Hangzhou Zoo


Essentials of Hangzhou Zoo

Chinese Name: 杭州动物园 Pronunciation: Hángzhōu Dòngwùyuán

Building Time: 1958

Best Visiting Seasons: All seasons

Recommended Time for Visit: 4-6 Hours

Occupied Area: About 200,000 square meters

Address: No.40, Hupao Road, Xihu District, Hangzhou City, Zhejiang Province, China

Building Function: A mountain-forest zoo for wildlife protection, scientific research, science popularization, education, and sightseeing.


Entrance Ticket

Tourists Ticket Fare
 (19-59 years old) 
20 yuan
(1.3-1.5 meters or children of 7-18 years old)
10 yuan
(60-69 years old)
10 yuan

  • Ticket Free of Charge Policy

1. Children under 6 years old(including 6 years) or below 1.2 meters(including 1.2 meters) are free of charge.
2. Seniors citizens aged 70 or over 70 (with valid ID card) are free of charge.


Opening Hours

Hangzhou Zoo Peak Season
(April 1st to October 7th)
 Low Season
(October 8th to March 31st)
Opening Hours 7:00-17:30 7:00-17:00
Entry Hours 7:00-16:30 7:00-16:00
Ticket Office Opening Hours 7:00-16:30 7:00-16:00


Brief Introduction of Hangzhou Zoo

The Main Entrance,Hangzhou Zoo
The Main Entrance

Hangzhou Zoo, established in 1958, is one of the seven major zoos in China. It is located in the south of West Lake, at the foot of the Baihe Peak of Daci Mountain. Covering an area of 200,000 square meters, Hangzhou Zoo is adjacent to Liuhe Pagoda in the south, and Hangzhou Children Park in the north.

There are more than 2,000 rare wild animals of more than 200 species, such as the Siberian tiger, Asian elephant, white-cheeked gibbon, chimpanzee, python, blue peafowl, red-crowned crane, and giraffe. Hangzhou Zoo receives more than 1 million tourists annually. In Hangzhou Zoo, you can enjoy an elegant environment with shades of trees.


Top Highlights to See at Hangzhou Zoo

Panda House

Pandas Eating, Panda House
Pandas Eating

The Panda House can be regarded as the most popular place in Hangzhou Zoo. It was built in the 1970s and still retains its quaint style at that time. Giant pandas and red pandas live in the Panda House, both of which are unique to China and are loved by domestic and foreign tourists. Although they are called pandas with similar names, and they are cold-resistant animals, they are two very different animals.

In the Giant Panda House once lived 12 lovely pandas from Chengdu, including Yingying, Chengcheng, Chengjiu, Shuanghao, Chengda, and Chengxiao, the last two of which are now living in the Panda House. There are also eight lively and lovely red pandas in the Red Panda House.

Rare Bird Yard

Peafowls Spreading Tail Feathers, Rare Bird Yard
Peafowls Spreading Tail Feather

Featured with small bridges, flowing water, and ancient vines, the Rare Bird Yard owns the standard Jiangnan courtyard style(Jiangnan generally refers to the southern region of the lower reaches of Yangtze River). One side of the secluded promenade is an elegant garden for rare birds. On the other side is the mandarin duck pond. And here you can see the peafowls spreading their tail feathers, the golden pheasants dancing dazzlingly, and the birds vying for beauty. This kind of scene gives you a feeling that as if you are in a vivid picture.

The rare bird museum itself resembles classical Chinese paintings of flowers, birds, mountains, and stones, so it is also the best choice for painting-lovers to enjoy the pleasure.


Suggested Travel Route

Enter from the East Gate 1 of the Zoo→ Goldfish Aquarium→ Sea Lion Aquarium→ Elephant House→ Giraffe House→ Panda House→ Mandarin Duck Pond→ Rare Bird Yard→ Monkey Hill→ Lion Hill →Tiger Hill → Bear Hill →Amphibious Crawling House→ Exit from the East Gate 2


Warm Tips

1. Please do not bring vehicles (except wheelchairs and strollers), pets, and dangerous objects into the park.

2. Feeding is prohibited (except for those involved in popular science education activities).

3. It is forbidden to climb over the fence or into the cage net, or you may harm yourself, the animals, and even plants.

4. Please do not damage the plants and facilities in the park.

5. Please do not attract the attention of animals through shouting, slapping glass, and other violent behaviors, or it will cause stress on the animal and endanger animals’ health.


How to Get to Hangzhou Zoo

By Bus

Take bus 4, 31, 180, 194, 197, 287, 314, 315, 318, 334, 822, or Y10, and get off at Dongwuyuan (Hangzhou Zoo) Station.

By Taxi

Chinese: 请带我去杭州动物园。English: Please take me to Hangzhou Zoo.

If you go to Hangzhou Zoo from the center of Hangzhou (Zhejiang Hotel), it takes about 15 minutes (about 20 yuan).

If you go to Hangzhou Zoo from Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport, it takes about 40 minutes (120 yuan).

If you go to Hangzhou Zoo from Hangzhou Railway Station, it takes about 20 minutes (25 yuan).

If you go to Hangzhou Zoo from Hangzhou East Railway Station, it takes about 40 minutes (50 yuan).

If you go to Hangzhou Zoo from Hangzhou South Railway Station, it takes about 45 minutes (70 yuan).

Elephants in Hangzhou Zoo,Hangzhou Zoo
Elephants in Hangzhou Zoo

Question & Answer
1 Question
Asked by Alin USA | 07/13/2021 09:07 Reply
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Is wheelchair accessible in the Hangzhou zoo ?
1 Answer
Answered by Penelope USA | 09/13/2021 17:52
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Yes, there are wheelchairs in the tourist service center free for the disabiled.
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