Yesterday we visted the panda breeding research base in Chengdu. we got the chance to see giant pandas up close as well as the equally endangered red panda. We got to see pandas of all ages including three month old baby ones (Liz is still brooding over them)! We had a guide who walked us round and told us of the difficulties of panda breeding. We also watched a short movie on artificial insemination including a bit of panda porn! The pandas were adorable and Liz got a little panda teddy.
The next few days in Chengdu we visited several of the cities parks and drank green tea and flower tea in a traditional tea house. We went to the Sichuan Museum and looked at several exhibits on regional arts and crafts including calligraphy, pottery and jade sculptures. We also had a stroll through the antiques market and they had decorative vases, some bigger than Dale!!
Dale and Liz xx