Journey from the imperial treasures of Beijing through atmospheric Xian with its enigmatic legions of Terracotta Warriors to reach the charming city of Chengdu, where you will meet its most famous residents – the captivating Giant Pandas.
From international Shanghai and the pandas of Chengdu to the imperial highlights of Beijing and all the dramatic landscapes in between, relish the historical, cultural and natural delights of China on this comprehensive trip.
Uncover the Nine Villages Valley, a part of China with turquoise lakes and cascading waterfalls. Rarely seen by western visitors, this delightful scenery is one of China’s real treasures. Combined with the most popular sights of Beijing, Xian and Shanghai this tour really provides the best of both worlds.
A giant panda spends two-thirds of its day eating. This is because adults need to eat about 12 kilograms of bamboo just to stay full.
Whilst it is rare to hear a panda making any noise, they can roar, honk, bleat and growl
Although 99% of a panda’s diet is bamboo, they have the characteristic teeth and digestive tract of a carnivore.
At birth, baby pandas measure around 15 centimetres long!
Pandas have six digits – one specially adapted for holding bamboo when eating.
It is estimated that there are about 1,000 bears left in the wild. They are classified as endangered.
Pandas may lead a slow and low-energy life because of their diet, but they are very good climbers and proficient swimmers.
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