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“chavit singson”(35 reviews)
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408 kilometers north of Manila, Vigan, Luzon, Philippines
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I've heard of this place as a popular destination for tourist but found the place just ok not somewhere that I would highly recommend. It's a mini zoo but the place was not maintained there are closed areas which needs renovation or repair. We had...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank CHOCO1981
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very poor live animals, clearly bored; One tiger of three seemed to have the freedom to move around a small enclosure, (don't get too close, it spray "marks" outside the enclosure)! The second was in a floor less cage about 8 feet by six, only....More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank paulrC9921ZP
Reviewed 28 November 2018

i'm not sure why we paid 50php/head when we went here. Indeed a mini zoo, which is not maintained. It has a museum at the top, with taxidermied animals "claimed" to be killed by Chavit. Not recommended. They have a very short animal show at...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JeffG692
Reviewed 28 November 2018

We spend about 4 hours at this place. The exhibits were very well done . Free . admission, The staff was polite , we had are pictures with a tiger.. it is worth the drive were are many other things to do in Vigan.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ronald N
Reviewed 25 November 2018 via mobile

I know, I know! That doesn’t make sense, does it? Because this is a mini zoo in the first place, but ... the poor animals scattered in this wide barren-ish place will break your heart. If the sight of poorly cared, emaciated animals don’t break...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Kate L
Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

Since the entrance fee is free, I wasn't expecting a lot from the park. I was with 4 chikitings and the rest of my husband family. We got there around 12nn, the heat of the sun was striking and there were not too much to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

We visited this place as a side trip but really we could have skipped this and made better use of our time. We got there almost 5pm, so we thought that was the reason there wasn't an entrance fee anymore since they'll be closing soon...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Cathy C
Reviewed 9 October 2018

The museum on top is very pretentious. You see the face of Mr. Singson which is very off. But the animals are interesting.

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank Larisa B
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

Must visit in Sur where you can see their zoo, you can walk or take a ride. There are also souvenir shop inside and outside. Must see gold house

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank ninaexplore
Reviewed 24 September 2018

For me Baluarte is just a simple zoo for kids. We wasn't able to enter the mansion of Singson because it was closed.

Date of experience: December 2017
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Leah P
11 May 2018|
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Response from melchorc828 | Reviewed this property |
There is no entrance fee. However, there are fees for additional features such as cart rides which will comfortably allow you to reach the Safari Gallery thru an uphill slope instead of doing the uphill climb by foot.
Vrendehl R
8 April 2018|
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Response from Chef T | Reviewed this property |
It's open everyday from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm. Enjoy!