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Dujiangyan Panda Valley – Unlock the Natural Secrets of Pandas

If you want to see cute pandas in your China tours, Dujiangyan Panda Valley is highly recommended. It is a significant part of the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding that is devoted to the recreation and maintenance of the original natural habitats for giant pandas. Dujiangyan Giant Panda Valley is a great place for you to get closer to the pandas habituated there, and it’s also a good chance to learn more about the research efforts.

 

Dujiangyan Panda Valley Facts

  • Location: in Baima Village, Yutang Town, Dujiangyan City, about 60 km from Chengdu.
  • Opening time: 8:00 am to 5:30 pm (Enter before 4:30 pm)
  • Ticket price: 55 RMB per person
  • Time Needed: about 3 hours
  • Best time to visit: From March to November (It would be better if you visit there in the morning when the pandas tend to be more active.)
  • Suited to: Anyone who wants to see pandas
Dujiangyan Panda Valley
Dujiangyan Panda Valley

What to See and Do in Dujiangyan Panda Valley?

1. See pandas in a natural habitat

Dujiangyan Panda Valley is a wonderful place to see pandas in their natural habitat. You can visit the giant pandas’ residences, in which you will see pandas eating bamboo, playing, or climbing on the tree. You are also welcome to see the red pandas and learn how they sleep, react to danger, and more. In Dujiangyan Panda Valley, the pandas are fed at about 9:00 am in the morning, and they become more energetic then.

2. Enjoy the natural scenery

As a habitat for pandas, Dujiangyan Panda Valley harbors a variety of plants. The most common plants in the Panda Valley are bamboos, as they are the food for pandas. Trees by the side of the lanes reach the sky, and various flowers blossom vigorously. You can take a leisurely walk through the quiet lanes and wooden bridges while listening to the birds chanting and leaves rustling.

3. Visit other attractions nearby

After several hours of exploring Dujiangyan Panda Valley, you can visit other attractions and discover more about the landscape. Mount Qingcheng, Dujiangyan Irrigation System, and Jiezi Ancient Town are must-visit places near the Dujiangyan Panda Valley. By venturing into these places, you will have a better understanding of this “Land of Abundance” on your China Panda tours.

Lesser Panda in Dujiangyan Panda Valley
Lesser Panda in Dujiangyan Panda Valley

Best Time to Visit Dujiangyan Panda Valley

You can visit Dujiangyan Panda Valley at any time throughout the year, but the best time is during months from March to November when the climate is mild and the surroundings are pleasant. By the way, visit Dujiangyan Panda Valley in the morning, and you will encounter more active pandas especially when they are fed.

 

How to Get to Dujiangyan Panda Valley

After you arrive in Chengdu, there are feasible ways to reach Dujiangyan Panda Valley. 

By High-Speed Train: This is a fast way to Dujiangyan Panda Valley. You can board a high-speed train from Xipu Railway Station, and after a 30-minute journey, you’ll arrive at Dujiangyan Railway Station. Then, take Bus 14 or hire a taxi to Dujiangyan Panda Valley.

By Bus: The bus transportation system in Chengdu is well-developed, and you can also take a bus there. Head to Xipu Bus Station and take a bus to Dujiangyan. Then, shift to Bus 14, and you’ll arrive at Dujiangyan Panda Valley.

By Taxi: A more direct way from Chengdu to Dujiangyan Panda Valley is by taxi as it is just 60 kilometers from Chengdu. Hire a taxi wherever you are in Chengdu, and it will take you to the Panda Valley.

 

Attractions nearby Dujiangyan Panda Valley

Dujiangyan Irrigation System: Located 15 kilometers from Dujiangyan Panda Valley, this is an ancient irrigation system included on the World Heritage List that offers a beautiful landscape of the Minjiang River.

Mount Qingcheng: It is one of the four famous Taoist mountains in China, attracting tourists with its ancient temples and spectacular mountainous scenery.

Dujiangyan Panda Base: It is a tourist attraction that aims at panda conservation and public education. Comparing Dujiangyan Panda Base vs Panda Valley, you will find that both are places to observe pandas, but they function differently. By the way, don’t head to Dujiangyan Panda Valley for the panda keeper program because that’s what the Panda Base offers.

Jiezi Ancient Town: This well-preserved ancient town near Dujiangyan Panda Valley is surrounded by mountains and traversed by rivers. Walking in the town, you will find typical architecture of the Qing Dynasty and a Buddhist temple of the Sui Dynasty. Besides, don’t hesitate to try the local food such as sesame cake and chicken slices, which are covered on the List of Intangible Cultural Heritage.

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