Dayi County

Authors: Go Chengdu


Dayi as a county-level administration site began in the Second Xianheng during Gaozong Reign of Tang Dynasty (671AD). The name of the county literally means Big Town, according to the classic book “Land of Peace and Prosperity”.
Dayi, in the western part of Chengdu Plain, is 41 kilometers from Chengdu proper and within the 30-minute traffic circle of Chengdu. The county has an area of 1,327 square kilometers and a population of 518.7 thousand.
The county has enjoyed fame as a “big county” in Sichuan for its long history and diversified topographical features. Descriptions of the county can be found in poems by famous poets like Du Fu and Lu You.
Dayi crowns all the counties in whole Sichuan in the number of Class-4A and above tourist sites and tourism is a leading industry in the county. The county will take tourism, cultural & innovative industry and modern manufacturing as the priorities in its development plan, according to the blueprint of the overall industrial development planning by Chengdu municipal government.
The county government takes an active role in soliciting investors as the New Tianfu Area is under construction and promoting industrial transformation in Dayi, with an aim to strengthen the present three industrial zones in the county in order to make the county the industrial base of modern manufacturing, machinery, food processing, wine and beverage.

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Skiing Field in Southern China

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Xiling Folk Songs Listed as National ICH

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