Very disappointed by the number of people allowed to be there. 2 grandstands with several hundred people each, and only 3 or 4 attendants to keep everyone under control. Two simple rules - sit down and no photos - of course these are too difficult to follow for the vast majority of Chinese tourists (and yes the instructions are repeated in Chinese languages several times). The penguins can hardly be blamed for their reluctance to linger on the beach or go anywhere near the areas roped off for people. Once the penguins are off the beach everyone stampedes up the boardwalks and continue to terrorise the birds heading to their nests.
Overall the whole experience was disappointing and disturbing. It's great they are making lots of money for penguin conservation (the visitor centre is made up of 2 souvenir shops, a large bistro/coffee shop, a popcorn stand and a stand for photos), but there is nothing educational or 'wild' about the evening. Could not get out of there fast enoug.
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