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“Nice clean zoo”
Review of Taipei Zoo

Taipei Zoo
Ranked #7 of 566 things to do in Taipei
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The largest zoo in Asia, this was original a private zoological garden. The giant panda house, Formosan animal area, koala house and Asian tropical rainforest area are of particular note.
Useful Information: Activities for young children
Reviewed May 4, 2013

Our kids like the penguins in particular. Bathrooms in a lot of places and vending machine with reasonably priced drinks. The only drawback is the absence of a bigger map. I don't know if we just didnt know where to get. Not having a big readable map slowed us down a bit, but we didn't get lost, it is easy to find your way around.

Thank CubeQC
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Reviewed April 27, 2013

Conveniently close to the Maokong gondolas the zoo is a cheap side visit. A well thought out design, with convenient facilities, the first I've been to with a 7-Eleven and Mc Donalds inside, and the highlight being the easy accessibility to see the pandas, at other zoos you have to pay extra and line up for hours.

Thank Julian_Ho
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Reviewed April 26, 2013

We had a great afternoon at the zoo. It was good to see they had sectioned the animals into areas of the world, as we didn't really need to see the Australian animals. It was fantastic to see one of the pandas. They were inside due to the heat which made it difficult to get to close but it was beautiful watching it eat bamboo. The zoo is massive and in 3 hours we didn't have time to see everything we wanted to so allow plenty of time.

Thank Kirsty76Australia
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Reviewed April 24, 2013

The Taipei Zoo is very well thought out. It's spread out on a sloping hill where you can ride a little train to the top ($5 NT), then just take your time walking down through the zoo. The design of the zoo is excellent. It reminded me a little of Animal Kingdom in Disney World where even walls have art and sculpture built into them. The animal enclosures themselves are very large and well designed simulating their home environments. The zoo is huge. They have all kinds of animals sectioned off into different continent groups. Just the snake and reptile building must have had 30 different kinds of snakes (which our son loved!)

We brought our 3 year old son and I discovered the zoo to be set up specifically for kids. All the enclosures have very low fences and windows that small children can easily see into. The zoo itself and the train in the zoo are totally free for kids under 6. There are lots of little passageways and small windows and doors designed for kids.

Cost wise, the zoo is an incredible bargain. Kids under 6 are free. Between 6 and around 12 or so, it costs $30 NT. And for adults, it's only $60 NT. Where else in the world do you find a bargain like that? Even lunch was cheap (for 2 adults and a kid, we paid about $300 NT).

I can definitely see the zoo getting packed on the weekends. We went on a weekday and right when they opened. With the exception of some schools on field trips, we had the place to ourselves. Many areas of the zoo are shaded with huge trees and vegetation which keep you out of the son. Still, if it's a hot day, I recommend bringing an unbrella as the Taipei sun can be brutal.

We plan to go back, on ever visit to Taipei.

2  Thank sigepotter
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Reviewed April 22, 2013

Entrance fees is cheap n they have a wide variety of animals. We spent a whole day at the zoo. Bus rides are also very affordable. Best part - panda watching is free! (In Singapore, visitors got to pay extra to watch the pandas from afar)


1  Thank Catherine L
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