Global Teachers – China 2018 – Day Eight

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Day Eight

Chengdu is known for a number of things, but for many it is known as the location of the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding. The giant panda is native to China and is a “conservation-reliant vulnerable species,” meaning that they required protection and intervention to prevent extinction. Over 200 pandas have been born because of the center’s breeding efforts.

Teacher Anthony Johnson poses with an example of the pandas they’ll be seeing at the breeding and research center.

A tour of Jinli Street rounds out the afternoon. The street features market stores and stalls with a variety of wares: cloth, food, crafts, and more.

Dinner is a regional specialty: hot pot. Using hot soup stock, diners place their meats, vegetables, and more in the stock to cook, like fondue. Hot pot varies across China’s regions, and the Chongqing hot pot in Sichuan province is known for its spiciness, which comes from Sichuan peppers.

Here’s more about the hot pot and how to eat it:

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