Pandas and Ancient Stuff
Trip Start Jan 28, 2008
11Trip End Feb 09, 2008
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More info here: http://www.travelchinaguide.com/attraction/sichuan/chengdu/p anda-breeding-and-research-center.htm
We returned to Chengdu and Dylan took us to Sabrina's Country Store, which sold anything Western - Pop Tarts, Triscuits, etc. Barbara bought Pepperidge Farm cookies, Kyle bought Nerds. Prices were probably double what you would pay in America. We had lunch at a busy noodle shop near the hotel, everyone sat outside though it was about 35 degrees. Cheap and tasty. Kyle experienced his first 'tongue-numbing pepper'. The Sichuan Province is known for its spicy food, most of which we really liked. But this particular pepper was a bit much. After lunch we took a taxi to the Jinsha Site Museum. The museum was built over an excavation site which was discovered six years ago in the northwestern suburbs of the city. It houses artifacts from the ancient Shu culture (3rd century) and we saw many carved figurines, jade relics, pottery, jewelry and the like, many with the Immortal Sunbird symbol. It was an interesting museum located in a large beautiful park. Look it up for more info.
We took a taxi back to the hotel and for dinner we had Italian food at Casa Mia. It was decent food although the service was not great. Back to hotel and to bed.