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The Giant Panda Guide

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The Giant Panda is the symbol of China. It is not only a Chinese national treasure but also beloved by people all over the world. However, The Giant Panda is an endangered species. According to the latest report, China has 239 giant pandas in captivity and about 1,600 pandas are estimated to remain in the wild. As national treasures and goodwill ambassadors, pandas are under state protection. For anyone who travel to China and want to have a close touch with the Giant Panda, you can find them in the reserves in Sichuan, or which is easier, in Beijing Zoo.

Take a panda discover travel will left you a sweet memory.The Giant Panda is a mammal classified in the bear family, native to central-western and southwestern China. It is also called panda bear and easily recognized by its large, distinctive black patches around the eyes, over the ears, and across its round body. Though it belongs to the order Carnivore, 99% of its diet is bamboo. The Giant Panda lives in a few mountain ranges in central China, mainly in Sichuan province, but also in the Shaanxi and Gansu provinces. Due to farming, deforestation, and other development, the Giant Panda has been driven out of the lowland areas where it once lived.

Sichuan is the hometown of the Giant Pandas. Luckily, these China lovely babies survived from the Sichuan Earthquake. We provide a guide to the famous Panda Reserves in China. Wolong National Natural Reserve is the earliest, largest and best-known panda reserve in China. It was placed on UNESCO Man and Biosphere Reserve Network in 1980. It is located in the east of Mt.Qionglai, 3 hours drive from Chengdu. Ya’an Panda Reserve is another popular panda-watching spot, which lies in a magnificent Valley. Travellers are allowed to take pictures with mice-like panda babies and also welcomed to adopt pandas through naming them with an accompanying donation.

The Giant Panda Guide - Attractions

  • Panda Zoo

    The Chengdu Giant Panda Breeding Center is one of the biggest if not the biggest centers in the world for pandas and is truly unique, located in the northern suburb of Chengdu on Futou Hill. The base has served several purposes...

  • Wolong Panda Reserves The Wolong Giant Panda Reserve Center, located in the east of Mt. Qionglai, about 3 hours drive from Chengdu, is one of only a few places in China that carries out research work on giant pandas breeding and bamboo ecology. It is a...
  • Chongqing zoo

    Chongqing Zoo is the largest zoo in southwest of China, boosting over 1000 birds and 170 species of animals, including the charming giant panda, golden hair monkeys, and exotic tigers from South China. According to The Guide Ma...

  • Ya'an Panda Reserve BaseYa'an, a prefecture-level city where the first panda was found, is located in the western part of Sichuan province of the PRC covering an area of 15,300 square kilometers and a population of 1,530,000. The modern Ya'an county was ...

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Name:Chengdu Panda Travel Guide Reply

We will travel in Chengdu next year and need to see the giant panda! My daughter want to have a close touch with the baby pandas. Where should I go: Giant Panda Breeding Research Base or Bifengxia Panda Base? Or should I consider doing both?

Name:Re: Chengdu Panda Travel Guide

Chengdu Panda Breeding Base has all the pandas & babies to see and close to Chengdu. If going to Bifengxia in Ya'an city, there is a bit of travel involved. owns more than 70 pandas and is the place with biggest number of pandas in China. So it all depends how much time you have in Chengdu.