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Where to see Pandas in Chengdu?

Where to see Pandas in Chengdu?


Chengdu Panda Base
Dujiangyan Panda Base
Ya’an Bifengxia Panda Base
Wolong Panda Base

Which panda base should I go?

Chengdu Panda Base is the closest to the city of Chengdu and also the biggest in terms of number of pandas but also the busiest one. Dujiangyan Panda Base has panda volunteer work available and if you want to cuddle a panda and have photos taken, you can also go to Dujiangyan Panda Base. Please read details here of all panda bases in and around Chengdu.

Best Time to visit

Every day is a good day to see the lovely pandas. However in a day, you are recommended to visit the pandas in the morning before there is crowd and also because the pandas are more active and will be playing or eating outside.

Pandas for photographers

Despite the expectation that pandas are wilder in Ya’an Bifengxia and Wolong Panda Base due to their locations are closer to the actual panda habitats, the fact is if you are a photographer, the best panda base to go shoot photos of the pandas is the Chengdu Panda Base. It is because the trees are bigger and leafier given that it is almost impossible to see a panda in the wild in a short time of visit in Chengdu. Chengdu Panda Base is the best place to take photos of pandas as a photographer. The other reason to choose this panda base is because the number of pandas is bigger than that in Bifengxia Panda Base, you will have much more opportunities to take photos unlike the one in Ya’an, you normally don’t have good spots. 
For professional photo/video people, if you want to carry your heavy filming gears to China, please read the detailed requirements on the filming gears by Chinese Costume. Some filming gears are strictly monitored in China.

Panda volunteer work

Panda Volunteer work is available at Dujiangyan Panda Base, Wolong Panda Base and sometimes at Bifengxia Panda Base. Panda Volunteer work gives you opportunities to interact and get fairly close to the pandas. Please read details here.

Where to hug a panda

You can hug a panda at Dujiangyan Panda Base, Wolong Panda Base and sometimes at Bifengxia Panda Base. Chengdu Tour Guide can make reservations for such activity for travelers.

To see Pandas in the Wild

It is not impossible to see a panda in the wild. However you will need to plan a minimum of 10 days’ time to do this and to walk in wet and muddy environment for days. And it is not ganrauteed that you will definitely see a panda in the wild. 


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