Culinary enthusiasts seem obliged to visit Chengdu in southwest China. The reason, capital of Sichuan province is the first city in Asia, dubbed the ‘City of gastronomy’ by UNESCO. What advantages compared to other cities?
If you’ve ever watched cartoons ‘Kung Fu Panda 2′, you may be familiar with the atmosphere of Chengdu. This city has become a ‘home’ of the rare giant panda. However, Chengdu is not only famous for panda, but also a culinary style Sichuan internationally famous.
On February 10, 2010, Chengdu was nominated for ‘Creative Cities Network’ by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as the birthplace of many culinary traditions. With this, Chengdu became the second city in the world and first in Asia to receive the title of ‘City of gastronomy’ or gastronomic city.