I had the chance recently to go to visit
My trip to the area was short (less than 30 hours), but fun. The first thing I noticed was that it there are no Caucasian people. Well, that’s an overstatement. I saw one German father with his half-chinese kids in the hotel, but that’s it.
If you want to see pandas, there are two places to go.
- Chengdu Panda Research Base: This is just on the outskirts of the city. It’ll take about 20-40 minutes to get there depending on where in the city you are and the traffic. They house about 30 pandas here for breeding and research (but mostly breeding.)
- Wolong Panda Reserve: About 3 hours away from
Even though I had arrived in the middle of the night (2 AM) in
The other good thing about