我还没提到了成都最热捧的景点：大熊猫繁育研究基地，该地方体现成都市现代与传统文化的融合。成都因熊猫这个四川省的天然财富而出名, 对象就是这个野生的动物，不过技术竟然尖端，规模宏大 – 这地确是一个名副其实的基地了。人民公园与文殊院 (一个著名的寺庙)，虽然十分安静，有历史意义，但是左近竟然有世界级的购物中心，高楼林立，让客人意识到，成都虽然因自然与历史而吸引旅游，但是尽管如此这个城市一点都不老式，一点也不土。文化遗产和六街三市，成都什么都有。
Chengdu’s popularity seems to come from having a very close link with typical western culture. Even in Chengdu’s historic wide and narrow allies Starbucks still does not feel at all out of place. The young people of Chengdu have a distinctive fashion sense which some no doubt disapprove of. Even the hotel has a different feel to it: instead of the symbolic red and gold that you usually see everywhere, the rooms are decorated with natural materials – wood, concrete and the like. The most popular car brands also reflect this trend. Here, European Volkswagens and Citroens seem to sell well, with the American-style 4x4s popular elsewhere in China seen slightly less often. Related to this is something else which marks Chengdu out: a great many people in this city can speak English very well. As far as foreign languages go, Chengdu is most definitely in a league of its own.
Chengdu has by and large become a modern, trendy city. And not only this; the government here seem to know how to create tourist attractions that really bring in visitors. The most precious and significant historical sites and buildings, now restored, are highly popular. One of them is Huanglong Historic Town, forty or so kilometres to the south of Chengdu. Such is the beauty of this place, people say, that one or two directors have chosen to film there. When the film crews aren’t around its narrow streets are packed with tourists. The people’s park is as beautiful as Huanglong, a calm and peaceful place where you can easily become lost in thought. Then there’s the newly renovated Jinli snack street and the wide and narrow allies, both packed with street stands selling all kinds of tempting food.
I still haven’t mentioned Chengdu’s most popular tourist spot: the panda research station, which is a perfect example of Chengdu’s fusion of the traditional and modern. Chengdu has become famous for the panda, part of the natural wealth of Sichuan’s forests, and the focus is on these wild animals, yet the place is huge and features the latest technology – this really is a research station worthy of the name. The People’s Park and Wenshu Monastery are highly peaceful places imbued with much historical significance, and yet right next to them you will find yourself in world class shopping centres, surrounded by a sea of skyscrapers, which remind people: Chengdu might attract tourists thanks to its nature and history, yet at the same time Chengdu is hardly behind the times. The cultural heritage and the shopping, Chengdu has it all.