This is your opportunity to see pandas, at an affordable price. Although it’s not centrally located, it’s easy enough to reach by taxi or bus, and you might be passing by anyway if you’re visiting Coloane’s beaches or quaint Coloane Village.
Gifts from China to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Macau’s 1999 handover from Portugal to China, the pandas live in a high-tech home with both indoor and outdoor enclosures, a translucent roof, and a pleasant environment of rolling hills, trees, and streams. Note that the pandas are so popular, visitors are allowed in a group at a time, beginning on the hour for an hour. You might check the website if visiting during a holiday to make sure you can get in.
Other facilities in Seac Pai Van Park, popular with families, include the Giant Panda Information Centre with exhibits about pandas, playgrounds, a garden of native medicinal plants, a small Natural and Agrarian Museum highlighting Macau’s geography, natural history and history of farming, a walk-in aviary, and a small zoo, including resident primates that are clearly second-class citizens, as their cramped homes are not nearly as inviting as that of the pandas.
Bus: 15, 21A, 25, 26, 26A or 50