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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. Put Taipei Zoo on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Taipei trip itinerary builder.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Taipei municipal begins to real Park, has styling can love of Buffalo statue, embedded into cement ground, is very rod of photo King little, still has to row DUI of cat bear Museum, can see CAT bear of can love figure, addition still has to conditions conditions 尋 find only can see cannot tail bear small of figure, still has elephant, Buffalo, niao class, 獅 child and so on, the kind of begins to real is I in childhood story book in the read to of, municipal begins to real Park is I in childhood story book in the read to of begins to real, live jumped jumped of is now in I we of before.
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  • August 17, 2017
    It is the popular Zoo Panda and Koala. Quietly exhibited Red-crowned cranes in the very back. Zoo is uphill, so go back as far as by lift or train bus, we recommend a tour of down. In addition, be ○ monument, insta Sheen was very popular.
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  • August 15, 2017
    There have been 2 times during our stay in Taipei. Is a nice Zoo, especially in relationship to the low entrance fee. Though extremely hot and little shade (in August). You can go up and halfway with the gondola get off. Then with a little train the Zoo brought in.
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  • July 13, 2017
    Very nice zoo plenty of animals. This can be an entire day activity if you are a little bit slow at walking. Get there early so you can get a ticket to see the pandas. Plenty of animals to see. You don't have a lot of time to see the giant pandas as it's a constant line that they keep moving. If you stop they yell. Food is overpriced too and not that great. Recommend bringing your own
  • March 31, 2017
    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 city 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.
  • May 7, 2017
    This zoo was really big! Expect to take at least 2-3 hours here, and that's if you look at things really fast. There's even a McDonald's inside. There's a NT$5 shuttle from the front and back of the zoo. So you can take it up and walk back down, or walk up through the zoo and then take it back down. There are sections in the zoo where you go inside it and it loops around and then you're out. I thought that was really good because most zoos are like mazes or all together and you don't know which way to go. This zoo has a set course, so it's easier to see everything and not have to go backwards because you may have missed something. The food is pretty cheap and there's also ice cream. There's so many animals in here, and I was pretty impressed with the size of the enclosures. Most zoos in Asia have very small enclosures, but this zoo has some pretty big ones. Not all of course, but many were a good size for the animals. I recommend you go here if you have maybe a 1/2 day to spare. It takes about a 30 min train ride to get here from central Taipei, so it is a bit of a ways.
  • March 31, 2017
    Do you like zoos? This is one. It's nice. They have animals. Also trees. And a little train to get you up the hill. Nothing too good to eat but what do you expect. Bring a picnic
  • July 15, 2017
    Taipei Zoo, quite a interesting place to visit, have all different kind of species and animal, inside zoo have nice shuttle train to take you around if you do not prefer walking, when hungry there are many food stalls and MacDonald's for your pick.

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