China's Chimelong Safari Park is the largest wild animal theme park in the world. Located in the biggest city in south China, Guangzhou, the park is home to some 20,000 animals and is presently the only zoo in the country to be awarded the 5A class tourist attraction level, the highest level obtainable.
Of its 20,000 animals, Chimelong features more than 500 species, including the giant panda, pygmy hippopotamus, black rhinoceros and white tiger. Visitors can self-drive through nine themed safari zones housing animals from every corner of the world, from native Australian kangaroos and koalas to cheetahs and lions from South Africa.
A huge attraction at the park is the set of panda triplets born here in 2014. Panda triplets are incredibly rare, and in fact, these are the only live set in the world today. In addition to safari tours, there are a whole host of other attractions and shows within the park, as well as plenty of shopping and dining opportunities.
It’s possible to take the metro to Chimelong Safari Park; simply take line 3 and alight at the Hanxi Chimelong stop. Use exit E and take the free bus at the Chimelong bus stop, which will deliver you to the South Gate in a few minutes. Alternatively, it's about a 10-minute walk.
In order to prevent tourists from feeding the animals, no outside food or drink can be brought into the park.