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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. Plan your Botanical Gardens (Vuon Bach Thao) visit and explore what else you can see and do in Hanoi using our Hanoi trip itinerary builder.
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  • We decided to go to the Botanical Gardens as their description sounded pleasant we made a long walk on a hot day to get there and it was a mistake. We had trouble finding an open entrance gate, there ...  more »
  • Is a lovely Park for a stroll and relax a little, ideal for a while in the shade, preferred
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  • This very careful, spread you peace and tranquility, that is valued very much, since there is a lot of traffic and they are almost always whistling.
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  • We came across monkeys and peacocks in cages. The monkeys' one smelt terrible and all animals are in unacceptable conditions. Let these animals live good lives and my review score will change. It shouldn't be called a botanical gardens - a park would be better suited. We were approached by a lady requesting 2000 dong and as we asked her why and said we just wanted to walk around she huffed and let us in anyway - only now do I see it was an actual entrance fee... oops. The area is quite nice, with lots of trees, benches, sculptures and some little lakes. There are some little bushes shaped like animals too which is cool. People have a kick about or do some jogging. It's a nice getaway from the noise, just a shame about the animal cruelty.
  • Truly a botanical garden as there is not so much animal in it. Best place to visit from spring to autumn. Not so great in the middle of the storm or winter because of all the giant trees providing all the oxygen and shades
  • One of the few places in Hanoi with clean fresh air lots of green. Ideal place to do morning or after-work exercise.
  • It was nice to be able to walk with space to move. There was lots to see. I felt sorry for the monkeys. They had very little to do in their cage. I felt sorry for all the caged animals really because they had nothing to do. Cost 2000 dong to enter.
  • stunning landscape of a so called botanic garden. The old trees have been trough out many years of Hanoi generations. A ideal place for walking, running and dream on lawn. Doing exercise or taichi, badminton outdoor are daily took place.

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