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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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124 reviews 124 reviews
34 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

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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UK
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136 reviews 136 reviews
52 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
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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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Lovely park right in the thick of Hong Kong. The birds on display are quite impressive, but the star of the show are the primates, although some of the enclosures seem a bit small or lacking enrichment for the animals. There are park grounds which people will use as a break from the city and a great place to have... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

The birds and mammals and reptiles are all great but the highlight this visit was the baby monkey (the monkeys that call out a lot to each other). A local there said the baby was only three days old. Very cute.

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Scotland, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

This is a very good park in the middle of HK which bizarrely has a free primate zoo in the middle of it. You can see orangutans, gibbons, lemurs & lots of other animals as well as fountains & native plants. If you crave a break from the hustle & bustle of the city, this is worth a visit. About... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Really enjoyed the entire experience but most particularly the zoo. Loved the birds and monkeys. It's a highlight of my trip in Hong Kong for sure

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Redmond, Washington, United States
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Be sure to ride the longest escalator in the world and then wind your way down to the zoo. There you will see some new animals and experience the cleanest and healthiest zoo I have been to. Small, but very sweet.

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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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