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Giant Panda Breeding Research Base (Xiongmao Jidi)

No.1375 Xiongmao Avenue the Outside Northern Third Ring Road, Chenghua District, Chengdu 610081, China
028-83510033
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Ranked #1 of 192 attractions in Chengdu
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Traveler Description: Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, also called Chengdu Panda Base, is hometown of the “National Treasure” - Giant Panda. Location... more »
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Chengdu, China
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

As the largest giant panda breeding research base in China, this place is also very interesting to visit. Not like most parks or zoos in China, this research base combines beautiful maintained grounds, lakes and construction together, like a vivid painting full of vigor. The most special experience you could have here is the panda, not only giant pandas, but... More

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Philadelphia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

seeing the pandas would be an experience you won't have anywhere else. Pandas are cute and even more so when you're standing just 20 feet anyway. This is a preserve - not a zoo - and if you go early, you will be able to stand just 20 feet off and watch a panda happily eating his bamboo stalk breakfast.... More

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northwood
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Come and see the normal ones plus the red pandas in their home environment and breeding base. Learn the whole story of the panda, their issues and lifestyles. See babies, youngsters and older ones. Walk alongside the red pandas in their enclosure. Incredible, beautifully maintained grounds.

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Salisbury East, South Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Spending half a day at the Panda research centre is one of the high lights of visiting China. Get there early as the Pandas are more active at feeding time before lazing about sleeping after a feed, also there is usually a crowd, so get in early to beat the rush. There was a number of Pandas visible for photos... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW via mobile

Visited the Panda centre today. Firstly to get there is relatively easy. There is a bus drops you off at the gate and if your on a tight budget its OK but takes a while to get there and is packed. We took a taxi and it cost equivalent to £3.70p. Once at the gates the first enclosure is about... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

The 25 mins cab ride from Chunxi Road to Panda Research cost RMB38. As the place is really large, take one of their map guide which provides two recommended trails, either a 1.5 hours or 3 hours route. However, take note that the 3 hours trail does not cover the Red Panda enclosure. We covered almost the whole area which... More

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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

I do not really know what makes baby Pandas so loveable. You have to experience seeing them at play together or with their mums - pure joy. Wonderful habitat - did not feel like a zoo. For 2000 yuan they allow you to hold baby Panda for a photo shoot - I think that is too intrusive for the Pandas... More

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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

I went here with a tour through my hotel. We arrived about 815 and the pandas were just waking up for their breakfast. They are very cute, playful and quite active and vocal when eatting. After my guide suggested I go and hold the baby panda as this is a once in a lifetime experience. And it was indeed. The... More

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Point Lookout, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

The time spent at the Giant Panda Research Base was so special... especially the babies... I defy anyone to go there and not fall head over heels in love with these black & white bundles of fur... The facility is beautifully kept and the animals are very well tended.. I would have no qualms in recommending this attraction to anyone... More

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

We came to Chengdu to see this place. We debated about paying the expensive fee to handle the pandas. We decided not to do it. Our guide suggested that we start early to get inside before the feeding time (breakfast). We started before 9 AM. When we got to the first sight, there were 2 pandas but they were hardly... More

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