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Kunming Zoo

Qingnian Road, Kunming, China
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Ranked #39 of 153 attractions in Kunming
Type: Zoos
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Disneyland Paris, France
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55 reviews 55 reviews
29 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

I had heard bad things about animal treatment in this Zoo before going, I still wanted to have a look at it by myself. I really regret it. Animals are kept in terrible conditions, cages are really tiny except one of the birds one, and one for monkeys (with more rats than monkeys inside). Ground is not fitted for many... More

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Urumqi, China
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59 reviews 59 reviews
53 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

The zoo had lots of different kinds of animals and was much like any other zoo in China. I enjoyed seeing the different animals, but the crowds were a lot to handle. Try to go in the morning when the animals are more active.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

People on here are insulting this zoo (as they always do with every zoo) and saying they are torturing animals. While there were a couple exhibits that I felt unhappy to see, overall I can see they are using whatever funding they have to expand exhibits as best they can one by one. It seems that the people running the... More

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Winnipeg, Canada
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

If you wanna see the people in Kunming, here's the place. Lot of people enjoy their day in zoo. Not just young couple but also some seniors. Animals are not so important here,most people come to this place for group activities. You need to prepare for traffic jam from 10AM-6PM.

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Shah Alam, Malaysia
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108 reviews 108 reviews
83 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Those of you expecting Western-style zoos can skip this. By China standards, it's well-stocked though some of the ancient cages may not be to everyone's taste. For me, I liked the monkey and butterfly section the most. It can be combined with a trip to Yuantong temple. Be warned though - the toilets here are horrible.

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Kunming, China
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

Kunming zoo is located on Yuantong North road. The zoo is actually awful as with most Chinese zoos. Animals are kept in terrible conditions. The redeeming feature and the reason I gave three stars is the lovely scenery in the garden areas of the park, lots of beautiful flowers and trees. There is also an amusement park inside with some... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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97 reviews 97 reviews
47 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

An avenue of blossoming pinky red flowers at Kunming Zoo in March! China's own version of cherry blossoms to welcome spring or "chun". What an extremely pretty and wonderful sight to see and enjoy! I didn't realised Kunming offers such a beauty. There were lots and lots of people, local and tourists with cameras in hand taking in the sight!... More

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Kunming, China
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180 attraction reviews
183 helpful votes 183 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

Locals seldom go here for the animals, at least in spring; they go to see the cherry blossoms. They are beginning to bloom now (February 22) and will be pretty through the latter part of March if the weather doesn't change too much. These cherry trees are a special strain that were originally an official gift from Japan (back before... More

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Prague, Czech Republic
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67 reviews 67 reviews
53 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

We didn't go there because of the animals, but because we read in a tourguide that there is a nice view over the city from the ZOO. We only went by few enclosures with animals and what we saw was quite scary (and I've heard that it's supposed to be one of the best Chinese ZOO's), the animals are living... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

It was pretty dirty and smelled terrible in quite a few locations. Get to see quite a large verity of animals...and quite close as they each only have a small slab of concrete. Over all it was well worth the 15RMB, quite and nice to be able to enjoy a bit of nature in this over crowded city.

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