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“Big zoo with happy animals”
Review of Taipei Zoo

Taipei Zoo
Ranked #7 of 585 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 October 20, 2013

I can feel the happiness of animals,as they all grow well and fat.
I visited few zoo before, for this taipei zoo, I can really see the different.
They try to make the zoo just like the animals' home. They give the space for them. For me, this is very important.
The entrance fee is unbelievable cheap, NT60 only. You can spare whole day there, walk-rest-walk again. The zoo provides enough benches for you to take a rest. For those who prepare own food, can have it at picnic zone. For those who are not prepare own food, can simply get a cup of instant mee at convenient shop. The price is all same like other places, not extra charges for tourists.

If you have youth cards,please show it then can get special discount for the entrance tickets.

Thank YTSJb
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Reviewed October 17, 2013 via mobile

A very cheap zoo to visit, but ruined by the low maintenance feel of the place. It is also very big, but unfortunately it seem that some of the cage/enclosure didn't have any animals, which means that you are sometimes looking at nothing.

It does not have atmosphere of a zoo too, ie it does not generate excitement, even for the 12 year kid in my family. If you have been to Singapoo Zoo you will know what I mean.

Good if you have time to spare, otherwise recommend giving it a miss.

Thank Hkhol
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Reviewed October 14, 2013

Like so much of the infrastructure in this city, the high speed rail worked flawlessly to take us to the zoo and the route passes through some interesting parts of the city you might not otherwise see.

I reside in a city that arguably has the world's best zoo (no, not Congress in Washington, DC) but this one was still worth a visit. In San Diego's zoo the pandas are shy and distant and spend much of their time eating bamboo leaves. In Taipei the huge structure for the pandas allow visitors to get up close to the windows and view the animals directly and to take up close pictures. The pandas on the day we visited were anything but shy!

The rest of the zoo was very well designed with modern natural settings for the animals to roam around in. There were also attractive small lakes and gardens quite peaceful and serene.

Note: the day we visited had temperatures that were setting records for the highest temperatures every recorded in the city ever. There were not many areas to escape the heat so if you're going during a heat wave bring a hat and sunscreen and lots of water.

1  Thank IntlTravlrRevwr
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Reviewed October 14, 2013

We visit Taipei Zoo on 10/10, Taiwan National Day, so ticket only cost NT30, I think cheapest in the world.

Many people on that day since it's their holiday. However not so crowd because the zoo is big enough. A lot of animals like panda, leopard, penguin and wolf that seldom see in my country.

Queue for riding train is very long but not need to wait so long. Can visit together MaoKung cable car, there is a cable car station link to Mao Kung inside the zoo.

Thank raylim888
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Reviewed October 11, 2013

Great value for money, and really good exercise. For the most part, the exhibits are modern and appear well kept. More information could be given on the animals, and there was a noticeable lack of staff outside of the gift shop/food areas.

Thank Paul P
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