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Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens

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Open Now: 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Open today: 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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Going to the zoo

We decided to visit with two small people and travelled by taxi to the lower entrance. We managed... read more

Reviewed November 30, 2018
DataCollector
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Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
Nice garden

We came here with our kindergarten kids. It was definitely worth the visit in terms of nature and... read more

Reviewed November 28, 2018
ganduulgam
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Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
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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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Albany Road, Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A gem in the middle of the city. Monkeys, turtles, flowers, birds, trees....you get the idea. We only scratched the surface, but so glad we did.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank GreatDaneinBigD
Reviewed 1 week ago

While there's not much to complain about Hong Kong when it comes to breathing, get a healthy relaxation nevertheless in one of its largest, beautiful, lovely nature reserves! Hike, walk, run, experience green in one of the world's best cities!

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Pulsoi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Located in the financial district. Free entry and easy to get to. Clean bathroom facilities and free wifi. Birds, herbs, plants and monkeys to see. The enclosures for the monkeys and larger birds are far too small which is sad to see.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Charmmykat
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We all (4) including a disabled person had a fantastic day. From the zoo part to the entertainments and food all was great. Specially the quality of service and attention to the disabled person. The best spot we've been in Hong Kong 😊.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Saltimbanco_M-G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Mixture of animal, birds and different plants at one place in the middle of city center. Different varieties of flowers, plants, monkeys and birds to be seen here. Good for kids and walking around with skyscrapers in the background. Ok to visit if in central...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank mohammedn708
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Small zoo with free entry. Found the cages to be very small for the animals and also the cages themselves quite black with the bars/wires close together making them hard to see through. A lot of different types of monkeys and birds. Our highlights were...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ExplorerGoddess
Reviewed November 30, 2018

We decided to visit with two small people and travelled by taxi to the lower entrance. We managed to negotiate the steps and hills, but I concur with an earlier reviewer- it would definitely be better to start at the top if you have little...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank DataCollector
Reviewed November 28, 2018 via mobile

We came here with our kindergarten kids. It was definitely worth the visit in terms of nature and birds/monkeys to see for the children. Children had a good time running around in the garden and some animals to see on the way.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ganduulgam
Reviewed November 19, 2018

Especially if you have kids, it is much better to start at the top of the hill and work down. Not very stroller friendly at all, so keep in mind there are steep hills. But it is a nice place with a playground, nice animal...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Kunal B
Reviewed November 12, 2018

The gardens are good; and the signs on the trees are excellent; informative and interesting. There is also something nice about being in such a crowded city and having some relatively quiet green space The zoo is free; and there are lemurs and smaller monkeys...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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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
...More
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rajnijain
May 18, 2017|
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Response from cpcog | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry to tell you it is not a real zoo as you would expect. however, it is free so you could still go there to have a look. It won't be too interesting in my mind.
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Regina O
May 7, 2017|
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Response from rwa |
No fee. Not a big zoo. If going from Admiralty (MRT) up, up, up, for a heart and lung challenge, think twice! You had better be in shape and ready for a confusing and poorly marked walk up many, many steps, steep grades... More
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Jaz R
Best way to go to Zoological and Botanical Gardens? (3 Replies)
We're planning to go to zoological and botanical gardens after going to the victoria peak. What is the best way to go there? My parents are seniors so I really have to consider them. And if you can also recommend good places near the area please do so! I will really appreciate your help!
March 20, 2018|
Response fromHappyFeet1234|
Take the Peak Tram down to Lower Peak Tram Terminus. Walk over there, ~5 minutes but it is a little bit uphill.
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Need your help to plan for 3 days activities,1st June - 3rd June (arriving 31 May and leaving 4th June). This is our 2nd visit and this trip we hope to cover dolphin watch, fishing village and Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens. Will be staying near convention centre at Wan Chai. Contacted HK DolphinWatch Ltd and still waiting for their reply. My plan is:- 1st June (Sat): Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens. 2nd June (Sun): Dolphin watch & fishing village. Q: Which...More
May 27, 2013|
Response fromKay C|
Hi, Not sure what exactly you're asking for here but I'll do my best to give you my opinion. Maybe you just wanted people to weight in if your plan is good? Since you've already contacted a Dolphin Watching company, I'd wait for their reply. Or try another one as a comparison? There aren't that many fishing villages left in HK. The only one I know of it's a tourist hot spot called Tai O. That's the most authentic with stilt-houses. It's located in Lantau Island (south west from the...More