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Taipei Zoo

Get close to animals from all around the world and learn about wildlife conservation at the largest zoo in Asia.

Escape from the busy streets and tall skyscrapers of the city of Taipei to meet and interact with some of the most fascinating animals from all over the world. The Taipei Zoo was established in 1914 as a conservation park to protect endangered animals and to promote awareness of animal welfare. Walk down the shady avenues past spacious free-range enclosures to understand why the zoo holds a special place in the hearts of locals who think of many of the animals as dear friends.

Begin your visit outside at the Formosan Animal Area, where you can see Asiatic black bears and Chinese pangolins. Experience the humid air and the sights and smells of macaques and big cats in the Asian Tropical Rainforest. See camel and oryx in the Desert Animal Area and watch African animals gather by the waterhole during the heat of the day. 

Visit the Panda House to see the irresistible black-and-white giants, known in China as the “ambassadors of peace”. Watch the cuddly koala in the Koala House, and see snakes, lizards and frogs in the Amphibian and Reptile House. The zoo also has an Insectarium, filled with fabulous beetles, bugs and butterflies, and Bird World, which has over 1,200 birds from 130 species. 

Take the kids to visit the Children’s Zoo where they can get close to goats, llamas, horses, pigs and rabbits. They’ll also love the education centre where they can learn about natural history, ecology and conservation. Don’t miss the Dinosaur Museum, which has life-size reproductions of some of prehistory’s most fearsome predators.

Taipei Zoo is easily accessible via public bus, MRT train or the Maokong Gondola. Parking is available for a fee. The zoo is open seven days; however, the various animal enclosures are closed for maintenance on successive Mondays. Entry to the zoo is free for children under six years old.


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Holiday Inn East Taipei
Holiday Inn East Taipei

Holiday Inn East Taipei

No 265 Sec 3 Beishen Rd, New Taipei City
     
    3.9
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    Situated in the historical district, this hotel is 2 mi (3.3 km) from Taipei Zoo and 2.2 mi (3.6 km) from Maokong Gondola. National Chengchi University is 2.9 mi (4.7 km) away.

    Fullon Taipei East (Taipei Zoo)
    Fullon Taipei East (Taipei Zoo)

    Fullon Taipei East (Taipei Zoo)

    No.236, Sec. 3, Beishen Rd, New Taipei City
       
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      Situated in the suburbs, this hotel is 2.1 mi (3.5 km) from Taipei Zoo and 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from Maokong Gondola. National Chengchi University is 3 mi (4.8 km) away.

      W Hostel
      W Hostel

      W Hostel

      No.63, Lane 600, Wuxing Street, Taipei
         
        3.0 out of 5.0

        Situated in Taipei, this guesthouse is within 2 miles (3 km) of Elephant Mountain, Taipei 101 and Taipei World Trade Center. Baby Boss and Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall are also within 3 miles (5 km).

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        Grand Hyatt Taipei

        Grand Hyatt Taipei

        2 SongShou Road, Taipei
           
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          This family-friendly Taipei hotel is located in the entertainment district, within a 10-minute walk of Taipei World Trade Center, Taipei 101 and Taipei International Convention Center. Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall and Eastern Shopping District are also within 10 minutes.

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          Norway Forest Spa Motel

          Norway Forest Spa Motel

          No. 15, Ln. 235, Baoqiao Rd., New Taipei City
             
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            Situated in New Taipei City, this motel is 1.5 mi (2.5 km) from Maokong and 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from Maokong Gondola. National Chengchi University and National Taiwan University of Science and Technology are also within 3 miles (5 km).

            W Villa
            W Villa

            W Villa

            No.39, Aly. 20, Ln. 391, Sec. 3, Taipei
               
              2.5 out of 5.0

              Situated in Taipei, this guesthouse is within 2 miles (3 km) of Tong Hua Night Market, Taipei 101 and Taipei World Trade Center. Baby Boss and Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall are also within 3 miles (5 km).

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              Peace Art Villa

              Peace Art Villa

              No.39, Aly. 20, Ln. 391, Sec. 3, Taipei
                 
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                Situated in Taipei, this guesthouse is within 2 miles (3 km) of Tong Hua Night Market, Taipei 101 and Taipei World Trade Center. Baby Boss and Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall are also within 3 miles (5 km).

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                TaiwanMatisse

                No. 2, Sec. 2, Xinglong Road, Taipei
                   
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                  Situated on the Strip, this guesthouse is 1.4 mi (2.2 km) from National Taiwan University of Science and Technology and 3 mi (4.8 km) from Maokong Gondola. Treasure Hill and Gongguan Night Market are also within 2 miles (3 km).