The Macau Giant Panda Pavilion received mixed reviews from those who visited it. The last time I saw pandas was in Hong Kong’s Ocean Park three years ago. Since we were going to Macau and the entrance fee for this special sighting is only 10HKD per person, we gladly took the opportunity to go.
Seak Pai Van can be accessed via bus 26A. From Venetian Macau, a cab ride would only cost around 35HKD. Going there on one summer afternoon meant hot and humid weather, so we didn’t roam around the local park much. We went straight ahead to the Panda Pavillion, where you could view giant Pandas up close. The place was airconditioned too!
According to the website, you can only enter at certain hours. In days when there are lots of people, it is recommended that you buy your tickets first, visit the nearby temple for sightseeing, and return on your appointed time.
Someone from the internet recommended people to visit the 2pm viewing. That person believed that the Pandas were being fed from 1pm to 2pm, so they will still be active when you visit them by 2pm.
Fil and I arrived in the Panda Pavillion by 3pm, and yes, our timing was perfect. One of the Pandas was quite active – dipping its feet in the drinking water, climbing up and down his little hill and even using the wood to scratch its back! It certainly reminded me of Kung Fu Panda’s Poe.
After staying for one hour, we took time to say hello to other nearby animals.
On our way back, we took the bus back. We had a long walk and a hard time looking for the bus station, and finally found one in across the temple.
It was a long walk, and when we finally got to ride the bus, we found out that there was another bus stop nearer to the park entrance!
A lesson well learned!
For more information, visit their official website at http://www.macaupanda.org.mo/e/info/default.aspx
To continue reading about our Macau trip, visit my blog about our Macau Day Trip