Chengdu is home to the Panda and so we headed to the famous Chengdu Panda Breeding and Research Center which was so worth the visit. It is just 6 miles away and easy to get to. It was a misty drizzly day and a first we couldn't see any pandas and I thought they might not come out but then the first Panda's we did see were actually Red Pandas which are the cutest bears ever! There was an entrance which enabled us to walk through an enclosure and get really close to them which was great. Soon after we saw some of the big Pandas and as we moved on from less crowded areas we were able to watch them pretty much alone which was brilliant. The reserve is huge and you could easily spend a full day there, we had to rush back to get the train and just about saw everything.