The detail conference venue information will be available about on October 20, 2018.
Things to do in Chengdu
Like any large city in modern China, Chengdu does have the usual downsides too: uninspired high-rises, traffic, and pollution. But despite the fact that life continues to speed up here, somehow the slackers of Chengdu have managed to preserve a mellow vibe that evokes a sense of history.
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Chengdu’s history goes way back to around 400BC, when the city was already the region’s biggest and most important center. But it wasn’t until around 220AD that it became a capital city.
Much later, Chengdu developed a reputation for silk and as a printing center. In fact, Chengdu has the distinction of being the first city in the world to produce paper money.
Chengdu’s favorite and most popular food is the sweat-inducing hot pot (literally “fire pot”), which they can’t seem to get enough of. Walking around town, a sight that’s common and humorous (to me anyway) is to see sweaty men in hot pot restaurants eating with their shirts off (I guess I’ll have to stick with eating topless at the local KFC).
Located about 6miles (10km) northeast of Chengdu is a Panda Breeding Center. Considered one of the best places in China to see pandas, the center has bred and raised over 80 panda cubs and is currently home to some 30 red pandas and 80 giant pandas.