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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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Enjoyed my visit, felt sorry for the Orang Utan, Perhaps they could find him/her a mate or are they solitary animals. Anyway, don't believe they should be in a cage. Also could... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

I spent 2 hours on a beautiful day at these gardens and there was plenty to keep me entertained. The gardens themselves are beautiful and well maintained, and easily accessible from central station. It was lovely to see so many local school children enjoying the gardens too. The birds were delightful - the cranes came right up to the fence... More 

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Sydney
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed my visit, felt sorry for the Orang Utan, Perhaps they could find him/her a mate or are they solitary animals. Anyway, don't believe they should be in a cage. Also could they not put more greenery, plants and leaves inside. The poor monkeys were grasping for the palm leaves OUTSIDE their cage. Perhaps it kept them amused

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

The place has got lot of birds and very few animals. The park has got a small little garden which is well maintained and Kids play area. It is good to spend 30 mins of your time there and it is also free.

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Hong Kong, China
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324 attraction reviews
319 helpful votes 319 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

I have been wanting to visit the HK Zoological & botanical gardens for quite a while so when my nephews were in town, we went to check it out. Let me tell you that if you have small children, it isn't easy to get to via walkways, espeically with small kids or strollers. It is ok if you take a... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Gardens, zoo, playground for children, it's all there. Good day to wander and just enjoy the surroundings. Great place for children and very safe. Lots of local "nannies" with children, enclosed play areas with security. Enjoyed this day very much.

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Widnes, United Kingdom
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77 reviews 77 reviews
31 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Stunning park in the middle of a huge amount of high rise buildings in the central /admirality area of HK. Plenty of Epic views and photograph locations to be had here. The park includes pretty fountains and water features, and and a large amount of animals from around the world. There is also a memorial to the Chinese persons who... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I felt the zoo could have been much bigger with more birds and may be animals. It's a very quiet place and has some 20 enclosures each with some 5-6 varieties of birds . Kids will love the place as there is a play area :) you will be able to spend atleast an hour at this place . If... More 

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Westerham, United Kingdom
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35 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

The gardens are nice but we did not like the zoo - the primates were kept in cages that were too small or devoid of sufficient foliage, activities etc. The animals did not appear happy; orang utangs in particular looked miserable. T

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Wellington, New Zealand
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

A lovely park with a free zoo! There are so many amazing animals like tortoise, birds, monkeys ect. Really enjoyed walking around the park, it was very peaceful but the animals were very entertaining.

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Montreal, Canada
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89 reviews 89 reviews
45 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

This place was so unexpectedly amazing. Right in the heart of Hong Kong, below highways and byways, this place is a neat little escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. Plus there are monkeys!! These guys scream and jump around in enclosures that rival the best zoos on earth. The animals here seemed happier than those in any... More 

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Central
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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