We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

how many panda reserve to visit near/arround Chengdu

singapore
5 posts
Save Topic
how many panda reserve to visit near/arround Chengdu

Correct if I am wrong. There are 3 location :

1. Bifengxia Panda Breeding Center

2. Chengdu Panda Breeding Center

3. Ya'an Panda Breeding Center

Can you tell me , if I stay for 4D3N :

a. which hotel at Chengdu city that suitable to visit these all 3 locations ?

b. how long to get there from the hotel ?

c. how much the entrance fee ? how much volunteer package ?

singapore
5 posts
Save Reply
1. Re: how many panda reserve to visit near/arround Chengdu

Sorry..revision 3. Wolong Panda Breeding Center

Guilin
Level Contributor
1,453 posts
Save Reply
2. Re: how many panda reserve to visit near/arround Chengdu

The Wolong Panda Breeding Center has not opened since the greatly destroy by the big earthquake years ago. Ya'an Panda Breeding Center is about 2.5 hours far from Chengdu, entrance ticket rmb 120. Chengdu Panda Breeding Center is just 30 min driving from Chengdu with ticket rmb 58.

It is advised to go the base early in the morning and ask whether volunteer program is available on the very day. Please check www.panda.org.cn/english/conservation/2.htm for more details about it.

singapore
5 posts
Save Reply
3. Re: how many panda reserve to visit near/arround Chengdu

Hi John,

Thank you for your reply.

Rgrds.

Sherbrooke, Canada
Level Contributor
40,330 posts
820 reviews
Save Reply
4. Re: how many panda reserve to visit near/arround Chengdu

How long from the hotel??? Which hotel?

chengdu
Level Contributor
151 posts
18 reviews
Save Reply
5. Re: how many panda reserve to visit near/arround Chengdu

You are right! There are 3 panda base around Chengdu but you can only visit 2 of them. Wolong panda base is not reopened to the public since the 2008 earthquake. It is also the furtherest from Chengdu downtown which is about 4-5 hours driving. It is northwest to chengdu.

The Ya'an Bifengxia panda base is about 2-2.5 hours drving(private car, highway) from Chengdu. There are 3 main parts of the panda base. 1st, the adult panda enclousures, normally, youcan see 5 pandas in 3 different gardens. 2nd, the panda kindergarten which would be your highlights. There are 5 baby pandas(less than 1 year old) and 2 new born infants(twins were born this year). It is also the place you can take pictures with the pandas. 1000yuan/ person, sit next to the panda which is 2.5 years old for pictures about 1 min. 3000yuan/person, hold the baby panda which is less than 1 year old for pictures about 2 mins. 5000yuan/person, go inside the enclousure to play with the baby panda and take pictures for 3-5 mins. You can also join the volunteer program here, following the keepers to wash bamboo, clean the pandas' enclousure, observe them and feed them if possible. However, you can't touch the panda at all during the whole program. The price is 300yuan/person which including the rent of the working clothes. The volunteer program starts from 8:00a.m. to 16:00p.m. which means you need to stay there one night. 3rd, the overseas pandas enclousure, where you can see 3 pandas come back from the United States. This one is southwest of Chengdu.

The Chengdu panda base is the closet one which is just about 30 mins from the downtown. The price is 58 yuan. You can see 20-30 pandas inside and over 10 red pandas. You can also spend 2000yuan/person to hold a baby panda(1 year old) for pictures for 2-3 mins. You can also do the volunteer program here which is from 8:30a.m.-11:30a.m. and the price is higher than Bifengxia. It is northeast of Chengdu.

In a word, between Chengdu and Bifengxia, if you only have 1or 2 days, Chengdu panda base would be my suggestion. But if you get 4D3N as your reference, you can do both Chengdu and Bifengxia.

By the way, pandas are not models, the donation programs and the volunteer programs are not available everyday, you'd better check it and book it ahead.

If you have more questions or if you want to have an itinerary, you can message me...

singapore
5 posts
Save Reply
6. Re: how many panda reserve to visit near/arround Chengdu

Hi Victor,

Thank you for the reply. I have sent the message to you for the itinerary.

7. Re: how many panda reserve to visit near/arround Chengdu

-:- Message from TripAdvisor staff -:-

This topic has been closed to new posts due to inactivity. We hope you'll join the conversation by posting to an open topic or starting a new one.

To review the TripAdvisor Forums Posting Guidelines, please follow this link: http://www.tripadvisor.com/pages/forums_posting_guidelines.html

We remove posts that do not follow our posting guidelines, and we reserve the right to remove any post for any reason.

Removed on: 2:18 am, August 09, 2014