Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens, Hong Kong

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One of the world's oldest institutions of its kind, Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens feature more than 1,000 species of mostly tropical and sub-tropical plants, as well as many birds, mammals, and reptiles. Walk among the exotic vegetation, fountains, and sculptures to spot rare species of redwood and ailanthus trees. Divided into six distinct areas, the garden complex includes a greenhouse sheltering orchids and carnivorous plants. The southern entrance features a memorial arch commemorating Chinese soldiers who died during the two world wars. Before you head to Hong Kong, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Hong Kong trip itinerary planning app , to make sure you see all that Hong Kong has to offer, including Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens.
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  • September 28, 2017
    My 5 year old and I spent a couple of hours here, wandering around, eating an ice cream, watching the orangutans, playing in the playground. It was much cooler due to overhead greenery and a nice way ...  more »
  • September 17, 2017
    Main Park area is the kind of landscape Gardening cultivation, when du 鵑 flowers're part kind of quite bright, hot kind of brought long overview does not fault symptoms, find Fence barrier is not easy conditions, proper Qing zi travel view point.
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  • September 16, 2017
    rare to see parks accessible all public, free. We were very pleasantly surprised and it's not the only incidentally has hong kong! It's nice to discover nice free place. beautiful walk do family, lots of greenery, tropical, humid climate, beautiful landscape with a few animal species, duck, monkey, Parrot, Flamingo, several species of birds, turtle ect... with playground for children. the Park is accessible by taxi. Very surprising that contrast with the buildings surrounding the Park.
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  • May 1, 2017
    The zoo and garden were AMAZING. The flowers were so pretty and fresh and the animals were active too. This place is free and what shook me more was its super clean and there's no smell of the animals at all. Nice place to enjoy and relax
  • May 27, 2017
    Truly impressive well-maintained gardens complete with fountains, views, and even a mini zoo! It's great to be in the heart of downtown Hong Kong. Great photo ops here too, and it's free! It reminds me of New York's Central Park on a much smaller scale; a great respite from the hustle and bustle of the city.
  • May 6, 2017
    Very nice place to visit. Considering that they are a small zoo it is very impressive that they have a large variety of apes and primates. It is also for free! A nice place to go to escape the Hong kong mall world. Very quiet.
  • May 31, 2017
    Go early in the morning and see the locals exercising and listen to the birds come to life. Wonderful to see the contrast of flowers and skyscrapers. A great oasis in a busy city
  • July 11, 2017
    bumped into this big humongous surprise of a thing, this zoological and botanical garden with happy birds and happy animals all-round, and so well kept as with most things Hong Kong, this made me truly and genuinely happy.

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