|Holiday to Beijing Zoo China|
Beijing Zoo China.
The Zoo was opened during the Qing dynasty, in 1906. The Beijing Zoo in the city of Beijing is one of the Zoo's animal collection is the largest in China. Just imagine, no more than 14,500 animals, 450 species of terrestrial animals and 500 species of marine animals. Beijing Zoo occupies an area of 90 hectares. The main attractions here, of course animals endemic to the China giant panda that is!
Beijing Zoo is comprised of 16 different exhibition areas and halls. One of the most popular of these is the Panda Hall. Built in 1989 and covering an area of around 10,000 square meters (2.5 acres), it delivers an impressive aesthetic scene while also managing to account for the practical considerations of housing such large and physical animals. The inside of the hall replicates the style of traditional Chinese gardens and is shaped in the pattern of a Tai Chi diagram.
|Panda On Beijing Zoo|
|Giant Panda | Beijing Zoo|
It is home to around 450 different species and has a population of some 5,000 animals. Some of the most popular attractions among visitors are the wild and rare animals of China itself, such as the giant pandas, golden monkeys, milu deer and northeast tigers. However, the collection is far from restricted to those species found only in the People's Republic of China; the polar bears, American bison, zebras, kangaroos, giraffes and elephants also draw large crowds.
|Tiger On Beijing Zoo|
|Hippopotamus On Beijing Zoo|
Another of the its famous halls, the Gorilla Hall, was constructed two years earlier in 1987. The building houses a series of artificial hillocks and wooden apparatus for the animals which sit against a backdrop of attractive gorilla murals. Facilities introduced for the gorillas include a medical room, a mating room and a specialist feeding room. The hall itself is decorated by a series of rockeries and pools.
All of its halls and exhibition areas are constructed so as to ensure that the animals enjoy a both comfortable and healthy living environment.
|Maps Beijing Panda|
Another site of historical interest is the Changguanlou: a two storied, baroque-style building constructed from brick and wood. In the late-19th century it was occupied by the Empress Dowager Ci Xi (1835-1908), ruler of the Qing court between 1861 and 1908. Sun Yat-sen (1866-1925), the founder of the Kuomintang, is also said to have lived in the hall.
With the support of the Chinese government and having undergone continual development throughout its 90-year history, it has become one of the largest in China. It provides thousands with the opportunity to witness strange and exotic species at firsthand, and also allows visitors to learn more about the lives of the animals that inhabit the world alongside us.
Opening and Time Schedule :
1. Opening Time: from April 1 to October 31 (closed from November 1 to next March 31)
2. Schedules: 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14: 00, 15:00 and 16:00
CNY 40 (including the panda's house and the boat)
*) Children lower than 1.2 meters (3.9 feet) are free of charge.
Admissions Frees :
- Entrance Fee (excluding the panda's house): CNY 15 (Apr. 1 to Oct. 31); CNY 10 (Nov. 1 to the next Mar.31)
- Combo Ticket (including the panda's house): CNY 20 (Apr. 1 to Oct. 31); CNY 15 (Nov. 1 to the next Mar.31)
- Aquarium Combo Ticket (including entrance fee, the panda's house and the aquarium): CNY 130
- Children lower than 1.2 meters (3.9 feet) are free of charge.
Bus Route :
Take bus no.360, 319, 347, 362, 534, 714,87, Yuntong 106, Yuntong 104, 563, Yuntong 205, Te 4, 614, 697, 209, 608, 107, 105, 206, 111, Yuntong 105, 27, 632 and get off at Dong Wu Yuan Station.
Source : http://www.travelchinaguide.com