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Today was at long last one of the highlights of the trip. We visited the Chengdu Panda Sanctuary. This is a breeding and panda study area as in the 1970's China realized that their national treasure was dying off due to interbreeding and loss of habitat. We were very lucky in that a baby had been born in July rather than the normal August to September. We would be able to see the baby in the incubator section.
We took the trolley (10 yuan and we'll worth it) up ...
... and the road was good and flat so we carried on past PiXian to Dujiangyan for a 63km ride. We must have looked a bit worse for wear with the heat because anywhere we stopped for a drink break they insisted that we were sit by the fan - one lady searched out a fan to cool us off.
The little Mandarin we learned is helpful but we're relying on sign language and a phrase book a lot.
After 16 hours on a 3 tier sleeper train, we arrived in Chengdu at just gone midnight. We were picked up by a bus from the hostel, which made life soooo much easier! The dorm rooms were lovely and thus I was a little gutted we were only going to be there for 2 nights, including that arrival night, giving us only 1 day to see the pandas. Due to this, we decided to go on an organised tour from the hostel, as it wasnt worth missing out for the sake of ...
Our plan for the first day was to head just outside of Chengdu to go see the Chengdu research base of Giant Pandas. We had been told that the Panda's are most active when they eat, which is around 9am, so we woke up around 6am to catch a local bus to a bus station to catch another local bus out to the Panda Reserve. With great directions from the great staff at the hostel, we set off. The first bus was easy to find, however at the ...
... groups I'd like to study here.
As I walked out of the giraffe exhibit, I realized that I was lost, or that I had probably reached the farthest reaches of the park and that I should double back a bit. While walking back, it was here that I passed by the elephant pen again and noticed that they had come out of hiding. I took pictures and video, then moved along.
I found a path that I believed I hadn't traveled, so I walked along it. Here, ...