About Panzhihua: Panzhihua is situated in the southwest corner of Sichuan province. It named after a rare local species of cycad called Cycas panzhihuaensis. It was a major hub on the ancient 'Southern Silk Road' and is one of China's largest producers of steel, vanadium and titanium. The most popular attraction is Panzhihua Cycad National Nature Reserve, home to the world's largest virgin forest of Cycas panzhihuaensis. Other major attractions include Panxi Daliegu Gesala Ecotourism Zone and the Yangtze River International Rafting Base.