Lisa Bielby is the first foreigner in history known to have participated in a Sichuan Opera contest. Born in Michigan of the US, Bielby started to study drama in her hometown when she was 13 years old.
Chengdu's rich culture and abundant history makes it a tourism magnet in Southwest China. A trip to the city allows foreign visitors to learn about Chinese culture, history and philosophy through its many cultural resources.
Foreigners who want to know more about Chengdu's 72-hour visa-free policy can search famous social network such as Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for pictures and text.
The use of social networking sites is part of the online marketing plan by Chengdu Culture & Tourism Development Group to publicize the policy worldwide, especially in the United States and the Europe.
More and more fans of The Romance of the Three Kingdoms, one of four acclaimed great classical novels of Chinese literature, are visiting the Temple of Marquis Wu in Chengdu, Sichuan province.