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Wolong Panda Reserve

Wolong Panda base, Chengdu tour China travel Sichuan toursLike a big pearl, Wolong Panda Reserve is inlaid in northwestern Sichuan Basin. It is a mountainous area 130 kilometers from Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan. It is located in the transition from Sichuan Basin to the Tibetan Plateau. Its annual average temperature is 8.9 ¡æ. It has only spring, autumn and winter.

As a State-level nature reserve, Wolong serves to protect the giant panda, golden monkey, dove tree and high mountain ecosystem. It stretches 52km from the east to the west, 62km from the south to the north, and covers 700,000 hectares with 450 species of vertebrates and over 4,000 species of plants. Fifty-seven animal species and twenty-four plant species enjoy state protection, including giant panda, golden monkey, takin, white-lipped deer, green-tail monal pheasant, dove tree, Tetracentron tree, and katsura tree etc. More than 100 wild giant pandas live in the reserve. So it is called the "home of the giant panda" or "gene bank" and "paradise of animals and plants".

Wolong Panda Reserve, Chengdu travel China tour Sichuan toursThe special environment endows Wolong with a comfortable climate, fresh air and tranquility. It provides a most suitable place for visitors to stay.

There are many attractions in Wolong. Wuyipeng is a field giant panda monitoring station observing the wild giant panda. China Giant Panda Garden, located in Hetaoping, boasts 55 giant pandas in captivity. It is the largest giant panda population worldwide living in capacity. The lesser panda also lives in Hetaoping.

China Giant Panda Museum headquartered in Wolong is China's largest of its kind. It can give tourists a better understanding of the giant panda.

Wolong Panda Reserve, Chengdu tours China travel Sichuan tourIn the forest of Wolong, tourists can see a lot of scenic spots, such as waterfalls, snow-capped mountains and alpine mountains. Now spots opening to tourists include China Giant Panda Garden, China Giant Panda Museum, Hero Valley, Yingxiong Valley, Zhenhe River, Dengsheng Virgin Forest and Balang Alpine Mountain.

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