What comes into your mind first when you arrive in Chengdu? Shu embroidery? Tea house? Or delicious food? Whether you are a foodie or leisure lover, in the editor’s opinions, you should never miss the cute pandas, a different traveling experience, when you come to Chengdu.
Chengdu is a park-like city known as “City of Pandas”, and the following scenic spots are recommended:
Chengdu Giant Panda Breeding Study Base
(Address: No. 1375 Waibei Xiongmao Avenue, Chenghua District, Chengdu; Ticket price: RMB 55; service hours during the National Day Holidays: 7:30 – 18:30)
Of course, Giant Panda Breeding Study Base is undoubtedly the first choice to see pandas in Chengdu. It is close to the urban area with a large number of pandas. And here you may see the newly born panda babies!
As the oldest panda seeing scenic area in Chengdu, Chengdu Giant Panda Breeding Study Base receives a great number of visitors during the National Day Holidays. It is the busiest scenic area in Chengdu. Every day, tens of thousands of visitors go here to see pandas. The editor learned that during the National Day Holiday this year, Chengdu Giant Panda Base will implement such measures as controlling the total number of visitors every day and controlling real-time number of visitors in order to ensure the visitors’ experience and the normal show and safety of pandas.
(Address: No. 408 Yutang Section of Rim-Mountain Touring Line, Yutang Town, Dujiangyan, Chengdu; Ticket price: RMB 55; Service hours during the National Day Holidays: 7:30 – 18:00)
To get a close contact with giant pandas in the wild jungle is the aim of many visitors to Chengdu, and Panda Valley is a perfect place for you to realize such an aim. It is also known as Dujiangyan Giant Panda Breeding and Wild Research Center. Located in Majiagou, Baima Village, Yutang Town, Dujiangyan City, it is the first research base in China with the purpose of “returning pandas to the wild environment”. It is 50km away from Chengdu City and 6km away from downtown of Dujiangyan. Here, with tranquil environment and slowly flowing streams, giant pandas that are taken care of by the people since born will be awakened for wildness and return to nature. You may stroll in the primitive mountain to collect every twinkle and smile of the cute pandas.
The real figure for Kung Fu Panda 2 you love, Gongzai, lives here now. Come here if you want to see the bearing of Kung Fu panda!
Dujiangyan Panda Park
(Address: Huaizhong Road, Shiqiao Village, Qingchengshan Town, Dujiangyan City, Chengdu; Daily reception volume: 6,000 persons; Ticket price: RMB 60; Service hours during the National Day Holidays: 8:10-18:00)
China Giant Panda Protection and Research Center Dujiangyan Base, also known as “Panda Park”, is located in Qingchengshan Town with beautiful landscape between Qingchengshan Scenic Area and Jiezi Ancient Town. More than 30 cute giant pandas live here, playing and having fun every day. They can totally meet the visitors’ demand for seeing of giant pandas. All the pandas here come from Wolong Panda Center with wild nature, especially they are skillful and rapid in climbing trees.
Presently, the number of giant pandas settled in Panda Park has reached 30 including four red pandas, totally able to satisfy the “Panda” fans!
Of course, you should go to have a look at Dujiangyan Water Project and Qingcheng Mountain once you come to Dujiangyan. You may see pandas in the morning, visit Dujiangyan Water Project in the afternoon, live at the piedmont Qingchen Mountain for the night and enjoy hot springs, and climb Qingcheng Mountain on the next morning to appreciate the perfect autumn scene. How comfortable!