Facts and Data
Unesco World heritage since: 2006
Size of heritage: 924,500 ha
- Buffer zone: 527,100 ha
Sichuan Giant Panda Sanctuaries, home to more than 30% of the world's pandas which are classed as highly endangered, covers 924,500 ha with seven nature reserves and nine scenic parks in the Qionglai and Jiajin Mountains. The sanctuaries constitute the largest remaining contiguous habitat of the giant panda, a relict from the paleo-tropic forests of the Tertiary Era. It is also the species' most important site for captive breeding. The sanctuaries are home to other globally endangered animals such as the red panda, the snow leopard and clouded leopard. They are among the botanically richest sites of any region in the world outside the tropical rainforests, with between 5,000 and 6,000 species of flora in over 1,000 genera.
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Large airport - 59 mi (95 km) Mianyang Airport
Medium airport - 111 mi (179 km) Jiuzhai Huanglong Airport
Medium airport - 145 mi (234 km) Yibin Caiba Airport
Small airport - 168 mi (271 km) Luzhou Airport
Small airport - 198 mi (320 km) Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport
Large airport - 231 mi (371 km) Longdongbao Airport
Large airport - 376 mi (605 km)
Bigger and popular cities in the wider vicinity are these:
These are some smaller cities that might be interesting. They are all rather close.
- Laoniu Yuanzi