Nanwan Monkey Island, Lingshui County

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Take China’s longest over-water cable car ride and arrive at Nanwan Monkey Island. The ride spans 2,138 m (7,014 ft) and will take you to the natural reserve for macaque monkeys. Around 2,000 monkeys live in the reserve, making it China’s largest area for raising and training monkeys. See the animals walking freely around the island and interact with them, or watch one of the shows with trained monkeys. Take care of your belongings, since monkeys tend to steal them to get food. Plan to visit Nanwan Monkey Island and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Lingshui County attractions using our Lingshui County trip builder tool .
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  • Went through the hotel guide, not accessible, only by taxi. Approximately 80 km. Dadonghai Bay. Us trip by funicular attracted over the Bay. But we had no luck, these days it's just renovated. We were taken to the island by boat. Go literally two or three minutes more to stand in line at the gate. Getting off the boat, rushed for Chinese and queue for a bus. Moved to the other side of the island and went to the right. Island map and schedule to find on site is easy. On the island there are circus monkeys and apes theatre. The presentation is very short (min 15-20), go on a schedule that I have. From interesting: there is a prison for monkeys, at that time there were one Guangxi Macaque, looked at photos of notorious, apparently, pokusavshih people. The dates, number of Walker, age, name, offence. A pantheon of repeat offenders-Macaque. We really had fun. Seen resort to monkeys with Sun beds, mini-pools. Although there no Macaque is not blazhenstvovala. Monkeys (macaques, guansijskie them there 1200), when we were selected brazen phone from Chineses, screaming, crying. One monkey jumped on the shoulder of her husband, it is impossible to remove burrs, bares his teeth. Hardly left alone, although not provoked. Remove jewelry, don't tease, not frighten. Children will be interesting. And, oddly enough, a lot of beautiful places to selfi
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  • Firstly, expensive ticket but cable car are not well maintained Nor the safety of aligning and boarding. Next would be questioning the cruelty of chaining animal for performance. While they should bel...  more »
  • We will have been finally on the island to the monkeys to not see that the village of fishermen. Access to the cable car is abominably long! 1:30 waiting for 2 min from crossing. Only interest, the overview of the superb floating fishing village. We therefore returned once the cable car finished: farewell the monkeys and Hello the typical village. Results: we found a really awesome and authentic fish restaurant. Unfortunately, I can't give the name but he must hang out off the beaten path to find this restaurant. And it's great! Bravo and thank you
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