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Chengdu is located in the center of Sichuan Basin, southwest of China. It’s the capital city of Sichuan Province, regarded as the most important finance, science and technology center as well as the transportation and communication hub in Western China. Chengdu takes the leading position in the establishment of a market economic system. As early as more than four thousand years ago in the pre-historical Bronze Age, Jinsha Culture was established within this region. The fertile Chengdu Plain is called "Tianfuzhiguo" in Chinese, which is more often translated as "the Land of Abundance" than the "Country of Heaven". With slow pace in society and comfortable life style, Chengdu has always been ranked a city of high happiness index that attracts people from all over the world. Maybe it's the reason why Giant Panda choose here to live in. In Chengdu and around, there are more than pandas for fun...
Globally people take the Silk Road as starting in Chang'an (today's Xi'an City) and ending in Rome. Within China's boundary, there are three overland branches as the following. The northern route via Tianshan Mountain in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Prefecture begins at Chang'an, passing through Dunhuang, Hami, Urumqi and Ili to the destination Rome. While the other northern route not crossing over Tianshan Mountain goes from Xi'an, Dunhuang, Hami, Turpan, Korla, Kuqa, Aksu, Kashgar, Pamirs Plateau to Central Asia. The southern route of Silk Road starts also from Chang’an, and then crosses over Kroraina (Loulan Ancient City), Niya, Hotan, Kashgar, Pamirs Plateau to Central Asia. Traveling along the Silk Road, to follow the footprint of Marco Polo and search for spiritual freedom...