Botanical Gardens (Vuon Bach Thao), Hanoi

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Skip the urban atmosphere and breathe fresh air among the trees at Botanical Gardens (Vuon Bach Thao). Visit the green lung of Hanoi established in 1890 surrounded by luscious villas built by the French at the time. Walk the botanical garden which stretches over an over of 10,000 sq m (107,640 sq ft) and observe the diverse vegetation, including coconut and palm trees and many species of tropical flowers. Bring a picnic basket and relax on the hill or near the lake as you enjoy the fresh air. Avoid weekends as many weddings take place in the park. Put Botanical Gardens (Vuon Bach Thao) into our Hanoi trip itinerary planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Hanoi.
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  • The entrance is very low (less than 10 cents for 2000 pp, so 2 people) and the garden is quiet. It's more of a park, you are there by foot within 20 minutes. There are ponds where you can sit on a bench and there are pens with peacocks and monkeys (very lost and small). It is good if you just want to rest after the hustle and bustle in the city and very green.
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  • Hanoi Botanical Garden, the original 1890 France has made no comprehensive park features a Zoo, but since it's developing threads BA Dinh sq area is largely reduced and the animals are transported to other zoos were professional. Tin Palace or Ho Chi Minh Museum, the so-called right to visit Ho Chi Minh City quoted area just in the middle of a break where you can afford, and of the above mentioned areas besides short of misleading as to make it easy to move. Overall, the area of the Lake is a little quiet but good management on the one hand I think the idea of not being heard.
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  • Absolutely nothing to see. The whole place exuded neglect - it was dirty. The monkeys in the cage were in a terrible condition - they looked clinically depressed. Their cage was filthy and there was n...  more »
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  • Green hearth of Hanoi. Really nice garden full of trees and also animals. Many people come here to have sport activities or just to walk surrounded by green. There are also a small River and a small lake and it's very nice to sit on bench next the water under some big tree. There is a VERY small fee entrance but it become free if you are going to have exercises! Some nice sculptures are all around the park. Good place to bring kids or have exercises and sport or go with friends or even for couples!
  • Nice to spend time among the tall trees offering a bit of serenity from the hustle and bustle of Hanoi. It's nice and worth the trip, just not as amazing as many other gardens I've experienced. Enjoy nature!
  • Great park with happy people. They are working out, laying. Muy thai practice, playing boarding, and more. Mosquito alert. Theirs a seed shrine and animals in large cages.
  • Nice place for a stroll & to bring ya kids. This isn't Kew Gardens or Sydney's Royal Botantical Gardens. Surrounded on 3 sides by roads so it's not possible to escape the constant hum of the city. 2,000VND admission/person.
  • This is not a Botanical Garden at all! At best its an Arboretum, but not a single plant has a description. Only trees and grass. The animals are kept in horrifyingly small and disgusting cages. Only 2000 dong, but totally not worth the visit!
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