Dujiangyan Panda Base - The Nearest Panda Base to Chengdu that Offer Panda Volunteer Job

Located in Baima Village, Yutang Town, Dujiangyan, Chengdu Field Research Center for Giant Panda, which is also called as Dujiangyan Panda Valley, is about 50 km away from Chengdu. Dujiangyan Panda Valley, covering an area of 2004 mu, is the first research center built for releasing giant panda into the wild in China.

Dujiangyan Panda Valley
Dujiangyan Panda Valley

With tranquil environment and dense vegetation, Dujiangyan Panda Valley is a paradise for giant pandas. It is not only used to breed giant pandas. There is a semi-wildness transitional training zone in Dujiangyan Panda Valley where giant pandas are accepting wild training. They are trained to be capable of living in the wild.

It takes about 2 hour to visit the Panda Valley. Besides observe giant pandas, you can also do some panda volunteer job at Dujiangyan Panda Valley, which is of great significance for giant panda protection.

Panda Volunteer Program in Dujiangyan Panda Valley

Dujiangyan Panda Valley is the closest panda base to Chengdu with Panda Volunteer Program. Panda Volunteer Program aims to provide a chance for panda lovers to get closer to pandas and learn more about pandas.

As one of the highlights in Panda Valley, Panda Volunteer Program is very popular with all panda lovers in the world. By taking part in Panda Volunteer Program, they can know the existence status of giant pandas; they can experience the living environment of giant pandas; they can know that it is virtually a hard work to protect giant pandas.

volunteer cleaning panda enclosures
The volunteer is cleaning panda enclosures

It is no doubt that giant pandas need more love and protection from people all around the world. Besides, volunteers can also choose by themselves to enjoy the Panda Holding Program which will charge extra money and the money will be donated to panda protection fund. After doing these jobs, you will watch a documentary movie about pandas, which will tell you more information about pandas. At the end of this volunteer program, volunteers will get the Panda Volunteer Certificate issued by the Panda Conservation and Research Center.

Activities included in Panda Volunteer Program

Being an Honor Feeder

You can clean up the bamboo, clean giant pandas’ feces and wash giant pandas’ enclosures. In addition, you can feed giant pandas with steamed corn bread and fruits. Meanwhile, you can observe giant pandas’ behaviors closely and learn about their eating habit and living environment.

Being a Pandas’ Nutritionist

You can prepare food for giant pandas. For example, you can learn how to make steamed corn bread for giant pandas.

Caring the Little Pandas
Caring the Little Pandas

Being a Science Explorer

You can learn about giant pandas rescue stories at Giant Panda Science and Education Center. You can watch scientific and educational films of the giant panda in order to know how humans protect the giant panda and how human live in harmony with giant pandas. In addition giant panda experts will share the knowledge of giant pandas with you. At last, you will do a quiz about the knowledge of giant pandas.

Panda is climbing trees
Panda is climbing trees

How to Get to Dujiangyan Panda Valley

From Chengdu to Dujiangyan Panda Valley

At first, you can take a high-speed train from Chengdu North Train Station to Dujiangyan High-speed Train Station. When you get off the train at Dujiangyan High-speed Train Station, you can take a taxi to Dujiangyan Panda Valley. It may cost about RMB 30. It takes about 13 minutes. Or, you can take a bus at Chengdu Chadianxi Bus Center to Dujiangyan Passenger Bus Center. And then you take a tourism minibus whose terminal is Mount Qingcheng from Dujiangyan Passenger Bus Center to get to Dujiangyan Panda Valley. The ticket price from Dujiangyan Passenger Bus Center to Panda Valley is RMB 5 and it takes 20-30 minutes.

From Dujiangyan Downtown to Dujiangyan Panda Valley

If you are in Dujiangyan downtown, you can take a taxi to Dujiangyan Panda Valley directly. It takes about 15 minutes and costs about RMB 30. Or, you can also go to Dujiangyan Passenger Bus Center to take a tourism minibus to Panda Valley. It takes 20-30 minutes. The ticket price of the tourism minibus is RMB 5.

Best Time to Visit Dujiangyan Panda Valley

It is suitable to visit Dujiangyan Panda Valley all year round. But, it is a litter bit cold in winter, so the best time visit Dujiangyan Panda Valley is spring, summer and autumn. Giant pandas are full of energy and always play outside in the morning. Therefore, you are recommended to visit Dujiangyan Panda Valley in the morning, particularly before 10 o’clock.

Best Time to Visit Dujiangyan Panda Valley
Best Time to Visit Dujiangyan Panda Valley

Hotels near Dujiangyan Panda Valley

If you plan to go to Dujiangyan Panda Valley, you are recommended to stay in a hotel in Chengdu downtown or Dujiangyan downtown. The accommodation in both places is very convenient and different price ranges of hotels are available. Also, you can choose to live in Mount Qingcheng area, which is quieter and the air is fresher.

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