Macau Opens Panda Theme Park

Category: Travel News, China

Hoi Hoi and Sam Sam (also called Kai Kai and Xin Xin), two adorable pandas from Chengdu Research Base of Panda Breeding, started to meet fans in their new home Macau Seac Pai Van Park from January 19, 2011. Now Macau citizens have their own giant pandas and can enjoy up-close with them in town.

The fan-meeting is only available to students, the elders and some related associates at present. The panda-themed park will open to the public on April 28th, 2011. So most Macau people still have to wait for 3 months to see the national treasure.

Panda Park Open Time

10:00 -- 13:00; 14:00 -17:00 Every day except Mondays.

Panda Park Tickets

First tickets will be on sale from January 21st, 2011 at the Macau Forum. Each person will only be allowed to buy four tickets. Moreover, each buyer is allowed to get four free admission entrances to be used by children and the aged, but identification documents are required upon purchase and entry.

How to Get There

Visitors could take buses (No. 15, No. 21A, No. 25, No.26 A) to get to the Seac Pai Van and walk to the park entrance.

Besides, the Macau Transport Bureau will launch a special bus route to Seac Pai Van for panda visitors, departing from Ferreira do Amaral roundabout, in front of the famous Hotel Lisboa.

Background Knowledge

Hoi Hoi and Sam Sam, meaning happiness in Chinese, were given to Macau as a present & good wish from China's central government. They arrived in Macau on December 18, 2010, via an express panda plane. After a warm welcome from Macau officials and panda lovers at the airport, the two pandas were transferred to their 3,000 square meters house in Seac Pai Van and began a 30-day quarantine. From 19th Jan, the Macau Panda Park has begun a trial operation, which will last for 3 months. And the Park will open officially to the visitors from April 28th, 2011.

Tailor-make a Macau Tour to see the famous colonial & historic heritages and see the real cuddly pandas in close.

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