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Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding

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Introduction to Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding

Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding is the primary tourist destination to see giant pandas in Chengdu. It is a non-profit research and breeding facility for giant pandas and other rare animals. The panda base is located at Futuoshan Mountain in northern suburbs of Chengdu with only about 10 kilometers from downtown Chengdu, and can be reached within 35 minutes by taxi.

Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding is also known as Chengdu Panda Base. It is founded in 1987 for the purpose to protect the endangered pandas and some other rare species including giant pandas, lesser pandas, black-necked cranes, and white storks. In order to create the best natural environment for the rearing and breeding of giant pandas, verdant bamboo and other plants have been cultivated to provide diet and habitat for pandas. Also necessary facilities are constructed in the base.

Integrated scientific research and breeding of giant pandas, conservation education, tourism education, and panda cultural events, Chengdu Panda Base have made a lot for the education and scientific research of pandas. The Giant Panda Museum inside the panda base which was opened in 1993 was built to improve the scientific research and public awareness of the protection of wild animals. It is the only museum that theme in rare and endangered animals in the world. At the museum there are collections and exhibitions of pictures and materials that educates characteristics and habitat of giant pandas, and also efforts the base haven made. Also collections of specimens, fossils, and models of giant pandas are gathered in the museum. 

   
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Location

1375 Panda Road, Northern Suburb, Chengdu, Sichuan Province

   
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Main Sights

Pandas, Red Pandas, Giant Panda Museum

   
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Travel Information

Admission: 58 Yuan

Opening Hours: 7:30AM - 6:00PM

   
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Transportation 

1. Take buses 87, 198, 198A or 867 getting off at the Panda Base stop.

   
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Travel Tips 

1. Try to avoid visiting the Panda Base during Golden Week and summer holidays where the crowds and number of visitors will be substantially higher than usual.

2. All activities that involve direct contact with pandas have been suspended. The date of when these activities will resume is till to be confirmed.

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