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Shanghai Zoo (Shanghai Dongwu Yuan)

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Address: No.2831 Hongqiao Road, Changning District, Shanghai 200000, China
Phone Number: 021-62687775
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Good, but animals need more protection from visitors

My son and I visited the Shanghai Zoo on subway Line 10 . Ensure that you take the zoo exit, and it is basically in front of the subway exit. The entry fee was 40 yuan. There were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

My son and I visited the Shanghai Zoo on subway Line 10 . Ensure that you take the zoo exit, and it is basically in front of the subway exit. The entry fee was 40 yuan. There were many animal exhibits, but I felt that they were not as protected as at the Beijing Zoo where more plastic barriers have... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

My brother and I went to the zoo for the day, and had an enjoyable experience. At 40RMB each the tickets were a good price, compared to British zoos in any case! The zoo itself was massive, and organised into different groups of animals - birds, mammals, etc. Maps were easy to come by, and the zoo was logically planned... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

I went here just to see the panda,but was amazed at the other variety of animals here..Totally worth the trip,but its a long walk Most of the animals were just lazing around & sleeping,think they were mostly bored of the continuous tourists..Only active animals were the bears,monkeys & elephant. But it is well maintained & clean.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

It's painful and sad to see animals pacing in an effort to keep their sanity. It's an overall abomination . The Chinese historically are incredibly cruel in the treatment of their animals and they brutally beat the elephants and tigers to break their spirits

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

The zoo itself is like many other zoos, it probably looked a bit sad due to the recent rain which made many of the enclosures very muddy and with the heat, probably not the best conditions to view the outdoor caged animals. The indoor attractions were well maintained and the animals were more lively but ....... more following. The conditions... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

If you have 48 hours to spend in Shanghai I'd recommend taking 3-4 hours out of your day to come here. Not because the establishment is 'ground-breaking' and the animals are amazing, rare and endangered, but only because walking around this zoo is an experience in it's self. It is located conveniently right off line 10 at Shanghai Zoo station... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

I don't even want to give this a one star but I can't leave it blank. I am not even putting pictures on this review since it will upset you. I had to walk out of this place it's the cruelest thing I have seen and I want to report it. the animals are so miserable and badly looked after,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We visited Shanghai Zoo as we had not seen Pandas before and had a few hours pre cruise. The Zoo is very large and offers a break from the hustle and bustle of the city. The Pandas are quite a distance from the Front Gate. We caught an internal shuttle bus which was helpful. Overall the Panda enclosure and the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Take the subway line 10 and get off at Shanghai Zoo stop. Very easy to get around as has signs everywhere. Over 5000 animals to see Pandas, Lemurs, Bears and many fish. Loads of photo opportunities. Very big gardens. The giant Panda was my favourite. Also many picnic spots to take a break. Excellent for the kids.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Having a free day before our tour started we decided to take a taxi to Shanghai Zoo specifically to see the Pandas. A local guide had warned us that the zoo was not too clean, but this proved to be pessimistic. We didn't feel that the zoo was badly kept. The taxi took an hour and a quarter in heavy... More 

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Address: No.2831 Hongqiao Road, Changning District, Shanghai 200000, China
Phone Number: 021-62687775
Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shanghai Region  >  Shanghai>  > Gubei / Hongqiao / Minhang
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:30 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 6:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 6:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 6:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 6:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 6:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 6:30 am - 5:00 pm

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Gubei / Hongqiao / Minhang
West of Shanghai’s better-known business, cultural and entertainment centers, lies an expansive area of residential neighborhoods peppered with lifestyle pockets that have their own unique attractions. The schools have formed pockets of international communities throughout Gubei, Hongqiao and Minhang. Quite a few entertainment and shopping centers have built up over the years to cater to these communities. While living here means you are relatively far away from Shanghai’s usual hot spots, the large parks, spacious homes and proximity to great Japanese and Korean food keep the neighborhoods popular.