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Bifengxia Panda Reserve

#1 of 23 things to do in Ya'an Features Animals
Bifeng Gorges Scenic Resort, Yucheng District, Ya'an 625000, China
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Volunteering at the Bifengxia Panda Reserve

I worked the this reserve for two weeks having arranged the project via Travellers Worldwide. This... read more

Reviewed 4 July 2017
Sharon J
via mobile
Love the pandas

I don't 2 weeks volunteering with pandas at the panda base. The staff I encountered were great... read more

Reviewed 4 December 2016
airwalk74
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Perth, Australia
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Nearest large town is Ya'an about 16km away.
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Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

I worked the this reserve for two weeks having arranged the project via Travellers Worldwide. This is a Panda breeding centre and I was fortunate enough to clean out the Panda enclosures and feed the Pandas. This reserve really gives the Pandas a nice habitat...More

Thank Sharon J
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

I don't 2 weeks volunteering with pandas at the panda base. The staff I encountered were great especially our keepers and Tom and Joseph. (And Stella...and Jason.... where are or blue jumpers Jason haha) There is a lot of construction work going on so the...More

Thank airwalk74
Reviewed 24 November 2016

I have been to Bifengxia, and the breeding centre in Chengdu. To be honest, there is very little difference between the two, other than the Pandas seem more stressed by the presence of people at Bifengxia than at Chengdu. People at Bifengxia were constantly trying...More

Thank Scullyman
Reviewed 13 October 2016

We thought it was much more interesting to visit this place than the Panda site in Chengdu. The location is great and you have the benefit of not only seeing the Panda in their typical environment with much less people, but also watch the cubs...More

4  Thank 70ava
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Getting close enough to something I have known as a cuddly toy has been a beautiful experience. Seeing the effort put into preserving a rare species of an animal first hand is truly humbling. Perched way up in the Sichuan highlands. China is a wealth...More

2  Thank Shingi N
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

The Panda base is located in a very nice, very green landscape in the middle of large bamboo woods. The compounds for the Pandas are made in a nice way. When I was there in the morning, food (of course bamboo) was prepared for the...More

1  Thank Traveller-VIE64
Reviewed 27 June 2016

One of our top experiences thus far in China. Now, this is a major challenge to get to, we did not use a guide, we just hired a car from hotel in Chengdu, and went for it. My understanding is they are not doing the...More

2  Thank NukeUSExpatinChina
Reviewed 30 September 2015

I came here with a group of 50 foreigners. There are many options in this big place. You can pay to enter the zoo for 150 RMB which includes a safari. We took the 118 RMB option to walk the gorge and go to the...More

8  Thank Darron G
Reviewed 27 August 2015

I was disappointed with my visit to the Bifengxia panda reserve. The setting is very beautiful but the place is nothing more than a zoo. There is zero educational element to the visit that I could see. You walk around see pandas in pens of...More

4  Thank JoeDassin1
Reviewed 17 August 2015

I volunteered in the Bifengxia panda sanctuary for 2 weeks in August 2015. The staff are very kind and welcoming, some can speak English which is great. The grounds of the park are kept very clean but it was disappointing to see how much the...More

19  Thank Georgie_LLAP
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Response from Gordon175 | Reviewed this property |
You'll want to find a "guide". At a minimum, they will make the call and get you a reservation and drive you from your hotel to Bifengxia. You might also want them to arrange a hotel near Bifengxia. A true "guide" would... More
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