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Shanghai Zoo (Shanghai Dongwu Yuan)

Gubei / Hongqiao / Minhang
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Address: No.2831 Hongqiao Road, Changning District, Shanghai 200000, China
Phone Number: 021-62687775
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6:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 5:00 pm

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A lot of birds too few mammals

Shanghai Zoo is quite a big zoo by Line 10. The entrance is quite cheap as compared to newly opened zoos here in Shanghai. The ticket costs 30 RMB. So its good for sightseeing on... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Regine C
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Shanghai Zoo is quite a big zoo by Line 10. The entrance is quite cheap as compared to newly opened zoos here in Shanghai. The ticket costs 30 RMB. So its good for sightseeing on a budget. The zoo is quite old and they are doing some improvements to their displays so do not expect seeing a lot of animals.... More 

Thank Regine C
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45 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The zoo is very close to subway station and very easy to reach. There are several reviews criticizing this zoo related to cavage size; however I have seen several other zoos with worst conditions. In general we were satisfied and kids were enjoying. Only the really worst condition are deers which have stone ground. These animals are very excited and... More 

Thank Hayk K
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49 reviews
32 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Its really easy to reach this zoo by metro at line 10 as we are independent travellers. We had our baby stroller and it was quite easy to move around. The zoo ground was lovely with parks and ample seating area. Our main intention was the Giant Panda but it was quite dark there with insufficient lighting and thus we... More 

Thank rouzil
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was the most horrible ending to my trip to Shanghai and I wish we had not gone. The animals live in horrible conditions and the visitors make their lives miserable. Their living areas were poorly cleaned, WAY too small, and the animals were dirty and malnourished. Some idiots throw coins at the turtles in an enclosure and others feed... More 

Thank Erika F
Shanghai, China
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

It was very big, very close to the metro line 10 and lots of animals to see. However, to me it felt like an abandoned zoo, not a lot of people and sad animals. Especially what was so bad is that the park, animal shelters everything is so badly maintained, like they did nothing about it in 30 years!! Maybe... More 

Thank Romy J
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

we went to the zoo about 2014 it was great lots of animals to see there is a lot of walking we spend 5 hours and we still did not see it all great for kids get a hotdog on a stick it is what it says on a stick very cheap we got up that morning got the metro... More 

Thank sexyjock
Zhengzhou, China
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5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Nice to visit, there is a lots to see and to learn there. You can also see panda. Which was just great. The only negatif point, is that lots of people are not throwing stuff around, which make the place and animal area dirty. I have even seen a child throwing a chupa chups on a bear...

Thank MannyREC
Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

Great sunday morning, watching locals dance, sing and do tai chi , nice lake and big open space. Great location, right on line 10 metro, out the station and cannot miss the zoo. But some of the animals had small spaces, bears dancing for apples and bored lions. I dont really like zoos , was hoping this would be a... More 

Thank Ann C
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

I went in search of Pandas and found two pandas in very bad and dirty situation. The effort for Pandas were not worth but it was nice to explore the other animals in the zoo. This could be nice place if travelling with the Kids. Few animals were worth watching like Puma, tiger and lion etc. They had a good... More 

Thank Rahulprem_kedia
Hyderabad, India
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63 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

The Zoo is accessible from Line 10. Line 10 forks from the Longxi Road station so you need to be sure that you catch the train going to wards Hongqiao Railway station. Get down at the Shanghai Zoo subway station. The ticket counter for the zoo is right next to the exit. If you need to take the battery operated... More 

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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.