Guangzhou Zoo

Guangzhou Zoo is one of the three largest urban zoos in China. With an area of over 42 hectares (103.7 acres), there are more than 4,500 animals of 450 species, including rare animals like giant pandas, south China tigers, lions, golden monkeys, and black-necked cranes. It contains three sightseeing districts: Central Area of mammals, Bird's Paradise, and Panlong Park with about 200 amphibians and reptiles. In addition, many entertainment activities are also providedPandas in Guangzhou Zoo. Visitors can watch the animals performing acrobatics, or have a close contact with the cubs in the Children's Jungle.

Giant Pandas House

As the symbol of China, those cute giant pandas are also known as ‘national treasure’. With the black-white coat, they capture the hearts of all visitors. The Giant Panda House is the most popular place in Guangzhou Zoo. But remember to visit them in the morning, since they are easy to get sleepy after eating enough in the afternoon.


Tigers Hill

The fierce tigers in the Guangzhou Zoo are kept inside cages. Visitors can have a close visit to the King of the Forest.

Lions Hill

There are a couple of African lions and two white lions. They eat 6-7.5 kilograms of meat a day. If the lions are fed a few minutes later than their meal time, they will impatiently walk around the cage and growl. After eating and drinking, they usually lie down on the ground and sleep drowsily..

Elephant in Guangzhou ZooSituated inside the zoo, it reveals the colorful underwater world with splendid scenery and many marine animals. Visitors can enjoy three great shows of the aquarium: graceful mermaid show, interesting seal performance, and thrilling Dancing with Shark. Visitors can also feed the fish, turtles and seals.

Goldfish Garden

The Goldfish Garden exhibits nearly 100 species in total of 10,000 famed and precious fishes, including goldfish, koi, and freshwater tropical fish, like angelfish, arowana, and silver arowana. Children can have an experience of scooping fish and angling in the Goldfish Garden.

Animal Performance

Animal Performance has performers like lions, tigers, monkeys, dogs and horses. They are trained to perform acrobatics and other interesting shows, like riding bikes, and playing scooters.

How to get to Guangzhou Zoo

1. Take metro line 5 and get off at Zoo (Dongwuyuan) Station. Then get out from Exit B, and enter from the South Gate.
2. Take bus 6, 16, 65, 78, 85, 112, 192, 199, 201, 219, 236, 246, 290, 535, 547, 833, 862b, 862 or University Town Line 4, and get off at Dongwuyuan (Zoo) Station. Then enter from the North Gate.
3. Take bus 72, 74, 84a, 84, 127, 220, 482, 706, Peak Express Line 8 or Peak Express Line 79, and get off at Zoo Bus Terminal.
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Admission Fee

Ticket Type Adults Children from 1.2 - 1.5m (3.9 - 4.9ft)
Guangzhou Zoo CNY 20 CNY 10
Visitors enjoy 20% discount for the entrance fee from Oct. 1 to 7.
Ocean World +  Guangzhou Zoo CNY 120 CNY 70
Ocean World + Guangzhou Zoo + Goldfish Garden + 3D Movie Hall CNY 140 CNY 90
Free for children under 1.2m.

Opening Hours

Apr. 16 - Oct. 15: 8:00 - 16:30
Oct. 16 - Apr. 15: 8:00 - 16:00

Animal Feeding Show Schedule

Lesser Panda 10:00, 16:00
Pelican 10:20, 15:50
Hippo 10:00, 16:30

- Last modified on Jun. 18, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Guangzhou Zoo
Asked by Nitish from MAURITIUS | Jun. 18, 2019 17:36Reply
We are foreign students at the Nanjing Medical University.
Is there any discount on the entrance ticket? We intend to visit the zoo in July.
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Answered by Lily from USA | Jun. 18, 2019 19:05

Generally, there is no problem if you have a student card. However, I'm not very sure and you can have a try.
Asked by RIKS from INDIA | May. 05, 2019 23:44Reply
How to get to chimelong safari from Guangzhou Xiangxue metro station?
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Answered by Jordan from USA | May. 08, 2019 01:44

Take Metro Line 6 from Xiangxue to Tianhe Bus Station and then transfer to Metro Line 3 to Hanxi Chimelong. Get put of the Exit E and walk northwest about 1.2 km to the park.
Asked by riks from INDIA | Apr. 30, 2019 21:15Reply
How to get to Guangzhou Zoo from Xiangxue metro station?
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Answered by Anna from NEW ZEALAND | May. 05, 2019 01:46

You can take Metro Line 6 to Huanghuagang. Get out of the Exit A and walk east about 500m to the Zoo.
Asked by Ad from MALAYSIA | Sep. 03, 2018 15:41Reply
Should i visit the Zoo or Chimelong safari?
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Answered by Fanny from CANADA | Sep. 03, 2018 23:57

Chimelong Safari is more recommended and there are more animals there.
Asked by Adrien from CANADA | Sep. 02, 2018 20:46Reply
We want to take a fast train (G train) from Changsha to Guangzhou Zoo the end of October.
It looks like east station is the closest but the G train does not go there. What is the next closest or can you recommend another way to get there from either the North or South station? We want to make this a day trip. Thanks.
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Answered by Daff from GERMANY | Sep. 02, 2018 23:00

You can take a high speed train from Changsha South Station to the South Station of GZ. After arrival, you can take bus line 301A to the zoo directly.
Answered by Adrien from CANADA | Sep. 03, 2018 02:06

Thanks! Do you know how long it takes by bus to the zoo?
Answered by Daff | Sep. 03, 2018 02:13

It takes about 70 minutes.
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