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... that were 5 months to 1 year all snugged up and fast asleep.The adult pandas were either lying their eating or fast asleep.
Most organised tours allotted a 3 hour window which would have ruined our day as we spent over 7 hours viewing pandas and visiting all the research facilities, museums and cinematic documentaries.
We make no apologies for posting so many photos and videos, skip onto Xi-an if you don't like pandas.
... was a 7 hour commute from Chengdu to Moxi Village. There was some amazing scenery along the way driving through the mountains and along the riverside. We also stopped at a temple. The language barrier was challenging at times as it was a Chinese speaking tour, but we managed to get to our meeting points at the right time ;-)
On the second day we made our way to the glacier park entrance – we had to wait a couple of hours ...
... anyway lol
We jumped on another local bus that took us to the site of the Buddha. This buddha is about 1200 years old and was carved into the cliff face. Its over 70 metres high. Each of its toes are the height of a person. We paid the entrance fee, and followed the path up to the cliff. When you arrive at the top you are level with the buddha's head. It's massive! Its ears are nearly 7 metres long. We took some photos from each side of the head, then we wanted to descend ...
... to them even though they didn’t speak a word of English and our Mandarin hasn’t improved drastically enough to enable any kind of conversations. But armed with my MP3 player, a couple of books and some crackers we managed to get through the journey very well indeed.
Our next destination is called Chengdu and we had not originally planned to come here. However once we found out that our train journey was going to be 36 hours long we decided to add in a couple of ...
... to boot. The plan was to walk through the Park in-between the lakes on the walkways that traversed the terrain and cut through the forest. However it looked like these were shut too for the same reason meaning we had to use the park buses like the rest of the tourists. Bugger! All in all we had a fantastic day and it was good to breathe in some fresh mountain air after been around cities most of out time.
We got back to the hostel that night ready for a ...