Chongqing Zoo

大熊猫.jpgChongqing Zoo

Entrance Fee: Jan. - Nov.: CNY 25RMB/person

                       Dec.: CNY 20RMB/person  

Free for children under 1.2m (3.9 feet); while children above 1.2m need to pay for a full ticket.

Opening Hours7:00 - 18:00

Recommended Length of Visit: 2 hours

Hours of Science Classroom: Weekdays: 10:00-11:00, 14:00-16:30

                                                  Weekends and Holidays: 10:00-16:30

If you haven't seen Giant Panda yet, you could take this great chance to have a closer contact with the cute bears in Chongqing Zoo.

Monkeysin the zoo.jpgOverview of Chongqing Zoo

Located at Yangjiaping of the Jiulongpo District of Chongqing City, Chongqing Zoo is 8 km (5 miles) from the city center. It was first built in 1953 and officially opened to the public in 1955. Covering an area of 45 hectares (111 acres),  surrounded by beautiful mountains with abundant natural scenery, making it a true treasure in the area. It is not only an attractive place for animals visiting, but also an important base for the protection and research of the immigrant wild animals.

In Chongqing Zoo, green hills, limpid water, luxuriant trees and a large variety of animals make a picturesque landscape. Housing more than 230 species of animals, over 4,000 in total, there are herbivores, amphibious animals, wild animals, birds and fishes, living in the visiting areas, such as Tiger Hill, Bear Hill, Gorilla House, Deer Park, Kangaroo Park, Elephant House, Panda House, Goldfish House and Birds Paradise. The Panda House was built in 1953, and is based on the original Panda Cave. The distinctive design of gardens provides and imitates the natural environment for the pandas. There are hills, rocks, caves, streams, waterfalls, pavilions and parterre for the pandas to enjoy. You can also see some rare animals like the Yakin, argali, South China tiger, golden cat, clouded leopard, and Asian elephant in the park.

There is also an amusement park, dry skating arena, outdoor stage, restaurants and tea house in the Chongqing Zoo. The amusement park is suitable for children and adults, with some joyful items like carousel and mini-train riding and thrilling items like inertia pulley and Splash Water. Next to the amusement park is a science classroom, suitable for children between 3 and 12 years old, where they can watch animal movies, make paper-cut, paint pictures and read animal science books for free.

Celebrate panda's birthday.jpgRecommended visiting route:

Main entrance near Zoo Subway Station – Bonsai House – Panda House – Giraffe House – Elephant House – Kangaroo House – Science Classroom and Amusement Park – Birds Paradise - Goldfish House – Hippo House – Rhinoceros House – Oriental Art Seminar - Wild Donkey House – Yakin House – (Huashengyuan Restaurant) – Peach Flower Hill - Tiger Hill – Leopard House – Bear Hill – Puma House – Gorilla House – the West Gate of the Zoo


1. There is a Visitor Center near the main entrance of Chongqing Zoo, where you can store your luggage;

2. Don't feed the animals yourself;

3. If you are in bright wears, don't make loud noise or walk around randomly at the wild animal areas.

Get  there

1. Take metro line 2 to get off at the Zoo Station.

2. Take bus 148, 204, 207, 229, 275, 310, 341, 362, 413, 416, 419, 420, 426, 428, 454, 471, 475, 478, or 482 to Dongwuyuan (Zoo).