Published: January 2nd 2013January 2nd 2013
Typical Panda Pose
The highlight of any trip to Chengdu
Having been to Chongqing a lot over the past 6 months, I thought it was time to check out Chengdu. It was about a 4 hour bus ride. But, we had a 3 day weekend for Western New Year...so, it was time to check it out..the sights, the food and of course PANDAS!
Chengdu has a definite different feeling that Chongqing...they both are known for their spicy food and ridulous rates of construction right now but Chengdu do seems to be a little more chill, refined and international. Though, you still need to dodge cars on the sidewalk, street or wherever and the city is teeming with energy.
I got a great deal on a hotel called the Old Chengdu Club which was built in some really traditional buildings, with Chinese accents and style but with modern bathrooms, facilities etc.
I checked out some parks, temples and just did my normal walks around cities that I visit. Yes, some Western food was a goal as well.
Of course the highlight was the Panda conservation area. The location is only about 30 minutes from Central Chengdu and was nothing short of amazing! They are truly majestic creatures who
If it is meat and you can eat it, the Chinese BBQ it!
really just eat bamboo, sleep and turd...What can I do to come back as a panda in my next life? With only a 1000 left on earth in and out of capitivity, I am thinking my chances are pretty low!
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