There’s no real reason to go to the Hangzhou Zoo, unless, perhaps, you want to see a panda and have yet to do so. Otherwise, it’s likely to simply be a depressing experience. In addition to pandas, the zoo features monkeys, bears, tigers, giraffes, elephants, kangaroos and seals. But the cages are too small and the animals look poorly cared for.
Admission: ¥15. Open: 7-17.
Address: 40 Hupao Lu (虎跑路40号). Tel: +86 (0571) 8797 0657. Website: http://www.hzzoo.com/
Directions: The Hangzhou Zoo is a couple of kilometers south of West Lake. Show the Chinese above (name and address) to a taxi driver, or take Bus 514 from Nanshan Lu.
Show the taxi driver: 请带我去杭州动物园，谢谢。 (Please take me to Hangzhou Zoo. Thank you.)