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Beijing Zoo MapBeijing Zoo is on Xizhimenwai Street (Xizhimenwai Dajie), in the downtown Beijing area of Xicheng District. With an area of 90 hectares (222 acres), it ranks the largest zoo in China. It is also the earliest Chinese zoo open to the public and has the largest variety of animals of all the zoos in China. The zoo has fostered a good relationship with other zoos in over fifty countries and districts. Animals that are presented to China by other countries and celebrities are bred and can be seen here.

The zoo now has around 600 different species of animal, with the total number of all animals amounting to over 5,000. There are dedicated houses for pandas, hippos, rhinoceros, giraffes, elephants, amphibians, reptiles, golden monkeys, orangutans, otters and other animals. In the two-storey house for amphibians and reptiles, visitors may see Yangtze alligators, crocodiles, tortoises, turtles, snakes and pythons. The magnificent and attractive Beijing Aquarium situated at the north end of the zoo is the biggest inland one in Asia, allowing people to explore the spectacle of the sea world.

There are also man-made hills for monkeys, bears, lions, tigers and special zones for beasts, pheasants, and deer, and Australian and African animals. Living at Bear Hill in the northeast corner of the zoo are white bears and black bears. A landmark building of the zoo, the Liger Hill, is inhabited by African lions, Bengal tigers, Siberian tigers, jaguars, and panthers. Behind the Liger Hill, Amur leopards, clouded leopards, snow leopards and lynxes show their inherent savagery. The Pheasant Center near the south gate to the zoo displays winged wildlife, such as cobalt-winged parakeets, bustards and condors.

The zoo has a history of over 100 years, and a few historical sites can be found, some of which are used as display halls. The Changguan Hall, built as Xanadu in 1908, is a two-storey building in the European style, yet it isn't open to the public. In addition to the animals, visitors can also appreciate the peonies in a peony garden.

CNY 15
Entrance Fee
CNY 20
including Entrance Fee and Panda House
CNY 40 including Entrance Fee, Cruise Ship and Panda House
CNY 130 including Entrance Fee, Beijing Aquarium and Panda House
Opening Hours
April - October
November - March
Beijing Aquarium 09:00 - 17:30
Bus Route
7, 27, 45, 102, 105, 107, 111, 206, 206, 209, 319, 347, 362, 601, 632, 634, 714, 716, 732, 808, 814, 904 to Dongwuyuan (Beijing Zoo, 北京动物园)

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Comments and Questions

Hi,We are planning to come to Beijing around End April - Start May 2019.The exact day of visiting the zoo will be May 01st. Will it be open or closed due to International Labour Day ?

Reply10/4/2018 1:34:56 AMAdrian,   Japan

Zoila ( Australia ) :10/12/2018 2:05:01 AM

The zoo will be open during the International Labour Day.

I am staying at The Great Wall Hotel in Beijing. What is the easiest way to get to the Beijing Zoo? How long will it take? Does the Panda House open at 7:30 am daily? THank you.

Reply3/19/2018 7:07:06 PMDee,   United States

Sandy ( Italy ) :3/27/2018 2:35:00 AM

You can take metro line 10 from the nearby Agriculture Exhibition Center Station to Haidian Huangzhuang Station where you need to transfer to line 4 to the Zoo. It should take around 40 minutes to get there. As I know, the Panda House is open for visit from 7:30 am every day.

How can i get to Beijing Zoo from the great wall sheraton hotel?

Reply3/23/2018 5:42:08 PMERMIN,   United States

The ticket of Beijing Zoo which includes cruise ship (CNY40), what is the cruise ship? Is this the cruise to the Summer Palace?

Reply2/2/2018 11:43:36 AMGraham,   New Zealand

Yoyo :2/11/2018 12:25:06 AM

Oh, the cruise ships have two route: one for Summer Palace (single way), the other for Zizhuyuan Park (round trip), and the entrance fees for the two are excluded.

Hello, how I can go to beijing zoo by subway from inner mangolia grand hotel ?

Reply9/18/2017 11:06:48 AMMohamad,   United Arab Emirates

Ada :10/12/2017 6:53:56 PM

Hey, you may walk from the hotel to Chongwenmen subway station within 5-10min and take line 2 to Xizhimen. There it is suggested to change to line 4 to the zoo directly.

We are staying at the Ramada hotel Beijing north How can we go to zoo from here?

Reply9/13/2017 7:24:23 AMRos,   Australia

Ulanda :9/13/2017 6:25:26 PM

Subway station is a little far to walk from your hotel. Then I'd recommend you to take city bus. Walk to Erbazi bus stop and take no. 345 and get off at Qinghexiaoyingqiao South, where you can transfer to no. 632 which leads to the zoo. For the whole trip, you may spend 40min or so.

Hello,I will be visiting beijing zoo in November. How do I get from the Happy Dragon R J Brown hotel to the zoo? via bus. Or around how much would it be for a taxi for 4 people?

Reply8/2/2017 7:18:02 AMMagali Martinez,   United States

Amanda :8/13/2017 8:46:20 PM

For four of you, taxi can be a good way to go and it may cost CNY40 or around.

If by bus, you may walk to Tianqiao Shangchang bus stop and take no. 14. Get off at Zoo Hub, and you can see the zoo. The stops for boarding and disembarking are terminal stations. It costs CNY2 per person.

How do we get to the zoo from the airport via train/subway? Also are the pandas available to see at all times?

Reply4/3/2017 6:52:01 AMLesley McKenzie,   United Kingdom

Dolores ( United States ) :4/5/2017 5:44:26 AM

Lesley, airport shuttle bus Liuliqiao Line can take you to the Zoo directly. The bus fare is CNY24 per person. As I know, pandas must be available to see during the opening hours of the zoo from 7:30 to 18:00.

I will be staying at Novotel xinqiao.please advise how to reach the zoo and if there are taxis readily available there for return to hotel

Reply1/15/2017 7:33:05 AMAudrey,   Mauritius

Ricky ( Singapore ) :1/15/2017 8:48:24 PM

You can take subway line 2 from the nearby Chongwenmen Station to Xizhimen, then transfer to line 4 to the zoo.
It should not be very difficult to hail a taxi after the visiting and the taxi fare is around CNY35.

Hi Pl guid me to visit Being Zoo by train.I am staying at near to Langfang Teachers University

Reply9/27/2016 11:47:39 PMCHAMPIKA,   Sri Lanka

Amy ( Germany ) :9/28/2016 8:57:22 PM

Take bus line 26b from Yonghong Community Station to Langfang Railway Station. Then, take a bullet train to BJ South Railway Station (about 20 minutes). Upon arrival, take metro line 4 to it. :)
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