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There used to be a saying "It's harder to get into Sichuan than to get into the heaven" While this was quite true in the past, the situation has been changed greatly. A complete transport network of rail, road, river and air has been set up with chengdu, teh capital city as its center. It is now the major transport juncture of southwest China.
There are good highways connecting the region with other part of China. There ia a total of 1,760 kms of expressways. Sichuan-Tibet highway is one of the two passages into Tibet and is frequently used by travelers.
Most towns in Sichuan are accessible by bus. However, as some roads are through mountainous regions with many winding roads and some roads which still being brought up to date, it is advisable to check travel times with the bus stations beforehand.
Sochuan has 1,400 rivers of which 345 rivers have an catchment of more than 500 km, and 22 rivers have a catchment greater than 1,000 km2. Only two rivers flow into the Yellow River, they are the White River and the Black River in the northwest, and all the other rivers flow into the Yangtze River system. The main rivers include the Jinshajiang (the upper reach of the Yangtze), the Minjiang, the Jialingjiang, the Tuojiang and the Fujiang. They are all more than 500 kilometers long.
Sichuan Province has a very well developed and sophisticated water transport system. The Yangtze River flowing through the province is the main transport line. The Yangtze together with its branches constitute a natural water transport network. All year round, steamboats can travel in the downstream section of the Yangtze from Xinshi Town, as well as the Minjiang River from Leshan City, and in the downstream section of the Jialingjiang River from Langzhong City. Leshan, Yibing, and Luzhou Cities are important river ports in the province. It may be a little slower by boat but extremely worthwhile as you can admire the beauty of the landscape from as you travel and absorb the true spirit of Sichuan.