Dujiangyan Panda Valley
The Dujiangyan Panda Valley is located an hour outside of Chengdu. It is an excellent place to see fully grown pandas as well as the adorable, more active juveniles.
This is also a place where visitors can take part in panda care-taking for a day or two. Activities include preparing food, cleaning enclosures, and learning more about the research and preservation going on in the reserve.
Pictures can also be taken holding a panda for an exorbitant fee for true panda fanatics.
Average time for this activity (in hrs):
Opening hours: 8:30am until 4:30pm with last admission at 4:00pm
On arrival at the Dujiangyan Panda Valley you will receive training and watch a film to orient you in the details of acting as a zookeeper. Your duties include feeding your panda (fresh bamboo, apples, homemade biscuits), cleaning the panda enclosure, weighing the food they are given, the remaining food and their feces, and in hot weather you give them a block of ice. You can also do...
This tour is designed for those who want to see China in depth, without rushing from place to place. Highlights include feeding giant pandas at a zoo in Chengdu, an epic walk on the Great Wall, drinks high atop Shanghai's Grand Hyatt, a ride on the fastest train in the world, several shows and hands-on classes. We make sure each day is special.
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