HK Island, Sightseeing

First visit to the Zoological and Botanical Gardens

The Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens are located in the Mid-Levels, on the northern slope of Victoria Peak.

It occupies an area of 5.6 hectares and was founded in 1871 as a Botanic Garden.

It was renamed in 1975 as Botanical and Zoological Gardens to reflect the increased commitments to zoological exhibits.

Bounded by Garden Road, Robinson Road, Glenealy and Upper Albert Road, the Garden was divided into two parts by Albany Road, but linked by a subway.

The eastern part of the Garden is known as the Old Garden where a Children’s Playground, Aviaries, Green House and a Fountain Terrace Garden are found. It includes this bamboo area…

… with banks made out of panda bears and other animals.

The New Garden in the west is mainly the home of mammals and reptiles.

There are even monkeys in this fascinating botanical garden:

Ok, this guy was fake, but here are some real ones (sorry for the bad picture, it was a cold, rainy day and I had clumsy fingers):

Again, it’s free admission – and a great place to spend a Saturday afternoon!


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