Shilaoren Reptile Park. After a wonderful walk through the Shilaoren Sightseeing Gardens, then a hike up the mountain, we visited the Reptile/ Crocodile Park, also located within the Shilaoren Sightseeing Garden. We do not know the name of this Reptile area. It was written in Chinese on our Garden entry ticket, and the entrance was included in our garden fee of 60rmb. Anyone know the proper name of this reptile park? If you do, let us know. It turns out that we went on the last peak weekend of the season, and since then the price has dropped to 40rmb.
From the inside of the main gate to the Sightseeing Garden, the large glass enclosure is immediately to the left. We waited until after we had explored the gardens and hiked before we checked the out the reptiles.
Nothing in there!
Many of the glass enclosures were empty (oh dear!), and as with most Chinese sightseeing facilities, there was a lot of potential but it seemed like things weren’t wasn’t much “up keep” going on.
The grounds are really pretty, with fruit trees all around the entrance gate area.
We both like lizards and snakes, and we enjoyed showing Elijah these creatures. I wouldn’t say that this is an “unmissable” experience. Far from it actually, but if you have young kids and you’re in the Sightseeing Garden, then you might as well just check out the Shilaoren Reptile Park. There is also an extensive play area to the right of the entrance gate, directly opposite to the Reptile area. There are the typical Chinese coin-operated stationery car rides, a jungle gym, and various other activities for the little ones.