Day 2 - October 26th, 2019 (Saturday)
Stay at: Hotel: Crowne Plaza Chengdu Panda Garden
Breakfast at hotel and transfer to Chengdu Panda Research Base.
As a first-class protected animal in China, the giant panda is absolutely the city's superstar. Born with charming naivety, they are usually more active in the early morning. Arrive at the Chengdu Research Base-Giant Panda Breeding Ground at around 8:30 am where you can see the adorable pandas enjoying their playing time and breakfast.
Giant Panda Breeding Research Base is a non-profit research and breeding facility for giant pandas and other rare animals. It is located in Chengdu, Sichuan, China. Since many of the pandas are in their private enclosures, you can only see pandas amuse themselves outside. Usually 8am-9am is the most active time of pandas. Luckily enough you can see how adult and baby pandas are fed during these hours, which cannot be seen in other common zoos. Visiting at Giant Panda Research includes the following items:
- You will have a chance to see a panda keeper feeding the pandas in the morning with carrot, apples, panda bread, biscuit and bamboo.
- Then visit the pandas' enclosures and the new baby pandas' room.
- Or see a short Panda's movie and visit the Panda museum.
After lunch, we will visit the Jinsha Site Museum: it can be confirmed that after the decline of Sanxingdui civilization, Jinsha site should be another arisen center of politics, economy and culture in Chengdu Plain Pre-Qin period in China. Therefore, it is considered that the Jinsha site has unearthed the richest gold and jade wares and the most centralized elephant tusks in the world. After the tour, we will drive back to the city for an evening at the opera.
Shu Feng Ya Yun Sichuan Opera: Sichuan Opera is an important part of Chengdu culture. Besides the normal singing, and martial arts, Sichuan Opera has many unique features that set it apart, features such as fire breathing, changing faces, and juggling pottery. When enjoying the performance, visitors are always amazed by different facial make-ups that are changed fast and mysteriously.