Jul 11, 2017

Giant Pandas

Both stunning and adorable, the giant panda is a creature beloved by many.

Fueled by a diet of 99 percent bamboo, the seemingly-sedentary animals are actually quite active. They are skilled tree-climbers and competent swimmers, talents that are useful in the wild when taking refuge from predators such as brown bears, leopards or wild dogs.

Unfortunately, giant pandas are severely endangered, with only about 1,000 of them left in the wild. Due to this, they hold a place on the World Conservation Union’s Red List of Threatened Species.

There’s no better place than the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding to share an experience with these wonderful animals.


The world’s largest artificial breeding population of captive giant pandas, this centre offers guests the chance to observe pandas resting, eating, drinking, playing with each other, watching toys or caring for their cubs.

Here, visitors can learn about the research centre and the many programs being implemented to protect the endangered giant panda and their habitat.

Exclusive to Scenic guests, you will have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to have a close encounter with rare giant panda cubs. You'll even get to have a photo with these endangered creatures, truly a moment to cherish.

You could have your own Wonder Moment with a giant panda cub on the 19 Day Grand China, 27 Day Amazing China and the 24 Day Journey to Shangri-la tours in 2018.