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Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens

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Address: Albany Road, Hong Kong, China
Phone Number: 852 2530 0154
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Beautiful, quiet serene place located in the middle of the city. Small zoo...

Beautiful, quiet serene place located in the middle of the city. Small zoo with many exhibits. Great way to relax from shopping and sight seeing.

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Pretty place with delightful animals!

Pros: a beautiful garden and mini zoo in the middle of the city! It's quite extraordinary. We went during winter, but the animals were quite active. We (my partner and I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
bumblebee5n4p3
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Sydney, Australia

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Sydney, Australia
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23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pros: a beautiful garden and mini zoo in the middle of the city! It's quite extraordinary. We went during winter, but the animals were quite active. We (my partner and I) particularly enjoyed watching the Lemurs (they are VERY cheeky!) and the various primates. There were a number of birds and other small mammals that were very interesting to see.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After yum cha at IFC, we went there with 4 kids. It was a short taxi ride there and felt like an oasis there! Lots of trees and the kids loved it compared to the shopping centres. They loved looking at the giant turtles, surprisingly active swinging chimpanzees and loved chasing other people's bubbles around the fountain! Highly recommend this... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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69 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We just spent multiple hours in this park. First, we picnicked. Then, we enjoyed watching the various primates and tortoises doing their things. They're so cute and amusing! Then, we peacefully sat on some benches and read and journaled. Then we saw the birds and the fountain and the green house, slowly walking around and taking in all the beauty... More 

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Rochester, New York
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112 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Botanical Gardens are beautiful. Don't go there expecting a large zoo with lots of animals because there aren't too many animals there. It is a worthwhile trip if you enjoy gardens.

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Thank momma225
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29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Walking to this place can be tricky as its on a slope and pavements are narrow. Once you get to the gardens, its a pleasant walk around and upwards. The best thing is that its free and there is an assortment of monkeys and birds to see. There is also a nice fountain and place to relax on the grass.... More 

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Hong Kong Region, China
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29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

garden is so so, cant see well animals as they r hidden in several layers of net in each cage. Monkeys, birds - all of them cant see well, so bad in fact. only turtle is well observed. u can check pic and video we will attach

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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397 reviews
90 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an opportunity to get a little greenery in urban Hong Kong and the walk through the park is very pleasant. Its negative aspect is the old zoo with caged animals looking like they are destined for a life of boring solitude, especially the orang utans. The primate cages have no natural elements and it was sad to see... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not the right time of year for the flowers but still some interesting plants and worth a visit. Bit disappointed by the aviaries - mesh so thick and their position made it difficult to see the birds. The animals are kept in cages that would not be acceptable in other countries - too small, no trees or plants and hard... More 

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20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very bad smell all across the Park, not worth a single photo. The worst of a kind place ever seen between Europe, Australia and Canada.

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Los Angeles, California
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59 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

This park is very well located in the Admiralty area near the tram to the Peak. The queue for the Peak's tram was too long, so we settled for this park instead. And "settled" was the right word here because this park is truly average. It's not a bad park for a nice stroll through if you live there, but... More 

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When people think of Hong Kong, most imagine movies with famous skyscrapers dominating the skyline. The area widely known as Central is the major financial hub and entertainment district, which truly lives up to the saying, “work hard, play hard.” Bars stay open late into the night and there just happens to be a street party every weekend. Although everything seems to be operating at lightning speed, Central is full of quiet, hidden gems. Nestled between office towers are wet markets and some of the city’s oldest restaurants dating back to the 1960s. Feeling a bit overwhelmed? Retreat from the crowds by exploring beautifully restored historical buildings and even a green oasis of botanical gardens.
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