Kempinski Hotel Chengdu
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Swimming pool
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Ann and I were up early for our trip to the Panda Conservation and Breeding Centre.
I almost forgot my camera and had a last minute dash back to the room.
It is a lovely place about 30minutes from the centre of the city. The grounds are beautiful with lots of bamboo lining the roadways. Apparently there are 135 species of bamboo but pandas …
I started the day with a power walk along the lovely promenade in front of the hotel.
There were several people doing Tai Chi but also a few older men braving the water for a swim in the harbour.
Also I saw a number of girls in school uniform and most of their uniforms are white and thin cotton with long white socks.
After packing and …
... Six staff were positioned in the back row behind us armed with green laser pointers - and as soon as a phone or camera appeared they spotlighted the perpetrator with a dancing green beam. They had it under control by the second scene!
No rest for the wicked. We finished the day with a 70 minute trip to the hotel laundry and repacked the luggage ready for the early morning flight to the "fairy paradise" of the mountains. Another day closes just after ...
... were hugely restorative after the smoggy, polluted air of large Chinese cities.
On our return to Chengdu, and on Alex's last full day in China, we finally made it to the Chengdu Panda Research Base (home to both giant and red pandas) - our main reason for visiting the city. At the last count there were only around 1,500 giant pandas left in the wild, so we all wanted the chance to see them before it is too late. The day did not disappoint. Despite the by ...
... no hope if I were looking for pants. So with only 4 shirts in my rotation I was desperation for a t-shirt. I was very relieved when I found I European brand store comparable to the GAP. Here I has able to buy t-shirts, the funny thing about this though was that everything here was made in Vietnam, absolutely crazy.
After this we went to eat at an all you can eat buffet. This was absolutely amazing because ...