Panda Base and Daoist Temple, Chengdu, China

We have to take one of those scenic trolleys to the Panda base

Though small, everything is made out of bamboos in this trolley

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We were dropped off here, where is the Panda base? Where there is a bamboo bush somewhere right across the street, that must be it.

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Yap, it is the panda base.

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The panda base is actually centered around a man-made lake.

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Hello Panda Base.

and the entire base was covered by bamboos

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Going to the “Panda Mansion” in Chinese or “Enclosure” as in English

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After some walk I found these people peaking into a building.

Though it was locked, you could still see to giant pandas inside

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eating

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Playing on a table.

Mating

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After mating, the male got tired, rolled himself off the log and slept

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I found three little cubs eating just like three little pigs

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Next up, the breeding room

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Baby Panda!

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Next I bumped into an area that serves red pandas…

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The red pandas are “panda” because it’s the same family as the giant panda and it also eats bamboos

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Something in the thicket

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another red panda

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Found a group of people gathering around this part of the pond…2013-08-18 090

Someone was feeding the fish.

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and the fish fought one and other for the food.

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This building houses a pair of panda that is sponsored by a company

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One of the pandas

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Next up, the panda museum in the base.

First giant panda raised in captivity in China back in 1953.

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Next stop, Green Ram Temple, one of the best Daoist temples in modern history.

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A stone inscription

People walking around the gazebo three times clockwise

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Murals

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Original ancient inscription

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The court yard from the top

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a Dao monk gave out Dao life advices while he smoked cigarettes

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Old Chinese believe: close your eyes, walk from here till you touch the character, it will bring you luck.

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Another temple.

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Going to another section of the temple.

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Where residents from around the area drank tea and chatted the afternoon away.

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Murals about Chinese allegories.

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a grand plaza with Yin and Yan flooring.

On the other side is this temple with two gates.

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and beautiful murals.

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Found a guide working at the temple and followed her.

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Where she told us this is where a lot of Daoist ceremony took place

Following the guide and each other, walk through the symbol accordingly

Apparently by walking through the symbol, it represents the cycle of life.

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