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11:56 pm Nov 03
The giant panda is an ancient and noble animal species that is native to mainland China and is regarded as a national treasure. Giant pandas have a friendly and cuddly appearance that makes anyone who sees them fall in love with them, and explains why people from all over the world are fascinated by them.
The first Panda Post Office in the world opened on October 9, 2013, coinciding with the 44th annual World Post Day. It has a unique post code and post mark in the pattern of the giant panda. The postcode, 610088, was deliberately chosen as "8" is both considered lucky in China, and also resembles a panda's rotund figure.
The Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, about 40 minutes' drive from Chengdu, was established in March 1987. 20 years of development later, the population of giant pandas has swelled from the original 6 rescued from the wild, to 83 healthy bears.
Dujiangyan Panda base, nearly one and a half hours’ drive from Chengdu, is a newly established conservation and breeding panda center. Featuring an excellent ecological environment with vast bamboo forests and green lawns, it is a pleasant space for China’s “national treasures” and their numerous fans.
Chengdu is a food paradise for chow hounds from all over the world. Sour, sweet, bitter, spicy, even peculiar flavor, every flavor in Chengdu has its unique charm and is worth a try. Now there are top five snack streets for you and hope you can have a great feast in Chengdu.
There are countless hot spots in Chengdu, for example, Xiling Snow Mountain, Qingcheng Mountain, Jiufeng Mountain, Jiulong Valley, Tiantai Mountain, as well as Temple of Marquis, Dufu cottage, and Dujiangyan Irrigation System. Meanwhile, it gains a reputation of Panda’s Homeland due to the construction of Chengdu Gaint Panda Breeding Research Base. However, little is known about the best ancient towns to experience the easy life of Chengdu People.
Sipping tea and watching Sichuan Opera are two indispensable parts in Chengdu People’s daily life and also the local customs in Sichuan. People say that Chengdu is a city that drenches in tea. Dating back to the year of 1935, it was estimated that Chengdu has housed almost 559 teahouses scattering on more than 516 streets. Nowadays, only in downtown, there are over 5000 large scale teahouses in Chengdu. Without a doubt, Chengdu deserves the name of the capital of Teahouse in China.