Incredible Chengdu – Native Land of Pandas, China

Chengdu is the capital city of Sichuan province in Southwest China. Its name literally means “becoming a city”, and dates back to the city’s founding over 2,300 years ago. For Chengdu, it is perhaps best known outside of China for lovely Giant Pandas and spicy Sichuan cuisine. Actually, it is a tourism paradise for travelers, with enchanting natural scenery, amazing historical sites, unique cultural ambience, and leisurely lifestyle. It is also called ‘a city where one would not think of leaving once there’.

Like many major cities in China, Chengdu is a place of contrasts – modern and ancient. Traditional wooden architecture and tree-lined streets are giving way to flashy malls and glassy high-rises. New western style buildings can be found everywhere in the downtown. However, the city still boasts a long glorious history and rich culture that can’be rivaled. Among many historical sites in and around Chengdu are Wuhou Memorial Temple, Du Fu Thatched Cottage, Sanxingdui Ruins, Leshan Giant Buddha, Emei Buddhist Mountain, Qingcheng Taoist Mountain, and… Whatever one’s interests, there is always plenty to do.

Impressively, Chengdu has the reputation as a very “laid-back” city for its carefee lifestyle. Something is still present in the city’s teahouse where locals will spend the day relaxing, drinking tea and playing mah-jong. Traditional teahouses in Chengdu feature bamboo chairs and wooden tables, and jasmine tea is served as the local staple. They can be spotted on almost every city corner, and are a focal point of Sichuan culture. Besides, Chengdu people clearly know how to enjoy their colorful nightlife, from dinner party at hotpot restaurants, tasting snacks at night markets, singing KTV, to dancing at night clubs.

And of course, no visit to Chengdu is complete without going to see the pandas. As China’s national treasure, the giant panda is one of the rarest animals in the world. For protection, a breeding center for giant pandas was founded in the north suburbs of Chengdu. It offers a good chance to go eye to eye with cute pandas.

China Panda Bear Chengdu Tours

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China Giant pandas are known as the living fossils and the national treasures. They are black and white bears that live in temperate-zone bamboo forests in central China. Among the best recognized but rarest animals in the world, they have come to symbolize endangered species and conservation efforts.

Giant pandas live in a few mountain ranges in central China’s Sichuan, Shaanxi, and Gansu provinces. Among them, Chengdu Sichuan is hot as the hometown of China panda, with several important panda bear center built there and many visitors tours in Chengdu to view the cute panda every year.

There are three panda bear center in Chengdu sichuan that visitors can view the panda: Bifengxia Giant Panda Base, Fengtongzhai Giant Panda Base & Chengdu Giant Panda Base. Fengtongzhai panda research center is the first place that people discover panda. while the bifengxia panda center is more popular place to view the panda; and the Chengdu panda research center the nearest and easy available one. Custom a Panda  sichuan tours with China Fact Tours to view the cute pandas.

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A giant panda is bear-like in shape. It has black fur on ears, eye patches, muzzle, legs, and shoulders. The rest of the animal’s coat is white. Although scientists do not know why these unusual bears are black and white, some speculate that the bold coloring provides effective camouflage into their shade-dappled snowy and rocky surroundings.

A wild giant panda’s diet is almost exclusively (99 percent) bamboo. The balance consists of other grasses and occasional small rodents or musk deer fawns. In zoos, giant pandas eat bamboo, sugar cane, rice gruel, a special high-fiber biscuit, carrots, apples, and sweet potatoes.