Giant Salamander Museum

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Deanosaur89
Edmonton, Canada1,597 contributions
Salamanders at Baofeng Lake Entrance
Jul 2020 • Solo
I enjoy salamanders and have always wanted to see one. In July 2020 there was two specimens at the entrance to Baofeng Lake Scenic Area in a gift shop. The specimens I saw were about 76 and 61 cm long and were cool to check out. This is by no means a museum and it is free to go in after health and temperature check. The salamanders are in a tank in the gift shop right before the x-ray machine so no need to buy a ticket to enter but you can if you'd like to see Baofeng Lake. I spent about 10 minutes here.

If you're into giant salamanders then it is worth a quick stop. This is close to Xebu Street and the Zhangjiajie National Forest Park East Gate. We made a quick stop here on the way to the east gate which is about a 5 minute Didi ride away. The Didi address is Baofeng Lake Scenic Area (Entrance & Exit).
Written July 27, 2020
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Pieter259
Amsterdam, The Netherlands37 contributions
No museum, just 3 large salamanders
Dec 2019 • Couples
It is not a museum. There is just a souvenir shop next to the entrance of Baofeng Lake with 3 salamanders in a cage in the back.

Definitely not worth to go here just to see the salamanders. But if you are going to Baofeng Lake (highly recommended) it is ok to stop for 3 minutes.

Note, you are not allowed to take pictures of the salamanders.
Written December 28, 2019
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MAChivers
Belleair Beach, FL258 contributions
Museum?
Oct 2019
I don't know that I would call this a museum - but they do have 3 very large salamanders that was very cool to see! I never knew they got this big. Easy to see when going to Baofeng lake.
Written October 23, 2019
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Alec C
Singapore, Singapore178 contributions
Giant Salamander
Apr 2019 • Friends
We saw three of them in glass tanks. Since the building of the 3 Gorges Dam, their numbers have reduced and are now hardly seen in the wild although we saw a few for sale in the markets. Poor authority control to allow them to be killed and eaten
Written May 2, 2019
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doctorbobster
Gainesville, FL874 contributions
Ginormous Salamanders, But Not A Museum
Feb 2019 • Family
Not a museum but more of a backroom souvenir shop on the road to Baofeng Falls and Lake, the "Giant Salamander Museum" is worth a stop because you will see, in open lucite terrariums, salamanders the size of German Shepard. Or a 7-year old child. The are big, dark, impressive and just sort of sitting there at your feet in the water. It's the sort of thing where you go "Holy [expletive]", look for a bit and head back to your tour van. If you are heading to the falls or lake, check it out.
Written February 7, 2019
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angelap442018
51 contributions
Huge Salamander
Oct 2018 • Friends
I'm not sure if there is a separate museum dedicated to showing these giant salamanders, but I did see this giant salamander which is protected. I read smaller ones are eaten as delicacies.
Written October 27, 2018
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laursma
Stirling, UK120 contributions
Not sure what to expect
Sep 2018 • Friends
Our guide kept going on about oldest salamander , again not sure what we were expecting ...but 2 of them in glass cabinet, in middle of souvenir shop, where your also encouraged to place money into cabinet
Written October 2, 2018
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PushExplore
Singapore, Singapore4,776 contributions
Check the box
Mar 2018 • Family
Given we had seen perhaps over a dozen Salamanders, the kids wanted to see one of the Giant Ones, so we decided to give it a go. To be honest, not much to talk about but the Salamander we saw were enormous. You can have a quick pit stop here....
Written April 19, 2018
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MikeJuliya
Colombo, Sri Lanka643 contributions
It's OK , just for 10 minutes
Apr 2018 • Friends
It was very first experience to see that much of big Salamanda , the place was poorly maintain , but it doesn't matter , just spend 5-10 minutes when you were on the way back from the Baofang Lake.
Written April 9, 2018
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Nashboroguy
Zhangjiagang, China212 contributions
Not worth the trip...even to the "lake"
Aug 2017 • Friends
The place was under construction, so maybe they are looking to make this a larger attraction. What we saw was a large salamander staying cool in the shade of a very small pool. Just one. Yes....the size is impressive. As they say, "size is not everything". It definitely holds true with this attraction. Please do not waste your National Park visit time or your hotel pool time by coming to this exhibit (or lack of). Chinese tourist trap being built here for nothing spectacular to see. Question below asked if I would recommend an audio tour of this attraction. If you mean the lady telling people that her ice cream is three yuan...there is no audio of anything here.
Written August 19, 2017
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