Hongshan Forest Zoo
More than 3,000 animals call this tree-blanketed hill home, including rare native species like cuddly giant pandas and ginger-furred snub-nosed monkeys.
Quite randomly, the sprawling zoo has a dedicated ‘Australian area’ to accommodate all animals from the land down under.
Note for sensitive visitors: China’s zoo culture is rather different from the West, which can be exemplified by adults dangling toddlers over the edge of the Tiger Mountain to gain a better view, or kids banging on the glass walls to get the attention of gorillas.
Opens daily from 7:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
RMB 40 for adults (each adult can bring in one children for free)
Metro Line 2 Yunjing Road (云锦路) Station. Then take a taxi for 30 minutes (around 5.2 kilometers and RMB 14). Address in Chinese to show to a taxi driver: 漓江路57号.