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Giant Panda Breeding Research Base (Xiongmao Jidi)

Address: No.1375 Xiongmao Avenue the Outside Northern Third Ring Road, Chenghua District, Chengdu 610081, China
Phone Number: 028-83510033
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Ranked #1 of 183 Attractions in Chengdu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
4.5 of 5 stars 2,150 Reviews
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Zoos & Aquariums
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Zoos & Aquariums
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

It was awesome seeing pandas up so close, I would definitely recommend going here. My only regret is that we didn't do one of the 'volunteering' opportunities where you get to hold a baby panda.

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Mt Prospect, IL
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

The main difference between this Research Base and any other zoos with pandas is there are over 50 pandas here. They are kept in a large, natural area with many bamboo groves. Although the walkways are cemented, you don't feel that you are in a zoo (until about 1030 AM). It is best to get there by 9 AM. You... More 

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Glasgow
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

Very enjoyable time spent here learning about and seeing the pandas at close quarters. Especially enjoyed using the panda post box at the end of our tour. The only downside was the lack of respect shown to the pandas as they have sensitive hearing and the staff didn't seem to rectify the fact that a lot of the tourists were... More 

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Rotherham, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

We visited the centre as part of a 3 week holiday in Asia. Having already walked the Great Wall and stared in awe at the Terracotta Army visiting the Panda breeding centre was the cherry on the cake. My 84 year old mother and myself paid the high price of 2000 yuan (approx £200) for the pleasure of meeting a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

Good place to see as many panda as you wish in a good environment for them and visitors. Some tips: -Look at the map and plan your visit if you want to avoid walking too much (the place is very big) -Dont miss the baby panda! -(everybody says this but it is so true...) Go early, at feeding time, if... More 

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Ashburn, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

I was surprised to see so many pandas in one location although the care within the states seems to be of a higher standard for such a treasured creature. Though the love for the pandas is palpable and this is the only location in the world that you can pay to hold and feed a panda.

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Darwin, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

Loved being able to donate money and sit with a "baby" panda. The pandas around the park all seemed very happy, playful, and active. Be aware that they do not accept international credit cards to pay for the panda experience! Overall a great day. Would highly recommend to any traveller.

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Macau Region, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

The animals are so much fun to watch and this facility is very well maintained. Easy to get around by tram, but do wear walking shoes because the park is very large. If your budget allows to make a donation to the Research Center you will have an opportunity to get up close with a baby panda and also learn... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

Healthy cute Pandas. Must go and visit. Love the quiet walk but must need good stamina for it or can also rent buggy instead of walking.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

My husband and I came here on December 17. While we had a good experience, unfortunately, they were undergoing renovations in areas. If you are considering Chengdu mainly for pandas, like we were, I would consider postponing your trip or going elsewhere. You can shoot the base an email at pandafoundation@panda.org.cn. They are incredibly responsive! We took a taxi from... More 

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