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Friday, October 18. Chengdu - Buddha Zen Hotel.
Late getting to hotel last night, 2.5 hour flight from Xian and about 1.5 hour drive from airport. Very tired!
This morning we visited the Panda Breeding Center. It was a wonderful lush green setting with the opportunity to see many pandas, playing, sleeping and eating. A line is …
... a pocket rocket dynamo. We loved her stories! Jinlin is one of those markets where if you can shove a stick in it they sell it. So fish, prawns, pig parts, toffee, fruit, toys ...and the list goes on ...are all for sale. Amy bought me a "sweetie". You spin the dial and whatever picture the pointer lands on the sweet maker constructs a toffee for you in that shape. I scored a butterfly and it was delicious. We finished the adventure at Starbucks for our first coffee ...
... 2.50 each.
Just a bit on the culture side; we have just about got used to people gargling and spitting in the street and even in the trains. But the men sat next to us were not only throwing their napkins on the floor as they used them, they were spitting on the floor as well - Disgusting!
As it is still spring festival there are still temple fairs going on and we just happened to stumble across one on our wandering which we went back to ...
... 14-meter-high bronze tree in the atrium is certainly a modern creation, but a wonderful focal point for the museum (with a plaque clearly stating that the giant tree is 3.5 times the size of the original). It has sun-discs ...
... Silk Road began
It is where the earliest known paper currency was printed
Chengdu has two ring roads for easier vehicle movements, the inner ring road is 150 kms in circumfrence..the outer is 230 kms.
a third ring road is currently under construction...amazing
Our last visit as tourist was to an area called Wide and Narrow Alleys, close to the city centre..
It is ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsBuddhazen Hotel Chengdu
Lovely Chinese style hotel in an old section of Chengdu . Stayed on 2nd floor, no elevator, which was not a problem. The hotel is located about a block off of the street. Delightful interior courtyards, very comfortable rooms, quiet. Breakfast was very good, a lot of choices. Would definitely recommend the proeprty
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