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Address: Qingnian Road, Kunming, China
Phone Number: 0871-5154546
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OK Zoo

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2014
Urumqi, China
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Brisbane, Australia
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4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

I'm not a person for zoos in the 1st place but I had to see how these animals are being treated. It's a sad place if you have morals for animals the only thing that seems to be happy in the zoo is the ducks. The other animals seem to have gone cage mad. There are a lot better zoos... More 

1 Thank Justyn P
Singapore, Singapore
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41 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

The entrance is at the busy road intersection and it is a paid entry attraction. The entire setup, is on the hill and the other side of the hill, is the Yuantong Temple, which you can view from the Zoo or getting there, by walking around the hill. In my opinion, if you have the time, just do it as... More 

Thank tengkin
Sydney, Australia
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113 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

The zoo reflects the general attitude of the China to animal welfare. It is horrible - from the sad caged animals to the mobs of noisy tourists to the litter to the tourists throwing human food and other objects at the animals.

Thank wildcrazygoats
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29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Don't have to see the animals in March... The blooming of the flowers will surely blow you away. With the clear blue sky and white cloud ... A few hundred pictures is what I toke on the 3 hours stroll in the Zoo. Did not even see the animals ,,,, May be on the next trip.

Thank TKinSuzhou
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23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Let me get straight to the point. It was awful, awful, awful, awful, awful, awful, awful, and awful. I went there because I really love going to the zoos. But for this, just stay away. There's no panda bears. The animals were all dying. They stayed in a cage. The zoo didn't even try to make the exhibit homey for... More 

3 Thank Clarissa C
Disneyland Paris, France
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65 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 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 

5 Thank N F
Urumqi, China
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129 reviews
97 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 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.

1 Thank EastMeetsWeston
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 

2 Thank Inga12345
Winnipeg, Canada
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16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 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.

1 Thank LUYAO Z
Shah Alam, Malaysia
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202 reviews
144 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 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.

1 Thank pianocello

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