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“experience not to be missed” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Giant Panda Breeding Research Base (Xiongmao Jidi)

Giant Panda Breeding Research Base (Xiongmao Jidi)
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Chengdu Private Day Tour: Pandas, Kuanzhai Ancient Street, and Jinli Ancient...
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Canberra, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“experience not to be missed”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2013

I had a much anticipated visit to the panda conservation and research base. Lots of pandas to be seen. Very cute but my only concern is that these animals are only being bred for sale to zoo's and not for release into the wild. They are not being taught "panda life skills" so consequently are really only a tourist attraction and a money making venture

Visited May 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“A good day out for adults as well as kids”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2013 via mobile

This really is a great place to spend a half day or so, the whole site is brilliant and immaculately kept - a shame all zoos and wildlife parks aren't as well managed as this. The pandas are fantastic to see, especially meal time in the morning which is very amusing. It's only about £8 to get in which seems very cheap. If you're crazy, like my wife, then you can also make a £220 donation to tour the nursery and have a baby panda sit on your lap for a photo.

Make sure you try the bacon sandwich at the cafe - best sandwich I've ever eaten in Asia!

Visited June 2013
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“pandas”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2013

liked the stripey pandas but much preferred the red pandas much more interesting to watch they went up and down trees but the other did nothing but munch on bamboo

Visited May 2013
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Helsinki, Finland
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“It is really a zoo, but lot of pandas...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2013

Very nice place to visit. Around 40 mins drive from the city center. Generally not overpriced at all.

Visited June 2013
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Shanghai, China
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“Fabulous facility”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2013

Beautiful place clearly designed to take care of both pandas' and visitors' needs. Great experience - highly recommend!

Visited May 2013
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