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Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens

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Closed Now: 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Open today: 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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Nice place to go, but start at the top and work down

Especially if you have kids, it is much better to start at the top of the hill and work down. Not... read more

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Kunal B

Nice place to wander and look at the animals, relax by the fountain, and enjoy some green... read more

Reviewed October 11, 2018
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“free zoo”(15 reviews)
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
+852 2530 0154
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Reviewed yesterday

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

Thank Kunal B
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank 409BobG
Reviewed 1 week ago

Modest gardens above the governor’s residence, with partial views through buildings towards the harbour and up to Victoria peak. It comes in two sections connected by a pedestrian subway: the Old Garden featuring the large fountain terrace garden, aviaries, green house and children’s playground and...More

Thank wucie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I came down from Victoria Peak on the Peak Tram and got off at Kennedy Rd Station. From there it was a short walk. It was a calm place (free) and children would like it but if you don't like seeing birds or monkeys in...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a lovely park to wander around and escape the madness of Hong Kong central! The gardens are well kept and very interesting. The fountain is lovely and the statue of King George is a nice little reminder of Hong Kong’s colonial history. The...More

Thank 342kateg
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came here the day I came home. It is a nice bit of peace away from the crowds and the gardens are nice. Did not like the zoo. Cages seemed too small for many of the animals housed in them. The primates looked bored and...More

Thank travellover0
Reviewed October 13, 2018

Lovely little park for a short stroll and a bit of tranquillity. The zoo part is very small, but some interesting things to look at, and animals seemed happy and healthy. Much damage from the recent typhoon, so some areas were closed. Didn't cost anything,...More

Thank MichelleF325
Reviewed October 11, 2018 via mobile

Nice place to wander and look at the animals, relax by the fountain, and enjoy some green space. Toilets were very clean too. Kids will enjoy looking at the animals. There's only a tiny kiosk so you may want to bring your own water and...More

Thank talae_01
Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

We went mainly for the botanical gardens - more on this later. The zoo consists of many large cages with monkeys and birds in them. They all seemed happy enough, and the keepers certainly seemed to be looking after them. The information boards are in...More

Thank Clivel_98
Reviewed October 4, 2018 via mobile

Relaxing and fun park in the midst of Hong Kong. Many varieties of exotic birds, fun to watch monkeys, beautiful greenery. Nice reprieve from the hustle and bustle of Hong Kong.

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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.
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