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Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens

Albany Road, Hong Kong, China
852 2530 0154
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Ranked #56 of 405 attractions in Hong Kong
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Gardens, Zoos
Description: 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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Newcastle, Australia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014 via mobile

We took the train to Central and the proceeded to the mid level escalators. We made away to the very top and then walked across to the gardens. It had been raining all day and the light mist only added to the enjoyment of walking. Walking to the gardens also allows you to see the varios buildings on the side... More

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Wirral UK
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336 helpful votes 336 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Lots to see in the very good botanical gardens and small zoo and with no entrance fee. We had wet weather when we visited and I imagine it must be even better of a fine sunny day. Some of the animals looked a bit sad, particularly the Orang Utan, but many of the other animals looked happy and playful.

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Farnborough, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

The zoo and gardens were a wonderful place to escape the hustle and bustle of the city for an hour or so. Quiet and relaxing and no fee to get in although you should be aware that there are plenty of hills and steps to navigate both to get there and also once you are inside.

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Adelaide, Australia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
30 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Had a nice time wandering through this park, seeing the birds and gardens. Also the monkeys playing around (in cages) was entertaining, we just grabbed a seat and watched them entertain themselves. We went here because the line to the angles tram was to long - a nice surprise.

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Seasoned traveller from Devon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

This garden / 'zoo' is on the mid levels and can be accessed near the Peak Tram bottom station, adjacent the US embassy. It's quiet and peaceful but we did feel 'sorry' for the few birds and primates kept in captive cages within the 'zoo' area. Particularly the orang Utangs who in the wild have square miles of jungle but... More

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San Diego, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

This is a nice place to sit and relax a bit if you are touring around in the area. The zoo part is not very impressive and is the old style of cages (although well maintained). The Hong Kong Park (located adjacent to the lower Peak Tram Station) is a better choice if you are looking for a pretty garden... More

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Aldridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

We had been on the Peak railway and noticed that the park was only a couple hundred metres up the road so headed in that general direction across busy roads and raised flyovers. We came the the entrance and walked into the park. The hussle and bustle just stopped. My wife went to the public loo near the entrance and... More

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

We had some time on our hands so visited this attraction. It scores top marks for a nice green place to walk around in a highly built up city providing you're prepared for quite a bit of walking up and down steep inclines. That's why we went and we weren't disappointed. Had our motive been the zoo then we'd have... More

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France
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Clearly the rain was not the Gardens fault - but added to general downbeat feeling about the animals being stuck in rather small cages and the place being towered over by large residential buildings. Yes - calm, pleasant and the kids loved the animals but didn't quite do it for me. I suppose understandable but also quite small.

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Hong Kong, China
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

A surprisingly lovely park located in the middle of busy Hong Kong. It doesn't have much in the way of zoo and botanical garden, and I would quicker call it a park, but it was great all the same. There is a fountain in the middle, and you can see some great building from there. It is located very centrally,... More

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