Timings : 6:00 AM - 7:00 PM Fountain Terrace Garden: 5:00 AM - 10:00 PM Greenhouse and Education and Exhibition Centre: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Time Required : 1-2 hrs
Entry Fee : No entry fee
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Located at Albany Road in Hong Kong, Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens is the oldest zoological and botanical garden in the world which is home to a number of birds, mammals, reptiles and plants. Also referred to as Bing Tau Fa Yuen by the locals ('Bing Tau' means the head of soldiers and 'Fa Yuen' means garden), it is used for research purposes and to spread awareness about the different species with its educational programmes. Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens is an ideal place to be visited by nature lovers, botanists, and tourists with young ones in tow.
Opened for the public in 1871 and spread over an area of 5.6 hectares, the garden is divided into eastern and western parts linked by the pedestrian subway. The eastern part, called the Old Garden, consists of numerous gardens, a playground for children and a greenhouse. The western part, called the New Garden, is home to the mammals and the reptiles. The visitors can stroll through the heritage trail at the Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens to unveil some historical facts and information about the garden.
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