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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. Plan to visit Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens during your Hong Kong vacation using our convenient Hong Kong tour planner.
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  • How does Hong Kong provide so much for free for visitors and locals. Lovely location and animals seem well looked after. Lots of seats to sit and watch the world go by  more »
  • The monkeys and apes are kept in small enclosures with very little stimulation or privacy. I didn't enjoy walking around this section at all. The welfare of these animals should be considered more hig...  more »
  • Zoo and Botanical Garden located next to the Hong Kong Park. Entrance is free of charge. An interesting place to spend time and relax after exploring on Hong Kong.
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  • Funny story; I was not actually planning on coming to Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens, but because of a sudden change in plans and the location was about right, I ended up at the Zoo. This was one of those great "pleasant surprise" situations. I was first surprised to find out that there was no entrance fee, meaning it was FREE! Secondly, I was surprised to find out how well maintained it was. Particularly because it was free. I thought that it would be depressing and dirty, but it was none of that. When I was there, it was actually feeding time for most of the animals, and the keepers were running around with all sorts of different things to feed the animals. I was partial to the raccoons and the fact that they were feeding them locust. This is totally worth spending a few hours at if you've been to Hong Kong before. If this is your first time, a quick stroll through is more than enough. I would advise making sure you see the other sights, if it is your first time like The Peak or Kowloon Walled city park.
  • Free. Great aviaries and mammal enclosures, including huge orangutans. Very well laid out and tons of plants and flowers, plenty of places to sit and enjoy the views and sounds. Also a small kiosk for sandwiches and snacks. Spent a good couple of hours here
  • An unexpected jewel of natural beauty hidden in the center of a city packed sky-high with buildings. A stroll among the beautiful birds and exotic plats is a great way to unwind.
  • Nothing special after all. There were some makis and a lot of different birds. Nice to walk through once, but not a must.
  • Free 'zoo' in the middle of the city with tons of playful and rambunctious monkeys. We stumbled upon it, Definitely worth a visit. Would go again.