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We had an absolutely perfect day with our tour guide - Rogin Luo - who took us for a hike along The Great Wall! Didn't know what to expect and were thrilled to have him as our guide. Very imformative, knowledgable and fun! We go to experience a part of The Great Wall that was unrestored and see all its natural beauty. Got a long history lesson along the way!

After the hike, we all went to lunch at a small place at the bottom of the hill. Located in a house, we ate lunch in the proprietors bedroom! What a hoot! Rogin is the Best of the Best! This tour company delivered for us and we are extremely grateful.

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Beijing Panda House
( Beijing Zoo )

The Beijing Zoo was built in 1906 in Qing Dynasty with an area of only 10 hectares and a few humble pavilions to house the animals. It was named as "Wansheng Garden"( Ten-Thousand Animal Garden) and officially renamed as Beijing Zoo in 1955. Now it covers an area of 86 hectares, breeding over 5000 animals in more than 450 species. Beijing Zoo has rare Chinese animals, such as the Giant Panda, the Golden Monkey, the Red Panda, Sichuan golden monkey, Manchurian tigers, yaks from Tibet, enormous sea turtles and also a strong selection from around the world - Indian elephants, zebras and giraffes from Africa - the list of animals could be very long.

Beijing Zoo Practical Information
Tel: 010-68390274
Add: No.137, Xizhimenwai Street, Xicheng District, Beijing
Ticket Price:
Entrance Fee: RMB 15(1st Apr.–31st Oct.); RMB 10(1st Nov.-31st Mar.)
Entrance Fee for Student and Senior: RMB 8(1st Apr.–31st Oct.); RMB 5 (1st Nov.-31st Mar.)
Panda House: RMB 5 ( no discounts for student and senior)
Beijing Aquarium: RMB 130 (adult); RMB 70 ( student and senior )
Kids under 1.2 meters high: Free of Charge
Opening Time: 07:30-18:00 (1st Apr.–31st Oct.); 07:30-17:00 (1st Nov.-31st Mar.)
How to get there:
Subway Line 4, take off at Dongwuyuan Station (动物园)and exit from Exit B
Bus No.103, 105, 111, 7, 27, 904, 808, 107, 102;

Taking subway line 4 is the most convenient way to get to Beijing Zoo - just get off at the stop of Beijing Zoo (动物园站)and exit from the Exit B. When you exit from Exit B, you will see the original entrance gate to Beijing Zoo.

The original entrance gate to Beijing Zoo
The original entrance gate to Beijing Zoo

Inside the gate, on your right hand, you will see Beijing Tourist Information Center where you can have free Beijing Zoo brochures and travel consultance service.

Beijing Tourist Information Center
Beijing Tourist Information Center

Panda House in Beijing Zoo
For many visitors, the aim to go to Beijing Zoo is to see the giant pandas. The first birth of a giant panda in captivity occured at the Beijing Zoo 1963. The first artifcial insemination breeding success in the world was achieved at the Beijing Zoo in 1978. As a symbol of friendship, the giant pandas have been presented to many countries.

Entering the Beijing Zoo gate, by the side of Beijing Tourist Information Center on your right hand, you will see an archway in a two-storey building, just walk through the archway gate. Then you will find the Entrance to the Giant Panda House. The wall Opposite to the Giant Panda House is a huge tourist map of Beijing Zoo where you may plan your selected trip inside Beijing Zoo.

Of course, you will not miss to meet the VIP - very important pandas! The Beijing Panda House is composed of two parts, namely the Asian Games Panda House and Beijing Olympic Games Panda House. The Asian Games Panda House was constructed in 1990. During the Asian Games 1990, the giant panda "Pan Pan" was chosen as the mascot of the 11th Asian Games in Beijing. The giant panda "Jing Jing" was again chosen as one of the mascots of the 29th Olympic Games 2008 in Beijing. So Beijing Zoo built the Olympic Games House.

The main entrance to the Panda House at Beijing Zoo
The main entrance to the Panda House at Beijing Zoo

The gate to Asian Games Panda House
The gate to Asian Games Panda House

More pictures taken at Asian Games Panda House

The entrance to the Olympic Games Panda House

More pictures taken at Olympic Games Panda House

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