Harbin: Siberian tiger
Harbin is the capital
city of Heilongjiang province, the most famous “ice city” in China.
It has the second
largest population of all provincial capital cities in China. And because the
unique geographical location and historical development, Harbin develop very
special culture and habits .
The culture in this
city is quite a combination of Chinese and western elements. European style
streets, Orthodox Churches, Beer Drinking, and Picnic, together with Yangko
Dance, Chinese stewed fishes, and Ice Lantern, make Harbin such a Charming
In Harbin, the daily extreme low temperature is -42.6℃. The long and cold winter make Harbin the best Ski resort in China.
Harbin has the largest Siberian Tiger Breeding Center in the world:
Siberian Tiger Park(Dongbei-Hu
The Siberian Tiger Park (Dongbei-Hu Linyuan)
is the largest breeding and research center of Siberian Tiger in the world,
located on the north bank of the Songhua Jiang River, near the Sun Island, in
Harbin city, Heilongjiang province. There are over 800 Siberian tigers of
different ages in this park, all those tigers are training for their future
wild life, when they finish their training course they will release to full
nature environment, and live all by themselves. Besides Siberian tigers you can
also see some other rare animals, like snow tiger, lynx, liger, white lion,
Siberian tiger also known as Manchurian
or North China tiger in China, is considered the largest subspecies of all
naturally-occurring felines, with an average weight of around 227 kg for male adults.
For decades, people kill Siberian tigers
for their thick and furs and bones, the census in 2005 shows that the Siberian
tiger is rarest feline’s species in the world , only 10
to 20 wild individual in the whole world. After half-century hard work, the
tiger population in the Siberian tiger park
is over 800.
Now in the Siberian
tiger park, you can donated money or
adopt tiger cubs, to help this highly endanger species.
Ticket: 90 yuan
Location:No. 88 songbei jie Street, Harbin
Chengdu & Wolong: Giant panda
Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan Province, lies
in the Chengdu Plain, covering a land area of 12,400 square kilometers. Chengdu
City has recorded history of over 4500
years. It use to be political and commercial center of ancient Shu Kingdom,
which is called
Chengdu is a prosperous and peaceful city, and
it is famous for leisurely lifestyle, greet food. In 2006
Chengdu was awarded one of the most attractive tourist cities, there are many places
of interests in Chengdu, including National Cultural Relics, World Heritages,
and magnificent natural sceneries.
research base of giant panda breeding (Chengdu Panda Base)
The Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding was established in
March 1987, located just 10km from downtown area of Chengdu City. After 20 years effort, now the Chengdu Panda
Base has developed the world largest artificial breeding population of captive giant pandas.
2006 to 2011 the Chengdu Panda Base made the best breeding
achievements “Mei Mei” around its 30s, recognized as the super “Hero Mother”,
has birthed 7 times. “Qing Qing” , 10 years younger than “Mei Mei” and present
“Ya Ya” made new breeding records via 9 births, and 13 newborn cubs , all of
which are presently alive.
In recent year, Chengdu panda
base providing unique tourist program,
to lead visitors put their focus on giant panda and wildlife conservation.
Ticket: 58 yuan
Tour bus: 10yuan/person
Location: No. 1375 Xiongmao Avenue, Changhua, Chengdu
Wolong Nature Reserve
Nature Reserve is a perfect place for tourists. It enjoys warm and humid
climate favorable to bamboo, pandas' favorite food. At the same time, In Wolong
Nature Reserve, there are101 mountains are above 5, 000 meters. The climate is
very suitable for bamboo. It is the fairyland for Giant panda. Beside giant
panda, tourist will also enjoy vast variety of different pants and animals, and
spectacular nature scenery.
Tips: Chengdu West
Bus Station, has tourist shuttle coaches bound to Wolong and Siguniang Mountain
on a daily basis