Chengdu tour: The experience of being close to a Panda Bear
No man on the planet remained indifferent to the softness of the panda bear. Panda bears even when we look at TV radiate with warmth and mercy, and the only thing you want when you see a panda bear is to give it a hug, the panda will return you with a hug.
If you go on a trip to China and part of the tour is a visit to Chengdu, do not miss the opportunity to visit Panda Bear Base or choose a Chengdu tour which includes attending one of the panda parks.
Chengdu is a capital of Sichuan Province, and the third large and most famous city in Western China.
Thousands of tourists come to Chengdu just to visit the panda bear base and be part of an incredible experience.
Chengdu popularity for tourist race for the past few years because of the Panda Bear Base.
Facts about Chengdu
Chengdu and whole Sichuan Province have a heavenly landscape. Mountains covered with green color, rivers, wherever you look everything is breathtaking.
The city has 14 million residences, but yet not so busy like Beijing or Shanghai. If you want to have a peaceful journey, and again that to be in China you should book a Chengdu tour.
During the Chengdu tour you should visit:
Chengdu has a great history; it is known that the city is over 4000 years old. This is a great fact and enough reason to visit some of the museums which are full of Chinese history.
All over the Chengdu area is the Buddhist religion and with little car drive from Chengdu, you can visit Giant Statues of Buddha. This attraction is the most visited by foreign tourists.
In your Chengdu tour, you should include visiting the Sichuan Opera. Fire performance and acrobats will narrate you the Chinese history. It is an excellent show to watch.
And like I said do not miss visiting one of the Giant Panda parks. Sichuan Province is home of a giant panda. There are three parks where tourists can visit the panda bears.
Panda Bear Base- A must see part of your Chengdu Tour
Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding or shortly Panda Bear Base started with work in 1987. On the start, they have only 6 giant panda bears, and over the years the family has raced to 124 until 2008.
Panda Bear Base is home not only for giant panda, but also it is a home for the red panda, black-necked cranes, golden monkeys, and even flocks of wild birds.
If you choose a Chengdu Tour which includes visiting the Panda Bear Base also on the same trip, you can be able to attend the Giant Panda Museum.
The Giant panda bear is the laziest animal, they eat all day, and most of the day they are sleeping. So, if you want to see panda bear, you should go to the park early in the morning around 8a.m. That is the time when the panda is more active if you are in luck maybe you can see a crib panda- the cutest animal of the world.
Bifengxia Panda Base- The World Largest Collection of Giant Panda
Bifengxia Giant Panda Base or shortly Bifengxia Panda Base is located in Bifengxia Town, Ya’an in Sichuan Province, it is about 2 hours’ drive from Chengdu. While you are driving to the park, you’ll be crossing along a fantastic valley with green mountains.
Bifengxia Panda Base was opened in 2003, and now the park has the most extensive collection of giant pandas in the world.
The park is full of trees and waterfalls, and it makes you feel like you are in the forest with the cutest animals in the world. All the whole environment is the perfect home for a giant panda.
Maybe your first thought will be that it’s still a zoo for pandas, but it’s not. It’s a beautiful park, with excellent conditions for the life of the pandas. When you are part of the Chengdu tour, you will see that the pandas are happy and relaxed in the park. At all, you will not feel that you are in an enclosed space – called a zoo.
Dujiangyan (Wolong) Panda Base- Close to the Pandas
In only 2 hours drive from Chengdu, you can be in the place that will allow you to be closest to the giant pandas. Dujiangyan Panda Base is the newest and the smallest of all three panda parks, but with an excellent environment for panda bears.
This park offers the opportunity for volunteering for people older than 12 years, but there is a chance even for the youngest if they are companies with their parents. The best is that there is no need for prior preparation or any specialized knowledge.
It is a great opportunity included in Chengdu journey to be so close to pandas even you can have a hug a panda if you want to volunteer in the park. As a volunteer in the park you can prepare food for this amazing animal, you can help to clean their homes (cages), and the most exciting part- to hold a panda.
Chengdu has many attractions for the tourists, but everyone says that visiting some of the panda parks was their great experience during Chengdu tours.
Even if you are not a fan of panda bears, you cannot remain indifferent and do not melt your heart when you see those fluffy animals.
Apply for a Chinese visa, pack up the bags, charges the batteries of the cameras and go on one of the most exciting journeys in your life.