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CHONGQING-----GETTING READY TO CRUISE THE YANGTZE

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After another early flight (up at 4am) we immediately had lunch so that our visit to the PANDA ZOO would find them awake when we get there. They are very predictable, waking from their nap at 2 pm and indulging in one of their three daily activities, eating. The other two are sleeping and pooping.

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We spent the afternoon admiring the architecture of the city square from the only place Helen could get a cold drink.

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Now, we would like to introduce you to the eight people in our tour group. The guides really like that we were such a small group because normally they were herding groups of thirty or more, as well, eight is a very lucky number in China.

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Our last stop in Chongqing was the Huguang Guild Hall, built in the 1700's during the Ting dynasty. It was home to immigrants from 4 southern provinces who moved to the area. The complex included houses, shops, and prayer houses and was the centre of life for those who lived there.
It is now a museum, as it is a restored example of Chinese architecture. The roof lines were of particular interest to us.

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At the end of the day we wave goodbye to Chongqing and get on our cruise ship for the start of three days on the Yangtze River.

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See you tomorrow on the Yangtze River.

Posted by keithandhelen 13:59 Archived in China

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Finally Panda's. Even though in a zoo..... Thanks!!!!! 😉😊

by Carol Lynn

I don't think there are many in the wild anymore

by keithandhelen

Well travel mates, just wanted to say hi and relish the fact that as long as you have this blog going, we have an easy way to recapture our memories of China! Really enjoyed your company! love Dante and Leslie

by Dante & Leslie

We enjoyed your company too and miss seeing you every morning. Please get in touch when you are in Victoria

by keithandhelen

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