Celluloid Diaries: Pairi Daiza

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Pairi Daiza

Pairi Daiza

These photos were all taken at Pairi Daiza (formerly known as Parc Paradisio) in Brugelette, Belgium. I had visited the park several times before, but hadn't returned since it was renovated last year. To preserve the authentic feel, the temples and decorations were made from materials imported from the portrayed countries. Since its renovation, Pairi Daiza has been called one of Europe's most beautiful zoos. It's not the best zoo in terms of animals, but it certainly makes for a memorable day trip. Unlike most other zoos, the food in Pairi Daiza was pretty impressive too. We lunched in the Chinese restaurant Le Temple des Délices, followed by tea in La Maison de Thé.

Other posts about zoos: Antwerp Zoo / Parc animalier de Bouillon / Lisbon Zoo.

Pairi Daiza
Pairi Daiza
Paradisio
Toco toucan
Pairi Daiza
Black-tailed prairie dogs
Pairi Daiza
La Maison de Thé
Pairi Daiza
Pairi Daiza
Pairi Daiza
Pairi Daiza
Paradisio
Pairi Daiza
Ring-tailed lemur
Giraffe
Bathing elephant
Pairi Daiza
Common chameleon
Tegu lizard
Spectacled caiman
Tomato frog
Pairi Daiza aquarium

12 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! I love that they import foliage, rocks, etc. from the country the animals are from. Allows people to see them in a natural habitat. (Hugs)Indigo

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  2. Wow these photo's are gorgeous! You've got a good eye :)

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  3. What a beautiful park/zoo! Love the pagodas and huts and I'm guessing they made the surroundings as natural as possible for these gorgeous stunning creatures!! I do like it when zoos/parks are created with sensitivity to the animals who will call it home! Thanks for sharing! Take care
    x

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  4. Awesome, Pairi Daiza is a great place to spend family time, I used to visit the park every season with my son, nieces & nephews. They all truly enjoyed it!

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  5. Wow! Gorgeous pictures. It looks like it was a great time.

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  6. Awesome and stunning pictures- I'm over from the in your pants blogfest- guess I'll check back later for yours. :)

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  7. Your photography skills have blown me away. Beautiful! If I ever find myself in Brugelette, Belgium I am coming here first!

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  8. I love the animals! Especially that baby croc in the water, he's so cute just floating there.

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  9. Beautiful photos and thanks for linking up to IG Travel Thursday. Please refer to our community rules for next week!

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  10. You've got some very gorgeous pics there. I love the Japanese bridges and how they turn and twist like that so evil spirits can't follow you.

    Very cool.

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  11. So many amazing animals! Fantastic!
    xo Catherine

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