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Taipei Zoo, Taipei

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Hailed as Asia's largest zoo, Taipei Zoo holds the title as the continent's leader in research, education, and conservation of animal and plant life. Opened in 1914, the property was originally owned by a Japanese zoologist. The family-friendly zoo shelters animals from tropical rainforests, deserts, and temperate zones from all over Asia, Africa, and Australia. You can explore various habitat exhibits, such as the reptile house, insectarium, aviary, and a panda shelter. To visit Taipei Zoo and get the most from your holiday in Taipei, create itinerary details personal to you using our Taipei trip itinerary maker tool .
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  • The zoo was pretty large and well maintained. Was unfortunate to go on a Sunday since it was too crowded!  more »
  • Nice zoo with plenty of animals. It's a pretty large park with a train and gondola to get around. They have pandas  more »
  • Good and nice zoo, what one can see animals have it good. Many toilets and several places where you can buy drinks. Cool to go in to the birds in cages, not daughter without it flying around over a large network. It has Easy Card you avoid standing in line. Convenient to take the subway there.
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  • Great place for an outdoor activity. The zoo is more like a park with animals. It is clean, no stinky smells, animals looks healthy and well taken cared of. Map is very useful, and animals are strategically placed for convenience of viewing. The panda house was very nice! Fast food available inside. Water stations for hot and cold water are also available. Toilets are everywhere and it is very clean and no smell! Very very nice place for kids!
  • For the price and the amazing scenery, you just can't get any better than this. It's so cheap to come here, and you can even rent strollers for your kids. the food inside us good and inexpensive as well. the landscape is gorgeous, and the animal exhibits are comprehensive in that each one offers several sections for viewing from different angles and locations so you can see the animal wherever they are in their habitat. and the animals are the liveliest and happiest and healthiest I've seen at any zoo and I've been to the San Diego zoo and many others. It's not often very busy either. This is our favorite zoo.
  • A great zoo on a big lush campus. Lots of interesting animals in enclosures that did not evoke too much sadness. Worth a half day. For little ones, the subway ride there is an added bonus. Plan to include the cable car ride as well and it makes for a good full day. Trains/shuttles inside the zoo give everyone a break. Plenty to see. Pack your own lunch as the food options are not great inside the zoo. Very reasonable price.
  • Loved this zoo! It was nicely laid out, easily walkable, train available - and we arrived by gondola! The animals seemed well taken care of and the physical setting was beautiful. The only challenge was finding unsweetened hot tea but maybe I just didn't know how to ask.
  • Taipei's dense tropical forests create the perfect setting for a beautiful zoo--a lush green that most zoos in the world only WISH they could duplicate. However, I am surprised by how small the zoo is in terms of the number of animals and habitats, for a greater city area of 7.5 million people. There is still a lot of walking involved, because the grounds are large and the exhibits are pretty spread out. Unfortunately, on the mild-weathered day we went, from 2:30pm -5:00pm we walked by one area after another without seeing animals. Still there were several highlights, including the koalas, the pandas, the penguins, and the energetic black bear. Plus the food prices were quite reasonable and the admission was super cheap. Overall, Taipei Zoo provides an enjoyable and affordable afternoon in a beautiful setting. And taking the gondola ride near the zoo's entrance after the zoo closes creates the perfect ending to the day.

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