9-17-14 Chengdu

Wednesday - Chengdu Panda Center to Mt. Emei

This morning, traveled to see Chengdu's most famous attraction – panda bears. Due to many factors, including habitat destruction, pandas have become an endangered species. This unique experience allows you to visit the Chengdu Panda Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, a facility dedicated to the preservation and protection of the pandas, in addition to educating the public about these majestic animals. Housing more than 80 giant pandas, the center is one of the largest panda breeding facilities in the world. Visit the center's Giant Panda Museum and learn about the conservation effort and the depth of research conducted at the center. After lunch, depart for Leshan. Here you will visit the Leshan Stone Buddha. Approximately 230 feet tall and dating back to 713 AD, this enormous statue is carved out of solid rock right on the cliff face of a mountain, with a river running at its feet. Later, we headed to Mt. Emei, one of the four most sacred Buddhist mountains in China

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