Directions to the Hsinchu Municipal Zoo


About Hsinchu Municipal Zoo

Established in 1936, the Hsinchu Zoo is the oldest zoo in Taiwan, with more than 280 animals of over 70 species and attracts over 300,000 visitors each year. The admission fee of NT$20 can be paid with an EasyCard (a loyalty card issued by the Taipei High Speed Rail Association). There is also a sandbox where children can have fun digging in the sand and building sandcastles.

The zoo is located in Hsinchu Park in the middle of Hsinchu City. It may look like a small zoo, but it is actually divided into six zones: Children’s Zoo, Primate Family, Bird Paradise, Tropical Rainforest, Reptile Kingdom, and Deer Wonderland. Visitors can see large animals such as hippos, orangutans, Bengal tigers, and brown bears. Although the collection is not very large, the zoo offers an up-close and personal experience for children that is both exciting and educational. With so much to see and do, this is a great place for families! Near the Hsinchu Zoo, there are many attractions worth visiting, including the Hsinchu City Glass Museum and Li-chi Park. Hsinchu offers a variety of activities for the whole family to enjoy. Plan ahead and make the most of your time in Hsinchu.

How to get there

The zoo is located in Hsinchu Park, a dozen-minute walk from Hsinchu Station.

If you want to visit the Hsinchu Municipal Zoo, the first step is to book tickets!
If you have an online discount coupon, you can reserve and purchase tickets here.

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Hsinchu City is a small but rapidly growing city located in northern Taiwan. It is home to Taiwan’s semiconductor industry. I had been there several times, but did not know there was a zoo until recently. Apparently, it is the oldest zoo in Taiwan (1936). After checking the location on Google Maps, I stopped by.

The map of the zoo shows 20 NT.

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