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Chengdu Research Base for Giant Panda Breeding


Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, or simply Chengdu Panda Base, is a non-profit research and breeding facility for giant pandas and other rare animals. It is located in Chengdu, Sichuan, China.

Chengdu Panda Base was founded in 1987. It started with 6 giant pandas that were rescued from the wild. By 2008, it had 124 panda births, and the captive panda population has grown to 83.

Its stated goal is to "be a world-class research facility, conservation education center, and international educational tourism destination."

Honored as one of the “Global Top 500” environmental conservation entities by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and named as a National Science Education Base, a National Science and Technology Education Base for Teenagers and an Advanced Institution of Science Education and Ecological Conservation at Chengdu Municipal Level and Sichuan Provincial Level, Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding is a world advanced nature conservation and education institution. It is committed to conservation education as well as giant panda breeding, using the support of its strong of science education expertise and human resources to play a significant role in spreading awareness about biodiversity conservation, represented by the endangered species of the giant panda.

The base was founded in 1987 when six giant pandas were rescued from the wild. In 2012 its captive population increased to 108. The genetic diversity of the population is sustained by the exchange of preserved genetic material with other facilities. The base has not taken any giant panda from the wild for more than 20 years, signaling a consistent commitment to conserving the population of the endangered species.

Educational Tourism
Despite limited resources, in recent years, the Chengdu Panda Base staff has continued to improve its infrastructure to provide a high international standard for tourist facilities, services and experience.. As a result of introducing educational tourism concepts outstanding achievements have been made, such as being named as one of the top two tourism resorts alongside Jiuzhaigou by the World Tourism Organization, honored as a National AAAA Tourist Attraction by National Tourism Administration in 2006, and attracting a substantial number of tourists from China and abroad. 

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Opening hours: 07:30am—18:00pm, all year round

Admission Fee: CNY 58 per person;

Booking hotline: +86-028-83510119

Bus Routes
From Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport to Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding

Take bus 303 from Shuangliu International Airport to Sichuan Stadium Bus Stop, transfer to bus 99 to Zoo Bus Stop, and then transfer to bus 87 or 198 to Panda Base Bus Stop. The trip, covering 37 kilometers, will take approximately 2 hours and 20 minutes.

From Chengdu North Railway Station to Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding

Take bus 9 to Zoo Bus Stop, and then transfer to bus 87 or 198 to Panda Base Bus Stop. The trip, covering 11 kilometers, will take one hour.

From Chengdu urban district to Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding

You can take a bus downtown to Zoo Bus Stop, and then transfer to bus 87 or 198 to Panda Base Bus Stop. The trip will take an estimated 1 hour and 30 minutes.

Chengdu Metro
Currently only Line 1 and Line 2 of Chengdu Metro are available

Line 1 and Line 2 of Chengdu Metro charge fare with a starting rate of 2RMB for 6 sections and for a distance of more than six sections, the passengers are charged in descending order by distance, that is 3RMB for no more than ten sections, 4RMB for no more than sixteen sections and 5RMB for no more than twenty-four sections.

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