Chengdu is the capital of China's southwest Sichuan Province, which is also reputed as the Heavenly State in China. Sichuan is also famed for being the home of cute giant pandas.   Located in the west of Sichuan Basin and in the center of Chengdu Plain, the city covers a total area of 12.3 thousand square kilometres with a population of over 11 million.

Chengdu weather is mild and humid all year round, featuring four clear-cut seasons – short and warm spring, long and sultry summer, cool and rainy autumn, and cold and foggy winter.