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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Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens Reviews
This is a great place, a must see in Hong Kong. You can walk from Downtown Hong Kong to the zoo. It's a bit of a walk, but it's worth it. You have a great view of the bay from the zoo. There is no ent... more »
动植物公园是香港历史最悠久的公园。1871年公园全面开放给公众游览。此公园另一名称是兵头花园，因曾经是督宪府所在地，当时总督兼任驻港三军总司令，被人称为“兵头”。 公园分为东、西部分，由一条行人隧道贯通。行人隧道两旁挂上有关公园的歴史照片，犹如时光隧道。 西部饲养的动物不多，规模亦比一般动物公园小得很。 值得参观是公园东面的温室、喷水池平台花园及纪念牌坊。 温室内种植了各品种的兰花及室内植物，摆设... more »Animal and Plant Park is the oldest park in Hong Kong. The park was open to the public in 1871. Another name of the park is the Terracoming Garden, which was once the seat of the Governor-General's Office, where the Governor was also commander-in-chief of the three armed forces in Hong Kong and was known as the "head of the army". The park is divided into east and west sections and is connected by a pedestrian tunnel. The pedestrian tunnel is lined with historical photographs of the park, like a time tunnel. There are not many animals in the west and are very small in size than in the average animal park. Worth visiting are the greenhouses to the east of the park, the fountain platform gardens and the memorial plaques. The greenhouse is planted with various varieties of orchids and indoor plants, set up after the mind set. Shrubs are concentrated in the fountain platform garden, where the central financial centre building is seen from a distance.
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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