Panda House at Beijing Zoo

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39° 56' 17.7936" N, 116° 20' 16.17" E
General info: 

Once in China, see some pandas. As there are only about 1000 left in the nature, chances are you will never see them in the nature. But you can see them here instead. The Beijing Zoos most popular site is the panda house that is home to a dozen pandas. The pandas have an inside an outside enclosures that cover around 10,000 square meters. The inside of the hall replicates the style of traditional Chinese gardens and is shaped in the pattern of a Tai Chi diagram. As most of the visitors want to see the pandas, the panda house can get manically busy.

Apart from the giant pandas, the Beijing Zoo has more than 450 species in an area of 86 hectares. There are rare Chinese animals, such as the Giant Panda, the Golden Monkey, the Red Panda, Sichuan golden monkey, Manchurian tigers, yaks from Tibet and enormous sea turtles. The species found outside of China include for example polar bears, American bison, zebras, kangaroos, giraffes and elephants.

Another famous hall after the Panda hall is the Gorilla Hall, where gorillas climb the artificial hillocks and wooden apparatus.

Getting there: 

Take subway line 4and get off at Beijing Zoo Station. Exit A brings you to the south gate of Beijing Zoo, from exit B, you will see the original entrance gate to Beijing Zoo.

Take bus no.27, 45, 105, 107, 111, 206, 209, 319, 334, 347, 360, 362, 534, 601, 632, 634, 697, 714, 808, 814, 特4, Yuntong 104, Yuntong 105, Yuntong 106 or Yuntong 205 and get off at Beijing Zoo Station.


Entrance fees:
Beijing Zoo: RMB 15 (Apr. 1 to Oct. 31); RMB 10 (Nov. 1 to Mar.31)
Beijing Zoo: Student and Senior: RMB 8(1st Apr.–31st Oct.); RMB 5 (1st Nov.-31st Mar.)
Panda House: RMB 5 ( no discounts for student and senior)
Beijing Aquarium: RMB 130 (adult); RMB 70 ( student and senior )

Opening times:
Beijing Zoo: 07:30 to 18:00 (Apr. 1 to Oct. 31); 07:30 to 17:00 (Nov. 1 to Mar.31)
Beijing Aquarium: 09:00 to 17:00

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