What do you think you can do to your 60 pesos (10 MOP) when in Macau?
Aside from going to Casinos and hotel hopping, do you know that for a very small amount you can buy a ticket to visit the two Giant Pandas in Macau? Yep! That’s true. There are pandas in Macau. Thanks to the guy (a fellow Filipino) we met when my friends and I were buying pasalubong. He told us that there’s a park in Coloane where we can see those furry black and white bears.
Apparently, Coloane is far from where we are staying so I had to convince my friends to go with me. And lucky me they agreed! I will never let a chance to see panda in real life. NEVER!
Here, I listed 7 things I learned about Giant Pandas in Macau:
1. The two pandas living in the Giant Panda Pavilion are Kai Kai and Xin Xin. They are gifts from Mainland Chinese government to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Macau’s reunification with China.
2. Pandas don’t have specific spots for sleeping; they simply fall asleep wherever they happen to be. Just like this cutie pie, he wasn’t able to finish eating his food and fall asleep just like that.
4. Giant pandas move very slowly because bamboo doesn’t provide much energy for them. They can’t do activities that require much energy. But they have toys inside their cage so they can play around, eat and sleep. What a life!
7. There are only about 1,000 giant pandas left in the wild and they are classified as endangered. If you want to be part of saving them you may visit World Wide Fund website to learn more on how you can make donation or adopt a panda.
- Schedule of the show starts from 10 am to 1 pm and 2 pm to 5 pm. Last admission is until 4:45 pm. According to their website, the park is close on Mondays, and Tuesday only if Monday is a public holiday.
- The best time to go there is around 2 pm so that you can see these babies eat their favorite bamboos and play around.
- Admission fee is only 10 MOP and it is free for children 12 and below and for seniors 65 and above.
- For those who love to collect souvenir items they have a souvenir shop near the exit gate. They sell panda shirt, panda toys and other panda stuffs.
- There are other animals inside the park you can also check them out.
- Don’t forget to bring your jacket. The cold temperate in Coloane will bother you in any way. Hehe 😛
HOW TO GET THERE?
Address: Avenida de Seac Pai Van, Coloane, Macau
We ride on bus number 26A to get there. But you can also take any bus as long as it’s going to Coloane Island. Bus stop is just next to the main entrance and across the Oasis Hotel you can see the park (Parque de Seac Pai Van).
This was another unplanned trip for me and I can say it’s a great experience. I’m hoping that you can also make a time to visit these pandas when you’re in Macau. Happy Travels!
“We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.” – Jawahariel Nehru