Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens, Hong Kong

3.8
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. Before you head to Hong Kong, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Hong Kong trip itinerary planning app , to make sure you see all that Hong Kong has to offer, including Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens.
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  • This is the most beautiful peaceful park to enjoy, but NOT AT THE EXPENSE OF THE HORRIFICALLY HOUSED MONKEYS, BIRDS AND ORANGUTANS! There is no need to keep all those beautiful animals which are clear...  more »
  • ...then this is an enjoyable FREE park which is fun to wander round. As I mentioned before, it’s not that easy to access but once you get there, there’s plenty to see. The enclosures mostly host birds...  more »
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  • Not a typical zoo. Very nice that it is free but there are only monkeys and birds. The monkeys were more active than I've normally seen at other zoos. Nice walk nice to see animals and feel like I was able to get away from the city (even though it still surround you). Recommend a visit but beware some of the areas smell a bit bad.
  • It's free! Which is amazing. The botanical gardens are so relaxing to walk around. Lots of large trees and beautiful flowers, even a greenhouse with orchids. The zoological Park was emotionally and physically upsetting. Large mammals and birds (orangutans, Loris, cranes) in cages with no visible stimulation, no trees in their enclosures or bedding/nest areas (that I could see). It's 2018 and all they had was cement and metal bars. The birds had man made ponds surrounded by dirt (at least they had earth to walk on though, not cement). For a botanical garden I found it strange the zoological cages didn't have more plants and trees. The male orangutan was missing patches of hair, I don't know if this is normal. While their (orangutans) enclosures were being upgraded, there is no place or space for them or the other animals, especially the large ones, in such a setting. The smaller mammals had food placed around the outside of their cages so that they were visible to the public. Hong Kong needs to find more suitable homes for these animals.
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