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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,I will be in beijing next week end and i would like to visit zoo on sunday. I will stay at shangri la hotel. What is most convenient way to go and time (as weekend may be crowded). Regards

Reply1/6/2019 3:18:15 PMStef,   Singapore

Nick :1/9/2019 11:38:05 PM

You can try to take city bus 632/347/360 from Beiwalu station to Beijng zoo station. The duration would be 40 minutes.

We will be in Beijing from Dec. 20-24. I would really like to visit the zoo on Dec. 22. This day is a Saturday, is it extremely crowded on weekends? What is the best time of day to visit? Will we be able to see the Giant Pandas? Thank you.

Reply12/2/2018 5:38:25 AMAlice Catalano,   United States

Bily ( Australia ) :12/6/2018 12:10:50 AM

Usually, the Beijing zoo is crowded on weekends. You can go there in the before 9:00 am or after 16:00 pm. You could see the cute pandas.

Hi, what is the best and cheapest way to get to Beijing Zoo from Chaoyang District Second Experimental Primary School?

Reply12/2/2018 11:34:23 PMLisette

Amy ( Greece ) :12/5/2018 11:26:14 PM

You can take metro line 6 from Changying station to Ping'anli station, and transfer to metro line 4 to reach the Beijing Zoo station. Get exit from Exit, you will find the zoo. The duration time would be around 1 hour, and you may need to pay CNY6 per person.

I will be in Beijing Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, will the zoo, specifically the Panda house be open?Thank you.

Reply11/29/2018 6:17:33 AMTamara,   United States

Ann ( Armenia ) :12/4/2018 1:53:48 AM

It will be open on that day. Opening Hours of the Zoo: 07:30 - 17:00.

Hi I’m in Beijing with my two daughters and would love to come tomorrow what is the cost for one adult and 9year Child 11year child We would also like to see the palace

Reply11/18/2018 6:13:28 AMBellalinamermaids,   Australia

Rind ( Australia ) :11/19/2018 11:42:46 PM

Zoo Entrance Fee: CNY 15 per person(Apr. to Oct.), CNY 10 per person (Nov. to next Mar.). The Zoo is free for children under 3.9 feet (1.2 meters). If you want to go to the The Palace Museum, its Entrance Ticket: April to October: CNY 60
November to March: CNY 40. For minors between 6 and 18 years old, the admission ticket price is CNY 20 and the ticket for Treasure Gallery and Clock and Watch Gallery each is CNY 5.

Hi how can we go to Beijing Zoo?Our hotel is Days Hotel Exhibition Center.Should we get a taxi or use the subway?How is the possible travel time thanks

Reply11/14/2018 7:29:21 PMBel,   Philippines

Ruby :11/14/2018 11:26:02 PM

You can take bus line 850 from Tian Zhu Supply and Sales Cooperative station to Dongzhimen. Then, tranfer to metro line 2 to Xizhimen station, and change the metro line 4 over there to Beijing zoo station. The duration time would be over 1.5 hours. You can take taxi and it may cost CNY100.

Is it possible to visit Beijing zoo and summer palace on the same day does the cruise ship from Beijing zoo to Summer palace operates in the month of November.

Reply11/7/2018 10:59:40 PMSumedh Lokhande,   India

Rise ( Australia ) :11/12/2018 11:26:43 PM

It's possible to visit the two places on the same day. The cruise ship would operate in Movember.

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

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