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Dalian Forest Zoo

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Address: No.60 Yingchun Road, Nanshidao Street, Xigang District, Dalian 116031, China
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08:30 - 17:30
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First time in China and I visit dalian! Is a nice place very cold during winter time and careful because the people is not familiar in English language

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 November 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

First time in China and I visit dalian! Is a nice place very cold during winter time and careful because the people is not familiar in English language

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

As noted by some other commontrators, this zoo is spread out on a hill side (180 hectacres), To see it all suggest you need all day. Zoo is divided into stable breeding park and a safari park. There is a suggested one way route round the park, but you can also part hitch a lift (for 20 Yuan each) on... More 

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Dalian, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

The Dalian Forest Zoo is a great place to take families. They have many different types of animals. However, you need to realize that when visiting this large zoo that it is a Chinese Zoo, so the animals aren't going to appear in the best enclosures. You have Lions wandering around on asphalt streets and bears sitting on concrete patches.... More 

Thank Stuart S
Dalian, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

I have been here two times but trust me I could not cover the entire area of it. The place is spread is in huge area with a good natural habitat of animal creations :) Must go if you are in Dalian, and would suggest for the whole day to see most of it. Along with various species it has... More 

Thank Lovkumar
Dalian, China
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Dalian Forest zoo is located near to Dalian city. You can take a bus or a taxi from downtown or Xinghai square. It is on the scenic Bin Hai Lu. Entrance fee is 160 RMB. There used to be a free cable car ride but now it is closed. There are all the animals you can imagine there from reptiles,... More 

Thank Nishantop
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

I planned to visit as i wanted to walk alot. I took the full course and have not missed out any route recommended by the zoo and it took me 6 hours and 18,000 steps. The animals were generally in good environment except polar bear, lions, cranes and rhinos. It kind of gave me a feeling of wanting to be... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

Amazing experience. The botanical collection/ birds/ animals / dolphins. Loved it. It was like hiking through a national park. Kids would love it.

Thank heba a
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

What I liked about this zoo was the interactiveness of the zoo. You can feed animals if you so desire. At the Giraffe enclosure you walk up stairs so that you are on a platfrom the same height of a Giraffe and can feed and virtually pat them. Tigers, Ostriches, Zebras you can feed also. I went predominantly to see... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

the Zoo is giant and has lots of species. but could be better maintained. the allow people to give food to some animals. but many people dont respect that limited type of food can be given. what make some cages very dirty.

Thank Paulo A
Shenyang, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

Most Chinese 'zoos' are pretty bleak, and oftentimes the animals look a little haggard, but I was really happy to see that most of the animals in Dalian's Forest Zoo looked pretty healthy, and many of the enclosures were relatively clean and well-maintained. Of course, there were some exceptions - notably, the exhibit with the baby animals was a little... More 

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