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