Giant Panda Breeding Research Base (Xiongmao Jidi)

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Giant Panda Breeding Research Base (Xiongmao Jidi)

Giant Panda Breeding Research Base (Xiongmao Jidi)
4.5
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
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7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
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Jesscee
Wuxi, China119 contributions
Wasn’t worth the hype
Oct 2021
Was super excited to go and have the experience, I knew going during a holiday would be packed but I wasn’t expecting this much of a crowd. The whole experience in it self was amazing , seeing the pandas up front and in their habitat
Written October 9, 2021
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dkinsman
Kunming, China67 contributions
If you get the chance to Visit The Giant Panda research and breeding base, its a wonderful experience you should not mis
Jul 2021
What a wonderful experience it is to visit the Giant Panda Research and Breeding base in Chengdu. It's located just outside the city and is easily served by taxis or busses. Being able to see Pandas in this wonderful park like reserve is a life altering experience and one you'll remember for a lifetime.
The park itself is really beautiful with so many comfortable rest areas and walking trails. Its very scenic and extremely well maintained by the park staff. There are lots of eating venues and drink stands, so there's no need to bring anything with you. The park is huge and it takes at least half a day of more to cover all areas. Its best to start very early, we got there at 8am, as the Pandas are active in the mornings but sleep in afternoon.
Seeing Pandas like this is a moving experience. You can get quite close to these wonderful animals and they seem very happy coping with the enormous crowds who flock to the park each day.
This is a lifetime experience and one you can only have in Chengdu in China. If you are planning to visit China at anytime this is a must see, equal to if not more important that the Great Wall etc.
Importantly, you need to go early, and be prepared for large crowds, this is one of Chinas most popular attractions. We visited during the pandemic and it was very crowded but luckily most people are fully masked.
Written September 11, 2021
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chris d
Shenzhen, China9 contributions
Highly Recommended
Sep 2021 • Couples
Go early we arrived at 7:10am, start queuing until 7:30am when the gates open, foreigners need their passport, foreigners buy the ticket onsite just outside the gate (queue first) once in take the golf kart to the first stop 10(rmb) To see the pandas outside temp needs to be below 20° so try and choose a colder day if possible. The baby pandas are viable at 10:30am there was only one on the day we are there, born 1.5 months ago, in my opinion not worth waiting. On the day we went there are lot of pandas to be seen out eating, moving slowly and sleeping. I recommend it, allow 2-3 hours
Written September 8, 2021
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Zarza's Travels
China368 contributions
Early start, totally worth it. Wouldn't life be easier if you were a panda?
Jul 2021 • Solo
Arrived at 7.30am and took about 10 minutes to get in the park - was very busy! Initially disappointed as it seemed all the pandas were inside and with condensation was difficult to see through glass. But walking further into the park there were lots sat outside, munching away on their breakfast! Don't follow the crowds, walk your own path and you will inevitably come across pandas other people haven't seen! I will never visit a zoo, but be rest assured this is nothing like a zoo at all - huge enclosures (although that doesn't make sense as an enclosure suggests a closed space - but still!) They had lots of room and were clearly really well looked after. Wonderful to see, and read about the efforts of the staff team there. The tour groups spoiled it with the bellowing speakers, and the umbrellas made it difficult to walk round, but none of that matters when you see the pandas, relaxing and doing their own thing. Nature really is incredible! Great entry price of 54 RMB - they just need to work on improving their gift shop. Was raining lots when I went but I imagine it is a lovely place for a family to spend a day when the sun is shining. Be sure to walk around the lake and look at the flowers too! I had been all around by 9.30am and was ready to leave when all the big tour buses were arriving.
Written July 15, 2021
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BecksterB
Lima, Peru52 contributions
Best viewing is early morning!
Jun 2021 • Family
We had such a great morning at the centre and can’t believe how many pandas we saw! I recommend arriving very early to beat the crowds- we got there at 7.30 and were able to see the pandas eating and playing; however as the morning went on, the pandas went inside and could only be seen in viewing rooms, with crowds of people streaming through (that’s when we left…) There is a research centre building where you can read info in English so we learnt quite a lot too. Definitely worth a visit, but please arrive early to avoid disappointment!
Written July 8, 2021
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Amy P
Barrie, Canada89 contributions
A morning well spent…
Jul 2021 • Couples
Purchasing tickets at the Research Base was easy (& cheap)! The park is well-organized with bilingual signage. Pandas appear to be very well cared for in beautiful enclosures that mimic their natural habitat. It was worth getting there early (just after 7:30am) to be able to observe feeding time.
The grounds of this facility are gorgeous & well-maintained. Of note, food & souvenirs are not ridiculously priced!
This was the highlight of our trip to Chengdu & a place I would recommend to anyone!
Written July 7, 2021
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Ali Gulsen
Guangzhou, China16 contributions
Panda capital of the world
May 2021 • Couples
we are very impressed by the number of pandas as well as their well being. despite being against for captivating the wild animals, Pandas are among few exceptions as they are already endangered. these big mammals are taken care well here.
Written July 2, 2021
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Jaime G
Shanghai, China1,306 contributions
An amazing experience
May 2021 • Couples
Amazing place really. Wow . The pandas are amazing and the place is so large . It is totally worth a visit to this place . An amazing experience .
Written June 26, 2021
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TravelWithEarlyTeens
Asia1,678 contributions
Nothing Much To See
Jun 2021 • Family
if you are thinking of seeing breeding session and/or baby panda you could forget about it ;there hasn't been new born baby panda for awhile now.

The Swan Lake within this attraction is not much too see either ; a couple of swans and dirty .muddy lake .

The museum within was ok but nothing you cant search online ; the documentary on BBC is more informative.

Overall , if you are looking for in depth information on Panda and breeding programs I find I would get more in depth information if I had search online. But, you get to see live panda of course.

It's really nothing much I see the entry fees i have paid as contributions to its cause.

Written June 24, 2021
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Beatrix F
Berlin, Germany4 contributions
Great experience in typical China crowd
Jun 2021
We went in June, after the Dragon Boat Festival. While our expectation first was lowered when we saw the outside of the location and expected it to less urban, we quickly understood that in the beginning, Chengdu city was of course far away but with the growth the urban dwelling grew closer. Anyway, after quickly buying the tickets at the counter without a queue we entered the center and walked up following the good signage. We loved it. Various sites, no too many people (when in China, there are always people) and a lot of pandas. The several big pits with lots of trees, plants and constructions for the animals to play and be entertained were in good condition and all had signage to state name, age and personality of the panda shown. The area for the red pandas (smaller) was more a walk-through with many animals running around or sleeping in the trees. We were lucky enough to be there at feeding times for both species. Plus the weather was very agreeable for both, animals and humans. A little rain did not matter. Overall, for the little entrance fee of 55 RMB per person, we couldn't expect more. A great 4 hours with lots of walking (!) and active giant and red pandas. It is recommended to
1. Come early and avoid weekends and holidays if possible, 2. Chinese citizens can book tickets online, foreigners cannot. 3. Foreigners need to show passport and at best the entrance date to China, or at least have it memorised. 4. Have good shoes for walking and rather a rain jacket than an umbrella. We got there with a private driver. Since I speak Chinese, all communication was easy and very polite. The venue has lots of restrooms and you can buy snacks and water but can bring it as well on your own. Not sure if you still can book to get close to a panda or even touch it. But was not of importance to us.
We went the next day to another giant panda station, at Wulong. Different experience but can there ever be sufficient panda? I liked the Chengdu-one a bit better for the environment as the pits are bigger and appear more natural.
Written June 19, 2021
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