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Beijing Zoo, Beijing

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Zoo / Aquarium
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. To visit Beijing Zoo on your holiday in Beijing, and find out what else Beijing has to offer, use our Beijing vacation generator.
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TripAdvisor
  • The first thing to note about visiting this zoo is that your entry fee includes access to all animals/areas except the pandas. There's a separate fee and area to view these wonderful creatures in very...  more »
  • As part of pur organised tour we were taken to the zoo, but only the Panda House. We arrived at breakfast time and the first panda was chomping away on his bamboo, this was great to see and we rook.lo...  more »
  • Beijing zoo is located convenient to metro and public transport service. Area is limited and animals have very less enclosure space. Temperature control is missing. Variety of animals is good but upke...  more »
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  • Although I am mostly against zoos, this one was not that bad! I don't get why people say this zoo is terrible, it's actually decent. All the animals seemed happy in their enclosures. The Australian sector, however, was a different story. The cages were filled with feces, and it was dusty and had not been cleaned in a long time. The gift shops were nice though, as the prices were reasonable and the items cute. I got myself a little panda toothbrush! :D
  • Very nice zoo with pandas. Entrance fee quite cheap (~3-5 €/$). Small extra fee for pandas. The zoo is big enough to spend a whole day here.
  • I'm convinced all positive reviews were posted by employees. This place is a whole new level of horrific. The elephants are completely immobile. They stretch their trunks desperately trying to touch each other, but can't. I mean....this place is one of the most horrific zoos in all the world. Do a quick google search and see for yourself the retched conditions these animals are forced to live.
  • World class zoo. Must go! Best value for all family. Must spend one whole day here. Don't miss to visit Panda house.
  • This zoo is horrible, anyone who thinks this is zoo is an acceptable way to treat animals is kidding themselves. You visit the tortoises, 2 of them in a 3x4m enclosure with an almost empty water pond and wonder why they aren't outside with a fence to keep them in. Then you reach the elephant's who also seem to have no water, maybe water isn't easy to get for animals in China. The worst part though is when you reach the two polar bears who have been left to roast in the sun with water you wouldn't touch if you were dying of thirst, what makes this all the worse is that there is an aquarium inside the zoo which the polar bears should be if they are at all kept in the zoo. This is hands down one of the worst zoos in the world and should be avoided if you have any care for animals.