Giant Panda in Bifengxia Panda Base
Bifengxia Mountain Park, Bifengxia Wildlife Park, and Bifengxia Panda Bears Research Base Center.
Bifengxia is Chinese for “Green Peak Canyon.”
As the program at the Wolong Center continued to grow, not only was the center becoming crowded, but the threat of an outbreak of disease or infection was of great concern. If an epidemic were to occur among the captive Giant Pandas at the Wolong Center, it could destroy the entire population. Splitting the captive Giant Pandas of Wolong into two separate populations was planned to prevent this from occurring.
Construction of the Bifengxia Panda Center at Ya’an City, Sichuan Province began in October of 2002. Before construction, the Bifengxia base was a maiden forest with no power, no road and no housing. Dr. Tang Chunxiang, Assistant Director and Chief Veterinarian, described the base as a “blank paper, waiting for great events to occur.”
Like the Wolong center, the Bifengxia Giant Panda base is a branch of the China Conservation & Research Center for the Giant Panda, (CCRCGP) Wolong Nature Center, under the Department of Forestry. The Bifengxia center was completed in 2003 and covers nearly 400 hectares, which is about 988 acres.
Bifengxia was planned to house mostly sub-adults not yet in the breeding program and senior pandas, too old for breeding. However, a small breeding area was constructed in addition to the hospital.
Since Bifengxia has more land, the Giant Pandas are spread over several different areas: Leopard Mountain, New Leopard Mountain, Bai Xiong Ping, Bi Tang (quarantine area), the Kindergarten and nursery, breeding center, Research Center and Hospital. The enclosures are large with indoor and outdoor areas.
* All entrance fees as per in the itinerary
* All transportation in the itinerary by 7 seats Buick MPV or 17-22 seats mini bus.
* Service of English speaking tour guide during all transfers and sightseeing.
* Hotel accommodation based on twin sharing room with the Breakfast in the hotel.
* Chinese visa and Air tickets or train tickets.
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* All meals (lunch and dinner).
Note: Our guide can recommend and arrange restaurant for you. When driver and guide working for you. You should pay for their meals
* All optional programs. Such as variety show of “Face changing” and “Flame Spitting-Out” of Sichuan Opera; Tibetan Singing, Dancing and folk custom Show.
* Travel Insurance.
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* Gratuities and Tips to driver and tour guide.
* Personal expenses: telephone, laundry, etc.
Be met at the airport, drive about 2 hours, transfer to hotel in Ya’an O/N in Ya’an
We will spend the whole day on visiting Bifengxia Panda Base. Also you can ask our experienced guide to arrange for you to take picture photo with pandas (hold panda baby for photo in your lap) in cub or Children panda bear house, of course taking picture photo with baby panda cost you extra as donation (Some time not available for photo with panda and play with panda). On 23 May of 2008, pandas survived from Wolong were sent to here. Maybe you can meet these poor little thing. And in this hard time your help is so much important for giant pandas.
Bifengxia (in Chinese meaning as Green Peak Canyon), is situated in 8 kilometers from Ya’an City, 150 kilometers from Chengdu, there are 3 parts in Bifengxia scenic site: Bifengxia Mountain Park, Bifengxia Wildlife Park, and Bifengxia Panda Bears Research Base Center.In Bifengxia Mountain Park, the base scenery is the gorge or canyon, which connected the Panda Base, is very very beautiful with various shape waterfalls. If time permits, usually hiking about 3-5 hours, about 5-8 KM.Bifengxia Panda Bears Research Base Center owned and operated by China Conservation and Research Center (Wolong) for the Giant Panda, is the branch of Wolong Panda Center. Annual average temperature 15’c, Average in July 23rd, Average in January 5th. And raining date more than 200 days per year. Altitude from 700 to 1971 meters.Bifengxia Panda Base (Panda Research Center), construction began in October 2002, and finished in October 2003, planned area totals 400 hectares. The Bifengxia Giant Panda Base is located in altitude of 1100m to 1800m. The base divided into 4 function area: Raising and Breeding area, Office area, Bamboo plantation area, Training area for panda be released into the wild (training in simulated wild environments). After earthquake 2008, Bifengxia Panda Base is the best place to see pandas in the natural scenery they inhabit, it has been selected as China’s latest giant panda protection base, Bifengxia has a new role to play in altering the destiny of the endangered species. It is raining more in Bifengxia, and temperature lower about 25¨¬C, more wet air.