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Bifengxia Panda Reserve

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100 plus panda’s to see in beautiful setting

Was afraid it might be like a zoo but beautifully done. Very natural settings outside. Plenty of... read more

Reviewed 30 May 2018
Karen P
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Nice place out of the crowds

I travelled to the reserve from Chengdu via a bus to Yaan, I'm a solo traveller but had the help of... read more

Reviewed 7 May 2018
Sydney, Australia
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Nearest large town is Ya'an about 16km away.
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Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

Was afraid it might be like a zoo but beautifully done. Very natural settings outside. Plenty of places for pandas to climb trees, hollow trees etc to mimic in wild to get out of heat & away from tourists. Don’t need guide as all translated!

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Reviewed 7 May 2018

I travelled to the reserve from Chengdu via a bus to Yaan, I'm a solo traveller but had the help of a translator at my place of work ('m currently volunteering in Sichuan) to book my bus ticket, I was still required to print my...More

4  Thank Linzee85
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

I’ve had a love for Panda’s since I was a babe. I’ve countless cuddly panda’s, sponsored pandas for years via WWF and dragged my sons to Vienna zoo twice to see pandas live. When I found out about volunteering at the centre I jumped at...More

1  Thank AdeWood
Reviewed 27 February 2018

Wear your walking shoes! The "Reserve" is situated in a mountain area that is beautiful to behold. If you want to see all the areas where the pandas are, you will be ascending and descending stairs for several hours. We saw pandas sleeping in trees,...More

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Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

I worked the this reserve for two weeks having arranged the project via Travellers Worldwide. This is a Panda breeding centre and I was fortunate enough to clean out the Panda enclosures and feed the Pandas. This reserve really gives the Pandas a nice habitat...More

1  Thank Sharon J
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

I don't 2 weeks volunteering with pandas at the panda base. The staff I encountered were great especially our keepers and Tom and Joseph. (And Stella...and Jason.... where are or blue jumpers Jason haha) There is a lot of construction work going on so the...More

1  Thank airwalk74
Reviewed 24 November 2016

I have been to Bifengxia, and the breeding centre in Chengdu. To be honest, there is very little difference between the two, other than the Pandas seem more stressed by the presence of people at Bifengxia than at Chengdu. People at Bifengxia were constantly trying...More

3  Thank Scullyman
Reviewed 13 October 2016

We thought it was much more interesting to visit this place than the Panda site in Chengdu. The location is great and you have the benefit of not only seeing the Panda in their typical environment with much less people, but also watch the cubs...More

4  Thank 70ava
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Getting close enough to something I have known as a cuddly toy has been a beautiful experience. Seeing the effort put into preserving a rare species of an animal first hand is truly humbling. Perched way up in the Sichuan highlands. China is a wealth...More

2  Thank Shingi N
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

The Panda base is located in a very nice, very green landscape in the middle of large bamboo woods. The compounds for the Pandas are made in a nice way. When I was there in the morning, food (of course bamboo) was prepared for the...More

1  Thank Traveller-VIE64
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