Meet the local Taiwanese animals, like the flying fox, Asiatic Black Bear and the Chinese Pangolin, at the Taipei Zoo. All these species, and hundreds of others, are happily housed in the zoo, which provides a fun day out for visitors of all ages. Arranged in themed habitat sections, such as tropical rainforest, desert and even African savannah, the zoo, founded in 1914, covers 165 hectares and includes an extensive indoor area with a popular foodcourt. The Taipeir Zoo is the largest zoo in Asia, and travellers should budget at least three of four hours to take it all in.
Address: Hsinguang Road, Muzha
Transport: MRT Muzha Line, Taipei Zoo station. Cable cars connect the zoo with Maokong and Zhinan Temples
Opening times: Daily from 9am to 5pm (closed on Chinese New Year)
Admission: NT$60 (adults). Concessions available