Plan your Chengdu tour? The Giant Panda is well known all over the world. It is regarded as”living foosil”. As a first-time visitor to Chengdu, you probably won’t want to miss out the chance to see the cute giant pandas.
Location of Chengdu Giant Panda Base
The Giant Panda Breeding Research Base is located on the mountain of Futoushan in the northern suburbs of Chengdu, about 20km northeast of downtown Chengdu. There is a wide panda ( Xiongmao ) avenue connected with the urban area.
Address: 1375 Xiongmao Ave, Chenghua District, Chengdu, Sichuan, China, 610016
Official Phone Number: 86-28-83510033
Official wensite: www.panda.org.cn
ABC of Chengdu Giant Panda Base
The Chengdu Giant Panda Base has the largest number of giant pandas in the world, raising more than 100 giant pandas in total.
Chengdu Giant Panda Base is not only a research institution of giant panda breeding, but also an ecological park that simulates the wild habitat of giant pandas.
Here, you can watch the pandas through fences or glass windows, and if you’re lucky, watch them in the open air. If good luck follows you, you can see the newborn panda in the delivery room.
Villa 1 and Villa 2
Villa 1 and Villa 2 are the habitats of adult pandas, where you can see pandas playing, eating, sleeping and other daily activities.
Moon & Sun Delivery Rooms
The moon and sun delivery rooms are the places where the giant panda is pregnant and ready for delivery and where the newborn and baby red pandas live. Every day, the newborn pandas will meet at 2 to 4 PM. The baby pandas in the moon or sun delivery room are worth a visit.
The Panda Research Base shows many practical specimens of the Giant Panda, including fossils, dissected anatomical remains, diet specimens, etc. Additionally there is a Giant Panda Museum together with research laboratories and a training center.
The Red Panda Playground
Walk from the panda playground to the red panda playground, basically you will encounter free-roaming red pandas and they are just as cute as giant pandas, and even more lovable.
They walk up and down at your feet, full of enthusiasm, and even stand up as they walk straight towards tourists.
Tickets & Opening Hours
Entrance Fee: CNY 58
Opening Hours: Opening time: 07:30 – 18: 00 throughout the year
Ticket sales and checking time: 07:30 – 17:00 all the year round
How to get there:
There are several shuttle lines running to and from the panda base:
Wuhou Shrine/Jinli Street (Starting point) — Panda Base (25KM)
Departure time: 8:30 — 15:00 (half an hour)
Return time: 9:30 — 18:00 (all departures are half an hour except 11:30)
Kuan Alley and Zhai Alley (Starting point) — Panda Base (25KM)
Departure time: 8:30 — 14:30 (every hour)
Return time: 9:30 — 17:30 (every hour)
Chengdu Bus/Metro East Station (Departure point) — Panda Base (30KM)
Departure time: 8:30 — 15:00 (every hour)
Return time: 9:30 — 18:00 (every hour)
Panda Base (Origin point) — Sanxingdui Site (43KM)
Departure time: 12:30
Return Time: 15:30 16:00 (Back to Wuhou Temple)
Panda Base-airport: take the bus to Wuhou Temple or Kuanzhai Alley and then transfer to the airport
Panda Base-Dujiangyan: take the bus to Wuhou Temple or Kuanzhai Alley and then transfer to the airport
Hassle-free Chengdu Guided Tours
If you don’t want to go the do-it-yourself route and prefer the hassle-free escorted tours, here are some options for Chengdu and Sichuan guided tours:
Top 10 Attractions in Chengdu
Best Time to Visit Chengdu
Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding
How to visit Wuhou Shrine
How to visit Du Fu Thatched Cottage
How to visit Jinsha Site Museum
How to Visit Tomb of Wangjian
How to Visit Wangjiang Tower Park
How to Visit Qingyang Taoist Temple
How to Visit Jinli Street
How to visit Kuan Alley and Zhai Alley
How to visit Qintai Road, Qintai Street Chengdu
How to visit Shaoling Road Bar Street
How to Visit Jiuyanqiao Bar Street
The Old Teahouse in Pengzhen Town, Chengdu
Drive from Hanzhong to Ya’an
Ya’an Night View
Most Beautiful Sky Road in China
Night View of Moxi Old Town
Camp No.03 at Hailuogou Glacier
Camp No.04 at Hailuogou Glacier
Night View of Kangding
Drive from Kangding to Xinduqiao
Drive from Xinduqiao to Danba
Jiarong Tibetan Blockhouses
Jiarong Tibetan Ancient Watchtowers
Drive from Xinduqiao to Yajiang
Drive from Yajiang to Litang
Drive from Litang to Daocheng
Drive from Litang to Batang
Drive from Batang to Mangkang
Drive from Shangri-la to Daocheng
Drive from Daocheng to Yading
Yading Brings You Inner Peace
Bipenggou is a fairyland in Autumn
When is the best time to visit Jiuzhaigou?
Best Places to Visit Autumn Leaves in Sichuan
Top 10 Places to Visit in Sichuan
Ruoergai Grassland, my first trip to Ruoergai Grassland
Any questions, just drop a line.