Dujiangyan Panda Base

Dujiangyan Panda Base, also known as China Conservation and Research Center for Giant Panda Dujiangyan Base, the only giant panda care, disease prevention and control institute in the world, is situated in Mt. Qingcheng Town, about 56 km (34 miles) northwest of Chengdu and 18 km (11 miles) from downtown Dujiangyan. Giant panda, Chinese national treasure, is one of the rarest animal species in the world. They total 1,864 in China with 74 percent in Sichuan Province, while Dujiangyan Panda Base owns 170.

Panda Keeper Program in Dujiangyan BaseBase land covers 506,666 square meters (605,968 square yards), and it subdivides into 6 zones including: rescuing and quarantining area, disease prevention and control research area, recovering and training area, reception and education area, vegetation area, and service area. Dujiangyan Panda Base offers plentiful supply of bamboos as staple food for this treatured animal. Tourists can follow the cute animals activities with cameras, electronic devices and other means.

Panda Keeper's Program

Dujiangyan Panda Base offers a special program allowing visitors to administer to these lovely animals in person as volunteers. Visitors interested in this program can make an advance reservation, and come close to the lovely animals.

Special work garments will be distributed to volunteers. The first chore is cleaning the animal cages, and followed by food preparation. Volunteers need to slice bamboos into smaller pieces for easier ingestion. In fact, an adult one consumes about 40kg (88 pounds) fresh bamboo shoots a day, 14kg (about 31 pounds) bamboo stalks, or 20kg (about 44 pounds) bamboo leaves. Be sure to feed them enough! Besides, snacks should be prepared including apples, carrots or steamed buns etc.

Visitors who are interested in this program can send emails to pandaeducatecenter@163.com to make a reservation. Each applicant needs to pay around CNY 700 per day. If they have any question, they can contact the base at +86-28-69290315.

See tour offered by TravelChinaGuide:  2-Day Chengdu Panda Keeper Program Tour from $329


Famous Panda Stars

Dujiangyan Panda BaseYou can also see some well-known pandas who have returned to China after traveling abroad including: Yunzi, Huamei, Meisheng, Taishan, Sulin, Zhenzhen, Fulong, Fuhu, and Linbing. They were born outside China, but have returned to China and now live in the Dujiangyan Panda Base.

You can also visit the Panda Museum in the Dujiangyan Panda Base to know more about the lovely animals, such as their origin, habitat and habits. Tourists are suggested to go there in summer, when they can have a better chance to see the newly-born cubs in the nursery. The tiny, rosy and lovely cubs would be an unforgettable memory lasting lifelong.

How to get to Dujiangyan Panda Base from Chengdu:

1. Take Intercity High Speed Train in Chengdu Railway Station and get off at Mt. Qingcheng Railway Station. Then take bus line 102 to Xiongmao Jikong Zhongxin and you will see the base.
2. Take a bus from North City Bus Station, Airport Bus Station, or Xinnanmen Bus Station to Dujiangyan. Then, take bus line 102 to Xiongmao Jikong Zhongxin and walk to the base.

Entrance Fee CNY 58;
CNY 29 for children between 1.3 - 1.5 meters (4.3 - 4.9 feet);
Free for children under 1.3m.
Opening Hours 08:30 – 17:00
Further Reading:
 Dujiangyan Panda Valley: Located in the Baima Village, 19 km (11 miles) away from the above base in Dujiangyan. It allows visitors to join the volunteer program (CNY 800 to 900).

 Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding: just 10 km (6 miles) away from downtown Chengdu.

 Wolong National Nature Reserve: the largest panda reserve in China, 130km (80 miles) from Chengdu.

 Ya'an Bifengxia Base of China Conservation and Research Center of Giant Panda: 150 km (93 miles) southwest of Chengdu.

Read more information about Chinese Giant Panda:
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- Last modified on Dec. 03, 2018 -
Questions & Answers on Dujiangyan Panda Base
Asked by Rieng | Dec. 03, 2018 15:44Reply
Can I leave luggage at Dujiangyan panda base's ticket office?
1. We must carry luggage to panda base. Can we ask officer to leave them at ticket office or tourist center or somewhere? After we finish touring we will take them back to CD.
2. If we do not take hi-speed train back to CD. Can we take public bus about 5.00-6.00 pm? and which terminal bus stop at Chengdu?
Thanks again
Answers (1)
Answered by Darnell from USA | Dec. 03, 2018 17:23

1.Yes, there is the left-luggage room in the tourist center.
2. The bus from Dujiangyan to Chengdu will stop at Chadianzi Bus Station. And the bus is available before 19:00.
Asked by Rieng | Nov. 20, 2018 20:10Reply
Visit Chengdu Dujiangyan panda base
I plan to take public bus from Heishui return to CD. Does the bus stop at Dujiangyan bus terminal? or where can we get off from bus and how to go to panda base? or other information?
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Answered by Myron from AUSTRALIA | Nov. 22, 2018 17:16

Yes, the bus from Heishui to CD will pass Dujiangyan bus terminal. And you can get off at the bus terminal and take a taxi to panda base. The taxi cost is about CNY20 - 25.
Asked by Tina from USA | Jul. 02, 2018 01:47Reply
dujiangyan panda base open on December 26,27, 28 for holding the panda?
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Answered by Amy from SINGAPORE | Jul. 02, 2018 03:11

Sorry to tell you it’s not available.
Asked by Monique from CANADA | May. 04, 2018 19:55Reply
Can we just visit to see the pandas in Chengdu Dujiangyan Panda Base?
I would like to see the pandas but not interested in holding them or taking photo. Just to observe them and pay fee for centre entrance. Or is it only for people with reservations to hold pandas & take photos, volunteer?
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Answered by Cora from USA | May. 07, 2018 20:43

No, this place is not only for people with reservations to hold and take photos. You can visit there as a tourist, just observe them.
Have a good time!
Asked by Lindsey from USA | Jan. 10, 2017 22:17Reply
Is the panda base open every day? Is the Keeper's Program available every day or only certain days?
Answers (1)
Answered by Audrey from MEXICO | Jan. 12, 2017 01:27

I heard the base is open every day. As for the Keeper's Program, it is suggested you consult by sending an e-mail to pandaeducatecenter163.com.
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