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“Nice but shows not worth seeing except the white tigers half hourly feeding time”

Chimelong Safari Park
Ranked #3 of 710 things to do in Guangzhou
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Guangzhou Chimelong Safari Park wild animal world belongs to the first batch of the national, Guangzhou's only national 5A scenic spot tourism resort, located in Panyu, Guangzhou. The park with large populations of wild animal breeding and self driving ornamental features, known as the most China international standard of national wild animal zoo, is the world's population, up to the wild animal theme park. 6 highlights waiting for you to explore: long long wild animal world 4 highlights, the paradise of rare animals, self driving tours of animals, animals, animals to grab the eye, animal science base, leading the industry trend.
Reviewed 2 May 2018

First of all, they provide free bus shuttle from metro to the zoos and hotels. We went there on a weekday and it was off peak season. To us, it was crowded but to the Chinese, it wasn't. However, the queues move quite quickly. Although I read on the website that they close at 5.30pm, they closed at 5.00pm that day.
The signs at the bus stops may not be right. We seem to have queued at the wrong queue on going back. It's better to ask but not many of them know english so it is better if you know some mandarin or cantonese.
There is a display board with timing for the shows. We went for 1 and it was kiddish. We decided to skip the rest. There was nothing said about feeding the white tigers but since we were told by some friends, we went and it was splendid. The tigers are in a glass cage and the meats are dangled down to them in front of the pool (next to glass window) or on top of tree trunks. The tigers will therefore have to jump or climb to get their food. They rarely fight for it as they are given some every half hourly. I heard later that you can pet some baby white tigers too but we ran out of time.
I will say one should go on their safari on wheels train before embarking on the rest of the zoo. This is really good and it goes through areas roamed freely by the wildebeast, giraffes, zebras, etc.
Next comes the cable cars and you can see some of the animals quite well from it too.
Then you should explore the areas where you're most interested in like the pandas, white tigers, etc. These pandas and the white tigers are the highlights of the Safari and not to be missed.
To enjoy the place better, it is better to give yourselves more time. Most probably have a big brunch and make your way there.

2  Thank BurungKakak
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Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

I do realize that it's not listed as a zoo anywhere or do they even pretend to be a zoo, but you expect certain things with parks with animals. Overall, the experience is not worth the amount of time and annoyance to actually get to the place. It's way out in the middle of nothing and even if you drive, it's a considerable expenditure of time to just get to the ticket booth. On top of this, there isn't adequate signage to help the huge masses of people navigate this giant stretch of land. The entire park is smashed with people.

The treatment of the animals here is questionable. I'm not sure what animal rights activists would say about being able to purchase raw chicken meat to be thrown at baby tigers. The containment of the animals made them look pretty miserable as well. I can't imagine how they can let an endangered Giant Panda be covered with dust, and lie in a concrete ditch with a little stream of water while biting on a plastic trash bag. It's absolutely appalling.

Other animals seemed very unhappy in the oppressive heat. It also seemed to be a lot of facility for not that many large or dangerous animals.

Anyway, I'd give this a miss. Go to to zoo back in your home country or city. At least the animals get better treatment.

2  Thank Gabriel B
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Reviewed 16 April 2018

Had an amazing time at this park. Fun safari type ride. Kids got to ride and feed elephants, pet Koalas. Saw great shows. Would go back in a heart beat.

1  Thank johncI5502PX
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Chimelong_Group, 客戶服務 at Chimelong Safari Park, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2018

Thank you so much for your positive feedback and we are glad to hear that you had a wonderful experience in Chimelong Safari Park. It will be our pleasure to offer you another delightful stay on your next visit.

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Reviewed 16 April 2018

This is not worth visiting, If you are planning to travel all the way from Hongkong. This will require a separate visa so it not worth

Thank Ashish J
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Chimelong_Group, Customer Service at Chimelong Safari Park, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2018

Thank you for your feedback and it will be our pleasure to offer you another stay on your next visit.

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Reviewed 4 April 2018

I visited this zoo with my family and my kids love it so much. It tooks us almost whole day to enjoy the scenery and the animals.
I would advise to take the cable car to have the whole view of the park before you decide where to have your thorough site visit.

Thank Dominique N
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Chimelong_Group, 客戶服務 at Chimelong Safari Park, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2018

Thank you so much for your positive feedback and it will be our pleasure to offer you another delightful stay on your next visit.

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