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Taipei Zoo
Vacation Travel Guide

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.

Top Hotels Close to Taipei Zoo

W Taipei
W Taipei
5 out of 5
10 Zhongxiao East Rd, sec 5, Xinyi Dist, Taipei
The price is NT$6,000 per night from Mar 8 to Mar 9

Located in Xinyi, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Taipei 101 and Taipei World Trade Center. Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall and Elephant Mountain ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (934 reviews)

"Location is wonderful, easy access to multiple shopping malls. Staff were helpful, room was fashionable. Very nice!"…"

Reviewed on 2020/9/28

W Taipei
HiONE HOLIDAY HOTEL
HiONE HOLIDAY HOTEL
3.5 out of 5
No.265, Sec. 3, Beishen Rd., Shenkeng Dist., New Taipei City
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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 ...

3.9/5Very Good! (50 reviews)
Enjoyable trip experience

"Very friendly staff. Quiet environment. Comfortable beds. Clean room with free bottle waters. The bonus is the view of the dinning room -- special and enjoyable !"…"

Reviewed on 2019/12/5

HiONE HOLIDAY HOTEL
Fullon Taipei East (Taipei Zoo)
Fullon Taipei East (Taipei Zoo)
4 out of 5
No.236, Sec. 3, Beishen Rd, Shenkeng, New Taipei City
The price is NT$2,612 per night from Mar 24 to Mar 25

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

4/5Very Good! (147 reviews)
cozy hotel

"the staff are very friendly."…"

Reviewed on 2017/10/12

Fullon Taipei East (Taipei Zoo)
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Best Lodging Options Near Taipei Zoo

W Taipei
W Taipei
5 out of 5
10 Zhongxiao East Rd, sec 5, Xinyi Dist, Taipei
The price is NT$6,000 per night from Mar 8 to Mar 9
W Taipei
HiONE HOLIDAY HOTEL
HiONE HOLIDAY HOTEL
3.5 out of 5
No.265, Sec. 3, Beishen Rd., Shenkeng Dist., New Taipei City
HiONE HOLIDAY HOTEL
Fullon Taipei East (Taipei Zoo)
Fullon Taipei East (Taipei Zoo)
4 out of 5
No.236, Sec. 3, Beishen Rd, Shenkeng, New Taipei City
The price is NT$2,612 per night from Mar 24 to Mar 25
Fullon Taipei East (Taipei Zoo)
Shangri-La's Far Eastern Plaza Hotel Taipei
Shangri-La's Far Eastern Plaza Hotel Taipei
5 out of 5
201 Tun Hwa South Road, Section 2, Taipei
The price is NT$4,080 per night from Mar 22 to Mar 23
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Grand Hyatt Taipei
Grand Hyatt Taipei
5 out of 5
2 SongShou Road, Taipei
The price is NT$3,840 per night from Mar 9 to Mar 10
Grand Hyatt Taipei
Peace Art Villa
Peace Art Villa
2.5 out of 5
No.39, Aly. 20, Ln. 391, Sec. 3, Heping E. Rd., Xinyi Dist., Taipei
Peace Art Villa
Taipei 101 Yurmans House
Taipei 101 Yurmans House
3 out of 5
No. 10, Alley 3, Lane 423, Zhuangjing Road, Xinyi District, Taipei
The price is NT$1,091 per night from Mar 8 to Mar 9
Taipei 101 Yurmans House
MADISON TAIPEI HOTEL
MADISON TAIPEI HOTEL
4 out of 5
No.331, Sec 1, Dunhua S. Rd., Daan Dist, Taipei
The price is NT$2,988 per night from Mar 8 to Mar 9
MADISON TAIPEI HOTEL
K HOTEL Dunnan
K HOTEL Dunnan
3.5 out of 5
No.238, Sec. 2, Dunhua S. Rd., Da’an Dist., Taipei
The price is NT$1,656 per night from Apr 1 to Apr 2
K HOTEL Dunnan
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