Chengdu Travel Guide
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Benefiting from Dujiangyan Irrigation Project which was constructed in 256 B.C., Sichuan Province is reputed as the Heavenly State, Tian Fu Zhi Guo in Chinese, literally a place richly endowed with natural resources. Chengdu, as the capital, is extremely productive. The Min and Tuo Rivers, two branches of the Yangtze River, connected to 40 other rivers, supply an irrigation area of more than 700 square kilometres (270.27 square miles) with 150-180 million kilowatts of water. Consisting of abundant mineral resources, the land is extremely fertile.
On 21:19 of Aug. 8th, a magnitude 7.0 earthquake hit Jiuzhaigou County (Jiuzhai Valley) in north Sichuan Province, causing 25 deaths and 525 injured. Pray for the rescue and may God bless Sichuan!