Chengdu, China
成都

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Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding
成都大熊猫繁育研究基地
Chéngdū, China — November 25, 2004

Unesco World Heritage Site


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Dragon at the Wenshu Monastery 文殊院, Chéngdū, China — November 20, 2004


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Mural at the Qingyang Temple 青羊宫, Chéngdū, China — November 22, 2004


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Tea time at the Wenshu Monastery, Chéngdū, China — November 20, 2004

The Peace Pagoda of a Thousand Buddhas is the tallest iron pagado in China.


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Wenshu Monastery, Chéngdū, China — November 20, 2004


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Brian and pandas, Giant Panda Breeding Research Base, Chéngdū, China — November 25, 2004

I don’t think I slept much the night before, and the weather was freezing, and I don’t think I was dressed properly either (note the light cotton pants) but this experience seeing the pandas was incredible.


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Sìchuān Opera (chuānjù) 川剧, Chéngdū, China — November 26, 2004


Sìchuān Opera shadow puppeteer, Chéngdū, China — November 26, 2004


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Incense and dragons, Qingyang Temple 青羊宫, Chéngdū, China — November 25, 2004


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Selling málà tàng 麻辣烫, Chéngdū, China — November 20, 2004


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Enjoying the Shunxing Ancient Tea House, Chéngdū, China — November 26, 2004


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Giant Panda Breeding Research Base, Chéngdū, China — November 25, 2004


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Lighting incense, Wenshu Monastery, Chéngdū, China — November 20, 2004


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Lighting incense, Wenshu Monastery, Chéngdū, China — November 20, 2004


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Wenshu Monastery, Chéngdū, China — November 20, 2004


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Reflection, Chéngdū, China — November 20, 2004


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Giant Panda Breeding Research Base, Chéngdū, China — November 25, 2004


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Giant Panda Breeding Research Base, Chéngdū, China — November 25, 2004


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Mao statue, Tianfu Square, Chéngdū, China — November 22, 2004


Chéngdū vitals

Places to Stay:

Sim’s Cozy Guesthouse 成都老沈青年旅舍
No.42 Xizhushi st. Chéngdū, Sìchuān CHINA 610017

Sim and Maki no longer own this hostel and have opened a newer spot in Kyoto, Japan

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