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“Fantastic value”
Review of Taipei Zoo

Taipei Zoo
Ranked #7 of 555 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
Cardiff
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Fantastic value”
Reviewed September 8, 2013

We visited the Zoo on a Wednesday, it wasn't crowded at all. The Zoo is stroller and wheelchair friendly with ramps, although it is an uphill walk so it got quite difficult in the stifling heat. UV umbrellas and shades are a must during the summer! We would have stayed for longer if it wasn't for the heat, but nonetheless great fun for children and adults, highly recommended!

NT$60 entrance fee is just insanely cheap for a zoo - London Zoo cost around 20 times that!

You can hire strollers (NT$50 hire plus NT$500 deposit) and wheelchairs (NT$1000 deposit) just inside the entrance.

Visited September 2013
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New York City, New York
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Feel very close to the animals”
Reviewed September 6, 2013

The zoo is so large that we couldn't finish seeing all the animals as we started at 12 noon and the zoo closed at 5 pm. However, we had a good time to watch the panda, koala, hippo, moneys, plus many precious animals there. We especially enjoyed the butterfly place. Once you entered the Butterfly place, there are so many of them (and huge size!) flying around you! They don't seem to scared of human at all.
One think I really like about this zoo is that you can see the animals mostly. In the Bronx Zoo of New York, you can hardly see them because their living area are so huge that you could hardly find where the animals are hiding. Here, the animals usually not put in a case but a medium size living area so you can spot them easier. (except we think the bears should get a bigger place)

The fee is very cheap. And that day we only pay for 2 people even we had 4 people. They said when you have 2 people you only pay for one. How nice!!

Visited August 2013
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Rancho Cucamonga, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Had a great time ...”
Reviewed September 4, 2013 via mobile

Def. Try to visit this zoo during weekdays. Less crowded and you can take your time! 60 ntwn $ per person. That's great value. Its also very close to maocong cable car.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Best value in Taipei”
Reviewed September 4, 2013

Great value Zoo. Have visited the zoo for the last 3 years, has always been buy one ticket get one free, so £2.00 per person for a whole days entertainment. Animals neatly organised according to region. The highlight was the Panda. Normally 2 panda's but Mum and baby not on show till next month so only dad, but he was very active.
Even in Taiwan heat, the animals were very lively and active. They all looked very healthy.
Food good value no premium like a lot of attraction.
Easy to get to right off the last stop of the MRT line!
Maokong Gondolas nearby.
Must be best value attraction in Taipei if not in the whole of Taiwan..

Visited August 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Bargain for the cost of entry cost”
Reviewed August 29, 2013

First of let me just say that entry fee was a bargain at $4.

They had a great range of animals neatly organised according to region etc. The highlight was the Panda. They have got a baby Panda but not on show along with the mum but the dad was still there.

All animals were healthy and most of them were out of hiding. It did start pouring so some kept hiding. The Zoo staff did close a few pathways to ensure safety of visitors due to torrential rain.

Public transport is easy. From main Taipei city I did have to change trains twice but easily and cheaply got to the Zoo.
Parking is also available for those who drive.
The Gandola was not operational due to the torrential rain but I do hope the weathers clears by the weekend so I can ride it.

The zoo is very clean. Staff were everywhere cleaning and moping the rain etc.

The cost of food inside the zoo is the same as Mc Donalds charges outside the zoo.

They do have internal trains to help travel between locations in the zoo as its a massive place. I did not catch the internal train but the service is there.

I would rate this zoo ahead of Singapore Zoo simply because of the cost of this zoo and Singapore and they have just about the same animals and quality of encloses. Ofcourse Singapore has more money hence the non enclosure environment looks better.

Will I recomend - Yes
Will I visit again if I were to come to Taiwan again - YES and YES

Visited August 2013
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