As a famous sightseeing destination and a window to the wild, we improved our service facilities for tourists. Our efforts have made the Panda Base attractive to foreign and domestic audiences. We will fully use the resource of our endangered animals to strengthen conservation education to the public, and develop the Panda Base to be a unique educational tourism destination.
Panda Research Base (By taxi it is about ¥30 from downtown Chengdu. By bus you catch a northbound bus 1 (¥1 or ¥2 depending on type of bus) and stay with it until the local bus-terminal (Zhaojuesi), leave the local bus-terminal through the exit leading to the long distance-terminal (LDT) but do not enter the latter, instead wait for the suburban public bus 532 or 107 to come by and stop at the left corner of the LDT. Alternatively, you can go in the local bus-terminal and take bus 198, which begins inside the local bus-terminal, for another ¥1 it will take you to the center within 20 minutes, get off when you see a big white panda statue in the middle of the street), £¨86£© 28 83510033, This is the biggest facility of this kind in the world. Due to habitat destruction and other reasons, the giant panda is maybe the most famous endangered animal. It is home to some 60 giant pandas, but also has some red pandas and a colony of black-necked cranes. Views of the pandas from much closer than is possible at many Western zoos. Also a small museum and a cinema screening related documentaries. A restaurant and souvenir-stalls top off the tourist installations. The best time to visit is in the morning, when pandas are most active. It is possible to take your picture while holding a red panda for ¥50; occasionally during the morning you can take a picture alongside a giant panda for a fee of ¥1100. Knowledgeable English-speaking tour guides can be hired at the office by the base entrance. The cost for a guide for a small group is ¥100. Entrance is ¥60.