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Pandas in Chengdu with The Dragon Trip

Pandas in Chengdu with The Dragon Trip

We spent the morning at Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding which is home to 80 pandas. These 80 pandas are pampered by staff whose primary goal is to get these notoriously low libido animals to reproduce. Pandas only absorb 20% of the bamboo they consume, as malnutrition results in hypothermia they generally eat more but are less active to preserve physical strength. In the afternoon we took a private minibus to the Leshan Buddha. This giant Buddha is…

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Arriving at Chengdu with The Dragon Trip

Arriving at Chengdu with The Dragon Trip

On Friday we were up at 5am to watch the sunrise except that it was cloudy and rained instead. At 9am we caught the 1.5 hour bus to Guilin and then boarded the 25 hour train to chengdu. We had quite a crowd on the train as a group of western people creates a lot of attention! Chengdu is the capital of the Sichuan province, home to 14million people and over 2300 years old. When we arrived in Chengdu the…

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