Some 500 different species of animals and more than 14,500 furry friends call the 220-acre Beijing Zoo home. This popular destination, which attracts roughly six million conservationists and nature-lovers alike is one of China’s oldest zoos and houses the largest collection of animals in the country.
Visitors can explore the expansive grounds and get up close to some of the nation’s rarest mammals, like the golden snub-nosed monkey or Siberian tigers. The zoo’s giant panda exhibit is without a doubt its most popular and the nearby aquarium draws travelers eager to check out wild life under the sea, too.
The Beijing Zoo is located in the Xicheng District and is accessible via a number of public bus lines. The zoo is open daily from 7:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. between April and October, and from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. between November and March.