DAY FULL OF ACTIVITIES
After a full afternoon at the market, we headed to dinner for our first hot pot experience. If you EVER get the chance to go to Chengdu, you MUST try Sichuan hot pot. It was so delicious that now when I hear the words “hot pot” my mouth literally starts to salivate!
Next up was checking out the Panda Research and Breeding Center in Chengdu. This is home to many captive giant pandas, and since most pandas don’t frequently breed in the wild, it is a center for raising their babies as a way to help boost their wild population.
I’ve never seen a panda up close, and boy, they were so cuuuuuuute!! We spent almost 4 hours at the center just staring and watching them eat pounds and pounds of bamboo (they eat so much because they only retain a small percentage of what they eat) and baby pandas play and sleep in trees. It was one of the most adorable things I’ve ever seen!