Travel Blogs from Chengdu, China

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Fishing with the experts, Chengdu, China travel blog

Fishing with the experts

A travel blog entry by mktravels

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... spent another week there, but we must press on with so many other attractions to see Our early Yangshuo departure meant we were in Chengdu by midday and we were quickly on bus No 300 to the North Train Station. We wrote in an earlier blog China was ...

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 ...

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 - ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Panda Research Centre, Chengdu, China travel blog

Panda Research Centre

A travel blog entry by mktravels

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... over 6500 miles from UK to the middle of China, we were not going to drop another clanger on travel arrangements. The Chengdu Centre owns 138 pandas, 60 were resident during our visit with the remainder are on loan to various zoo's in many different ...

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 ...

Why oranges are so cheap right now, Chengdu, China travel blog

Why oranges are so cheap right now

A travel blog entry by happysheep

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... price of oranges has drop from 4 yuan to 1 yuan a kg. The situation elsewhere is no better. Chen Shouyun, an orange dealer in Chengdu, capital of Sichuan, said: "Last week, I didn't sell even one kg of oranges when normally I used to sell at least 5,000 ...

Want Some Bacon?, Chengdu, China travel blog

Want Some Bacon?

A travel blog entry by foolsgold

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... 't eat the filthy motherfucker. Pigs sleep, and root, in shit. That's a filthy animal" -- Pulp Fiction When we got back to Chengdu we couldn't get a bed in Sim's place, or even the other hostel around the corner. We ended up having to check into a ...

Hunting Panda, Chengdu, China travel blog

Hunting Panda

A travel blog entry by alasdairm

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The train actually arrived an hour early at 5:30am but that still did not stop the train attendant grabbing my leg and shaking it to the point of almost pulling it off at 4:30am probably so the Chinese have time to make their breakfast instant ...

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