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“ONLY 2 Pandas!!” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Beijing Zoo

Beijing Zoo
No.137 Xizhimenwai Main Street, Xicheng District, Beijing 100044, China
010-68315131
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Ranked #227 of 1,198 Attractions in Beijing
3.5 of 5 stars 1,088 Reviews
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“ONLY 2 Pandas!!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We went to this zoo and were expected to met the pandas. But when we arrive there, the place so crowded with local people and they not welcome to foreigner. We cant saw the panda in indoor and at the outdoor because full of people. I only can found one panda and take picture infront of glass wall.

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“Crowded near pandas; peaceful elsewhere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The price now is 25 yuen or 40 if you also want to see the pandas. It's mega busy round the panda section and not very enjoyable. If you walk further afield though there's lakes and bridges and it's more like a typical chinese park, nice to relax in. The animals were in better condition than I thought, mostly looked OK. Refreshments are thin on the ground not very well developed for when you want a coffee and sit down.

Visited July 2014
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“Crowded and not foreigner-friendly”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

The Beijing Zoo sounds like a good idea: It's big, boasts of a large collection of animals, and is easily accessible through the metro (there's a station that stops right outside it).

Unfortunately, I would not advise visiting on a weekend, because it is jam-packed with people (mostly all Chinese). To get into the panda enclosure, I was rubbing shoulders with hundreds of eager, pushy Chinese families, making it almost impossible to see or enjoy the panda viewing itself. Also, most signs are in Chinese with very little English, and almost no one on the zoo staff speaks any English, making it hard to get around. Lastly, because of so many people all about, it's hard to find a place to sit down. The refreshments on offer were also all local, with very little that an international tourist would recognize or want to eat/drink.

The animals themselves were mostly difficult to see and in some cases, not in peak condition. As zoos go, I would give this one a skip.

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“no pandas at the Beijing zoo!!!!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Evenif the price is included in the tour' there is no pint ion visiting the zoo! We saw just one panda! So we took pictures of the pictures!!!

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“left disappointed”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

I came here looking forward to seeing the pandas. they have a section dedicated to pandas. Olympic panda, asian games panda . there were some enclosures where it was empty. going around the other parts of the zoo, renovations were on-going.

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