Pandering the Pandas September 8th 2010 Early start this morning to see the Panda Research Station 10km north of Chengdu city centre. Although only a short distance, you have to start early as Pandas tend to eat early and then go to sleep. I went on a tour from the hostel - could have gone by bus but the earliest gets there to late to see much Panda activity.
The place turned out to be quite big (35 hectares I think) with really spac ... read more
Asia » China » Sichuan » Chengdu » Emi Shan For centuries China stood as a leading civilization, outpacing the rest of the world in the arts and sciences, but in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the country was beset by civil unrest, major famines, military defeats, and foreign occupation. A... ... read more