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Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens

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Address: Albany Road, Hong Kong, China
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852 2530 0154
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 10:00 pm

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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The Botanical Gardens of this park are wonderful!

I still find enjoyin this zoological & botanical garden right in the centre of my bustling city. A great way to relax from the busy shopping and sight seeing. A range of sights... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed January 20, 2017
Michella B
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Montgomery, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We rather came across the Zoological and Botanical Gardens by accident, having gone up the Mid Levels Escalators and then tracking across in an attempt to find the Peak Tram station, but what a find. A mass of trees and vegetation have created a haven of peace and calm and it is just such a juxtaposition to be sitting quietly,... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took the escalators up the hills and then walked to the gardens. The animals looked happy and well looked after. The gardens the same, with beautiful flowers and a terrific fountain. Staff were friendly and it was free so definitely worth a visit if you have a spare afternoon but not vital.

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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

you can't see many animals in this park. You would disappointed if you think it is a kind of "zoo" . however, it is a good place for you to relax and see some plants. The playground area is also fine for children.

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Shanghai, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I love this place it's so beautiful and so worth to visit when your in Hong Kong . A really really beautiful garden . There is no cost at all to go inside and the location is very central. Highly recommend .

Thank Jaime G
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very much enjoyed my trip here, although the gardens are not big there was enough to keep me occupied for a couple of hours, even in January some nice colourful displays. Spent half an hour sitting by the fountain taking in the sun, which was lovely and peaceful. There is a little kiosk available to buy drinks, sweets etc reasonably... More 

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San Fernando La Union, Philippines
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's a nice garden with a few animals in cages which are being upgraded. Small kiosk serving basic food and a nice play area for kids. Nice for a walk and a free activity so can't really expect more. Clean and tidy with clean toilets

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2017

I still find enjoyin this zoological & botanical garden right in the centre of my bustling city. A great way to relax from the busy shopping and sight seeing. A range of sights from plants to animals that include lemur, turtles, pythons, and a porcupine will cover every person's interest. And did I forget to add that everything is free... More 

Thank Michella B
Surfers Paradise, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017

This historic gardens and zoo has been a part of Hong Kong's municipal life since the 1860s. Follow the signs from the Peak Tram lower station and you'll find yourself perched above Government House among the trees and flowers. An interesting visual history of the gardens leads you through a tunnel from one side with the birds and plants to... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2017 via mobile

If you are looking for a relaxing place in this alway rushing city, this could be the place. Well kept and with few but interesting animals. The downside is that is unsettling to think about those poor creatures in those small cages.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

My husband and I decided to ride the Mid-levels Escalator and walk up to the park. There were people doing Tai Chi and relaxing in the park. The aviary exhibits were really quite pleasant and I felt they were really well presented. I could watch the Gibbons for hours! Some of the mammals' enclosures were under construction, however, and I... More 

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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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