Pidu District is a jurisdiction of Chengdu City, Sichuan Province. It is located in the northwest of Chengdu, northeast with Pengzhou City and Xindu District, adjacent to Jinniu District in the southeast, Qingyang District in the south, Wenjiang District in the southwest and Dujiangyan City in the northwest. It is the birthplace of Sichuan farmhouse tourism in China. It is the hometown of Douban, the hometown of Shu embroidery, and the hometown of bonsai.
Due to the legend of “Duyu Hua Juan”(says that the Emperor Duyu turned into a cuckoo), Pidu district is also known as “City of Cuckoo”. It is not only the place where the Emperor Duyu, the Emperor of the Bieling who started thier empire, but also the birthplace of the ancient Shu civilization. In 314 BC, after the Qin had destroyed the Shu, Pidu district was called the Pixian. The “Baibu Liquor”, “Pixian Douban”. “Pixian Nu Er Hong” are known as the three crafts of Pidu district.
As of 2017, Yaodu District has jurisdiction over 3 streets and 13 towns; respectively: Pitong Street, Hezuo Street, Xiyuan Street, Xipu Town, Hongguang Town, Anjing Town, Tuanjie Town, Tangchang Town, San Daowei Town, Xinminchang Town, Garden Town, Ande Town, Tangyuan Town, Deyuan Town, Gucheng Town, Youai Town. The district government is located at No. 998, Wangcong Middle Road, Pitong Street.
Famous Tourist Sites
Wangcong Shrine is a commemoration of the ancient Emperor Du Yu and the Emperor Kaiming. It is the holy place where the Shu people seek for their roots the ancestors. It is also the only shrine that memories two emperors in one place in the country. Wangcong Shrine located in the southwest of the city, it covers an area of 90.5 acres. The Emperor Mausoleum is the largest imperial tomb in the southwest. It was announced as a provincial-level cultural relics protection in 1991, and is also the location of the Pidu District Museum。
Sandaoyan, which was named because the ancients used bamboo rafts to cut water into three very close dams to guide the water to fielde. Along the river, the poetry building, the tea house, the painting and calligraphy building, the chess and archway building, the food culture building and the viewing hall are telling the charm of Sandaoyan.
In the town, there are Yanqiao Cultural Square, Sandaoyan Leisure Park, Qiaotouhua Garden, Archway of Sandaoyan Ancient Town, Archway of Shuixiang, Archway of Binhefang and other modeled-after-an-antique archways, Yongding Bridge which was built in 1923, the ancient dock which was full of legendary and regional color, and Wangjiang Tower, Wenshui Pavilion and other special attractions.
Chengdu Museum of Sichuan Cuisine
Chengdu Museum of Sichuan Cuisine is located in the ancient town of Pidu District, Wuyuan Avenue. It is the only living theme museum in the world with the cuisine culture as the exhibition content, and the national 3A level tourist attraction. The architectural style is the new classical garden style, which is divided the museum into collection hall, interactive demonstration hall, tea ceremony leisure hall, stove Wang Hao, Sichuan cuisine raw material processing tool display area, Sichuan cuisine raw material display area, Sichuan cuisine soul – Pixian Douban traditional craft display area, etc.
Sichuan Cuisine Experience Park
Sichuan Cuisine Experience Park is located in Ande Town, Pidu District. In the core attractions of the scenic spot, Sichuan Cuisine Cultural Experience Hall, there are six display zone which respectively as the impressions of Sichuan Cuisine, the history of Sichuan Cuisine, the charm of Sichuan Cuisine, the Douban of Pidu District, the Sichuan Cuisine Industrial Park, and the formation and prosperity of modern Sichuan Cuisine. The entire park is about the theme of Sichuan Cuisine and the soul of Sichuan Cuisine – Douban as the condensed the cultural history of Sichuan cuisine for three thousand years. In August 2013, Sichuan Cuisine Experience Park was electced as a national AAA level tourist attraction.