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“AMazing place” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Giant Panda Breeding Research Base (Xiongmao Jidi)

Giant Panda Breeding Research Base (Xiongmao Jidi)
No.1375 Xiongmao Avenue the Outside Northern Third Ring Road, Chenghua District, Chengdu 610081, China
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Ranked #1 of 183 Attractions in Chengdu
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Zoos & Aquariums
Activities: Viewing wildlife
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“AMazing place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

So fun to visit for all ages... my 13 and 9 year old were especially excited to see many Giant Panda's in as close to their natural habitat as possible!

Visited August 2014
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“Pandas are wonderful!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This was a wonderful stop. My trip to China was expensive. While at the Research Base I had an opportunity to have my picture with a panda. I refused, trying to save money. What a silly choice. I loved those pandas. (Bathroom not clean)

Visited September 2013
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“Must Visit for Panda Lovers or Conservation Enthusiasts”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

There is no question why the Giant Panda Breeding Research Base is Tripadvisor's #1 destination in Chengdu. Like what many reviewers before me said, the pandas (both Giant Pandas and Red Pandas) are adorable, and seeing them up so close is a different experience from that of a zoo.

At just 58 RMB, the price isn't bad at all, and taking the local transportation (as opposed to going with a tour service) will put you at a maximum of 70RMB, which is a steal (If you have any questions about how to get to the center, feel free to message me).

As for how everyone recommends going at an early time, it is the truth (the pandas tend to fall asleep during midday and through the afternoon). But just to make it clear what "early" means, I arrived at the center around 10am, thinking that I had come too late. But the pandas were still active at this time, and I was able to see several playing and eating together. So the bottom line is, at least try to arrive at the center by 10am! But like everyone else has said, earlier the better.

Overall, it is a great place to visit, particularly if you're into pandas or are interested in conversation efforts.

Visited August 2014
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“Wildlife”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

If you're into great big cuddly things this is the place to visit (although it costs extra for a cuddle and you need to book at least 5 days in advance). Baby Panda's in incubators are a must see. Park needs a little updating and some pathways are not for the visitors with walking problems, although a golf buggy is available at a lowish costs.

Visited July 2014
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“Pandas!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This place is amazing if you love giant and red pandas! It is huge and beautiful park with more then 70 animals. In mid day you can also take pictures with them.
Go there in morning and stay there whole day. You won't see many pandas out on peak heat.

Visited September 2013
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