Hong Kong Zoological & Botanical Gardens

sights / Parks & gardens

Lonely Planet review

Built in the Victorian era, this garden has a pleasant and expansive collection of fountains, sculptures and greenhouses, plus a playground, zoo and some fabulous aviaries. Along with exotic trees, plants and shrubs, some 160 species of bird reside here. The zoo is surprisingly comprehensive, with more than 70 mammals and 40 reptiles, and is also one of the world’s leading centres for the captive breeding of endangered species. Albany Rd divides the gardens, with the plants and aviaries in the area to the east, close to Garden Rd, and most of the animals to the west.