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Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens

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Address: Albany Road, Hong Kong, China
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Phone Number: 852 2530 0154
06:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 22:00

Beautiful, quiet serene place located in the middle of the city. Small zoo...

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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Great place for families

We took the MTR and got off at Central. Then walked up for about 20 minutes to get to the gardens. This place is a jewel within the busy business area in Central. Although it does... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Stanley S
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Frankfurt, Germany
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Treating animals as prisoners in tiny spaces and on bare concrete is something you would not expect from a rich city as Hong Kong is. But this is what you have to expect here. The garden around is beautiful and the walk nice, but the animals are living a poor and desperate life here.

Thank Fabian K
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We took the MTR and got off at Central. Then walked up for about 20 minutes to get to the gardens. This place is a jewel within the busy business area in Central. Although it does not feature a lot of animals to see, the gardens are very clean and relaxing for tourists. It has a nice fountain. We could... More 

Thank Stanley S
Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We walked down from the peak and the pathway went through the zoo. This is a interesting zoo which is not very big but has enough birds and animals to make it an interesting visit. The primates are very interesting and the cages are not very big and you can get quite close. The birds are also interesting and we... More 

Thank David R
Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on a Sunday morning. It's free and not crowded. It is a vintage park in Hong Kong. My son was so excited when he saw the birds and monkeys. And they have a playground for kids to "discharge" their energy. It is a great place for family with young kids.

Thank CaptainDen
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went here a couple of times during our visit. It's a lovely place to walk around and as a bonus it's free. Lovely animals who are interesting to watch with good enclosures. Lots of vegetation with all the species named. Also a nice place to just sit and relax.

Thank lucyfionacobb
Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Your oasis, from the high rise jungle is just a few steps away. Birds, trees, fountains and man made waterfalls on the way, are all for you to see. Take a few hours off of your shopping routine, and enjoy a few minutes of walk around the trees, or venture in to the birdhouse...relax, do nothing for a bit.

Thank Csaba G
Lyon, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

30 degres, buildings everywhere, a very long queue to got to the Peak tram..so a 1 hour break in the middle of monkeys, birds and orchidees was welcomed. Simple little park, free for once in HK, but animals well treated right in the middle of the mega city.

Thank wattz
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

It's free easy to walk around but be aware of some of the hills if your not prepared for them? I walked all the way from the star ferry and back it's not difficult. Has a kiosk if. You want to purchase drinks etc lots of people there many Pokémon go players walking around.

Thank marklh2014
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77 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

This is really an oasis of calm in a big city. Free entry for all. To get here we travelled on the MTR to Central then walked. We walked only because we couldn't find any of the bus stops that service the gardens. If you want to visit plan your route beforehand. Walking only takes 12 minutes if you know... More 

Thank EHFWarwick
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Near to Victoria Peak, easy to find, but quite a lot of steps and steep inclines, so you need to be reasonably fit to access. Entry is free, so bonus! The grounds and gardens are lovely and a welcome respite from the busy city. Lots of clean, safe play areas for children and the kindergarten kids visiting while we were... More 

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When people think of Hong Kong, most imagine movies with famous skyscrapers dominating the skyline. The area widely known as Central is the major financial hub and entertainment district, which truly lives up to the saying, “work hard, play hard.” Bars stay open late into the night and there just happens to be a street party every weekend. Although everything seems to be operating at lightning speed, Central is full of quiet, hidden gems. Nestled between office towers are wet markets and some of the city’s oldest restaurants dating back to the 1960s. Feeling a bit overwhelmed? Retreat from the crowds by exploring beautifully restored historical buildings and even a green oasis of botanical gardens.
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