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Wolong Giant Panda Nature Reserve

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Address: Wolong Town, Wenchuan County 623006, China
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8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Located at 6,500 feet in the verdant mountains of Sichuan Province, this...

Located at 6,500 feet in the verdant mountains of Sichuan Province, this reserve is one of the last strongholds of the giant panda.

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Amazing experience!

I hesitated to spend a day "volunteering", as I thought I'd be in the way more than actually providing any useful service. But it turns out that the small amount of work we did... read more

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Gari H
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I hesitated to spend a day "volunteering", as I thought I'd be in the way more than actually providing any useful service. But it turns out that the small amount of work we did, combined with the not insignificant volunteering fee, did seem of some value to the center, and the experience was unforgettable! These people of Wolong truly love... More 

1 Thank Gari H
Chengdu, China
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Reviewed March 7, 2017

having visited other panda base in Chengdu this is by far the best location for scenery. It is in the mountains to the West of Chengdu about 2 hours drive from the city and having been open since May 2016 it is quite new. Worth the effort to go for a list though as the scenery around the base is... More 

3 Thank Malcolm P
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 29, 2015

Yes its closed, so the valley is ideal for hiking. Parts of the old road are washed out so the going is tough. Otherwise you will be the only tourist there

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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed September 23, 2015

We booked the day trip to this reserve via Frasier Suites where we stayed in Chengdu. It is expensive but you sign papers at the base that you acknowledge the money is a donation towards base maintenance, research, and panda care. If you can afford it, and you get less than a minute w the panda (It was my 67th... More 

5 Thank Marie M
Penang Island, Malaysia
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed December 7, 2013

The panda reserve centre is closed. They never reopen after the earthquake. The park has never been open. It is closed.

18 Thank Hansheung
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Reviewed December 16, 2012

This is the place with the most pandas I ever visited. A 'must visit' place for everybody (from children to elderly).

5 Thank choihb
Lucca, Italy
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Reviewed November 27, 2012

If you want to see the Pandas, don't stay only in Chengdu but go where they really belong. Wolong Nature Reserve is the place. I can't describe how amazing is that place. Pandas are in good hands, the staff is working very well and in eco-responsible manner. From Chengdu to Wolong takes around 4-5 hour drive. It's worth it!

9 Thank lucanaturalis
Hong Kong
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed February 8, 2010

You cannot see so many pandas in other places of the world!!!

4 Thank dhhtravel
Washington DC
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Reviewed June 25, 2007

A visit to the remote Wolong Panda Reserve in the mountains of Sichuan province in China is well worth the visit just for the opportunity to play with a young panda for about 10 minutes. It costs about $200 to play with the pandas, but the money is well spent because there are darn few places where you can have... More 

16 Thank PerpetualTravelerDC

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