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Which Panda Base to go in Chengdu

There are more than one panda bases in Chengdu where visitors can see pandas. When you plan your trip to Chengdu to see the pandas, it is better to also plan on which panda base to visit. Listed below is the most detailed travel information of all the panda bases in and around Chengdu. You will find useful travel information of each panda base and decide which panda base is the best one for you!
How many panda bases are there?

 

There are in total 5 panda bases in and around Chengdu. They are: 
Chengdu Panda Base (Chengdu Giant Panda Research and Breeding Center)
Dujiangyan Panda Base, also known as Dujiangyan Panda Park (China Conservation and Research Center for the Giant Panda Dujiangyan Base/CCRCGP)
Ya’an Bifengxia Panda Base (China Conservation and Research Center for the Giant Panda Bifengxia Base)
Wolong Panda Base (China Conservation and Research Center for the Giant Panda Wolong Base)
Dujiangyan Panda Valley

Which Panda Base should I go? How to choose?

Bases                                  Admission    Time-Visit    Time-Getting there    Available Activities    Number of Pandas    Park Size    Easy Public Transport
Chengdu Panda Base      55 Yuan        2-5 hours     0.5 hour/15km               Visit                                        90+                 67 hectares                Yes                  
Dujiangyan Panda Base   55 Yuan        1-2 hours     1.5hour/70km       Visit/Volunteer                             30+                 50 hectares                 No                   
Bifengxia Panda Base      100 Yuan       2 hou
rs        2.5hours/160km    Visit/Volunteer                            30+                400 hectares               No                  
Wolong Panda Base         90 Yuan       1-2 hours     2hours/110km        Visit/Volunteer.                           50+                 52 hectares                  No                  
Dujiangyan Panda Valley 55 Yuan         1 hour         2hour/85km                    Visit                                       10+                 65 hectares                  No                   

 

Normally if you want to see a lot of pandas, the one in Chengdu is the best one. It is called Chengdu Panda Base and it has the most pandas in number of all these panda bases. It is close to the city of Chengdu with only 15km. But an issue is it is usually with a lot of visitors. (but now every panda base has a lot of visitors) 
If you have limited time, Chengdu Panda Base is your best choice. If you wish to see pandas in a more quiet and wild environment, you can consider either Bifengxia Panda Base, but this one quite far away from the city of Chengdu. If you wish to visit go there, you will need a minimum of 1 day’s time.

If you want to do panda volunteer work. You can choose from either one of Dujiangyan Panda Base, Wolong Panda Base or Bifengxia Panda Base. However, we recommend the Dujiangyan Panda Base for volunteers as they have the best English-speaking workers and a more friendly and standard approach to volunteers aside from that Dujiangyan Panda Base is closer to the city of Chengdu than the other two panda bases. The two other panda Bases Wolong and Bifengxia are now difficult to arrange panda volunteer work.

Although when you look at the map, Bifengxia Panda Base is one the way to other further and beautiful places in western Sichuan such as Kangding and Yading, so you can also combine this panda base with your other travel plans in Sichuan to save time. And it is the same as the one in Wolong as it is on the way to Mount Siguniang.

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