Travel Blogs from Chengdu, China

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Pandas !!!!!, Chengdu, China travel blog

Pandas !!!!!

A travel blog entry by mandibee

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We got up at 6.30 this morn to get the bus to the Chengdu Panda Sanctuary. Panda Facts - Pandas werent discovered by the western world till 1869 until Pere David brought a pelt back from China - There are now less than 1000 wild pandas left in the wild ...

Cooking Class Schian Style - SPICEY !!!, Chengdu, China travel blog

Cooking Class Schian Style - SPICEY !!!

A travel blog entry by mandibee

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So we arrived in Chengdu after 30 odd hours of travel and a severe lack of sleep. Our hard sleeper train was fine - a step up from the indian trains we had sheets and pillows this time and hot water tanks so we could have tea and noodles.  We were ...

Giant Pandas, Chengdu, China travel blog

Giant Pandas

A travel blog entry by shanewilson

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... the next tour... due to start in 2 days which does a circle route from Kunming to Kunming through Tiger Leaping Gorge. I've enjoyed Chengdu - it's been really great to relax and see a selection of things that make this place a 'must do' on the Chinese ...

Convienient Chengdu, Chengdu, China travel blog

Convienient Chengdu

A travel blog entry by mhaebich

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... run and very nice). Didn't get up to much, extended our Chinese visa for a second time, the PSB (Public Security Beaurea) in Chengdu is very helpfull and efficient; we spun a little story and got our visa back the next day (in some places it can take a ...

Chillin' in Chengdu, Chengdu, China travel blog

Chillin' in Chengdu

A travel blog entry by nomadic-brands

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... ;tied up in a plastic bag and thrown into a rubbish bin. They had brought the kitten back to the hostel but they were leaving Chengdu and so I was panicking about who was going to look after it (and we all know my reputation for taking in stray kittens!!) ...

Panda-monium!!, Chengdu, China travel blog

Panda-monium!!

A travel blog entry by nomadic-brands

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... 80 with a world class research centre. Unfortunately some of the pandas which were at the Wolong centre were transferred to Chengdu after the Sichuan earthquake disaster a couple of years ago. Chengdu is at a lower altitude than the pandas natural ...

Day 39: Train Ride from Hell, Dragon Town + Pandas, Chengdu, China travel blog

Day 39: Train Ride from Hell, Dragon Town + Pandas

A travel blog entry by kvitkalily

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... traveled week of the year. So, of course we all decided to hop on the bandwagon and see some more of China. Our first stop: Chengdu, the capitol city of Sichuan (aka Szechwan) Province. The Train Ride from Hell: Chengdu is just far enough from ...

Day 42, Chengdu, China travel blog

Day 42

A travel blog entry by poolman99

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Today we got up at 7am as we were going off to see the Giant Pandas of Chengdu. There is a world famous centre of breeding and research about 10km north west of the city. Both our new and old hostels offered tours there but when all they can do is take ...

New train line from Chengdu to Lhasa, chengdu, China travel blog

New train line from Chengdu to Lhasa

A travel blog entry by happysheep

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... Eryuan Engineering Group Co., Ltd. Upon completion of the new railway, it will take only eight hours from Chengdu, capital of southwest China's Sichuan Province, to Lhasa, capital of Tibet. The electrified railway will serve as a link for the ...

Holy mountains, huggable pandas and hot pots, Chengdu, China travel blog

Holy mountains, huggable pandas and hot pots

A travel blog entry by mightylongway

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... day we caught a local bus to Quin Cheng Shan, a holy Taoist mountain, National Park and World heritage site, an hour from Chengdu and had a fantastic day climbing up to the top past many active temples, forests, gorges and tea houses. That evening we ...

HODR Sichuan Assessment update, Chengdu, China travel blog

HODR Sichuan Assessment update

A travel blog entry by hancocjb

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... they live in such seemingly poor conditions? It has been easy to get caught up in city life again since we are based in Chengdu, but being reminded yet again that where life is simple, it is often sweetest. A "minpien" (business card) goes a long ...

Moving on to Chengdu, Chengdu, China travel blog

Moving on to Chengdu

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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... . All was fairly easy and on arrival in Chongqing, we got a bus into the city (15RMB) where we immediately caught another bus to Chengdu (133 RMB - about 5 hours) and finally a taxi to find our hostel (abour 30 RMB) - so it was a day of travelling. We ...

To Chengdu, Chengdu, China travel blog

To Chengdu

A travel blog entry by rbisset

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... site but it turned out to be great. Dorm beds for 1 quid a night can't be bettered anywhere in China I bet. The main attraction (only attraction) in Chengdu is the pandas so we booked a trip to visit them the day after tomorrow. During dinner we ran ...

Panda Visit, Chengdu, China travel blog

Panda Visit

A travel blog entry by rbisset

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... as it will be pretty cold. Came away emptyhanded as i'm sure i could get stuff far cheaper in Lhasa anyway. To waste some more time we went to a painfully slow net cafe (seems to be the norm in China) before hitting the sack early for our flight ...

Super Spicy Hot Pot Dinner - Sichuan Style, Chengdu, China travel blog

Super Spicy Hot Pot Dinner - Sichuan Style

A travel blog entry by mandibee

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We met another couple Das & Louise at the pandas so we caught up later and headed out for dinner, Sichuan province is famous for spicy food and its infamous "hot pot" dish. This consists of a giant bowl of boiling oil full of chilli's and sichuan ...

Leaping Tigers, Breathless Dragons, Chengdu, China travel blog

Leaping Tigers, Breathless Dragons

A travel blog entry by ad_n_caz

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... into the mist with treetops all the way up the mountain behind them was a memory I'll treasure. C... We are now in Chengdu, after a short two hour bus journey and a quick excursion to the worlds tallest buddha (71 meters). We have finally ...

Giant bear-cats and foot jugglers, Chengdu, China travel blog

Giant bear-cats and foot jugglers

A travel blog entry by youngtravellers

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... hands and his bald head he even made an owl and moved its eyes back and forth.  Twas nifty.  There is a neat trick in China that is advertised in shows, but I had absolutely no idea what it was.  What is face changing, and how can it be ...

Chengdu, Chengdu, China travel blog

Chengdu

A travel blog entry by roadtrip

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... ), so the cruise deal worked out pretty good value. We booked it to leave on the Sunday morning, sailing the same evening. Chengdu has a World famous panda breeding centre so I booked onto a tour to go see that the following morning (The pandas are ...

Mimi is better, Chengdu, China travel blog

Mimi is better

A travel blog entry by mikeysoft

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Hi everyone, Mimi is better. It must have been what she ate. We both try to be careful what we eat but she seems to get sick easier then me on our trips. She told me to go to KFC last night so I wouldn't get sick. On the way I past Disco, a Chinese ...

More airports, Chengdu, China travel blog

More airports

A travel blog entry by happysheep

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... next year and incur an expenditure of 200 billion yuan, a CAAC press release said. Existing airports in Shanghai Pudong, Guangzhou, Chengdu and Nanjing will be expanded, and new ones will be built in many inland cities, including Yan'an in Shaanxi ...

Mad Monkey Monastaries in the Mist, Emei Shan, China travel blog

Mad Monkey Monastaries in the Mist

A travel blog entry by bonkers

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... by train over mountain, glen, landslide and river, thru the grim city of Panzihua, the skankiest most polluted place i've ever seen, to Chengdu, the capital of the Sichuan province. This area is famed for it's hot-hot-hot food, and we had a few horse's ...

Panda's Postpone Pedalling, Chengdu, China travel blog

Panda's Postpone Pedalling

A travel blog entry by pollyandmikey

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... the group that was off to the Panda Research Centre.  It was a bleak and cold morning and as we drove through the Chengdu rush hour traffic the snow began to fall again.  By the time we reached the centre we were very excited about seeing ...

transportravaganza!, Chengdu, China travel blog

transportravaganza!

A travel blog entry by tofudan

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... they were honestly surprised (even by 20 yuan) and i heard from others afterwords that the taxi drivers in chengdu were some of the nicest they'd dealt with in china. i must have just been unlucky. the hostel gave me 10 yuan which i agreed was fair. ...

Adorable Pandas And Lots More!, Chengdu, China travel blog

Adorable Pandas And Lots More!

A travel blog entry by heatheravan

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... guide Kam, as he explained the workings and how it has irrigated the Chengdu flood plain for over 2,000 years. Our plane had arrived in Chengdu, China from Seoul Korea two hours late. It was a bit of a concern as we were to be picked up from the airport ...

Buddhas and Pandas, Chengdu, China travel blog

Buddhas and Pandas

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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... damp here and actually feels worse than Russia did! Today got up early again (6.30am) and got trip organised by hostel to Chengdu Panda Reserve which is a breeding centre. You have to get there early as after 10am the pandas just pass out for the ...

Tea house shooting in Chengdu, Chengdu, China travel blog

Tea house shooting in Chengdu

A travel blog entry by happysheep

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... Three men were killed and another wounded Saturday afternoon in a shooting spree at an outdoor teahouse in southwest China's Sichuan Province, local police said Sunday. Investigators said an unidentified gunman opened fire on five men who ...

Shopping in Chengdu, Chengdu, China travel blog

Shopping in Chengdu

A travel blog entry by jackie_n_james

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... out with a tank top on sale all at the first place. Later we caught a bus to a mall in the center of Chengdu which was a mistake because everything was all too expensive (little boutique clothing shops). They follow you around like puppies in the stores ...

Back in Chengdu, again, Chengdu, Sichuan, China travel blog

Back in Chengdu, again

A travel blog entry by mikeysoft

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I will post pictures and update this story ...

Giant Panda Breeding Research Base, Chengdu, Chengdu, China travel blog

Giant Panda Breeding Research Base, Chengdu

A travel blog entry by tom_hollie_2010

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... a big learning curve but an amazing emotional experience, and probably the best journey we have ever taken. Chengdu itself is the fifth most populous city in China holding 13 million people. Even by China's standards it is growing fast but still remains ...

Chongquing to Chengdu, Chengdu, China travel blog

Chongquing to Chengdu

A travel blog entry by martinandheike

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Chongquing is where we docked on an overcast grey day, Booked an overnight train to Chengdu (7pm - 9am hard seat sitting were the only one's available) It was going to be a long night. Spent the afternoon wandering up and down the numerous steps of ...

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