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Top 20 Facts about Giant Pandas - Trippest's Panda Travel Guide

Top 20 Facts about Giant Pandas - Trippest's Panda Travel Guide

Giant pandas are perhaps one of the most adorable types of creature in the world. You’ll be delighted and burst into laughter when you see their cute look, round bodies, and lovely poses. You can’t miss this article filled with interesting facts about giant pandas if you are a panda fan or an animal lover. What Is a Panda Bear? A Rare Type of Bear Giant pandas are large, rare members of the bear...

Dujiangyan Panda Base - Trippest's Panda Travel Guide

Dujiangyan Panda Base - Trippest's Panda Travel Guide

There is nothing quite like seeing gentle and solitary pandas in Chengdu. Although Chengdu Panda Base is well-known by travelers, Dujiangyan Panda Base is more beautiful and less crowded to visit during busy seasons. Get there early in the morning because this is when they are most active. No matter how old you are, you’ll be amused by these cute pandas. In this article, we’ll tell you what to exp...

Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding - Trippest's Panda Travel Guide

Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding - Trippest's Panda Travel Guide

Note: All activities relating to close contact with giant pandas (such as holding pandas or the volunteer program) have been suspended. For animal lovers, the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding is, without dispute, the most popular destination in Chengdu. All different ages of pandas from tiny newborn pandas to adult giant pandas can be found there. Located in the northern outskirts of ...

Mahao Cliff Tomb in Leshan - Trippest Chengdu Travel Guide

Mahao Cliff Tomb in Leshan - Trippest Chengdu Travel Guide

The Mahao Cliff Tomb in Leshan is an interesting ancient burial site museum and is the only professional one in China. Located in Leshan Giant Buddha Scenic Area, this humble museum displays various cliff tombs and abundant unearthed cultural relics that reflect the most authentic lifestyle, social and economic culture, customs, sculptures, and cultural exchanges between China and foreign countrie...

Chengdu Food - the Best Foods and Places to Eat in Sichuan’s Capital

Chengdu Food - the Best Foods and Places to Eat in Sichuan’s Capital

Sichuan, in Western China is one of the most renown region in the world when it comes to food. Bordering Tibet, Yunnan, Gansu, Chongqing, Guizhou, and Shaanxi, Sichuan is a cultural and geographic mix. The Tibet and Yungui Plateaus provide heartier northern-style food while the Sichuan Basin supplies the city with food that can grow in humid, low-elevation areas. Chengdu is the capital of Sichuan ...

Sichuan Cuisine Museum: Have Fun with Chuancais in Chengdu - Trippest's Chengdu Travel Guide

Sichuan Cuisine Museum: Have Fun with Chuancais in Chengdu - Trippest's Chengdu Travel Guide

Cuddly pandas come into your mind when someone first reminds you of Chengdu. The second thing you think of should be Sichuan cuisine. You may be surprised but plenty of Chinese dishes you will have eaten in China or other countries are Sichuan dishes, such as kung pao chicken, mapo tofu, and spicy hot pot. Sichuan Cuisine Museum in Chengdu is a place where you can get hands-on with Chuancais (Sich...

Renmin Park, Chengdu - the Most Fun Place to Experience How the Locals Live

Renmin Park, Chengdu - the Most Fun Place to Experience How the Locals Live

Renmin Park is a great place to experience the Chengdu locals’ relaxed and laid-back lifestyles. During the daytime, it’s easy to encounter various local entertainment activities, such as playing mahjong and cards, drinking tea, cracking melon seeds, and picking ears. Located in Southwest China, Chengdu is regarded as China’s Mediterranean area. You can feel the different cultural atmosphere in Ch...

Wolong Panda Reserve - the Homeland of the Giant Panda

Wolong Panda Reserve - the Homeland of the Giant Panda

The Wolong Panda Reserve is the hometown of all giant pandas in China. It was the very first ecological conservation facility built in 1963 for the protection and breeding of giant pandas. Other Sichuan Panda Bases rely on Wolong Panda Reserve as the core center for panda breeding. Due to the persistent threats from poachers, deforestation, and the passive lifestyle of pandas, the Wolong Panda Res...

How to Spend a Layover in Chengdu?

How to Spend a Layover in Chengdu?

[caption id="attachment_10744" align="alignright" width="238"] Giant Panda in the Tree[/caption] Chengdu, presented with the ‘International Tourism Logo’ in May 2015, has many popular tourist attractions and historical buildings. It’s not only the home of cute panda bears but is one of the liveliest cities in China. From parks to teahouses, you can feel its laid-back lifestyle in every corner of C...

Why We Do Not Recommend Activities Involving Close Contact with Pandas

Why We Do Not Recommend Activities Involving Close Contact with Pandas

One of the major attractions that attracts tens of thousands of visitors to Chengdu is the cute and adorable giant pandas. Many visitors dream of touching and hugging these cute black and white bears. During our research, we have found that many tour companies have been carrying out activities that offer the chance to have close contact with pandas in order to cater to the desires of visitors, inc...

Bianlian - Sichuan Opera’s Historical Art

Bianlian - Sichuan Opera’s Historical Art

Bian lian (Biàn Liǎn,  simplified Chinese:变脸) is the art of face-changing. Performers wear bright, dramatic costumes that include vividly colored masks and move to quick, rhythmic music. As they move, the performers’ faces change with almost instantaneous speed, going from one mask to next. The art of Bian lian originates in Sichuan, in Western China where it is one of the most well-known subgenre...

Top 10 Fun Facts about Chengdu - It Is Not Just the Hometown of Pandas

Top 10 Fun Facts about Chengdu - It Is Not Just the Hometown of Pandas

Once you’ve visited the city of Chengdu, you will hesitate to leave it. It’s not only the home of cute panda bears but is the liveliest city in China. From parks to teahouses, you can feel its laid-back lifestyle in every corner of Chengdu. On a rainy day, eating a spicy hot pot with the locals will warm you up. Sunny days are a wonderful time to see some adorable pandas. There are a lot of things...

Chengdu Airport - Getting to and from the Chengdu International Airport

Chengdu Airport - Getting to and from the Chengdu International Airport

The Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport (成都双流国际机场, Code: CTU)  is most traveler’s first stop on the way to and from the home of the pandas and China’s western hub. It also serves as a stopover or midway point for many people traveling through China, and the port of exit for travelers leaving China. Learn how to easily get to the Chengdu Airport and how to efficiently get to other parts of Che...

Transportation in Chengdu -  How to Get Around Chengdu Using the Metro, Bus, and Taxis

Transportation in Chengdu - How to Get Around Chengdu Using the Metro, Bus, and Taxis

Traveling around a city of 15 million may seem like a daunting task, especially if you don’t know how to speak or read the local language. Fortunately, Chengdu has the 3 modes of transport you can expect in every major city in China, and they will all make your life a lot easier. Chengdu Metro   The metro system in Chengdu is easy to navigate, cheap, quick, and efficient, making it the preferred...

Nightlife in Chengdu

Nightlife in Chengdu

Chengdu, capital of Sichuan province in Central-Western China is a metropolis that has the same comforts and activities one could expect to find in a modern international city. Nightlife is no exception, one can find a wide range of western bars, Chinese clubs, food, shopping, and sightseeing. Whether you want to have a cup of tea in the park, hit the clubs, try some fiery hotpot, or just drink a ...

Best Times to Visit Chengdu and to See Pandas

Best Times to Visit Chengdu and to See Pandas

When are the best times to visit Chengdu and its adorable pandas? The weather in Chengdu is mild, humid, and rainy. The best seasons to visit Chengdu are spring and autumn, when the weather is comfortable and pandas are livelier than they are in summer. Best Times to See Giant Pandas in Chengdu Seeing cute pandas is one of the must-do activities in Chengdu. The best time to visit pandas is from ...

Things to Do in Chengdu | Not Just Seeing Pandas and Eating Hot Pot

Things to Do in Chengdu | Not Just Seeing Pandas and Eating Hot Pot

Chengdu, a charming city located in Southwest China, is home to giant pandas, a paradise for eating hot pots, and the cultural center of Southwest China. Below, we have given you a list of things to do in Chengdu from seeing pandas to exploring the local laid-back lifestyle. Don’t be astonished by its long history, rich culture, and mouthwatering food. Here are a few ways for you to get a taste of...

Chengdu Hot Pot - the Dragon's Treat for Visiting Tourists in Chengdu

Chengdu Hot Pot - the Dragon's Treat for Visiting Tourists in Chengdu

When you ask a local on what place to see in Chengdu, definitely, it will be one of the panda bases in Dujiangyan, Bifengxia, or Wolong. But when you ask them on what food to try, Chengdu Hot Pot is the local hit! Everybody in the city likes Chengdu Hot Pot or also known as Sichuan Hot Pot. Hot Pot is a boiling dish set in the center of the table accompanied with raw meat and vegetables that you h...

Wuhou Temple - Remembering China's Ancient and Greatest Heros

Wuhou Temple - Remembering China's Ancient and Greatest Heros

The Wuhou Temple, or also known as The Wuhou Memorial Temple of Chengdu, is a famous shrine built to honor and remember the Shu Kingdom during the time of The Three Kingdoms of China dating back 220 to 280. The Shu Kingdom was ruled by Liu Bei, the first emperor of the monarchy. Liu Bei had a trusted advisor named Zhuge Liang, a talented politician who excelled in military and astronomy. He is one...

The 5 Best Places to See Giant Pandas in Chengdu

The 5 Best Places to See Giant Pandas in Chengdu

The hometown to giant pandas, Chengdu, is no doubt the most popular destination for visiting cute panda bears. However, do you know which panda base you should pick among the following panda bases? In this article, we have listed the main discrepancies of each panda base. Read on it and find your most suitable place and meet lovely pandas in Chengdu. Highly Recommended Places to See Giant Pandas ...

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