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“Good and cheap” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Taipei Zoo

Taipei Zoo
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Ranked #7 of 548 things to do in Taipei
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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
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Good and cheap”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2014 via mobile

The zoo was spacious and clean. The animals were kept in big spacious enclosures. The entrance tickets are priced at NT$60 per adult and NT$30 for children. Comparing with zoos in other countries, Taipei Zoo is so cheap and yet it is so well kept with many animals and wide space to walk around. There were many shops selling refreshment and souvenir everywhere in the zoo. At NT$60, it is definitely one of the best and cheapest zoos.

When we we were there, the six month old born in Taiwan panda bear was making its third day debut appearance. Although there was a big crowd, there was orderly and systematic queuing to get into the panda enclosure to see the baby panda. The officials controlling the crowd did a very good job controlling the crowd. We managed to get many good photos of the cute baby panda and its mummy panda.

Visited January 2014
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“A bit dated and tired with only one panda”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2014 via mobile

After reading many positive reviews, we were disappointed when we arrived. The cheap entry fee makes it good value, but the construction outside and most of the facilities look 30 years old.
The zoo is very good for viewing African animals - a tiger, a lion, a leopard, plenty of hippos, elephants, giraffes and camels.

But there was sadly only one panda sleeping in the big enclosure, so you can only take a photo from 40m away through glass.

The zoo is very large and spread out, and the signs and directions are very poor.

At least the food stands were reasonably priced, there is even a Mcdonalds there.

1 Thank Jono_Melbourne
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Great day trip for family”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2014 via mobile

Very large and beautiful zoo! Went on a drizzly weekday, not crowded. Lots of animals, and of course, the pandas. Disappointed only in the rundown insect house, expected more creatures there. You can't beat the low entry fee and the availability of all kinds of food and snacks. Hope you get a chance to enjoy the zoo!

1 Thank Carrie M
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Sydney, Australia
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“Average Zoo”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2014

The admission fee is extremely inexpensive! If you're a student, don't forget to bring an international student card because they don't accept other student cards. The zoo is very large with a variety of animals and food outlets including a 7-11!

However, the way the enclosures are built its hard to see most of the animals. Wasn't able to see the baby panda, which was disappointing. Having been to many zoos around the world, this zoo was average for me. Take the mini train inside for $5NT on your way to the exit because it can get tiring walking around as the zoo is huge. Try to get there before the crowds start building up, especially on weekends. I don't think this a must-see if you have already been to a few zoos.

Visited November 2013
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Hong Kong, China
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“Good for kids”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2014

At first, I think the zoo is a small one but in fact it is quite large and there is a large variety of animals inside. The facility is quite tired and the living environment for animals is small. However, it is still a good attraction for kids for half day.

Visited December 2013
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