World's First Panda Hotel Opens in China

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  1. sobore
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    China's giant pandas, one of the most endangered animals in the world, live in bamboo forests characterized by torrential rain and dense mist. But panda-lovers can now live amongst the lovable creatures without braving such elements. A Chinese hotel in the Sichuan province, slated to open in May, claims to be the first hotel dedicated to the panda.

    Located at the foot of Emei Mountain, a UNESCO World Heritage site, the Haoduo Panda Hotel has rooms with panda pictures, stuffed toy pandas, panda-themed towels, slippers and pajamas. One room even has a painting of two pandas recreating the movie Titanic's iconic scene on the bow of the ship (see slide 5 in the slideshow above). Hotel employees will also be dressed in giant panda suits to entertain and give guests a true panda experience.

    Jian Qin, founder of the hotel, told the Telegraph, that the venture is "an opportunity to promote the panda spirit to the whole world and raise awareness for the protection of the environment."
    The hotel's location is perfect for travelers looking to be amongst the real, live pandas, too. The Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, home to the most captive-born giant pandas in the world, is just a short drive away, according to CNN.

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    If all you do in Chengdu (CTU) is see this, the world's largest panda farm, it would be well worth the trip and then some; only superlatives come to mind.

    While in town, try some of the famed "hot pot" too...:)
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    The people in Panda costumes are kinda creepy. :eek:

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