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Dujiangyan Panda Base

Dujiangyan Panda Base offers volunteer programs that give visitors an opportunity to get closer contact with the cute giant pandas and understand their panda wilderness training program. During the program, participants work with Chinese panda staff to take care of the pandas.

China Conservation and Research Centre for the Giant Panda (CCRCGP), Dujiangyan Panda Base is a brand new giant panda breeding base in Chengdu.

About Dujiangyan Panda Base Facts

Dujiangyan Panda Base

Dujiangyan Panda Base has the right climate and nature environment for giant panda. It is also the only panda base providing Panda Volunteer Program to the public at present in China. Great chance to see cute pandas.

Type: Nature & Wildlife Areas, Hiking Trails, Points of Interest & Landmarks, Sights & Landmarks, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks

Best Time: All year round

Recommended Visiting Hours: 1 day

Open Hours: 8:00 ~ 17:00

Tickets: ¥58/person

Address: Shiqiao Village, Qingcheng Town, Dujiangyan City, China

Overview of Dujiangyan Panda Base

Dujiangyan Panda Base Tourist Map
Dujiangyan Base of China Conservation and Research Centre for the Giant Panda (CCRCGP) is a professional organization committed to the rescue and disease control researches of giant pandas nationwide. The base is located in Shiqiao Village, Qingchengshan City of Dujiangyan Prefecture, about 18 km or 1 hour’s drive from Dujiangyan city area. It was built with the help of the Hong Kong SAR Government, taking up an area of 760 mu (hectares) next to Mt Qingcheng, China’s sacred Taoist mountain. The base is built in typical folk house style of West Sichuan, with lush bamboo forests, manicured lawn and winding paths, offering a refreshing environment. The whole base is divided into 6 function areas: rescue and quarantine area, disease control and research area, rehabilitation and training area, public reception and education area, natural vegetation area, and office and logistics area.
It is worth mentioning that Dujiangyan Base possesses suitable climate and natural environment for giant pandas – it was designed and built on national green standards, with favorable location next to giant panda world heritage habitat, providing abundant supply of edible bamboo for giant pandas. At present, the first batch of 10 giant pandas rescued from wilderness has come to stay at the base, and hopefully it will have a capacity for the rescue and rehabilitation of 40 giant pandas. Wolong Research Base indicates that Wolong has a captive population of 170 giant pandas distributed in over 20 cities nationwide and across the world. Dujiangyan Base is the first research base in China focusing on the rescue and disease control research for one single species – giant pandas.

Giant Panda Volunteer Program

Dujiangyan Panda
Joining in the Panda Volunteer Program is the most highlight to do in Dujiangyan Panda Base. Here you can not only have a close look at pandas, but also learn some rescue skills and scientific knowledge about pandas.

During the classic one-day volunteer program, the activities include honorary keepers, science quest, love feeding, panda nutritionist, panda movie, panda class and panda fun trip.

● Honorable Keeper: clean up bamboos, pick up droppings, wash the enclosures, observe and understand the panda’s status and living conditions, etc. It takes about 2 hours.

● Science Quest: explore the panda rescue exhibition hall to know about stories associated with panda rescues. It takes about 30 minutes.

● Love Feeding: personally deliver to the pandas, their delicious “Cake” and fruits. Understand panda’s feeding habits. It takes about 30 minutes.

● Panda Cinema: watch a documentary that allows scientific facts about pandas, to understand how humans protect them, and how we may live in harmony with them.

Dujiangyan Panda

● Panda Nutritionist: prepare food for the pandas and also experience the fun of making the “Panda’s Cake”. It takes about 45 minutes.

● Panda Class: inviting our experienced panda experts to share their scientific knowledge. It takes about 45 minutes.

● Love Garden: Plant bamboos and trees, as well as set up nametags. It takes about 45 minutes.

● Fun Trip: after a day’s observing, studying, let panda husbandry learners be quizzed with questions regarding facts about pandas. It takes about 30 minutes.

After the panda volunteer activities, participants will receive an official certificate from CCRCGP that proves your love for giant pandas, as well as souvenirs, like a panda badge, a panda T-shirt or a panda club magazine.

Tips: Since July to Auguest is the super peak season for doing a panda volunteer program, if you want to enjoy the activity during those months, it is highly advised to book in advance at least 2 months.

The One-Day Dujiangyan Panda Keeper Program

7:00am: Our guide and driver pick you up from your hotel in Chengdu.
8:30am–11:30am: Begin your tour: cleaning panda enclosures, feeding the pandas, and making panda cakes.
11:30am–2:00pm: Lunch and then watch a panda movie.
2:00pm–3:30pm: Continue the program in the afternoon.
3:30pm–4:00pm: The panda keeper program finishes. Transfer back to your hotel in Chengdu.
5:30 pm: Arrive at your hotel in Chengdu.

More Activities of Dujiangyan

In Dujiangyan Panda Base, it is possible to see well-known pandas returned to China from overseas, such as Tai Shan who returned from the Smithsonian’s National Zoo in Washington, D.C., and red pandas.

You can also visit the Giant Panda Museum in the base to learn more about the cuddly pandas, from their origins and habitat to their habits.

If you have time, the Dujiangyan Irrigation System and Mount Qingcheng are not too far from the base. Both are UNESCO World Heritage sites.

How to Get to Dujiangyan Panda Base from Chengdu

By car (recommended): Located about 67 kilometers (42 miles) away, it takes about 1½ hours to get to the base by car.

By train: Take a high-speed train at Chengdu Railway Station and get off at Qingchengshan Railway Station. Then take bus 102 to Xiongmao Jikong Zhongxin and walk for 5 minutes to reach the base.

By bus: Take a bus from North City Bus Station, Airport Bus Station, or Xinnanmen Bus Station to Dujiangyan Bus Station. Then take bus 102 to Xiongmao Jikong Zhongxin and walk to the base.

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