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Beijing Zoo, Beijing

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Explore a historic research center which studies, breeds, and shelters one of largest collections of animals in the country, Beijing Zoo. One of China's oldest zoos, built during the late Qing Dynasty, the compound occupies an area of 89 hectares (220 acres) and receives about six million visitors annually. Take a stroll through traditional Chinese gardens under dense groves of trees and observe all sorts of animal species, including the most popular giant pandas. You can also visit the nation's biggest aquarium and watch shows performed by sea lions and dolphins. You must purchase a ticket to visit the zoo. Plan to see Beijing Zoo and other attractions that appeal to you using our Beijing trip itinerary maker tool .
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  • It’s a nice quaint little Zoo. The Pandas were very photogenic and did not disappoint. The Tiger and Lion den were closed but I still enjoyed my short visit  more »
  • Part of our group wanted to see Pandas. Since we were far from the sanctuaries, we decided to go to the zoo. I didn't check on the TA reviews. Everything was so depressing, I have never seen so many s...  more »
  • We visited to see the Giant Pandas and decided to walk the entire zoo. We arrived at opening (7:30) and there were almost no people there yet. This was nice as we went directly to the Pandas and got g...  more »
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  • Beijing zoo is famous for it's pandas. I was very excited to see this zoo. I wanted to see pandas but this zoo has alot more attractions elephant house is very exciting and lion dungeon. I saw many animals here. The zoo is very big. You need to follow the map. It closes at 5 so you need to get there earlier. So that you can see the most. There is a big aquarium. I wasn't able to go inside as it closes at 5. There are photography spots outside every animal center. Reptiles and mammals have different zones. The zoo has no other special amenity . But it's nice place. It has a ticket.
  • Panda exhibit is excellent. Go around feeding time, which was about 3 p.m. on a Sunday afternoon. They were very active. There's other animals to see too. Unfortunately, the elephant enclosure really needs an upgrade, it's far too small for the number of elephants there.
  • Super interesting...I usually don't support Zoo's but my son convinced me and it was an unusual experience.... Sometimes you need to do what you need to do and educate people about it. Get your hands dirty to be able to talk about it...
  • The main reason I gave this place a 2 star rating is because of how the animals are kept. If you love animal's and seeing them looking down makes you sad trust me this is not for you. I do understand why people are happy and that's because they can see the different types of animals. I was happy to get to see the giant panda's but as I walked around the park I began to cry and this was because of how the animals are kept. The kangaroo had no hop left they dragged their feet to get food and some of them even ate their own poop. I stood looking through the glass and just cried and wanted to leave but I had to see the elephants for me that was important. I got to the the place where they kept them, I was broken to see how small the cage is and how they have to life. The other cage was huge but it was empty and they put them in the smaller cages. It was so hurtful but I was amazed how the mother didn't show her baby she was tired and kept playing along with her even though she at times just needed to stop.. The zoo advertisers alot of animals but all of them are not there. They had no hippos, lions, polar bears and flamingos to mention some. Alot were missing and that's a fact but they don't tell you this. The panda's are well kept and very beautiful but like I said if you are an animal lover you will be very said to see the conditions in which they are kept.
  • Let's be honest, the reason you're going to this zoo is the pandas. And they're great. Definitely go early to see when they have food and might be up moving around and eating. I went at 10:30-11 am or so and several pandas were up and about and eating. Other than that, this isn't really a high-level zoo. Many of the exhibits are older and aren't up to the expectations that many who have been to big-city zoos in other countries will have. When I was there in November hardly any animals in their exhibits, and the zoo generally felt pretty empty. Worth visiting for the pandas, but I wouldn't spend too much more time there.
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