Ever since my childhood, I’ve always loved to play in the famous Beijing Zoo. So, I went back there again during the holiday.
Beijing zoo was built in Qing dynasty and was first used as animal experiment ground for the emperor. Now, it has become one of the most popular attractions in Beijing. It is home to around 450 different species and 5000 animals. The site is comprised of 16 different exhibition areas and halls, including the zoo’s big draw Giant Panda Hall, the monkey hill, the Bear Mountain, the Lion and Tiger Mountain, the Waterfowl and so on. I have to say that the Panda Hall would be the first choice for many foreign travelers. It covers an area of about 10,000 square meters and delivers an impressive aesthetic scene of pandas through the giant thick glass walls. The inside of the hall features the style of traditional Chinese gardens and is shaped in the pattern of a Tai Chi diagram. Unfortunately, those lovely creatures are sleeping most of time.
Another exciting but quite smelly site I visited was the “Lion and Tiger Mountain”. Different kinds of felid animals, such as leopards, Northeast tigers, and lions are separately kept in large concrete pits covered with trees and grasses. Tourists can watch them on the overhanging walkways. Recently, the park has built a new Felid House for newly introducing feline animals.
All halls and exhibiting areas in Beijing zoo are constructed perfectly so as to ensure that these animals are comfortable and living in healthy environment.
Beijing Aquarium is another must-visit area. It was first opened in 1999 and soon widely-recognized as being one of the country’s top attractions. The aquarium houses thousands of varied aquatic species showed in seven themed exhibiting areas, including the “rainforest wonders”, “touch pool”, “undersea panorama”, “shark pier”, “national treasure Chinese sturgeon house”, “Cetacea Bay” and “Ocean Theatre”. Aside from that, visitors can also enjoy an hour show performed by dolphins, sea lions and whales.
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