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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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A well-maintained mini zoo

My friend and I were on our way to The Peak. We discovered this place while walking half way. No entrance fee is needed for this place and the environment is soothing. There... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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87 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

My friend and I were on our way to The Peak. We discovered this place while walking half way. No entrance fee is needed for this place and the environment is soothing. There are some interesting animals inside such as orang utan, apes, and my lovely cranes!!! This place is just clean, with clear directory and free water dispenser everywhere.... More 

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Bristol
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

The gardens here are lovely and very calm. However, I walked through the aviaries which were quite disappointing; firstly you can't walk through them, only around them. The protective mesh is double layered which makes it hard to see through and the enclosures small considering the size of some of the birds. I decided not to look at the monkey... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

It's not big but very convenient if you live nearby as we do. Great for a quick drop in to see a favorite animal or learn about a new one.

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Southport, CT
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

I enjoy zoos and gardens everywhere I travel. This is the only one I have seen with such a spectacular collection and no entrance fee. It is best to go early in the AM or at dusk when it is cooler and animals are most active. There is quite a decent orchid collection and lots of pitcher plants, those carnivorous... More 

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

This was a lovely place to walk around to escape the concrete jungle of the city and the added bonus is that it's free. In the zoological part I do think that the animal enclosures were on the small side and the primates didn't look very happy - although it was very hot when I visited, I was baking and... More 

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Lanzhou, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

The botanical gardens were nice, and tranquil. The zoo was very impressive - lots of interesting animals that you probably wouldn't get to see otherwise. I must admit, I had moments of sadness seeing some of the animals in cages, particularly the orang-utans. I was torn between wanting to see them, and feeling that it was cruel for them to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

If you want to enjoy the nature with the kids without paying so much, you can visit this place because it is free ! The location may be a little bit too far which I usually go from Soho by walking all the way down there. You can see a lot of birds and monkeys, and they have flamingos too.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We enjoyed walking around this zoo. It was small but very clean. The animals looked very healthy and well taken cared for. My favorite was the de brazza monkey. It was chubby and black and looked like it had a white beard. Everytime i try to take a photo, it turned its back -camera shy. There was also a small... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The Botanic Gardens are very nice and a good place to get away from the crowds and high density living in Hong Kong. However the birds and animals in the zoo portion of the gardens are housed in very cruel enclosures. They are very small with little or no natural vegetation or water. It looked to me that the animals... More 

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Batam, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

For not charging any admission, this park is really nice! It's great for an afternoon walk. You can get free wi fi as well :)

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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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