Day 12 – Panda Breeding Analysis Centre and Goodbye to China – Diary of a Vacationer



0900: It’s our final day in China. As we speak, we’re visiting the world well-known Chengdu Panda Breeding Analysis centre. It’s a comparatively early begin, as a result of in accordance with our tour information, if you wish to see Pandas at their most energetic, you must go to them within the morning.


1000: Regardless of having received right here by 10 a.m., the centre is already filled with vacationers. Though in accordance with our information, it could possibly be rather a lot busier.


The centre is laid in a stupendous park setting, with with Panda enclosures scattered round. There is no such thing as a set path to take, however there are maps indicating the place every part is, so you will discover your individual manner round.  In addition to Large Pandas, the centre can be dwelling to Purple Pandas, Peacocks, Swans, and quite a few bugs.

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It wasn’t lengthy earlier than we noticed our first Large Pandas. BUT they have been all asleep. They gad taken their breakfast early, and returned to their second favorite exercise – sleeping.


The Chengdu Panda Base opened in 1987 with 6 Large Pandas. As we speak it has over 60 Pandas. This is likely one of the most well-known Panda breeding centres within the World. In addition to offering a house to dozens of Pandas, the centre additionally does lots of conservation work, geared toward secure guarding the way forward for these uncommon creatures. They’ve many training programmes and change programmes with zoos across the World.

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Amongst the enclosures there are numerous training factors, starting from info boards about particular person Pandas who reside there, to normal info to motivational quotes.


There’s additionally a multimedia centre with movies concerning the lifetime of a Panda. A couple of fascinating issues I discovered about being a Panda:

  • Child Pandas, (lower than 1 12 months previous) are referred to as Yearlings.
  • They solely begin consuming Bamboo when they’re 1 12 months previous. They rely on their mom’s milk within the first 12 months. They acquire about 100 grams in weight per day within the first 12 months.
  • Very like people, Pandas have two units of tooth of their lifetime.
  • Pandas are born fully white. Their black marking begin to seem one to 2 weeks after start.


After a strolling round for some time, we discovered a few younger Pandas who have been too excited to sleep, in addition to some child Pandas


The park is gorgeous has a lake, and lots of flowers.

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We additionally noticed one of many crimson Pandas on the centre; a smaller, however no much less cute model of there Large cousin.


The centre additionally has a museum, a number of cafes and eating places (Panda themed after all), a Park bus, and quite a few present retailers with Panda merchandise.

1300: After visiting the Pandas, we returned to the resort. We had a number of hours to spare until our flight, so we determined to discover the market and retailers across the Buddha-Zen resort.




After a final cup of inexperienced tea within the resort roof backyard, it was time to say good bye to China.


In order that was the tip of my second journey to China. It was very totally different from the primary, the place we received to see three of China’s greatest cities. This journey is was all about rural China, its magnificence and nature – we noticed the Karst mountains of Yangshuo, one among best musical performances within the World, rice terraces of Longji, explored Lhasa, Gyantse and Shigatse, visited the most important Buddha statue on this planet, and at last the Panda base in Chengdu.