We visited the Temple of Heaven in Beijing early in the morning. I’d thought it was an urban legend that the Chinese go to the park to do early morning exercise, but it’s actually true. The park was so busy and it was lovely to see the local people coming together to exercise and socialise together.
On our China visit, I was nervous about seeing dog and cat meat on the menu. Being a vegetarian and an animal lover, I was worried about how the Chinese treated their animals. But, I found out it’s only in a small number of places and most of the Chinese love their dogs and cats. Here’s one lady who was carrying her dog around in a baby carrier!
During our summer holiday to China, we went to the Chengdu Giant Panda Research Base.
We arrived very early, which I would advise doing because it was very quiet. About 5 minutes after we arrived, the pandas were given their breakfast. Loads of them came running around the corner and then began eating the bamboo the keepers had put out for them. They were so cute!