Best Zoo in Korea You Must Visit!

In this article we will share to you the best list of great zoo in Korea you must visit as you travel south korea. Make sure you read this article until the end to get the most out of it.

Zoo and animal is something that we can never miss when it comes to travel to a certain country we have never been. As animal is almost already like our friends and daily partner wherever we are, whether it might be home pet like cat, dog, hamster or rabbit, or even some wild beast like tiger, snakes or bear, many people love to have their own pet living with them in their yard or garden.

Here is the best list of great zoo in korea you can find to add to your bucket list as you travel South Korea. If you are a total zoo and animal lover, make sure you don’t miss out on this as this zoo is quiet great and worth to visit as you travel korea. Alright, let’s dive right to it, here are the list of great zoo you can find in South Korea.  

Everland Zootopia | Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do

everland zootopia zoo in korea

Everland is well known for it’s amusement and theme park, as it is until now the largest amusement park in South Korea. In addition to its enormous outdoor theme park and massive indoor and outdoor water park, Everland’s Zootopia also houses the nation’s only panda bears, which were given to Korea as a gesture of friendship from Chinese President Xi Jinping in 2016 with south korea.

Zootopia spans over 15,000㎡ and exhibits 2,000 animals from over 201 different species. Its Lost Valley Safari Adventure, open to the public since 2013, features a specialized convertible amphibian vehicle that can move from water to land through a route where you can see up to 150 different animal species roaming freely.

Incheon Grand Park | Namdong-gu, Incheon

Incheon grand park is also well known for it’s botanical garde, cycling path around beautiful lake, playgrounds for childrens and also zoo for study tour especially for kids. Incheon Grand park size is much smaller compare to the other zoo in korea, however, you can just add this ot your bucket list as it’s really close to seoul and also comfortable to visit for it’s free admission. Incheon grand park opening times for the Botanical Garden and Children’s Zoo are from 09:00 – 18:00 and closed every Monday.

O! World Zoo Land | Jung-gu, Daejeon

o world zoo land daejeon zoo in korea

O! World zoo land is located in Jung-gu, Daejeon, South Korea. This beautiful small Zoo Land has been open to the public since 2009 and becoming one of the newest zoo facilities in South Korea. This zoo has been home to many type of animals such as the Bengal Tiger and American Black Bear with another 130 type of other species of animal.

Samjung The Park | Busanjin-gu, Busan

samjung the park zoo in korea

Samjung The park is located in Busanjin-gu in Busan areas. This zoo is the only zoo in busan. Samjung the park has been the house for more than 1,200 different speciies of animals in Busan. This zoo is divided into two regions and sections following, the walking safari, where you can see much larger animals and the sky ranch which houses smaller species of animals such as wild reptiles. many type of birds and farm animal.

This zoo is much smaller than what you might imagine or think of when it comes to zoo in south korea, however the environment and layout are well design and perfectly put in place to makes every visitor which mostly family with young children feels comfortable.

Seoul Grand Zoo | Gwacheon-si, Gyeonggi-do

Seoul Grand Zoo is located in Gwacheon city, Gyeonggi region in South Korea. Seoul Grand zoo is the most famous zoo in south korea. It’s well known for it’s size, this zoo is the largest zoo you can find in South Korea.

Seoul Grand zoo started open to the public since 1984. Seoul Grand Zoo is actually still a part of Seoul Grand Park and includes an amusement park, a museum of modern art, a rose garden, and a separate children’s zoo.

Seoul Grand zoo has been a house to many type of wild animals such as lions, rhinos, tigers, flamingos, meerkats, parrots, and many other species. The zoo’s large open spaces aim to give animals as much room and freedom as possible.

So here are the list of the great zoo in korea that you can find as you travel south korea. Which one is your favourite? Have you ever come to one of these zoo listed above? Let us know in the comments below!

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