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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 190 attractions in Chengdu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Traveler Description: The endangered species Giant Pandas are human's friends. Eager to see, hug and even volunteer the cute bears? If you are thinking so, Chengdu, of... more »
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

I had been researching the panda base for quite a while before arriving in Chengdu and it definitely did not disappoint when we got there. We arrived early at around 7:30am which i would recommend as the pandas were more active and outside in their natural environments also there are less people so it is easier for you to see... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Many people come to Chengdu to see the pandas, and if that's what you are here for, you'll love it. We have been previously, so we did not hold the pandas this time, but it appears that you now get more bang for your buck (approx. $350 per person) as they are marketing it as a "panda experience." In 2011,... More

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Huntsville, Alabama
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

The Chinese are very jazzed about their pandas. This was an interesting place to visit. It still has leaps and bounds to go before it comes close to a Western-style zoo or wildlife sanctuary, but it was still pretty neat. I enjoyed learning about the pandas, but certain parts of the facility need to get out of the 1970s. They... More

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

I wouldn't normally visit somewhere like this, but a friend had organised a tour of Chungdu which included the Panda Park. As I was accompanied by a tour guide, who had other places to show me, I'm not sure if I seen the entire park, but I was there for approximstely 1.5 - 2 hours which was enough for me.... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

This is a quiet green sanctuary away from the hustle of Chengdu. Yes - I saw pandas! You don;t need to get the tourist train that rolls around the park. It's very walkable. Allow 2-3 hours to see the whole thing. You also don't need a tour. I got a metered taxi from central Chengdu by myself and it cost... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Yes and yes. No where else do you get this experience. Go at the right time of day whey they are fed (mornings and afternoons, I think), and you will definitely see Giant Pandas. Also, you can pay to hold one. Sure, it costs, but it is a once in a life time chance, especially for your kids. They are... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Very nice place, all panda areas are large open spaces with many different points of view for tourists. Definitely the place with the best animal treatment I've seen in China. Lots of information in English available. I would highly recommend going with a tour guide, this allows you to go directly for the best sights at the best time. Guides... More

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Beautiful facility with oodles of panda's. One tip, go early in the day when the panda's are the most active; otherwise you'll only get pictures of big, blobs of fur sleeping!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

We went on this tour as part of a tour and I was surprised to find it near to the city center of ChengDu. I'm not sure what I expected, but I was somewhat surprised to find that this was actually just a big zoo with pandas. Some were in glassed in cages and others were in outdoor areas with... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Our family had such high spirit of going for the Panda trip in Chengdu. We are hoping to see the world best and most breed pandas. To our disappointment, we had walked throughout the whole park we only barely came across 8 to 10 Pandas. Out of them only 2 Pandas are active and hungry eating their bamboo meal, the... More

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