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Macau Giant Panda Pavilion
Ranked #20 of 243 things to do in Macau
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Bangalore
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29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Skip it”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

Transportation is not good to this place, taxis are hard to find around and few buses.
There are 2 panda's but both were sleeping when we went there. Other than that, not many animals to see. Ticket is humble 10 MOP but after visiting i thought why i came here, it doesn't even qualify as zoo. The store sells panda soft toys but they are expensive.
Overall i suggest you not to visit unless you want to take a chance to see Panda's which you never saw before.

Visited June 2013
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Singapore, Singapore
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“Great place to visit!”
Reviewed August 30, 2013

Love seeing pandas in person and how the panda climbing up the tree. The panda garden and entrance is free and you only pay HK/MOP10 to see panda in person. Great place and survnoir to choose from the shop. And also you can see other animals in the small mini zoo - Deer, birds...etc

Visited January 2013
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Asia
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“horrible horrible”
Reviewed August 25, 2013

I've never seen giant pandas live and even though I swore off visiting zoos a number of years ago was very tempted by this attraction. There's not a huge amount to do in Macau if you don't want to go shopping or into a casino so we came here before having lunch.

It is very cheap; one panda was sleeping, and the other sitting in full view of everyone, then walking around. It looked to me as though they were separated (separate sections), no open connection to be together and the panda who was awake had no room in which to hide. I appreciate people pay to see the pandas but don't like it when the panda has nowhere to go.

the enclosure at first glance was OK; at second glance the trees were surrounded by barbed wire so the animals couldn't pull them down. They are very small. I am torn as to whether it's OK to keep animals like this when they are endangered. Couldn't they at least be given more space. The information said Pandas are very good swimmers. There was no water in which they could swim.

I would not go back. And don't get me started on the truely appalling cramped cages with zero stimulation that the various apes were kept in. Some of whom were in solitary confinement - I assume because the zoo only owns one of the species. It made me want to cry.

Visited August 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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“You gotta love those pandas!”
Reviewed August 25, 2013

The Panda Park is really easy to get to as it's on several public bus routes. Have correct change ready though as the bus drivers don't make change and the fare collecting machines only take coins. The fares are published on the bus stops. A Pavilion ticket to see the two resident pandas for an hour is only 10 MOP (free for seniors). If you get there early in the day (the park opens at 10 am), you'll get to see them up close, eating their bamboo breakfast before settling down for a nap. It was so special to watch these magnificent animals in their very pleasant surroundings. The keepers were also on hand to answer questions (in very good English) and showed us some of the pandas' toys. We really enjoyed it!

Visited August 2013
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North Carolina
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“We Were Lucky”
Reviewed August 12, 2013

My wife and I were lucky. The pandas were awake, not eating, but being very playful with each other.

Visited December 2012
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