The zoo in Guangzhou, which opened in 1958, is one of the largest not only in the Middle Kingdom, but also in Asia. It covers an area of more than 40 hectares, where 20,000 animals live together, representing seven hundred species existing on the planet. More than four million visitors of all ages from different parts of the world visit the park every year..
Even the mention of the name of the zoo in Guangzhou delights local kids - it's hard to imagine a better scenario for a birthday, children's party or just a weekend with your family than a walk here.
A lot of scientific and educational work is being carried out in the park. For example, the exposition of the "World of Dinosaurs" pavilion not only tells about prehistoric giants, but also demonstrates their skillfully made sculptures.
Pride and achievement
A favorite place for a photo among all visitors to the zoo in Guangzhou is an open-air cage with giant pandas, but white tigers, various representatives of the order of primates, lemurs and deer cause no less positive emotions in guests.
Thematic expositions represent various climatic zones of the planet and animal kingdoms. In the "Butterfly Garden" visitors are entertained by hundreds of multi-colored weightless beauties, amazing underwater inhabitants are found in the "Goldfish" pavilion, and the "Animal Feeding" show is an opportunity to observe the habits of our smaller brothers.
The Guangzhou Zoo also exhibits a variety of vegetation. In the shade of tropical trees, you can relax and admire the bright representatives of the blooming flora.
How to get there?
Zoo Address - 120 Xianlie Middle Rd, Yuexiu, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China.
You can get to the southern gate by trains on metro line 5 to Zoo station and go up to the surface via Exit B. Buses B2, B3, B10, 30, 133, 191, 209, 245, 278, 545 and 886 follow..
At the Xianlie Middle Road stop, passengers using buses 6, 11, 16, 65, 112, 201, 246, 535 and 833 should get off. They get to the north gate of the zoo.
- From April 16 to October 15, the park is open from 08.00 to 16.30.
- The rest of the year from 08.00 to 16.00.
The price of tickets for adults and children, whose height exceeds 1.5 meters, is 20 yuan. Children between 1.2 and 1.5 meters are eligible for a 10 RMB discount ticket. Toddlers enter Guangzhou Zoo for free.
To see the special pavilions, it is best to buy combined tickets. The most expensive one costs 50 RMB, but it entitles you to attend all the shows.
Services and contacts
In the central part of the park, there is a Chinese restaurant, which can simultaneously dine up to 300 people. Ten stores on the territory of the zoo sell drinks, snacks, souvenirs, ice cream and children's toys.
The official website of the zoo - www.gzzoo.com.
Phone +86 20 3837 7572.