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Wenshu Monastery, pagoda  

Wenshu Monastery, pagoda

Chengdu

May 14th 2012
Pandas It was another early start to go see the pandas. Our guide at the Panda Research Base, Melody, gave us the lowdown on the giant panda: • <span>· there are only about 1,600 giant pandas in the wild • <span>· the research base has 160 pandas; currently 60 are “away on business”, two being on business in Edinburgh <span>J • <span>· orig ... read more
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Chinese Flag 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
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