Chongqing Zoo

Located at Yangjiaping of the Jiulongpo District of Chongqing City, Chongqing Zoo is 8 km (5 miles) from the city center. It was first built in 1953 and officially opened to the public in 1955. Covering an area of 45 hectares (111 acres), it is not only an attractive place for animals visiting, but also an important base for the protection and research of the immigrant wild animals.
Cute Giant Panda in the Zoo
Giant Panda
A Giraffe in Chongqing Zoo
A Giraffe

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In Chongqing Zoo, green hills, limpid water, luxuriant trees and a large variety of animals make a picturesque landscape. Housing more than 230 species of animals, over 4,000 in total, there are herbivores, amphibious animals, wild animals, birds and fishes, living in the visiting areas, such as Tiger Hill, Bear Hill, Gorilla House, Deer Park, Kangaroo Park, Elephant House, Panda House, Goldfish House and Birds Paradise. The Panda House was built in 1989, and is based on the original Panda Cave. The distinctive design of gardens provides and imitates the natural environment for the pandas. There are hills, rocks, caves, streams, waterfalls, pavilions and parterre for the pandas to enjoy. You can also see some rare animals like the Yakin, argali, South China tiger, golden cat, clouded leopard, and Asian elephant in the park.

There is also an amusement park, dry skating arena, outdoor stage, restaurants and tea house in the Chongqing Zoo. The amusement park is suitable for children and adults, with some joyful items like carousel and mini-train riding and thrilling items like inertia pulley and Splash Water. Next to the amusement park is a science classroom, suitable for children between 3 and 12 years old, where they can watch animal movies, make paper-cut, paint pictures and read animal science books for free.
Lesser Panda
Lesser Panda
Aquarium in the Zoo
Aquarium in the Zoo

Recommended visiting route:

Main entrance near Zoo Subway Station – Bonsai House – Panda House – Giraffe House – Elephant House – Kangaroo House – Science Classroom and Amusement Park – Birds Paradise - Goldfish House – Hippo House – Rhinoceros House – Oriental Art Seminar - Wild Donkey House – Yakin House – (Huashengyuan Restaurant) – Peach Flower Hill - Tiger Hill – Leopard House – Bear Hill – Puma House – Gorilla House – the West Gate of the Zoo


1. There is a Visitor Center near the main entrance of Chongqing Zoo, where you can store your luggage;
2. Don’t feed the animals yourself for the sake of safety;
3. If you are in bright wears, don’t make loud noise or walk around randomly at the wild animal areas.

How to get to Chongqing Zoo

1. Take metro line 2 to get off at the Zoo Station.
2. Take bus 148, 204, 207, 229, 275, 310, 341, 362, 413, 416, 419, 420, 426, 428, 454, 471, 475, 478, or 482 to Dongwuyuan (Zoo).
Chongqing Bus/Metro Search
Entrance Fee Jan. - Nov.: CNY 25;
Dec.: CNY 20;
Free for children under 1.2m (3.9 feet); while children above 1.2m need to pay for a full ticket.
Ticket Hours 7:00 - 18:00
Hours of Science Classroom  Weekdays: 10:00-11:00, 14:00-16:30
Weekends and Holidays: 10:00-16:30

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- Last updated on Apr. 15, 2021 -
Questions & Answers on Chongqing Zoo
Asked by Cayla from UNITED STATES | Jun. 23, 2023 08:12Reply
Can you bring your own snacks into the zoo?
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Answered by Emma | Jun. 25, 2023 01:37

Of course you can and it is suggested to do so because those inside the zoo are higher priced. Have fun~
Asked by Tuan from VIETNAM | Jan. 03, 2020 06:14Reply
How much for full tickets per 1 person of Chongqing?
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Answered by Liz from SINGAPORE | Jan. 05, 2020 23:55

The entry ticket is CNY25 for adults.
Asked by Shirley Dustman from USA | Oct. 31, 2019 12:41Reply
Can I get a driver to take 2 people from the cruise ship dock to the Chongqing Zoo?
Most tours I have found leave in the morning. We are flying from Xi'an to CQ on Monday, April 27, 2020 but won't be arriving in CQ until about 2:00. I believe the Zoo is open until 6:00, so I am hoping we have enough time to get to the Zoo and see the pandas before it closes.
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Answered by Emily from UNITED KINGDOM | Nov. 04, 2019 00:46

Where exactly do you start off? The airport or cruise ship dock? If it is cruise dock, could you provide a detailed address?
Asked by Cheryl Emmerich from AUSTRALIA | Aug. 15, 2019 10:54Reply
how far is zoo from Yangtze River cruise dock ? or best way to get to zoo from airport ?how long ?
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Answered by Janet from USA | Aug. 18, 2019 18:41

Could you provide a detailed address of Yangtze River cruise dock? From the airport to zoo, you can take bus K01 to Niujiaotuo Station, and transfer to Rail Transit Line 2 to Zoo Station (Exit B), and walk south of 250m to your destination. It takes around 1.5 hours with CNY18.
Asked by Cheryl Emmerich from AUSTRALIA | Aug. 15, 2019 10:48Reply
we are getting off cruise boat in the morning what is best what is best way to get to zoo ? and how?
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Answered by Roger from USA | Aug. 18, 2019 18:24

Will you get off at Chaotianmen Pier? If so, you can take bus No. 503/414 from Changbin Road Station to Caiyuanba Railway Station, and transfer to bus No.207 to Xijiao Zhilu Station, and walk south of 100m to your destination.
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