Kung Fu Panda October 20th 2008 From Xi’an we caught a flight to Chengdu. We contemplated the train, but it was going to take 14 hours and wasn’t really any cheaper. We didn’t have any preconceptions about Chengdu but it soon became obvious that it was a really big city, with 5 ring roads and a population of about 10 million.
The main reason for visiting Chengdu is the Panda Breeding Research Centre (and we also wante ... read more
Asia » China » Sichuan » Chengdu 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