Busy 24 hours since arriving in Chengdu. Visited the Wenshu Temple, a city within an ancient city for Buddhist nuns and monks of the Kunglin order. Also took a stroll through the bamboo forests of River Viewing Park and took an early morning visit to the renowned Panda Base where they are successfully breeding bears in captivity. Met a great couple from London at the backpacker hostile where I have eaten a few meals. We will go out to dinner this eve and take in the famous Chendu Opera of the Masks. I leave early tomorrow morning for Juisaiguo National Park.