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“Pandas!”

Chongqing Zoo (Chongqing Dongwuyuan)
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Half-Day Chongqing Tour of Giant Panda and Eling Park
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Essential Chongqing Day Tour with Giant Panda Viewing
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Private Sightseeing Tour of Chongqing City Including Hot Pot Lunch
Reviewed 13 April 2014

Don't miss the Chongqing Zoo if you are in that city. The beautiful grounds represent the best in Chinese design of parks. Our time was limited so we only got to the Panda section. We were lucky: several were out and about in their separate landscaped enclosures, one of them contentedly munching on fresh bamboo shoots (photographers were in bliss). A bonus was spotting the "Lesser" Red Pandas that we'd never heard of before. Smaller, very similar to raccoons, and redder than a red fox, they were playing in tree branches so good photos were impossible. One of the highlights on a long trip!

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Reviewed 3 February 2014

The animals except pandas & lesser pandas was kept in horrible conditions. Dead reptiles in their terrariums etc. Basically no stimulation for the animals and the audience behaving .. Well, not behaving at all. Feeding the animals with snacks and tapping & screaming for the animals to get some sort of vibrations to the.

The most saddest sight were the big cats in small shop windows and the bear begging for food from visitors.. Think twice before going this place.

8  Thank Mari K
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Reviewed 3 February 2014

If you want to spend a couple of hours away from the city this is not a bad place to come, subway line 2 and you are there. The entry fee is only 30rmb so it won't break the bank, the place itself is large and incorporates a reasonable funfair too. However most of the exhibits are very dated and some are in a very poor state of repair. The netted bird enclosure could have been so much nicer if the nets didn't have huge holes so visitors could have walked among birds other than peafowl and emus. Most of the aviaries were very old and the rusty old mesh made it awkward to see or photograph anything. The animals however despite poor housing looked to be healthy. I liked the idea of paying an extra 20rmb to feed the hippos. Good but with a little imagination and investment could be so much better.

3  Thank MattwalesNorthWales
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Reviewed 24 January 2014

This zoo could be very nice but it's not kept up well, and the animal pens are small and very dirty. The grounds are also not kept up well, and the water ponds and small rivers are very dirty. The only way this place would be worth visiting is if you really need to see pandas (including the red pandas). But the rest of the place is not worth visiting. It's only 20CNY to enter so at least it was not really expensive.

2  Thank Eric N
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Reviewed 9 January 2014

I had to remember that zoo's in China are different then back home, once dealt with that enjoyed myself, pandas out and about eating, some lions and tigers wandering around.
First impression as you walk in is excellent, bit slipperly when its raining, as they have used a lot of smooth tiles on the ground.

Thank Nichole B
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