Zoo entry is dirt cheap at just 15 RMB a ticket, plus an extra 5 RMB for the panda house.
Combine with a visit to the Beijing Aquarium on the northeast corner of the zoo park for an animal-themed family day out.
In summer, it’s possible to get a boat from the zoo to the Summer Palace, running along an old canal.
- Families with teenagers
- Families with younger children
- Escaping the crowds
- Nature / wildlife