We are heading to Taipei Zoo today, also called 木柵動物園.
The most famous resident here are the Pandas (团团圆圆).
From our hotel, we have to take a 20min train ride to reach Taipei Zoo station (on the MuZha line).
Along the way, we pass by an old-train exhibit.
The Zoo is packed on this Sat morning.
From the Train station, we just follow the foot-print murals on the ground (look at our first photo)
Tickets are so cheap, $3 for adults only !! (Singapore Zoo is $20)
Wow, Taipei Zoo is Hugh (almost twice the size of Singapore's Mandai Zoo). We identify Panda,
Camel and Gorilla as unique to Taipei Zoo.
Kids remark that the Pandas are lazy, either dozing or hiding one corner :p
At the top of the Panda enclosure is a souvenir shop, and some fossil display.
Our kids aping the Tiger and Orang Utan keke.
Our little Pandas :)
We headed to the Desert, where we spotted camels. Kids are curious about the humps.
Weather is hot, Panda ice cream anyone? Anyway, if your kids are still young, you will appreciate a stroller. The Zoo is Big (reminder again keke)
From certain corners, you can spot cable cars, Taipei's famous Mao Kong Gondola (貓空).
Look who we found, Mr Hippo and Croccodile. These lifesize figurines are very popular with visitors.
Wen Xin is apprehensive.
King Kong ! King Kong ! Daddy tell kids KK is Hollywood, this is Gorilla.
Our friend looks tough, and we better do not mess with him.
Although Taipei Zoo is big, we actually prefer Singapore Zoo's compact enclosure,
which offers more interactions with animals up close.
There is a cold temperate zone, where we can find the Emperor penguin.
After four hours, we have reach the end of our Zoo trip. If time permits, we would love to visit Koala sanctuary and Insect Valley too. We hop onto our tram for the nearest cable car station.
Video : Next stop, Mao Kong Cable car :)
We will recommend that you pop by the Panda section first, before you take a tram ride to the top of the Zoo. Then walk downwards, this will save you a lot of energy :)
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Taipei Itinerary - http://sengkangbabies.blogspot.com/2011/06/taiwan-itinerary.html
Day 1 - Arrival
Day 2 - National Museum (故宮), Chiang Kai Shek Memorial Hall (紀念堂), Taipei 101, 士林夜市 (Shi Lin Night Market)
Day 3 - Nanya Rock (南雅), 九份, YeLiu Geopark (野柳), Yang Ming Shan hotspring (陽明山)
Day 4 - 北投 Hell Valley, 淡水老街
Day 5 - Tao Yuan (桃园) LeoFoo 六福村 (Safari resort and Amusement park)
Day 6 - 小人國, 寧夏 (Ning Xia Night market)
Day 7 - Baby Boss (職業體驗城), ( 西門町 Xi Men Ding)
Day 8 - Taipei Zoo, Maokong (貓空)
Day 9 - Home
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