Chengdu is most relaxed city. Most travellers come to Chengdu for the giant panda and the city’s old culture. As an important city in south west, Chengdu has convenient communications. More than 160 scheduled fights go to over 60 large and medium-sized cities at home and abroad. The Shuangliu International Airport is only 20 kilometres away from the city proper. In addition, Chengdu is the largest railway transportation hub in south west China. It has two railway stations and many train tickets offices in the city proper. Also, It is the most popular gateway to Tibet, the most frequent and reliable flight service to Lhasa, capital of Tibet, is from Chengdu.
More than 3,700 years of history. The ninth king Kaiming of ancient Shu State moved his capital here and named it 'Chengdu' about 2,300 years ago and the name has been kept until today. More than seven local regimes appeared here, the most famous one is the Shu State during the Three Kingdom Period 1,700 years ago. The city has gain many reputations, such as the land of abundance, the city of Hibiscus, and the city of brocades.