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Beijing Zoo
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Beijing Zoo

Beijing Zoo (Běijīngdòng wùyuán 北京动物园), situated in the west part of Beijing. It was built in 1908, known as the Garden of Ten Thousand Animals. In 1955 it was formally named Beijing Zoo.

It covered an area of over 40,000 square meters. Bears, elephants, pandas, lions, tigers, songbirds, hippopotamuses, rhinoceroses, antelopes and giraffes were brought in the late 1950s, and a gorilla cage, leaf-monkey cage and aquarium house, was opened, containing specimens of over 100 species of reptiles from all over the world, including crocodiles and pythons.

altAt present, the zoo houses over 7,000 creatures of 600 different species, including the giant panda, red-crowned crane and golden monkey unique to China-as well as the African giraffe, rhinoceros, chimpanzee and antelope; American continent; wild ox from Europe, White Bear from the North Pole, Kangaroo from Australia, Zebra from Africa. and elephant and gibbon from India.

The Zoo exhibits not only the variety of living places for the animals but also proud of the different rooms, halls, pavilions and luscious trees and plants. It combines the garden arts of the East and West that typically adapts to the environment of the wild animals living here.

Beijing Ocean Hall was opened to the public inside the Zoo in 1999. It is the biggest ocean hall in China. Besides enjoying the sight of all the different species of fish, you are invited to watch the shows performed by the dolphins and the sea lions here in the Hall.

The most famous animal in Beijing Zoo is the panda bear.

Address: 137 Xizhimenwai Street
Post Code: 100044
Tel: 010-68390274


Attractions nearby
Beijing Planetarium
Zizhuyuan Park
Beijing Stone Carving Art Museum (Wuta Temple)

altOpening time
Nov. 1 to Mar. 31, 9:00—17:00
Apr. 1 to Oct. 31, 9:00-17:30

Bus Line
NO.27、319、347、360、362、601、632、634、714、716、732、808、814, trolleybus 105,111, Yuntong 104, 105, 106, 205
Taxi all the way or taxi / walk (20 minutes) from XiZhiMen subway station (north west corner of line 2, the loop line). The zoo is about 2km west of XiZhiMen subway station on the north side of the road.

Ticket Price

Entrance ticket
Nov. 1 to Mar. 31, RMB 15, student ticket is RMB 8
Apr. 1 to Oct. 31, rmb 10, student ticket is RMB 5

Coupon tickets(including the entrance ticket and Panda House ticket)
Nov. 1 to Mar. 31, RMB 20
Apr. 1 to Oct. 31, rmb 15

Beijing Aquarium
Adult: RMB 100
Student under 18 years old: RMB 50
children under 1.2 meter are free.
Beijing Aquarium ticket including the coupon ticket of the zoo.


RMB 40, children under 1.2 meter are free.Student ticket:RMB 25
From 10:00--16:00 at integral point
Line 1 Beijing zoo-The Summer Palace(one way)
Line 2 Beijing zoo-Zizhuyuan Park-Beijing Zoo
Boat tickets are sold at the entrance of the zoo from April 1st--October 31th. You needn't buy the coupon tickets(
entrance tickets and Panda House tickets).
The ticket of The Summer Palace is excluded from boat ticket.



  • Don't miss the Panda House and see the lovely pandas.
  • Visit Aquarium first then you needn't buy entrance ticket of the zoo.

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