SICHUAN, July 17, Chinadaily -- Fans from Europe on driving tour to see rare animals.
Giant panda fans from six European countries that house the rare animal in their zoos are en route to the bear's best-known home of Sichuan province in Southwest China. They were chosen late last year by the Sichuan tourism bureau, which promotes the province's tourism and culture, from thousands of applicants.
The team is driving 10 sports utility vehicles made in Chengdu on a 21,000-kilometer journey across 14 countries. The trip started on June 12 from zoos in Madrid and Edinburgh and will finish in Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan province, within two months.
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