Wolong Panda Reserve
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
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
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.
Chengdu Travel Attractions