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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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Description: 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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Only if you have much time

Nice gardens with great view of city up midlevel, but it is not very easy to get to. It is not too far from central but it is uphill walk. This is a colonial gardens near where... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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Beijing, China
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166 reviews 166 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Nice gardens with great view of city up midlevel, but it is not very easy to get to. It is not too far from central but it is uphill walk. This is a colonial gardens near where the ex-governors live. Nice, but I suppose it is not worthy of a tourist's limited time to his disposal as Hong Kong has... More 

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Halesworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

What a wonderful place to visit. Very close to the city centre, this venue is clearly very popular with locals and visitors alike. Both the zoological and botanical parts are merged with each other seamlessly and both are beautifully displayed. Everything is very neat and tidy and a real credit to the community.

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St. John's, Newfoundland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Almost adjacent to Hong Kong Park, the Zoological and Botanical Gardens are a wonderful find. The exhibits and the enclosures are very well done, the signage and interpretation excellent, and the variety of plants and animals is a feast for the senses and the spirit. This was a much better way to spend half a day than seeing another tall... More 

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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

A very easy place to get to and from in HK, just up the road from Central. We took bus 12 to get there but walked back easily thru tiny little streets in what looked like the old area of town. The park is well laid out on the hillside with birds, primates and flora all over. Great for pics... More 

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Launceston, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

This surprise is located a short but steep walk from the Central metro station. It is probably worth the detour to catch the mid level escalators and save yourself some climbing. The park is not as big as Hong Kong Park and despite the constant hum of background traffic noise it is an excellent place to visit. The animal enclosures... More 

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

The gardens are a very pleasant refuge of calm, and therefore very pleasant to visit, but the brightly coloured birds were most unexpected. The highlight for me were the mammals - I loved the lemurs, but amongst the monkeys and primates were species I'd never encountered before (or indeed heard of). When you consider that entrance is free, I would... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 via mobile

The Botanical Garden is a pleasant and calm place in Hong Kong. The monkeys are very entertaining to watch in the small zoo. The admission is free.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

This free to enter park is centrally located and has a great selection of tropical birds and other animals. It is well kept and nicely landscaped. A good way to spend a couple of hours in a green space.

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Singapore, Singapore
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

It is a very small zoo without a lot of frills. There is a nice collection of small primates, and they seem well cared for with sufficient enrichment. The grounds are decently maintained. For a free, small zoo, it is of a very high standard. It doesn't begin to compare to Sydney, Singapore, San Diego, etc.. It's worth stopping if... More 

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Dunsborough, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We stumbled upon the HK Zoological and Botanical Gardens purely by mistake, after walking up the mid levels on the very quirky mid-levels escalator. A very pleasant walk through the gardens ensued, unexpectedly seeing various birds, animals and plants. The bright orange flamingos (I kid you not) were the most unexpected, followed I think by the Orang-Utans. A lovely, peaceful... 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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