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Giant Panda Breeding Research Base (Xiongmao Jidi)
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Private Day Trip: Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding and Leshan...
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Full-Day Private Chengdu and Giant Panda Breeding Center Tour
Ranked #1 of 346 things to do in Chengdu
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Reviewed January 25, 2014

You absolutely must see pandas if you go to China and this is a really good place to see them. We had awful weather and it was pouring with rain, but this meant the pandas were out playing as it wasn't hot. The centre is set up with park like enclosures, so the pandas can disappear into the trees if they want, or play on viewing platforms where the bamboo is left out for them. There is quite a bit of walking but there is a little land train if needed. Most of the focus is on the Giant pandas but there are some red ones too. The best bit was the neonatal unit with the tiny baby pandas, cutest things on the planet! You could pay £200 to have a 'keepers experience" which meant you could put on a gown and cuddle a young 1-2yr old panda, but our tour group wasn't told in advance and they only take cash or chinese cards. I didn't do it, but people who did said it was expensive but an experience they would always remember. (The money goes to the research programme.). Pansa watching is quite addictive but if you can tear yourself away, there is a nice coffee shop, and the giftshops are well priced and have suitably panda orientated gifts.

5  Thank Vicki C
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Reviewed January 21, 2014

The pandas are soooo cute and adorable. They are lazy and peaceful. Don't even want to make a big move =)

My boy friend's first time seeing a real panda and both of us were amazed and loved this creature so much! Wonder how they survived all these years with their lazy character. If they drop off the tree while eating, they wouldn't even move and will kep their position lying on ground and eating their food... Adorable! The mini pandas were not black and white. Instead as they are too little they are grey and white!! They were trying to stand up but couldn't... So cute we couldn't stop laughing.

This place is a must when you visit Chengdu!

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Reviewed January 19, 2014

I went in december, and although it was cold, it was very calm and quiet. There were barely any people there, and all the pandas were out in their habitats because of how cool it was. I recommend getting a private tour guide (100RMB) because they're very knowledgeable and you might miss some panda facts. It's a long hike so wear tennis shoes!

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Reviewed January 18, 2014

The Chengdu Panda centre is a well run and maintained attraction. Although we went mainly for the kids, it was facinating to see the pandas and we were lucky to have seen 5 baby pandas together. There was also an opportunity for the kids to take individual photos with the pandas for about $200 each. It was well worth the visit

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Reviewed January 17, 2014

These pandas at the research station were very cute and extremely well looked after in beautiful natural surroundings. They were such fun to watch .

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