Panda using its hand to eat Bamboo Highlight today on an impossible to miss if you live or travel in China, Chengdu city and its over-the-world known pandas. I am bit late to publish this article as we traveled there last summer and I already share two initial posts on our trip: Leshan Buddha and Emei Shan.

When you speak about animals in China, you are directly referring to these big white and black teddy bears, the pandas, which seem to have a nice way of life. They are all day eating bamboos, playing with their friends or sleeping.

During our stay in Chengdu, we went to the Panda Breeding and Reseach Center (ticket – 58 yuans) to confirm this idea. This center is the most famous in the world to meet pandas. It opened in 1987 to study and especially to protect this endangered species.

Giant Pandas in their natural area are less than 1000 in the world. They are only found in 3 provinces across China, Sichuan, Shaanxi and Gansu. (more…)