SPGS International School Chengdu is the first international school opened in partnership with St Paul’s
Girls’ School in London, the UK’s leading academic school. The new school in Chengdu will develop as the
premier international school in China with outstanding physical resources, superb staff and highly motivated
Chengdu is the capital of the Sichuan province and hosts the internationally renowned breeding centre for giant pandas. It is situated three hours from Hong Kong by plane in an area renowned for its fertile land and temperate climate. The surrounding Plain is bordered by mountains and forests. The city has a population of 16 million.
The history of the city can be traced back 2,400 years to when the first emperor built his capital here and named the city. Through thousands of years, its original name has been kept and its position as the capital and as the significant centre of politics, commerce and military of the Sichuan area (once called Shu) has remained unchanged.
As a rising city, Chengdu is becoming more and more significant at an international level. In 2018, 285 Fortune 500 companies started business here, including 198 overseas companies.
Among those companies, 121 were established in the prosperous and fast-growing Chengdu High-technology District. As a result, Chengdu is the most popular city for overseas nationals in the middle west part of China with around 20,000 from 160 countries living there as long-term residents.
In 2018, the Chengdu Government introduced major projects with a total investment of over 833 billion RMB. In 2019, Chengdu was continuing to enhance the international business environment and is aiming to increase the number of Fortune 500 companies to 300. As a result,128 of those Fortune 500 companies are in the High-technology District.
Chengdu is home to the adorable Giant Panda and is the transport hub for the Sichuan region . It is famous not only for its many heritage sites but also for its astonishing natural landscape. You can spend weekends visiting the fairyland Jiuzhaigou National Park, Dujiangyan (an ancient irrigation system), Mount Qingcheng (Taoist mountain), and after that the Three-Star Piles site (an astonishing archaeological discovery), or many other places of interest. There is a relaxing teahouse culture; in addition to a lively nightlife that mixes craft beer bars and popular clubs with Sichuan opera shows; as well as delicious Sichuan food. This is a city that should not be rushed through on a short visit. It is better to be lived in so you can fully explore and appreciate its amazing cultural and natural beauty.
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