The Northern Wastelands are a presumably dangerous area located somewhere far north outside the Valley of Peace.


It was Master Oogway's request that every animal in China should have the chance to come and live in the Valley of Peace, if they so wanted and their hearts were pure. The Thread of Hope was a means for determined, brave souls to escape the Northern Wastelands and make for a better life in the valley.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 KFP1-site-favicon The Bridge on the September 24, 2010* version of the official Kung Fu Panda website via the Internet Archive's Wayback Machine. Originally retrieved July 29, 2010.