The Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding
The Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding is also known as Chengdu Panda Base. It is located just 10 km away from downtown. It founded in 1987 for the purpose to protect the endangered pandas and some other rare species including giant pandas, lesser pandas, black-necked cranes, and white storks. In order to create the best natural environment for the rearing and breeding of giant pandas, verdant bamboo and other plants have been cultivated to provide diet and habitat for pandas. Also necessary facilities are constructed in the base. The Giant Panda Museum inside the Panda Base opened in 1993 which is the only museum that theme in rare and endangered animals in the world. The giant pandas are not only a Chinese national treasure but are also beloved by people the world over. Therefore, when visitors from home and abroad come to Chengdu, Sichuan, one of their main objectives will be to see this lovely animal for themselves. Considering the Giant Pandas are more active in the morning, the afternoon visiting suggest to be avoid. A half day tour will be recommended to explore this place.