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Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding Tours and Activities

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Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding
Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding is considered a Chinese national treasure. Opened in 1987 to care for rescued wild pandas, the 165-acre (67-hectare), open-air sanctuary is now one of southern China’s most popular destinations due to its focus on breeding, conservation, and introducing new pandas into wild populations.

The Basics
As one of the world’s most successful giant panda breeding centers—credited with more than 100 panda births—Chengdu Research Base provides visitors the opportunity to observe and learn about this threatened species. Inside, you can walk through the forested landscape; watch as giant pandas play, nap, and munch native bamboo; visit the panda nursery, subadult enclosure, and adult compound; and watch informational videos on panda behavior and the challenges of working with and breeding captive pandas. 

Many full-day sightseeing tours of Chengdu include a visit to the breeding center, while some combo tours also visit popular Sichuan Province attractions such as the Leshan Grand Buddha or Jinsha Site Museum. For a personalized experience, opt for a private tour. 

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The breeding center is a must-see for families with kids and animal lovers.
  • Photography is allowed within the compound, but flash is prohibited.
  • It takes about three hours to walk the entire campus, so remember to wear comfortable shoes.
  • Steep inclines and other obstacles may be difficult to navigate for wheelchair users.

How to Get There
The research base is located roughly 17 miles (27 kilometers) outside Chengdu’s city center. As such, the easiest way to visit is by taxi or through an organized tour. It’s also possible to take buses 87 or 198 from downtown Chengdu to the Panda Base bus stop. 

When to Get There
The base is open year-round and is most crowded on weekends and Chinese national holidays. Opt for an early morning visit to avoid crowds. Most pandas are born in summer; for a chance to see baby pandas, visit in July or August. 

Other Animals at the Chengdu Panda Base
Giant pandas aren’t the only wild animal residents of the panda base. You can also observe red pandas, lesser pandas, golden monkeys, black-necked cranes, black swans, and other rare animals in enclosures that mimic their natural habitats.
Address: 1375 Xiongmao Avenue, Chengdu, Southwest China, China
Hours: Daily 7:30am-6pm
Admission: RMB 58
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Chengdu Giant Panda Breeding Research Base Admission Ticket

Chengdu Giant Panda Breeding Research Base Admission Ticket

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Visit Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, a unique and ecologically sensitive research center focused on conservation. Observe giant pandas (and other rare and endangered native animals) in “Panda Valley,” which features brooks, wild bamboo forests, woods, man-made dens, rocks, plant pits, caves and other features that emulate the pandas’ natural environment.
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  • 1 to 3 hours
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$10.84
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Chengdu Panda Base and Leshan Giant Buddha

Chengdu Panda Base and Leshan Giant Buddha

The combo trip of both Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding and Leshan Giant Buddha are the most popular day trip in Chengdu,especially for the first-timers. Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, was founded in 1987, started with 6 giant pandas that were rescued from the wild. By 2017, it had 146 pandas in total.It is a nice park fitting for people in all ages. I will show you the giant pandas' nursery, climb up the hill to see red pandas, and watch a short film in the cinema. The Leshan Giant Buddha was built during the Tang Dynasty (618-907AD). It is carved out of a cliff located at the confluence of three rivers. It is the largest stone Buddha in the world and it is by far the tallest pre-modern statue in the world.
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  • 10 hours
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$133.34
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Private Half-Day Chengdu Panda Breeding Center Tour with Optional Volunteer

Private Half-Day Chengdu Panda Breeding Center Tour with Optional Volunteer

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Spend a morning with some of China’s most famous residents at the Dujiangyan Giant Panda Center or the Chengdu Panda Breeding Center from Chengdu. Led by a professional panda keeper, meander through the facilities and observe the pandas while you learn about their breeding and life stages. Also, you'll have the opportunity to visit the Red Panda area to learn more about this quiet yet territorial mammal.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$87.00
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$87.00
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Giant Panda-Leshan Buddha Day tour

Giant Panda-Leshan Buddha Day tour

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This day tour covers the most popular attractions nearby Chengdu, Giant Panda and Giant Buddha. In the morning we will visit the cute pandas and then in the afternoon we will see the UNESCO world heritage site, Leshan Giant Buddha.
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  • 10 to 12 hours
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$97.44
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Panda tour Leshan Buddha Mt Qingcheng Emei Duijngyan Sichuan Kham Tibetan tour

Panda tour Leshan Buddha Mt Qingcheng Emei Duijngyan Sichuan Kham Tibetan tour

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Chengdu’s most famous residents aren’t human, they’re pandas. With this private tour, enjoy a customized day interacting with these black and white bears at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding. Design your own experience with options to help a panda keeper in their daily tasks, snap photos of the pandas under staff supervision, or simply observe red and giant pandas in their enclosures.
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  • 8 hours
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$90.00
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$90.00
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Day Tour: Chengdu Panda Breeding Base and Leshan Giant Buddha

Day Tour: Chengdu Panda Breeding Base and Leshan Giant Buddha

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Combine visits to Chengdu Tianfu Square, the Leshan Giant Buddha, and the Chengdu Panda Breeding Base in one full-day tour from Chengdu. Pickup and drop-off at select Chengdu hotels included.
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  • 1 day
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$101.73
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$101.73
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Chengdu Private Sightseeing Tour with Panda Breeding Center Visit

Chengdu Private Sightseeing Tour with Panda Breeding Center Visit

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Discover the cultural and historical highlights of Chengdu on an enriching full-day tour of the spectacular city. On this private tour, venture to the Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding to spend several hours observing adorable pandas, and then absorb the sacred ambience of the Zen Buddhist monastery during a leisurely lunch. Sip refreshing tea at a traditional teahouse in the picturesque park, and then meander through the narrow alleys of Kuan and Zhai Lane for dinner. Upgrade to immerse yourself in the melodious magic of the Sichuan opera.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$147.00
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$147.00
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All Inclusive Private Day Trip to Chengdu Giant Panda Base and Leshan Giant Buddha Trip by High-Speed Train

All Inclusive Private Day Trip to Chengdu Giant Panda Base and Leshan Giant Buddha Trip by High-Speed Train

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Combine a trip to the Chengdu Giant Panda Base with a visit to the Leshan Giant Buddha on this full-day private tour from Chengdu. With a private guide, travel via high-speed rail and private transfer. Entrance fees and lunch are included.
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  • 8 hours
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$269.00
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$269.00
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Private Tour of Chengdu Panda Center and Leshan Giant Buddha

Private Tour of Chengdu Panda Center and Leshan Giant Buddha

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Spend the day visiting two of the Chengdu area’s top locations on this full-day private tour. First, head to the Giant Panda breeding center for a closer look at these gentle giants. See them playing, take photos, and learn more about the conservation efforts from China. Then, head to the UNESCO-listed Leshan Giant Buddha to admire the tranquility of the area and enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$256.42
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$256.42
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Private Day Tour: Chengdu Panda Base and Leshan Grand Buddha

Private Day Tour: Chengdu Panda Base and Leshan Grand Buddha

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Keep your camera to hand as you visit two of Chengdu’s most photo-worthy sites on this full-day tour – the UNESCO-listed Grand Buddha in Leshan and the Chengdu Panda Base.  Start your day getting close to China’s adorable native pandas, with the chance to spot Giant Pandas, Red Pandas and baby pandas. After lunch at a local restaurant (included), make the most of your private guide as you explore the Great Buddha temple and stand in awe before the world’s largest stone Buddha.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
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$240.00
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$240.00
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Chengdu Panda Leshan Buddha and Mount Emeishan 2 Days Tour

Chengdu Panda Leshan Buddha and Mount Emeishan 2 Days Tour

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This is the perfect tour to discover the top attractions in and around Chengdu. You’ll save hours researching your trip and planning transport by having a full itinerary organized for you. Visit Chengdu Panda Research Base, Leshan Buddha, Mount Emei, Huazang Temple, Wannian Temple, and more on one tour. Conveniently, entrance tickets, accommodation, and transfers are all included.
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  • 2 days
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$210.00
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Private Day Tour: Chengdu Panda and Leshan Buddha

Private Day Tour: Chengdu Panda and Leshan Buddha

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Get up close to Chinese wildlife and ancient culture on a full-day tour from Chengdu. You have the option to take a private tour or join up with a group. Regardless, you relax in comfortable round trip transportation from your hotel.  Entrance is included to both the Leshan Grand Buddha and Chengdu Panda Base, where you also enjoy engaging tours with your guide.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$95.00
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$95.00
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Full Day Panda and Leshan Giant Buddha Group Tour

Full Day Panda and Leshan Giant Buddha Group Tour

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See China’s beloved Giant Pandas up close and the Leshan Giant Buddha on one convenient combo tour. After a time-saving pickup at your hotel, travel by private vehicle with your English-speaking guide to Chengdu’s top panda research facility. Stroll down bamboo paths and watch as the animals nurse, play, and tumble. Then, head to Lingyun Mountain and see the massive Leshan Buddha carved into a cliff-side where three rivers merge.
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  • 8 hours
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$120.52
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1-Day Panda Breeding Center plus Chengdu City Tour

1-Day Panda Breeding Center plus Chengdu City Tour

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Gain an overview of the city of Chengdu on this guided tour of the city featuring its major historical and contemporary attractions. This tour is ideal for first-time visitors wanting to learn about the city’s ancient history and modern life from a knowledgeable and experienced guide, and includes a visit to the famous Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding.
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  • 8 hours
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$189.00
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$189.00
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Giant Panda and Buddha 1 day tour

Giant Panda and Buddha 1 day tour

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Check off Chengdu’s two star attractions in one day—a feat that’s not practical on public transport—on this convenient private door-to-door tour. Spend the morning at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, then drive to the 233-foot (71-meter) Leshan Giant Buddha, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, for a boat trip. Along the way, your private guide will enlighten you on topics from Buddhism to panda biology.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$173.34
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Chengdu Highlights Tour of Panda Base and Leshan Giant Buddha

Chengdu Highlights Tour of Panda Base and Leshan Giant Buddha

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Many of Chengdu’s popular attractions are on the outskirts of the city or deep in the Sichuan countryside. Instead of taking a chance on public transport or spending hours in a hot, crowded tour bus, enjoy a comfortable private transfer between two of the city’s highlights, the Dujiangyan Panda Base and the Leshan Giant Buddha, on this full-day tour. Start this tour at your hotel, drive direct from location to location, and return to Chengdu by early evening.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$187.18
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$187.18
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1-Day Chengdu Panda Base and Leshan Giant Buddha GROUP Tour

1-Day Chengdu Panda Base and Leshan Giant Buddha GROUP Tour

Visit two popular Chengdu attractions, the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding and the Leshan Giant Buddha, without the hassle of planning public transport or learning how to drive on local roads. On this small-group tour, watch giant pandas as they feed and play and marvel at the Giant Buddha, carved into the red limestone cliff centuries ago, without the noise and distractions of a large tour group.
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  • 8 hours
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$143.59
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$143.59
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Private Half-Day Chengdu Panda Base Tour

Private Half-Day Chengdu Panda Base Tour

Enjoy personalized attention and a flexible schedule during this 3.5-hour private tour of the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding. Learn about the conservation and rehabilitation efforts pioneered here and watch pandas in all stages of life going about their daily business. Admission to the museum, documentary screening, and round-trip private transportation from Chengdu hotels provided.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$133.85
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All Inclusive Chengdu Private Tour of Giant Panda and Buddha

All Inclusive Chengdu Private Tour of Giant Panda and Buddha

Experience several Chengdu top attractions in one day on this private day tour. It’ll be the ultimate stress-free experience with hotel pickup and drop-off included. Avoid waiting in line by having your entrance ticket to Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding included. After seeing the giant pandas, you’ll travel to a UNESCO-listed site—Leshan Giant Buddha and enjoy a local lunch.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$230.77
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$230.77
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Half-Day Tour at Chengdu Panda Breeding Research Base

Half-Day Tour at Chengdu Panda Breeding Research Base

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This is the perfect tour for animal lovers. Enjoy the ultimate stress-free day with round-trip transportation to Chengdu Panda Breeding Research Base included. The research base can be a popular attraction, but you won’t have to worry about waiting in long visitor lines as entrance tickets are included. Enjoy having plenty of time to leisurely walk around the bamboo garden where roughly 80-100 pandas live.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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$112.83
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$112.83
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Chengdu Private Tour with panda base,Leshan giant Buddha, and Lunch

Chengdu Private Tour with panda base,Leshan giant Buddha, and Lunch

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Hit all the highlights of Chengdu on this private full-day tour with a dedicated guide. Explore the Chengdu panda base, the Buddha tour by boat, savor a classic Chengdu lunch, and more. Chengdu panda base and Leshan giant Buddha admission, meal, and hotel pickup and drop-off included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$263.59
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$263.59
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4-Hour Giant Panda Experience Private Tour With Morning Departure

4-Hour Giant Panda Experience Private Tour With Morning Departure

Both adult and baby giant pandas are at their most active during feeding time in the morning. Beat the rush-hour traffic to the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, also known as Panda Base, with door-to-door private transfers and a private guide, and spend the morning getting to know this Chinese icon. An excellent choice with children.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$133.85
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$133.85
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Giant Panda and Leshan Buddha Day Trip from Chengdu

Giant Panda and Leshan Buddha Day Trip from Chengdu

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Enjoy a full-day guided tour from Chengdu that combines giant panda bears with the Leshan Buddha and Wuyou Temple. Get great photo ops of China’s furry ambassadors at the Giant Panda Breeding Research Base while watching the adorable pandas. Then savor a lunch that features Xiba tofu (bean curd), a regional specialty. Afterward, take a scenic drive to Leshan to see the Grand Buddha, the largest stone Buddha sculpture in the world. You also stop at Wuyou Temple and can choose an optional river cruise (own expense).
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  • 10 hours
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$238.98
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$238.98
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All Inclusive Private Tour:2-Day of Chengdu Discovery with Hotel Accomodation

All Inclusive Private Tour:2-Day of Chengdu Discovery with Hotel Accomodation

Save hours researching things to do in Chengdu by going on this comprehensive 2-day tour. You won’t have to worry about how to get between sites as hotel pickup, drop-off, and transfers are included. The tour takes you to a shortlist of Chengdu’s most loved attractions, including Leshan Giant Buddha, Chengdu Panda Base, and Huanglongxi Old Town. As well as seeing top landmarks, you’ll also try amazing food, as two Sichuan lunches and a hotpot dinner are included.
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  • 2 days
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$590.00
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$590.00
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Private Chengdu Impression Day Tour including Panda Base

Private Chengdu Impression Day Tour including Panda Base

Discover Chengdu comfortably and efficiently on a private 8-hour sightseeing trip. The tour is a great option for travelers short on time, who also want a leisurely experience.  All-inclusive transportation takes you from your hotel top the city’s top four attractions. The short but holistic itinerary includes guided visits at Jinli Ancient Street, Wuhou Memorial Temple, Renmin Park, and Chengdu Panda Base.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$51.00
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$51.00
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Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding hours of operation: Daily 7:30am-6pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 254 Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding tickets and tours on Viator.
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding costs USD 10.84. Guided Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding tours start around USD 10.84 per person. See all 254 Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding tickets and tours on Viator.
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