With elevations ranging from 188 meters to 7,556 meters, Sichuan boasts wonderful natural scenery and unique landscapes in one of the most biodiverse regions in the world.
Departing from Chengdu, I headed west to Dengchigou, the world’s first giant panda discovery site, via the Chengdu-Ya'an Expressway and S210 Highway. I visited the Dengchigou Giant Panda Museum, an ancient all-wooden structure. It was also the living quarters of the French biologist David, who first discovered the giant panda. Therefore, Baoxing county, where Dengchigou is located, is also known as the "Hometown of the Pandas".
Along the route, I visited Fengtongzhai National Nature Reserve Museum, where I learned about the cultural history and the stories of the giant panda that had gone global. I also went to neighboring Shenmulei Scenic Area of Qiaoqi township, to admire the Tibetan folklore and the sound of heaven through the area's original multi-part folk songs.
This is the first episode in the vlog series titled A Visit to the Hometown of Pandas for the China (Sichuan) Giant Panda Culture and Tourism Week (Online) 2020. Follow us to see more.