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What is the best time to visit Chengdu Giant Panda Breeding and Reaserch Base?

For the best TIME in a day and best MONTHS in a year to see pandas: Giant Pandas give us an impression as lovely and cute for their unique appealing markings, but also a lazy bone due to they spend half of their time to sleep in a day.  Nobody want to go so far away to Chengdu but just see some sleeping pandas, right?So better to notice their time schedule: when are they eating and active, when are they sleeping!

In the breeding center, panda's first feeding time starts at 9:00am~9:30am, they keep eating untill 11:00am, then fall into sleep untill the second feeding time, 2:30pm~3:00pm.

So the best time to set off  from Chengdu downtown hotel is 8:00am~8:30am, around half hour drive to there just catch up their first feeding time. Or set off after lunch to be there at 3:00pm to see the awake pandas.


For the BEST MONTHS in a year to see pandas and the SURPRISE is waiting for you:

The first time everybody see the few days old giant panda must be surprised, is this the new born cub of giant panda?!  A tiny pink rat???

Giant pandas usually gave birth to cubs in July and August,  so when you arrive there at the right months then you can see the giant pandas in most age varies:

In late July: the 1 week old pandas, the 1 year old pandas, 2 years old pandas....

In early August: 1 week, 2 weeks, 3 weeks, 1 year, 2 years....

In middle August: 1 week, 2 weeks, 3 weeks, 1 month, 1 year...

In late August: 1 week, 2 weeks, 3 weeks, 1 month, 40 days, 1 year...

In September: weeks, months, years...

In October: months, years...

THE 8 PICTURES BELOW  in front show giant panda at 8 different ages, in order:

1 day, 2 days, 1 week, 1 month, 40 days, 80 days, 90 days, half year old.

Tourists can look at them through a glass wall, photogragh without flash is allowed.

The last picture shows the new born cubs from the same year.