms cultures in Guangyuan. The stone carvings at Thousand Buddha Cliff and the family temple of Empress Wu Zetian – the Huangze Temple - showcase the unique empress culture. Sites like Wangcang China Red Army City, Cangxi Red Army River crossing Site, Mumen Temple Meeting Site, relics of Red Army battles at Jianmen Pass, and Donghekou Earthquake Ruins Park - the country’s first memorial dedicated to Wenchuan Earthquake - all serve to illustrate the Guangyuan spirit of “virtue, tenacity, self-reliance and innovation”.

Guangyuan 

Guangyuan boasts superior and location and accessible transportation with a “double x” configuration formed by Beijing-Kunming Expressway, Lanzhou-Haikou Expressway, Baoji-Chengdu Railway, and Lanzhou-Chongqing Railway. It is one of the key cities along the Chengdu-Xi’an Highspeed Rail and functions as a main launching point for access to Jiuzhaigou Valley for visitors from the northern part of the country. Guangyuan Panlong Airport now offers flights to major cities like Beijing, Hangzhou, Guangzhou and Shenzhen. 

Guangyuan is endowed with a fantastic environment and abundant natural produce. The “Seven Treasures of Guangyuan” are famous nationwide, and they are the red kiwifruit, Micangshan green tea, Qingchuan black edible fungus, Chaotian walnuts, Cangxi snow pears, Jianmen Pass tofu, Guangyuan olive. The delicious Jianmen tofu banquet, Qingchuan precious mountain produce stew and Zeng’s coarse grain are revered for their tastes.