If your China journey will not take you to the West of China to view the Giant Panda in its natural habitat, then Beijing Zoo might you offer you the next best option.
Beijing Zoo offers a park like setting with a traditional Chinese garden style. In addition to China’s iconic Panda , there is the opportunity to experience rare and unique wild life such as the Golden snub nosed Monkey from Sichuan province, Manchurian Tigers, the smaller and less well known Red Panda and many other species from around the world.
Formally opened in 1908, the Beijing Zoo is on the site of an Imperial Manor from the Ming Dynasty (1368 to 1644). Later plant and animals were cultivated and grown here during the Qing Dynasty (1644 - 1911).
Beijing Zoo has also been the home of the Beijing Aquarium since 1999.