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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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Humble House Taipei CA $153
Humble House Taipei

Humble House Taipei

No.18 Songgao Road Xinyi District, Taipei
     
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Xinyi, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Taipei City Hall, Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall and Taipei 101. Taipei 101 Mall and Songshan Cultural and Creative Park are also within 15 minutes. Taipei City Hall Station is only a 3-minute walk and Xiangshan Station is 12 minutes.

    Grand Hyatt Taipei CA $169
    Grand Hyatt Taipei

    Grand Hyatt Taipei

    2 SongShou Road, Taipei
       
      5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Xinyi, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Taipei 101, Taipei International Convention Center and Taipei World Trade Center. Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall and Eastern Shopping District are also within 10 minutes. Taipei 101/World Trade Center Station is 6 minutes by foot and Taipei City Hall Station is 12 minutes.

      Fullon Taipei East (Taipei Zoo) CA $112
      Fullon Taipei East (Taipei Zoo)

      Fullon Taipei East (Taipei Zoo)

      No.236, Sec. 3, Beishen Rd, Shenkeng, New Taipei City
         
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Shenkeng, this hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Taipei Zoo, Maokong Gondola and National Chengchi University. Taipei 101 and Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall are also within 6 miles (10 km).

        HiONE HOLIDAY HOTEL
        HiONE HOLIDAY HOTEL

        HiONE HOLIDAY HOTEL

        No.265, Sec. 3, Beishen Rd., Shenkeng Dist., New Taipei City
           
          3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          This family-friendly New Taipei City hotel is located on the riverwalk, within 3 mi (5 km) of Taipei Zoo and Maokong Gondola. Taipei 101 and Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall are also within 9 mi (15 km).

          Taipei Fullerton Hotel-South CA $100
          Taipei Fullerton Hotel-South

          Taipei Fullerton Hotel-South

          No.41 Sec 2, Fu Xing South Road, Taipei
             
            4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Daan, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Jianguo Flower and Jade Market and Daan Forest Park. Tong Hua Night Market and Cathay General Hospital are also within 1 mi (2 km). Daan Station is only a 2-minute walk and Technology Building Station is 7 minutes.

            Peace Art Villa
            Peace Art Villa

            Peace Art Villa

            No.39, Aly. 20, Ln. 391, Sec. 3, Heping E. Rd., Xinyi Dist., Taipei
               
              2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Xinyi, this guesthouse is within 1 mile (2 km) of Tong Hua Night Market, Taipei International Convention Center and Taipei World Trade Center. Taipei 101 and Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall are also within 2 miles (3 km). Linguang Station is only a 5-minute walk and Liuzhangli Station is 11 minutes.

              Clean and Modern Xinyi Apartment, 2 Beds, Sleeps 4
              Clean and Modern Xinyi Apartment, 2 Beds, Sleeps 4

              Clean and Modern Xinyi Apartment, 2 Beds, Sleeps 4

              91 Fuyang Street, 7F, Taipei
                 
                0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Xinyi, this apartment building is within 1 mile (2 km) of Tong Hua Night Market, Taipei International Convention Center and Taipei World Trade Center. Taipei 101 and Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall are also within 2 miles (3 km). Linguang Station is 5 minutes by foot and Liuzhangli Station is 7 minutes.

                Home Hotel
                Home Hotel

                Home Hotel

                No 90 SongRen Road Xinyi District, Taipei
                   
                  4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Xinyi, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Taipei 101, Taipei 101 Mall, and Taipei City Hall. Taipei World Trade Center and Taipei International Convention Center are also within 10 minutes. Xiangshan Station is 6 minutes by foot and Taipei City Hall Station is 9 minutes.