Travel Blogs from Chengdu, China

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Xi'an to Chengdu, Chengdu, China travel blog

Xi'an to Chengdu

A travel blog entry by marshallmatters

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... we are planning a bike tour for a few days into the hills.  There is a company called Bike China (www.bikechina.com) that are based in Chengdu and we have already made contact with them and will hopefully sort something with them. We then hope to ...

Pandas, Chengdu, China travel blog

Pandas

A travel blog entry by foolsgold

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... guesthouse owned by a very pleasant and enthusiastic Singaporean called Sim. Later on we met up with the Belgians (who had arrived in Chengdu the night before us, and as Elke had left her iPod and Camera we were able to bring them along thus proving that ...

Journeying with the locals, Chengdu, China travel blog

Journeying with the locals

A travel blog entry by martinandkate

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... in traditional style only spilling minor bits of sauce down my overworn clothing. Although late leaving, we arrived just after lunch in Chengdu perfectly on time totalling a good 16 hour journey. Into the brilliant Chengdu sun, it was hot and a lot less ...

Dumplings and Drinking, Chengdu, China travel blog

Dumplings and Drinking

A travel blog entry by martinandkate

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... this great country in a little over 2 weeks. With our Panda tour in the morning at the ungodly hour of 7.30am - we slinked off to bed just after midnight. First impressions of Chengdu - friendly, modern and homely - a breath of fresh air for a big ...

Cruising for Pandas, Chengdu, China travel blog

Cruising for Pandas

A travel blog entry by meandher

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... a comfy bed! ('Mix & Backpackers'...a great hostel, newly opened, 70RMB per night for a clean double room with shared facilities). Chengdu is where we hope to see Pandas at the local breeding and research centre based in a designated reserve set up to ...

Pandas, Buddhas and other giant things, Chengdu, China travel blog

Pandas, Buddhas and other giant things

A travel blog entry by lizandsteve

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Chengdu is in Sichuan province, home to China's spiciest food, the world's largest Buddha statue, and best of all - giant pandas! We stayed in the heart of the city at Sam's Guesthouse and were surprised at the amount of construction going on around us - ...

Chengdu on the Cheap, Chengdu, China travel blog

Chengdu on the Cheap

A travel blog entry by bethverde

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... watched two pandas, oblivious to the crowd, munching their way through a big pile of green leafy bamboo switches. We were in Chengdu for an altogether unexciting purpose--to get my new passport at the US Consulate so that Dan and I could start booking ...

Heading Towards Tibet, Chengdu, China travel blog

Heading Towards Tibet

A travel blog entry by philthy

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... at a bus station not on our guidebook's map of Chengdu, but by this point we were used to these little difficulties in China. Chengdu is another large Chinese city that has overhauled itself in the last few years. Old neighborhoods have been leveled to ...

How Do Chengdu, Chengdu, China travel blog

How Do Chengdu

A travel blog entry by marshallmatters

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... since we last blogged. After Mariska and Rene left we had a little time on our hands to explore Chengdu a little further while we waited for them to return. Donning the walking shoes and armed with blister plasters, we ...

Dawn meets her Giant Pandas!!, Chengdu, China travel blog

Dawn meets her Giant Pandas!!

A travel blog entry by charmedlife

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... whether they were propositioned at this upscale hotel. Finally, after all the excitement, the next day we visited the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding for our Panda Adventure. This center has had the most success breeding the panda in ...

One night stand...turns out ..., Chengdu, China travel blog

One night stand...turns out ...

A travel blog entry by orizarska

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It's not what you think... I had fallen in love with.... Chengdu - for its mild climate (after weeks of cold misery), comphy western feel and convenience and most of all ... the lovely, helpful, smiley people. However, the Chinese authorities broke my ...

Bike Ride - Day 6.  Ya'an to Chengdu, Chengdu, China travel blog

Bike Ride - Day 6. Ya'an to Chengdu

A travel blog entry by marshallmatters

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... I now had a forearm like Popeye.  It was slowly spreading up my arm and itched like crazy. Today we would be returning to Chengdu but not before a short ride.  We drove the van from Ya'an to Shangli and had a quick look round this lovely, but ...

Day 45, Chengdu, China travel blog

Day 45

A travel blog entry by poolman99

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... 'd taken the cable cars, some folk had even taken sedan chair lifts to the top! Mount Emei is one of four sacred Buddhist mountains in China, so at the top there is a temple and a giant golden monument. We took the cable cars back down in pairs and me and ...

Day 41, Chengdu, China travel blog

Day 41

A travel blog entry by poolman99

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... in the courtyard could hear. "England - we met over there, before" Steve replied "Oh yes ha ha ha, well, Welcome again to Chengdu" We all shook hands for the second time and I just had to get their picture. He knew to keep his mouth closed so you ...

Abre sus ojos, Chengdu, China travel blog

Abre sus ojos

A travel blog entry by hancocjb

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... Nepal, the thought of doing this work in China made it almost unbearable to be anywhere else other than Sichuan. I have left China fascinated and touched by many of the people I had daily contact with. There really are amazing people in every where you ...

Bruce Cambell..... A Tribute, Chengdu, China travel blog

Bruce Cambell..... A Tribute

A travel blog entry by foolsgold

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"Yo, She-Bitch....... Let's go" - Bruce Cambell "Sure, I could have stayed in the past. Hell, I could have probably been King. But in a lot of ways, I am a king. Hail to the King, baby" - Bruce Cambell Everywhere I go, people are always asking ...

The great, the bad and the awesome, Chengdu, China travel blog

The great, the bad and the awesome

A travel blog entry by keithandkim

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... Chengdu, which will be our gateway to pandas and the beautiful national parks just up the road to the north.    Chengdu, still a city with about 7 million people, has a shockingly different feel from the moment we left the train station. The ...

Day 43, Chengdu, China travel blog

Day 43

A travel blog entry by poolman99

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... hostel I went with Arjen and Audrey to get train tickets for Lijiang. We intend to travel on Sunday after a two day excursion around Chengdu. We found out soon enough, though, that trains don't actually go to Lijiang. Our only option was to buy a ticket ...

The Giant Pandas of China!!!, Chengdu, China travel blog

The Giant Pandas of China!!!

A travel blog entry by markandjade

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After being told I was not allowed to pay 150 to hold a Panda I made due with spending one of the best days of my trip so far exploring the Giant Panda Research Base. We were extremely excited to see the cutest animal ever and we were not disappointed ...

Day 40, Chengdu, China travel blog

Day 40

A travel blog entry by poolman99

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... seem to be any concept of personal space in China, you really can't expect to be left alone anywhere. Steve and I continued our Chengdu pattern of not really achieving anything and took the long way round to our hostel where we spent the rest of the ...

China, Chengdu, China travel blog

China

A travel blog entry by baileyandkerry

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... . By this point the police were beginning to take a bigger interest so i decided to leave, my passion for football reignited. Chengdu was a cosmopolitan place that was more Western in style than other places we had been. That night we met a Chinese ...

HODR Sichuan Earthquake Assessment, Chengdu, China travel blog

HODR Sichuan Earthquake Assessment

A travel blog entry by hancocjb

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Is on the list of things to do, just need to find some time to write about ...

Yunnan pandas prefer milk, chengdu, China travel blog

Yunnan pandas prefer milk

A travel blog entry by happysheep

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Should they really be feeding the baby pandas milk? Three pandas from Sichuan came to their new home in Yunnan Province last June. Zoo keepers have been attempting to wean the cubs, hoping for a healthy growth. But their efforts often make the baby ...

Warmer winter on its way for China  + drought, Chengdu, China travel blog

Warmer winter on its way for China + drought

A travel blog entry by happysheep

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... Xiong Wei, an expert on the correlation between climate change and agriculture with the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, told China Daily Tuesday that prolonged periods of warm weather and drought are clear signs of climate change, and will have ...

Things to do in Chengdu!, Chengdu, China travel blog

Things to do in Chengdu!

A travel blog entry by susan_g

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... to support the zoo's which are apparently particularly depressing to visit. Much to my delight there's a Panda research center here in Chengdu, so I took the liberty and went to visit it. As far as enclosures for animals go this was pretty good, 36ha ...

Giant Buddha of Leshan- No Exaggeration, Chengdu, China travel blog

Giant Buddha of Leshan- No Exaggeration

A travel blog entry by martinandkate

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... some of the more celebrated ones we had seen to date. Back at the minivan, and all back together we headed back into Chengdu - pulling over unexpectantly for a 10 minute interlude for the driver first to ask in mandarin if we wanted to eat at a restaurant ...

Getting to Know Chengdu, Chengdu, China travel blog

Getting to Know Chengdu

A travel blog entry by jackie_n_james

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We decided to spend our first day in Chengdu wandering around the city and seeing some sights in town. Our plan was to start right from our hostel at one side of the ring road and make our way through central Chengdu and on through to the other side of ...

A Chinese Massage, Chengdu, China travel blog

A Chinese Massage

A travel blog entry by jackie_n_james

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We woke up late so our thoughts of making it to Emei Shan faded but we still planned to head to the Leshan Giant Buddha this day. We also had to go get train tickets for our trip to Xian though and so after grabbing something to eat we hopped on a bus ...

One BIG Buddha, Chengdu, China travel blog

One BIG Buddha

A travel blog entry by jackie_n_james

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... again we did make it to Leshan to see the Giant Buddha. We hopped on a bus to one of the long distance bus stations in Chengdu, with our note in chinese describing where we want to go on it that we got from our hostel, and bought our tickets. They ended ...

Pandas!! and a Chinese Opera to Top it Off, Chengdu, China travel blog

Pandas!! and a Chinese Opera to Top it Off

A travel blog entry by jackie_n_james

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We got up early this day as we were to meet our tour group from the hostel we were at in the lobby for our trip to the Chengdu Panda Centre. The pandas are fed at 9:30 and are most active around that time so that's why we had to rise early, to get there ...

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