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So today we went to the Chengdu Panda Breeding Research Centre! We spent a couple of hours walking around the park watching the giant pandas play and eat breakfast. After, they took us to see the babies who were born 2 weeks ago and were in tiny incubators! You also had the opportunity to hold a panda for 2000 yuan (£200!!! Made Chris' whole trip!) They had an enclosure for red pandas as well as the giant pandas! After this I went to Leshan to see 'dafo' the worlds biggest Buddha ...
Gerry & I are clearly deluded, thinking that we're real hikers; this time setting off for a 2 day uphill hike through monkey-inhabited forest. We took bamboo walking sticks in an attempt to look authentic, although we soon depended on them just to get us the next steps! Emeishan is considered to be 1 of China's 4 Buddha mountains, with many Buddhist temples & monasteries scattered across the mountain linked by concrete paths & steps. Lots of steps... It ...
... also of me and with me (now I have a picture of 2 monks with me! Cool! Thanks for asking me to take the picture with ME).
There was also a small pond with turtles and frogs. You couldn’t see the frogs though but you could hear them. Every time you slapped your hands in a special rhythm the frogs answered with a funny and very cute sound. It was hilarious!
Then we walked to the parts where the monkeys live. On the way ...
17th to 19th July
We left Chengdu early on the Tuesday morning with the intention of beating the early morning rush hour traffic. We failed, although this in part was due to the main road having been 'torn up' for an extension to the Chengdu MTR or Metro system.
We eventually got to Leshan at around midday where we got lunch before entering the site where a huge Buddha known as the 'Dafo Buddha' looks out over the River ...
... of gas streaming from it, bent by the comet's rotation, became visible, leading to the adoption of the swastika as a symbol across the world.' Sounds good enough to me!!
So although it has different meanings for each group of people, in general the swastika is a symbol meaning good fortune. Something positive anyway. So it just seems such a shame that Hitler decided to use this symbol for his Nazi party. Now in western culture, everyone will associate ...
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