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Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens

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Address: Albany Road, Hong Kong, China
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Phone Number: 852 2530 0154
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Beautiful, quiet serene place located in the middle of the city. Small zoo...

Beautiful, quiet serene place located in the middle of the city. Small zoo with many exhibits. Great way to relax from shopping and sight seeing.

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Nice spot to slow the pace

Nice gardens with a few mammals and birds. Interesting to watch and cages seemed to be of adequate size. Animals looked as though they are cared for. A bit of a hike in the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
bennyhadley
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice gardens with a few mammals and birds. Interesting to watch and cages seemed to be of adequate size. Animals looked as though they are cared for. A bit of a hike in the high heat and humidity but worth the walk.

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Newcastle
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Having an extra day in Hong Kong and having been to Hong Kong park I thought I would try here. Don't get me wrong, it's a lovely place but (as is expected) the animals are in cages and you can't help me feel they are perhaps in a too small environment. The entire zoo seems to be on a hill... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 335 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

In retrospect, although I still have one day left here, I do think of all we have done in Hong Kong on our trip, this is the attraction I have enjoyed the most. It's a bit of a walk uphill from Central, but once there one will find a lovely little pair of parks with nature walks and some active... More 

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Brasov, Romania
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice place, not too big, not a lot of animals, but the way the Aviary is built is really nice. You basically walk through the top of the trees. It doesn't cost anything either. There are playgrounds for children, nice waterfalls, you can drink water from fountains every 10 meters. I recommend this place.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just one of the many relaxing places in the heart of the city. There are a lot of exotic birds on display so plenty to see.

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perth
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

despite what some commentators have written i was surprised just how nice it really was . after getting to the top of the central escalators its a pleasant walk down hill to the gardens there are enough signs to get you there and there are three parks in the aria well worth a look when in Hong Kong its all... More 

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Shanghai, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

This little gem is nestled into the side of the hills of Hong Kong Island. It is shady and small-- just perfect for little ones to run around. My son so enjoyed the zoo and the playground. I enjoyed the shade and lovely botanical setting. Absolutely worth a visit if you have a child under 8 years-old or if you... More 

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Telford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

Definitely worth a visit and a walk through if you have had enough of shopping and general hustle and bustle. However, it is not a tranquil peaceful place due to 2 very loud, vocal but sweet looking monkeys (can't remember their name) The gardens are beautiful and we'll attended. A super hour or so of free entertainment for anyone. X

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

Really nice way to spend a couple of hours. If you've done the usual tourist stuff and had enough of the shopping, get yourself a little picnic and get some peace and quiet! Only downside is the hike up to get to the zoo, but well worth it.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

On top of a hill. Small but beautiful. Free admission. You can enjoy a good stroll thru the zoo but limited spices.

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Central
When people think of Hong Kong, most imagine movies with famous skyscrapers dominating the skyline. The area widely known as Central is the major financial hub and entertainment district, which truly lives up to the saying, “work hard, play hard.” Bars stay open late into the night and there just happens to be a street party every weekend. Although everything seems to be operating at lightning speed, Central is full of quiet, hidden gems. Nestled between office towers are wet markets and some of the city’s oldest restaurants dating back to the 1960s. Feeling a bit overwhelmed? Retreat from the crowds by exploring beautifully restored historical buildings and even a green oasis of botanical gardens.
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