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  • Address: 1375 Xiongmao Avenue, Chengdu, Southwest China, China
  • Hours: Daily 7:30am-6pm
  • Admission: RMB 58

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Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding

Despite the giant panda’s status as a Chinese national treasure, the animal’s numbers have been reduced to just 3,000 individuals over the years, mainly thanks to mass human development over the last century. As a response to this ecological crisis, the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding opened in 1987 to care for rescued wild pandas. Today the open-air sanctuary is one of the most popular tourist destinations in southern China due to its focus on breeding and conservation with the goal of eventually introducing new pandas into wild populations.

Visitors to the 165-acre compound can view panda behavior from above at the panda nursery, as well as at the subadult and adult enclosures, all of which are flanked with native bamboo. As one of the world’s most successful giant panda breeding centers—credited with more than 100 panda births—the research base also shows videos on panda behavior and teaches visitors about the myriad challenges of working with and breeding captive pandas. Other enclosures house red pandas, golden monkeys, and South China tigers, as well as other endangered species native to the Sichuan province, while an on-site museum showcases photos, materials, and samples gathered from the area’s rare animals.

Visitors eager to see the giant pandas eating and playing will have the best chance during morning feedings, which take place between 8 and 10am. Guests must refrain from making loud noises that can frighten or alarm the bears, who are quiet by nature.

Practical Info

The Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding is located seven miles away from downtown Chengdu. The park is open from 7:30am to 6pm year-round, with tickets costing RMB 58 ($8.35 USD) per person. While guests can take photos, flash photography is not allowed. English-speaking guides are available, and a tram runs throughout the site to its main attractions for RMB 10 ($1.45 USD) per person.

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