The Official Website of Chengdu Municipal People’s Government
LOCATION: HOME > About Chengdu > Chengdu overview > Culture

Chengdu Culture

Updated:2015-01-08  CLOSE

Chengdu is a city of culture and exhibition. Chengdu is the birth place and center of civilization of upper reaches of Yangtze River. The long history has bestowed Chengdu with profound culture. Come to Chengdu, you will experience the glamour of world culture heritage Dujiangyan Irrigation System and Qinchen Mountain and charm of historical and cultural protection district, represented by Kuanzai Alley, Wenshu Temple and Daci Temple.What worth mentioning is that Chengdu has plentiful of intangible cultural heritage, including handicrafts, such as Sichuan Embroidery, Sichuan Brocade, Bamboo Weaving, Lacquer Art, unique technique of Sichuan Opera, such as spitting fire, changing faces and folk festivals, such as   Dujiangyan Water-releasing Ceremony. The International Festival of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, approved by State Council, is held every two years. This is the only theme festival about intangible cultural heritage in globe and also the first cultural meeting jointly held by UNESCO and our government. It is a grand festival that demonstrate intangible cultural heritage of Chengdu and overseas.

Chengdu is a city of exhibition. In recent years, Chengdu’s exhibition industry develops very quickly. Its exhibition economical scale is the first place in the central and western part of China. In 2010, Chengdu has been honored as the City of Convention & Exhibition in China by China Convention and Exhibition Society