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Chengdu Giant Panda Base

The Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, commonly known as Chengdu Giant Panda Base, is located in the northern suburb of Chengdu on Futou Hill, 10 km from downtown Chengdu, and can be reached by the Panda Road.

The Chengdu Giant Panda Base is an example of a scientific institute engaged in ex situ research towards in situ conservation for giant pandas. The giant panda population, serve as a hedge against extinction of the species, are nature's gift to Chengdu, Sichuan, even China. Zoos, scientific research centers, breeding centers, or semi-protected areas work together to maintain a self-sustaining ex situ population of the given species.

Chengdu Giant Panda Base, Sichuan Tours

Chengdu Giant Panda Base, Sichuan ToursChengdu Giant Panda Base, Sichuan Tours

This base was established in 1987 and started a research with 6 six wild giant pandas. The base not only to provide technical support for scientific research on wild pandas, but also to increase the wild population through improved management and ultimately reintroduction of individuals into areas from which the in situ populations have declined. By 2008, the number of pandas bred in the area was up to 83. The research has achived a outstanding achievements.

This base was established in 1987 and started a research with 6 six wild giant pandas. The base not only to provide technical support for scientific research on wild pandas, but also to increase the wild population through improved management and ultimately reintroduction of individuals into areas from which the in situ populations have declined. By 2008, the number of pandas bred in the area was up to 83. The research has achived a outstanding achievements.Few people do not know about the Giant Panda. Their symbolic black and white fur-colour distinguishes them well from any other animals. Giant Panda has an endangered population (about one thousand left in the wild) among well-known animal species in the world. The rare animal is endemic to China. The base area is an outdoor breeding evironment for pandas of all ages. There many types of bamboo, trees, and flowers thrive and the human-made structures have been designed to blend well with the natural scenery. Besides species of giant pandas, several endangered species of birds like black-necked cranes, white cranes also make their home and reproduce well at the base.

The giant panda, a symbol of world biodiversity conservation, peace and friendship, is beloved by many people around the world. Giant pandas at the Chengdu Research Base live in large naturalistic habitats, which help the visitor to understand how these animals live in the wild . It is an excellent recreational area and a highlight of any visit to Chengdu.

Travel Tips

1.The base is 10 km (30minutes) to Chengdu downtown. First take city bus (No. 1, 45, 63, 69, 70, 71 and 80) to Qinglongchang Bus Station, then change minibus from Qinglongchang to Longtansi.
2. In the base, you can purchase all kinds of the panda souvenirs and mail the handicrafts back home.
3. You can adopt the giant panda or make the donation to the research programs. Here if you make the certain donation to the panda, you can have your picture taken with the panda.

Tour Packages to the Chengdu Giant Panda Base

8-Day Grand Sichuan Tour

8-Day Essential Sichuan Tour

5-Day Sichuan Highlights Tour

Questions & Comments

  • Ripple on March 23, 2011, 2:21 pm

    You can buy ticket at the entrance gate of the base or join our Chengdu 2-3 day tour to get the cheap ticket.

  • Catherine on March 23, 2011, 10:17 am

    May I know, is there any entrance ticket to go into Panda Breeding & Research Base? thank you

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