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Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens

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Address: Albany Road, Hong Kong, China
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852 2530 0154
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06:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 22:00
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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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Nice green space for a walk

My husband and I decided to ride the Mid-levels Escalator and walk up to the park. There were people doing Tai Chi and relaxing in the park. The aviary exhibits were really quite... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Autumn P
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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This historic gardens and zoo has been a part of Hong Kong's municipal life since the 1860s. Follow the signs from the Peak Tram lower station and you'll find yourself perched above Government House among the trees and flowers. An interesting visual history of the gardens leads you through a tunnel from one side with the birds and plants to... More 

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Thank Walter C
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22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are looking for a relaxing place in this alway rushing city, this could be the place. Well kept and with few but interesting animals. The downside is that is unsettling to think about those poor creatures in those small cages.

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1 Thank Stefano R
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I decided to ride the Mid-levels Escalator and walk up to the park. There were people doing Tai Chi and relaxing in the park. The aviary exhibits were really quite pleasant and I felt they were really well presented. I could watch the Gibbons for hours! Some of the mammals' enclosures were under construction, however, and I... More 

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1 Thank Autumn P
Johnston, Iowa
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The botanical garden was fine, but to call what they have as a zoo is a laugh. Not much in animals and very small cages. Don't waste your time.

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melbourne
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whilst the botanical gardens are pleasant the animal exhibits are poor and hark back to the old ways animals were presented 40 years ago. It almost bought me to tears to see the conditions the young orang u tan were housed in.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was walking around Hong Kong and came across the gardens It is a hidden gem in Hong Kong.Glad I came across it.

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Thank wolf3728
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Free to enter. We walked through here at dusk so we didn't get a full appreciation of the space. Open until 7pm. Nice fountains, well lit walkways, very safe. Nice to see the contrast of the tower blocks and the park at night.

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Thank shampoo53
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to bring young children A hidden gem in the middle of HK! A lovely playground to end the morning! Has bird and monkey enclosure's. You would need to get a taxi there if have pray as steep hills. Good restaurants near by for a spot of lunch

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Hong kong
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158 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This park is huge with lots to do. It's very kid friendly: different playgrounds suitable for varying ages, a big aviary, lots of monkeys to see, some grass areas (which you're allowed to sit on, unlike some other parks in HK) and lots of pretty flowers. Other features: water fountain. Warning: the orangutan is quite distressing to see. She is... More 

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Thank nettyli
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located up the hill from Central, this zoo is free, clean, and convenient. The monkeys are very loud (at least in the morning when we were there). There were many places to sit and take a break from the animals and the city. I'm not a fan of caged animals, but it was great that it was free and I... More 

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Central
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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