Michelle Visited Chengdu and Fed Giant Panda in the Research Base

29/03/2014
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After 5 days Beijing and Xian tour, Michelle Obama and her family spent their last two days in Chengdu, home to Giant Panda.

Michelle and Her Mother are Feeding the Giant Panda

Michelle and Her Mother are Feeding the Giant Panda

Starting Tuesday, before she returned to Washington, Michelle spent her final stop visiting Chengdu. First day, she studied to play Tai Chi with students at Chengdu NO.7 Middle School in Sichuan Province.

Michelle are Play Tai Chi

Michelle are Play Tai Chi

Then she attended an English class with them and shared her own experience growing up in America with the students to encourage them: “It shouldn’t mater where you live, or how much money your parents have, or what race or religion or ethnicity you are. You must work hard and believe in yourself, and then you have a chance to succeed.

Michelle are Attending an English Class

Michelle are Attending an English Class

On Wednesday, Mrs. Obama visited Chengdu Panda Research Base with daughters and her mother. “I couldn’t leave China without seeing the Chengdu Panda Base.” She wrote on her personal blog post. In the Base, she and her mother fed apples to the giant pandas.

To see giant pandas in Chengdu is the most popular things for all visitors coming to Chengdu. Nowadays, there are two places to see the giant pandas in Chengdu: Chengdu Giant Panda Research Base and Ya’an Bifengxia Giant Panda Breeding Centre.

How to go there, please read top things to do in Chengdu.

Chengdu Giant Panda

Chengdu Giant Panda

At noon, Obama and her family had lunch at a Tibetan restaurant in Chengdu. The dishes served at the Zangxiang Teahouse featured a heavy emphasis on yak, including yak butter tea, yak soup, yak meat pies and boiled yak ribs. This showcases that Obama is interested in the rights of minorities in China.

Read more about Tibet Food.

Michelle at Tibetan Restaurant

Michelle at Tibetan Restaurant

Michelle at Tibetan Restaurant

Michelle at Tibetan Restaurant