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Julia and i with the Pandas at Chengdu's Giant Panda Breeding Research Base

People i met here, who contributed to and improved my trip: Juliana (Russia), Russell (England)

So the main reason of going to Chengdu was to visit the Panda research base.... a must for any lover of wldlife, or soft cuddly things! We set off at 7am accompanied by an English guy called Russell and were the first people admitted. This was perfect, as we got to see the Pandas just waking from their slumber and ready to tuck into their daily 40kg of bamboo!

We walked around each of the enclosures and saw the loveable rogues in a number of poses.... sleeping, eaing sat down, eating lying down, eating and walking, (im sure they will learn to eat and sleep at the same time one day!) it seems a pretty sweet deal to me whichever way you look at things!

We eventually came to a 'nursery', where 5 baby pandas were in a cot, playing with toys, climbing the bars and of course sleeping.

What a cute Panda!
After 2 hours just watching the pandas sleeping and eating, we went to watch a video on their sleeping and eating habits, visited a museum and dreamed of becoming a panda! All in all, it was a great morning out.

Back in Chengdu, we went shopping for some christmas presents, failing miserably. Shop owners were adament that jeans made for a 7 foot tall person fitted me perfectly, as they pulled the waist up somewhere round my neck, nearly castrating me in the process! We also looked in vain for a shirt. The problems arose here due to 2 reasons. Firstly many of the shirts had fur linings, quite unsuitable for the heat of South East Asia! Secondly, the owners wouldn't take them out of the packaging, let alone let me try them on! Before we knew it, it was soon time to catch our sleeper train to Panzhihua, happy to be leaving the Chengdu market behind, but sad to be leaving the pandas!

James1985 says:
it cost us 1yuan to see the pandas. A real bargain!
Posted on: Aug 21, 2009
Deats says:
Yeah, we had to go there, i love animals
Posted on: May 04, 2008
mfmcp1982 says:
aw, the pandas are so cute!
Posted on: May 03, 2008
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Missing bamboo....
Missing bamboo....
Ok, i admit that i didnt see this!
Ok, i admit that i didn't see this!
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