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The Beijing Zoo, China

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tibi60's pictureby tibi60 Outdoors Activities travel tip
added on the 9th of September, 2010
The first zoo in China, the Beijing Zoo is a great destination for families or friends. It's main attractions are the pandas, of course, though I don't know why, you have to pay an extra admission fee to enter their dwelling place.

There are other animals to see, which are of Chinese origin, like the golden monkeys, northeast tigers or the milu deer. Animals from Africa and America are also visible. The only thing I found rather disappointing was that these animal's 'homes' were mainly built from concrete, so I don't think they feel so comfortable inside.

A must-see, if you visit the zoo, is the Aquarium, which hosts live shows with dolphins, whales and sea-lions, not to mention all the different unique aquatic species that can be found here, such as sea elephants and man-eating fishes, amongst others.

Xicheng, Beijing, China

Zoo: CNY 15/CNY 10 , Aquarium: CNY 120

Opening Hours:
Beijing Zoo: 07:30 to 18:00,
Beijing Aquarium: 09:00 to 17:00

How to get there:
Take the Subway Line 4 or a taxi, or bus.

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