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Shanghai Zoo (Shanghai Dongwu Yuan)

#75 of 1,316 things to do in Shanghai Features Animals
No.2831 Hongqiao Road, Changning District, Shanghai 200000, China
+86 21 6268 7775
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Great zoo with some flaws

We had a great time at the zoo that's located in a huge park. Nice for some green outdoor time... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
via mobile
Average Place

This Place you can plan for Children , but not so Good , as I have seen better Zoos than this . Its... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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“red pandas” (5 reviews)
“nice zoo” (4 reviews)
“panda bears” (3 reviews)
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Hours Today: 06:30 - 17:00
No.2831 Hongqiao Road, Changning District, Shanghai 200000, China
Gubei / Hongqiao / Minhang
+86 21 6268 7775
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had a great time at the zoo that's located in a huge park. Nice for some green outdoor time. Good variation of animals so take at least a few hours. There are several basic food/noodle shops for lunch. Easy access from metro line 10,...More

Thank Teddy-at-large
Reviewed 1 week ago

This Place you can plan for Children , but not so Good , as I have seen better Zoos than this . Its Very Far from the City also need to plan to take your Food along with you . Long Walks but you can...More

Thank PalKoushik
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Needs work as zoos go. Come on Shanghai you can do better than this! A major city has to have a major zoo. Read the detail review.

Thank goodrichodyssey
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I considered this a second tier Shanghai attraction and was prepared to be disappointed. I chose a week day for my visit so not to coincide with large crowds but there were a number of noisy school excursions. The children did not behave well around...More

Thank Connoisseur-of-Life
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

I don't know how anyone can give the zoo a positive review. The large animal enclosures are a disgrace. The Bears , Gorillas and hyenas were pacing back and forth looking disturbed, in enclosures that were concrete jungles no grass and looked like they had...More

2  Thank Princessflex
Reviewed 16 April 2017

We went to the zoo with our guide, Ms. Bonnie of China Odyssey tours and viewed the Panda's. They eat bamboo, sleep, and act cute. We are glad we could see them, as Vincent (vincent@chinaodyssey) arranged for us to see them in the morning before...More

Thank loredanaval
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Usually I don't visit zoo's since you only get sad there. Now we went there to see Giant Pandas. It was a little bit dissapoinment, since two Pandas were very inactive and needed badly good wash. They were black and gray, not black and white....More

Thank Jarmo T
Reviewed 7 April 2017

This zoo has many large, open areas for picnicking or other outdoor activity that has nothing to do with the zoo itself. The zoo attractions are average. For a better animal experience, you may try the Wildlife Park, which is much further from the center...More

Thank Stephen P
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

This is one of those zoos made for human entertainment only. Even though it states several places thay the purpose is preservation of animals etc, it is done in a very poorly manner. Animals have very little space, some not even green areas (this was...More

Thank Salome T
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

My son and I spend a whole afternoon here... about 5 hours. I was very tentative after seeing some reviews about animals not being kept properly... but barring giraffe, ape and elephants I thought all others were in decently large enclosures... of course a zoo...More

Thank Runawayblues
Gubei / Hongqiao / Minhang
West of Shanghai’s better-known business, cultural and
entertainment centers, lies an expansive area of
residential neighborhoods peppered with lifestyle
pockets that have their own unique attractions. The
schools have formed pockets of international
communities throughout Gubei, Hongqiao and Minhang.
Quite a few entertainment and shopping centers have
built up over the years to cater to these communities.
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We are a group of 9 staying at the Wyndham Bund East Shanghai in October and would like to know the best way for us to get from our hotel to the zoo and back
14 September 2016|
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Response from | Reviewed this property |
Hi you have 2 options first you can take subway closest metro station to your hotel as I've check is line 12 ningguo station and you need interchange to line 10 tiantong Lu station up to Shanghai zoo.Stations are written in... More
I'm looking at Visiting Shanghai Zoo in the summer and was just wondering, roughly, how much does entrance cost? Thanks very much!
18 May 2016|
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Response from aetherunknown | Reviewed this property |
60 rmb
Lynne L
I will be in Shanghai on Thursday 11/26 and Friday 11/27 and would like to visit the Shanghai zoo. Is it open at that time of year?
5 August 2015|
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