Pairi Daiza

Brugelette, Belgium

About Pairi Daiza

‘Pairi Daiza’, ancient Persian for ‘enclosed garden’, is the term that was used in the earliest known reference to the notion of ‘paradise’. No other name could so perfectly greet you, dear visitor, at the gates of our extraordinary garden, our own little paradise on earth. A dream come true, Pairi Daiza flourishes on what were once the grounds of a Cistercian monastery, Cambron Abbey. Imagine a 135 acres garden protected from the outside world by a high surrounding wall three kilometres long. Leave your troubles outside as you come through the gates; open yourself up to the wonders that await you. Once inside, lush nature in the form of centuries-old trees, intriguing plants and exquisite flowers from all over the world will wave you in. As you advance further into the park you will be continuously amazed at each step by the architectural treasures you encounter. All authentic, they have been brought to you by artisans who travelled from their far-flung homes of China, Indonesia, Thailand, and elsewhere to ply their art here, in Belgium, so that you can enjoy the fruits of their labours first-hand. Finally, come and make friends with the 5,000 animals that live and thrive here.

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Giant pandas at Pairi Daiza

The Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang and his Belgian collegue Elio Di Rupo signed an historical agreement for the relations between the two countries on September 11, 2013 in Dalian.

Pairi Daiza started with the construction of their panda house in July 2013.

Hao Hao & Xing Hui left the Du Jiang Yan Base of CCRCGP on February 22, 2013 and arrived on February 23, 2014 with a DHL flight from Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport to Brussels Airport.

The Belgian giant panda couple was welcomed by Pairi Daiza’s CEO Eric Domb, Belgium’s Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo and the Ambassador of China in Belgium Liao Liqiang.

The Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan visited Hao Hao & Xing Hui’s new home at Pairi Daiza with Belgium’s King Philippe and Queen Mathilde on March 30, 2014. They officially inaugurated Belgium’s Panda Forest.

    Previous giant pandas

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Opening Hours

Pairi Daiza is currently closed an will re-open on March 26, 2016.

Pairi Daiza’s opening hours are 10am to 6pm (7pm in July and August)

Ticket Prices and other questions

Click here for Pairi Daiza’s frequently asked questions page.

Click here for Pairi Daiza’s regulations page.

Access BY CAR

Pairi Daiza is located in Brugelette, between Mons and Ath.
Address: Pairi Daiza – Domaine de Cambron in B-7940 Brugelette (Belgium)
GPS: Encode : Le Domaine 1 – 7940 Brugelette

Parcking tickets can be purchased for 7 euro.


Pairi Daiza is located near the Cambron-Casteau train station, on the Mons-Ath line.
Follow the clearly marked pedestrian path to the park (10 minutes).

Click here to buy your train tickets from NMBS/SNCB.

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