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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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I was expecting great things about the Zoo in Shanghai, especially the Pandas. The only really interesting thing is when you take the special bus for seeing how the... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Stuttgart, Germany

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Stuttgart, Germany
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was expecting great things about the Zoo in Shanghai, especially the Pandas. The only really interesting thing is when you take the special bus for seeing how the lions/tigers/white tigers/bears are feed, Also the sealion show was quite nice. But I was feeling like I have been to a circus, because they train every animal for a show and... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They have a large variety of animals, but most of the animals are in a poor state. It looks like an animal shelter in some places.

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London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had been put off by the mixed reviews, but thought I would give it go having done most of the other Shanghai sights. A very pleasant surprise. First off it's a large open park with a nice walk around lakes and open grass which is a nice change to most of Shanghai. Second they have a great range of... More 

Thank PhilipPJ64
Shanghai, China
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56 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Large open space one of the only places you can really escape the sound and smell of the city. You can see lots of animals, pandas, bears and big cats. Many of the cages are ok however there are a few, the elephants arctic foxes and bears that are far to small and inappropriate. The elephants especially are appalling. Easily... More 

Thank Erin W
Stonehaven, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The main Zoo in Shanghai is well worth a visit. I managed to spend a couple of hours here on a recent business trip and its a great source of relief from the hustle and bustle of the City. I was surprised by the greenery, open pathways and general tranquility of the place. As you walk around you can literally... More 

Thank Stuart F
Vancouver, Canada
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188 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 261 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In just a few words I will say that I noticed the animals were not kept in the best of conditions however the birds were kept very well. The bears I felt were neglected and were looking for food with the guests throwing small pieces of bread to them and they would quickly eat it. Not sure if they were... More 

Thank Jpart
Madison, Wisconsin
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the place to see the pandas! Both Red and Giant, I never have seen so many vararities of Goldfish in all my life. It was only 40 yuan to enter for an adult which is a bargain compared to anything in the states. We were there on a weekday afternoon and it felt like it was 25% full... More 

Thank JamesR_8
Greater Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

A visit to the zoo, was 40RMB for an adult Located right next to Shanghai zoo station, line 2 you'll find the ticket booth on the right hand corner when you leave the station. I found the animals to be entertaining especially the Bears (appearing to be trained well) they're variety of monkeys and pandas located in various parts of... More 

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Shanghai, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

Shanghai zoo has vide variety of animals and i liked it very much because of its layout ..i find several animals which i have never seen in the past

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Stockholm, Sweden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

A quite good zoo, not fantastic but very quiet, no sounds from the city! takes 3-4 h to walk around, but lots of Shadow. Crocodiles was a disappointment but Pandas, bears and monkeys were great! Take a break, go to the zoo. Line 10 stops outside the entrance. Food after the visit? Cross the street, look for a sign pizza!... 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.