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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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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 1 week ago
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 2 weeks ago
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 1 week ago

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
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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
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Reviewed 4 weeks 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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 409BobG
Reviewed 4 weeks 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

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 5, 2018 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

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 28, 2018 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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 342kateg
Reviewed October 20, 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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

Date of experience: September 2018
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

Date of experience: October 2018
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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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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.
MummyBen
Johor Bahru, Malaysia
Dolphin Watching and Fishing Village (12 Replies)
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