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Giant Salamander

We saw three of them in glass tanks. Since the building of the 3 Gorges Dam, their numbers have... read more

Reviewed May 1, 2019
Alec C
Singapore, Singapore
Ginormous Salamanders, But Not A Museum

Not a museum but more of a backroom souvenir shop on the road to Baofeng Falls and Lake, the "Giant... read more

Reviewed February 7, 2019
Gainesville, Florida
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May 1, 2019
“Giant Salamander”
Feb 7, 2019
“Ginormous Salamanders, But Not A Museum”
Baofeng road, Wulingyuan District, Zhangjiajie, China
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Reviewed May 1, 2019

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...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed February 7, 2019

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....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank doctorbobster
Reviewed October 27, 2018

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.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank laursma
Reviewed April 19, 2018

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...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed April 9, 2018 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank MikeJuliya
Reviewed August 19, 2017

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...More

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank Nashboroguy
Reviewed April 4, 2017

Basically it does not move at all. Even if you intend to wait 15-20min, it wouldn't move. Poorly maintained

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Fuwa C
Reviewed November 20, 2016

Wasn't interested in eating these critters. But nice to see them being protected. There's a few stalls, fish to feed, a waterfall and a nice area to wander about near the lake and boat ride for a fee.

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Londondesign
Reviewed October 30, 2016

An interesting stop by the entrance to BaoFeng Lake with a waterfall scenic spot and gift vendors around, nice place to stroll around for half an hour or so.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Peter T
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