Jianyang, a City with Far More to Offer than Just Mutton Soup

Authors: Go Chengdu

2017-01-10

In addition to the delicious soup, is there anything else worth mentioning in Jianyang?
Jianyang, a county-level city under the jurisdiction of Chengdu, is more than 60 kilometers away from downtown Chengdu. In recent days, the traditional cooking method of Jianyang mutton soup was included into Chengdu's fifth city-level intangible cultural heritage list. As a special delicacy of Jianyang, the soup is tasty, flavorful and healthy for human body.
In addition to the delicious soup, is there anything else worth mentioning in Jianyang?
Chengdu Tianfu International Airport
Located in Jianyang's Lujia Township, and about 50 km from Chengdu's city center, the Tianfu International Airport is positioned as a state-level international aviation hub. Upon the completion of construction, the airport will make Chengdu the third city with two airports on the Chinese mainland, after Beijing and Shanghai.
Tianfu International Airport Economic Zone
The Tianfu International Airport Economic Zone under planning consists of two areas with one under the jurisdiction of Chengdu and the other of Ziyang. Located at the west and north of Chengdu Tianfu International Airport, the former covering 199 square kilometers will focus primarily on aviation logistics, comprehensive bonded services, service guarantee, aviation manufacturing and aviation maintenance, and moderately on the headquarters economy, R & D and business service, in hopes of fostering well-functioning industrial clusters involving aviation service, aviation logistics, aviation R & D, as well as aircraft manufacturing.
Thriving Tourism
Endowed with enchanting natural scenery and brilliant cultural legacies, Jianyang is famous for Sancha Lake, Longquan Lake, Diecui Lake, Longquan Mountains, as well as lots of places of historical interest.
Over the recent years, rural tourism has become one of the fastest growing specialty and competitive industries in Jianyang. It has so far built many rural tourist attractions and launched popular public events like grape and strawberry picking festivals.
Modern Green Urban Agriculture
Jianyang is a traditional agricultural city. With moderate climate and fertile land, the city is one of the major grain producing areas in Sichuan. Faced with new development opportunities, Jianyang is striving to develop modern green agriculture and promote agricultural transformation.

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