I’m really sorry, I have read other people’s reviews and they all say what a wonderful place this is. unfortunately, it really is not going to be the best place to visit. yes you can see red pandas sleeping in the tall trees looking rather bored. (I could see 5 total) and yes you can see 4 or 5 pandas in enclosures looking equally non plussed with their lives at the base. If you are lucky, you can catch a panda scratching his backside on a tree or eating a cigar of bamboo leaves but apart from that there’s nothing else. You spend your time following others on long winding inclined tarmac roads getting lost/ not knowing where you are and having no plan as to where to go next despite the numerous maps around the place. there was a shed/ building which housed 2 newly born pandas in blankets sleeping but after queuing in a long queue of sweaty bodies, you eventually get to the window to see them. but as you get there, the security guards are screaming at you to get a bloody move on as if the place had caught fire!. the cafes and eateries are useless and if you are lucky, you can find the staff momentarily not playing with their phones to ask for a cup of tea! I enjoyed the place but a panda extravaganza it is not. You will see more action in zoos with pandas. I guess I was expecting boffins in white coats and test tubes with their arms in places the pandas wouldn’t want! but there is none of his and little interesting science to the experience. such a disappointing time. on the plus side, although there were many people there, it didn’t feel too crowded and the toilets were first class clean with toilet paper!! The toilets are electronically computerised and you will not have a clue how to use them but they are spotless. The rose garden didn’t have any roses and equally, swan lake was swan-less! Despite this, you will go to see this attraction as everyone does and hopefully you will enjoy s pleasant few hours without high expectations.
This was a great experience for our family. Highly recommended that you go early because the pandas are not active later in the day. Take the metro to Panda Ave and then a shuttle bus. You will only need a half day. Limited food options available for snacks, so don't plan on a full meal in the park.
lovely place to see pandas, from adult panda to young pandas. unfortunately we were not able to see baby pandas as they had covered the windows to the nurseries. had a guide with us to explain each panda and some other interesting facts about the pandas. learnt alot after this visit! spent about a good 3hrs here.
Located in Chengdu and within easy reach od the metro, Chengdu Panda research base is by far the best of the bunch. ¥59 entry fee gives you the opportunity to see these amazing creatures up close. there are also a lot of shops to grab souvenirs as well as a bite to eat and something to drink.