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Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens

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Address: Albany Road, Hong Kong, China
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 22:00
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Beautiful, quiet serene place located in the middle of the city. Small zoo...

Beautiful, quiet serene place located in the middle of the city. Small zoo with many exhibits. Great way to relax from shopping and sight seeing.

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This is a nice place to walk through, if you have time. Animals to look at including meerkats, gibbons, monkeys, ducks. I wouldn't put it high on the to-do list if only visiting... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We regret walking it from Admiralty station as it is an upwards hike and the gradient is really high in some places. Crossing the roads and finding the right roads are a joke - the roads go left right and center and because its so bendy and hilly, you can't see the vehicles driving at a high speed around the... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You never knew that Hong Kong had a Zoo and is free! My family went on 12 March 2017 to HK Zoo. We took MTR to Admiralty then take bus 12A and alight at next 2 stops. Once you alight bus stop, walk backwards and see petrol station, cross the bridge and reach the Zoo. My kids love to see... More 

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Thank TanChoonLeng
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27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a nice place to walk through, if you have time. Animals to look at including meerkats, gibbons, monkeys, ducks. I wouldn't put it high on the to-do list if only visiting HK for a couple of days, but if you're passing by and looking at other attractions nearby, then it's worth a stroll. Lots of plants and greenery,... More 

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Thank talae_01
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After visiting victoria peak, this and hong kong park is a must to see. Enviorement is a piece from heaven. Peacefull and lovely.

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Thank Sinan d
New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Other than a few flamingos, a monkey or two, and a raccoon whose breathing was so shallow that I spent 45 seconds making sure the thing was breathing before I moved on, there were no animals. The trees were very pretty but I would hardly call it a garden. The fountain was very pretty, and that area of the park... More 

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Colorado
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188 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited after walking down from the Peak and spent most of our time in the gardens, which were absolutely lovely and a welcome respite from the urban hustle and bustle surrounding it.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Because of this it feels a little uncomfortable there. But looks like animals got used to it and aren't seem to be scared. If you have a spare half a day in HK and if there are kids with you, I'd recommend you to visit it, spend some time in a peaceful and nice garden, enjoy wonderful orchids in a... More 

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Montgomery, United Kingdom
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207 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We rather came across the Zoological and Botanical Gardens by accident, having gone up the Mid Levels Escalators and then tracking across in an attempt to find the Peak Tram station, but what a find. A mass of trees and vegetation have created a haven of peace and calm and it is just such a juxtaposition to be sitting quietly,... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

We took the escalators up the hills and then walked to the gardens. The animals looked happy and well looked after. The gardens the same, with beautiful flowers and a terrific fountain. Staff were friendly and it was free so definitely worth a visit if you have a spare afternoon but not vital.

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Thank MCh3rry
Hong Kong, China
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255 reviews
160 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

you can't see many animals in this park. You would disappointed if you think it is a kind of "zoo" . however, it is a good place for you to relax and see some plants. The playground area is also fine for children.

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