This time we did not take the local public transportation, but instead took a taxi to the Giant Panda Breeding Research Center, for 150 RMB.
We wanted to be as early as possible to catch the pandas when they were still active. It wasn't even very crowded when we enjoyed the six babies (under one year of age) in the Sunlight Nursery enclosure:
They love to climb trees:
Our goal was to find the place where for a donation of 1,000RMB, you can hold a panda baby and have pictures taken. We found it back at the Sunlight Nursery. We could not go in with Brynne (unless we made the donation, too!), but they use your own camera, and the photos are well worth it!
The People's Avenue Bridge:
Century City retail complex:
Meanwhile, a stage show was going on, presenting the highlights of Sichuan Opera, with dancing and singing, the magic face-changing, fire-spitting/breathing, puppets/marionettes, and hand shadow pictures. There was also a martial arts "dance" and the tea pouring dance where the male dancer poured tea from a meter-long spout. He later came around to the tables to serve us tea: