Chongqing Zoo

Located at Yangjiaping of the Jiulongpo District of Chongqing City, Chongqing Zoo is 8 km (5 miles) from the city center. It was first built in 1953 and officially opened to the public in 1955. Covering an area of 45 hectares (111 acres), it is not only an attractive place for animals visiting, but also an important base for the protection and research of the immigrant wild animals.
Cute Giant Panda in the Zoo
Giant Panda
A Giraffe in Chongqing Zoo
A Giraffe

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In Chongqing Zoo, green hills, limpid water, luxuriant trees and a large variety of animals make a picturesque landscape. Housing more than 230 species of animals, over 4,000 in total, there are herbivores, amphibious animals, wild animals, birds and fishes, living in the visiting areas, such as Tiger Hill, Bear Hill, Gorilla House, Deer Park, Kangaroo Park, Elephant House, Panda House, Goldfish House and Birds Paradise. The Panda House was built in 1989, and is based on the original Panda Cave. The distinctive design of gardens provides and imitates the natural environment for the pandas. There are hills, rocks, caves, streams, waterfalls, pavilions and parterre for the pandas to enjoy. You can also see some rare animals like the Yakin, argali, South China tiger, golden cat, clouded leopard, and Asian elephant in the park.

There is also an amusement park, dry skating arena, outdoor stage, restaurants and tea house in the Chongqing Zoo. The amusement park is suitable for children and adults, with some joyful items like carousel and mini-train riding and thrilling items like inertia pulley and Splash Water. Next to the amusement park is a science classroom, suitable for children between 3 and 12 years old, where they can watch animal movies, make paper-cut, paint pictures and read animal science books for free.
Lesser Panda
Lesser Panda
Aquarium in the Zoo
Aquarium in the Zoo

Recommended visiting route:

Main entrance near Zoo Subway Station – Bonsai House – Panda House – Giraffe House – Elephant House – Kangaroo House – Science Classroom and Amusement Park – Birds Paradise - Goldfish House – Hippo House – Rhinoceros House – Oriental Art Seminar - Wild Donkey House – Yakin House – (Huashengyuan Restaurant) – Peach Flower Hill - Tiger Hill – Leopard House – Bear Hill – Puma House – Gorilla House – the West Gate of the Zoo
 

Tips:

1. There is a Visitor Center near the main entrance of Chongqing Zoo, where you can store your luggage;
2. Don’t feed the animals yourself for the sake of safety;
3. If you are in bright wears, don’t make loud noise or walk around randomly at the wild animal areas.
 

How to get to Chongqing Zoo

1. Take subway line 2 to get off at the Zoo Station.
2. Take bus 148, 204, 207, 229, 275, 310, 341, 362, 413, 416, 419, 420, 426, 428, 454, 471, 475, 478, or 482 to Dongwuyuan (Zoo).
Chongqing Bus/Subway Search
 
Entrance Fee Jan. - Nov.: CNY 30;
Dec.: CNY 20;
Free for children under 1.2m (3.9 feet); while children above 1.2m need to pay for a full ticket.
Ticket Hours 7:00 - 18:00
Hours of Science Classroom  Weekdays: 10:00-11:00, 14:00-16:30
Weekends and Holidays: 10:00-16:30

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