The Giant Panda Breeding Research Base in northern Chengdu, located in Futou Mountain 10 km from downtown, is connected with the urban area via Panda Avenue. It has become a key center in China where ex-situ protection is afforded pandas and other endangered wildlife. The Panda Museum has a wealth of precious exhibits and is an ideal place to get to know pandas and to appreciate the joys of nature. As well as the giant pandas, there are lesser pandas, black-necked cranes, white storks, white swans, black swans, wild geese, mandarin ducks, peacocks and other magnificent creatures, all living in their natural habitats.
Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding simulates the ecological field environment of giant panda by using landscape technique and builds an ecological environment suitable for living and breeding of giant panda and several rare wild animals. There are over 20 giant pandas and many rare animals of red panda, black-necked crane and white crane throughout the year. The Base is provided with infrastructures of Scientific Research Building, Open Research Lab, Veterinary Hospital, Animal House and Giant Panda Playground, Swan Lake, Giant Panda Museum and Comprehensive Service Department, integrates the charming natural scenery and beautiful artificial landscape into a whole, and forms an ecological environment suitable for habiting and breeding of giant panda and several rare animals. It is designed to protect the giant panda, enlarge their population and finally release them to the nature.
It is best to arrive early in the morning because pandas are semi-nocturnal and sleep during the middle of the day.
Panda Story Cinema
The growth of giant panda is full of secret; we can get some knowledge on their life through a wonderful growth documentary in Panda Story Cinema. We can appreciate many valuable scenes on birth, growth and procreation of giant panda.
Giant Panda Sunshine Nursery
Giant Panda Sunshine Nursery is located in Core Giant Panda Breeding Area and the place where the expectant, newly born and juvenile giant pandas live in; it is called the kindergarten of giant panda.
Giant Panda Moon Nursery
Giant Panda Moon Nursery is located in the deep of Core Giant Panda Breeding Area, as Giant Panda Sunshine Nursery, it is mainly used for taking care of newly born and juvenile giant pandas.
Swan Lake is located in north part of Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breedingand close to Rose Garden, which covers 10,000 sq.m; it is wild and beautiful. The water is sparkling with black and white swans, wild ducks and five color fancy carps living in it.
Giant Panda Museum
Giant Panda Museum built in 1992 is the earliest museum for giant pandas, the rare treasure and is located in the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding. Giant Panda Hall, Butterfly Hall and Vertebrate Hall, totally covering about 4,000 sq. m, are set in the museum.
Bus numbers 107 and 532 shuttle between Chengdu Zhaojue Temple and the Research Base.
You should arrive early in the morning because pandas are semi-nocturnal and sleep in the middle of the day.
Opening Hours: 08:00-17:30