If you are in Beijing, do not miss the Beijing Zoo. Only for 14 RMB you enter a huge park full of pavilions with different animals and attractions. As I visited the Zoo I did not have enough energy to see all the entertainments the Zoo can offer. There are several entrance tickets you can get. One allows you to see the main part of the Zoo, another one let you to see Pandas and with one more you can see the Zoo aquarium.
Beijing Zoo has several entrances. The north one (in the picture below) is by the aquarium. Beijing Zoo is especially busy in the summer time. On the one hand, in the winter you can see smaller number of animals. On the other hand, the Zoo is not crowded and you can enjoy walking and looking around easily.
The Aquarium Entrance
Giant Panda is the symbol of Beijing Zoo
Beijing Zoo has both giant and red pandas. Needless to say, most of the visitors pay attention to giant pandas. Some do not know that the red bear-cat is called panda too.
Beijing Zoo not only has signs in English, but also sculptures/paintings of animals. For example, you can see a sculpture of elephants by the Elephant Hall. Monkey sculptures can be found by the Monkey Hall, etc.
Beijing Zoo is perfect for taking pictures, spending time with your children, going for a walk, and more. There are many cafes on the Zoo territory as well as free of charge tables to eat your own snacks.
This phone booth attracted my attention. I do not remember seeing similar one in other countries and find it very convenient. Children may find it useful too.
Some of the animals were hard to see
Others were extremely friendly and curious
Despite the cold wind many went outside to get some sun
Some, of course, always stay indoors
Polar bear looked sleepy
But not in this picture
The main attraction of the Zoo
Giant Panda was having its lunch
Being in the middle of your meal makes it easier to eat
Kites in the sky
P.S. Being on vacation with my family slows me down a bit. Please expect more pictures from me than long blog posts for now. 🙂