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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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  • I have been here many times over my 10 years in Beijing and I keep coming back to see the pandas. You have to be patient as they spend a big part of the day sleeping. But when they are awake it is so ...  more »
  • We wound up in the zoo to get to the aquarium. This may be one of the most sad zoos I’ve ever visited in life. All of the animals are in enclosures that are not in any way representative of their natu...  more »
  • Good Zoo, located near the Metro Zoo. The cost of visiting 10 Yuan. In the Zoo you can see the Panda, but the entrance where Pandas need to pay separately 5. On the territory of the Zoo there is a café, a souvenir shop. A great place to spend time.
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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.
  • Great zoo. Well kept animals. Pandas are just a few and gets quite crowded there.

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