Panda Region

Panda Region, photo by Chensiyuan
Panda Region (photo by Chensiyuan)
 

The Sichuan Giant Panda Sanctuaries consist of seven nature reserves and nine scenic parks, located in southwest Sichuan province. These sanctuaries are a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Outside of the tropical rainforests, it is among the botanically richest sites of the world, and is home to between 5,000 and 6,000 species of flora.

The area is the home to more than 30% of the world’s highly endangered Giant Pandas. It is also among the most important sites for the captive breeding of these pandas.

Along with the Giant Panda, the sanctuary is a refuge to other endangered species such as the red panda, the snow leopard, and the clouded leopard.

Chengdu is the primary base for exploring the region, and an interesting city in its own right.

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Sun and Moon Guest House

Set amidst natural greenery, Sun and Moon Guest House is only 500 metres from the scenic Siguniang Mountain. This family-owend hotel offers comfortable and affordable accommodation with free Wi-Fi. Average score from 10 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$4 - $17

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Mt. Four Girls A Lee Ben Hostel

Featuring free WiFi, a restaurant and a terrace, Mt. Four Girls A Lee Ben Hostel offers pet-friendly accommodation in Xiaojin. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Free private parking is available on site. You will find a kettle in the room. Average score from 7 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$12

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Wolong Shoumo Farmhouse

Featuring free WiFi and a restaurant, Wolong Shoumo Farmhouse offers accommodation in Wenchuan. Free private parking is available on site. Panda Valley can be reached in just 10 minutes by car. Shuangliu Airport is 89 km from the property. Average score from 3 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$14

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Ya'an Gasa Tibetian Inn

Ya'an Gasa Tibetian Inn offers accommodation in Baoxing. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Each room has a flat-screen TV. You will find a kettle in the room. Every room is fitted with a private bathroom. Average score from 5 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$10

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Black Tent International Inn

Located in a Tibetan village of Rilong Town near Siguniang Mountain, Black Tent International Youth Hostel offers accommodation with free WiFi and a terrace. There is also free parking. Average score from 12 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$9

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Hotel NameRooms FromGuest Rating
Sun and Moon Guest House

Sun and Moon Guest House

Set amidst natural greenery, Sun and Moon Guest House is only 500 metres from the scenic Siguniang Mountain. This family-owend hotel offers comfortable and affordable accommodation with free Wi-Fi. Average score from 10 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$4 - $17

$4-
Black Tent International Inn

Black Tent International Inn

Located in a Tibetan village of Rilong Town near Siguniang Mountain, Black Tent International Youth Hostel offers accommodation with free WiFi and a terrace. There is also free parking. Average score from 12 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$9

$9-
Ya'an Gasa Tibetian Inn

Ya'an Gasa Tibetian Inn

Ya'an Gasa Tibetian Inn offers accommodation in Baoxing. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Each room has a flat-screen TV. You will find a kettle in the room. Every room is fitted with a private bathroom. Average score from 5 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$10

$10-
Mt. Four Girls A Lee Ben Hostel

Mt. Four Girls A Lee Ben Hostel

Featuring free WiFi, a restaurant and a terrace, Mt. Four Girls A Lee Ben Hostel offers pet-friendly accommodation in Xiaojin. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Free private parking is available on site. You will find a kettle in the room. Average score from 7 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$12

$12-
Wolong Shoumo Farmhouse

Wolong Shoumo Farmhouse

Featuring free WiFi and a restaurant, Wolong Shoumo Farmhouse offers accommodation in Wenchuan. Free private parking is available on site. Panda Valley can be reached in just 10 minutes by car. Shuangliu Airport is 89 km from the property. Average score from 3 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$14

$14-
Siguniang Mountain Huilai Inn

Siguniang Mountain Huilai Inn

Featuring a restaurant and a bar, Siguniang Mountain Huilai Inn offers simply-furnished accommodation. There is also a garden, a terrace and a sun terrace. Guests can enjoy free parking and free WiFi across the property. Average score from 12 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$14

$14-
Jinzhu Zhuoma Hotel

Jinzhu Zhuoma Hotel

Jinzhu Zhuoma Hotel offers accommodation in Baoxing. Free WiFi is provided through the whole property and public off-site parking spaces are also available. Jinzhu Zhuoma Hotel is a 1.5-hour drive journey from Baoxing Bus Station. Average score from 5 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$19

$19-
Wolong Memory Hotel

Wolong Memory Hotel

Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Wolong Memory Hotel offers pet-friendly accommodation in Wolongguan. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free private parking is available on site. The rooms include a TV. Average score from 15 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$22

$22-
Balang Tribe Themed Inn

Balang Tribe Themed Inn

Featuring free WiFi and a restaurant, Balang Tribe Themed Inn offers accommodation in Mount Siguniang. Free private parking is available on site. All rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV with cable channels. You will find a kettle in the room. Average score from 15 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$35

$35-
Xiang Yang Hostel

Xiang Yang Hostel

Featuring free WiFi, a restaurant and a barbecue, Xiang Yang Hostel offers pet-friendly accommodation in Mount Siguniang. Free private parking is available on site. Each room is fitted with a flat-screen TV. Average score from 14 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$36

$36-
Sunny Holiday Villa

Sunny Holiday Villa

Featuring free WiFi, Sunny Holiday Villa offers pet-friendly accommodation in Shuanghe. The resort has a barbecue and ski storage space, and guests can enjoy a meal at the restaurant. Free private parking is available on site. Average score from 3 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$52

$52-

Highlights:

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Natural
Unusual Local Feature

Panda Sanctuary & Research Base

This is the biggest facility of this kind in the world. It is home to some 60 giant pandas, as well as some red pandas. The pandas are basically on display for visitors, but with better views than is possible at most Western zoos and a more scenic environment.

The best time to visit is in the morning (early, around 8AM is best), when pandas are most active. Pandas sleep during the hottest time of the day. Feeding time is around 8:30-9:30 (depending on the time of year). The pPark opens at 8am but expect people to be waiting starting around 7:30am.
Wildlife and Plants
There are seven nature reserves and nine scenic parks in the Qionglai and Jiajin Mountains, protecting one of richest diversity of floral species. The most famous of these, are the areas of bamboo – the sustenance of the pandas.

For easy birding, there is a colony of black-necked cranes at the Panda Center.
Also of Interest:
Natural
Lowland Mountains
Hiking and Trekking

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