Pandaemonium – Visiting the Pandas in Chengdu!

Located in Sichuan Province, Chengdu is known for being home to Pandas and a trip to the city is not complete without a visit to the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding!

Panda at Chengdu Research base

It really was pandaemonium with quite a crowd of people excited to see the pandas. But don’t let this put you off – it’s such a great experience to see these amazing animals in real life. You are able to get much closer to the Pandas than I expected!


The Pandas are most active at feeding time and I was surprised how agile they are, climbing really high in the trees and playing together.

img_5656 img_5657 Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda breeding

My favourites part of the visit was definitely being able to see the cubs, they were really active and playing around a lot which was awesome to watch and SO cute.Seeing Panda cubs at Chengdu research base img_5663 img_5664 img_5662

The Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding is located outside of the centre of the city and is easily reachable by taxi.

Be sure to get there as early as possible in the morning. The Park opens at 7:30am and the panda feeding time is around 8am. This is the time of day when they are most active and you are able to see them interact with each other. Once they have eaten in the morning, the pandas will spend the day mostly sleeping.

It’s definitely worth the early start to see these magnificent creatures up close – don’t leave Chengdu without seeing them for yourself!

Would you love to see Pandas in China? 



  1. Tara
    October 24, 2016 / 7:34 pm

    Gemma were you able to hold the Panda cub?

    • October 25, 2016 / 9:21 pm

      Hi Tara,

      No I didn’t. I’m not sure if you are able to, but I wouldn’t anyway, hopefully the pandas can keep some of their wildness about them 🙂


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