In the early fourth century BC, Emperor Kaiming IX of Shu Kingdom, shifted his capital from Guangdu Fanxiang to Chengdu last minute China travel deals
and built the city. The name Chengdu literally means (Cheng) to become and (du) a capital, obviously a vision he wanted to accomplish for the Sichuanese.
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, it has its share of turmoil. In 316 BC, the state of Shu was conquered by the state of Qin. During the Qin Empire, Governor Li Bing and his son employed a new method of irrigation and of controlling flood by channeling and dividing the water to connect it to the Min River. For over two thousand years, the system functioned perfectly. It greatly contributed to the richness of Chengdu Plain and was known agriculturally as “The Land of Abundance”. Chengdu then became a capital.
Chengdu’s influence gradually expanded from the Sichuan to neighboring provinces. Since the Qin dynasty, Chengdu had been a well-known business center. And during the Song dynasty (960 - 1127), Chengdu began to issue China’s first paper money. It was the earliest paper money ever used. It played a significant role in promoting trade, financial transaction for economic development.
Today, Chengdu is still the capital of Sichuan province Holidays in China
and is one of the most important economic, transportation and communication centers in Southwest China. It holds one of the eight communication and exchange bureaus. It was named as one of the best three tourist cities to visit in China by the National Tourism Administration and the United Nations World Tourism Organization quoted by China Daily in 2007.
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