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Zoo and Botanical Gardens, Ho Chi Minh City

(1/5 based on 950+ reviews on the web)
Observe Indochinese tigers, leopards, and rare crested argus pheasants, or examine 20 different types of orchids at Zoo and Botanical Gardens, a large park that includes a World War I history museum and an educational conservation center. Established by the French and ranked the eighth oldest zoo in the world, the gardens house over 550 animals and more than 1,830 trees, which grow around numerous fish ponds. You can approach some of the animals to feed them, or admire as many as 260 plant species, with diverse cacti and bonsai zones providing some of the park's highlights. With great variety on offer, the gardens make a good spot for a family visit. Add Zoo and Botanical Gardens to your Ho Chi Minh City travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Ho Chi Minh City travel itinerary planner.
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  • The idea of a botanical garden in this hectic and noisy city could have been good if it had not been the zoo. People have told us that visit was worth the shot so we went there to try to reel off a few hours to calm. The horror! for what is the garden, not many species to be discovered, even in somewhat poor greenhouses. For what is the Zoo, inside the garden, it is a disaster. The animals are in tiny pens, without green for most. The Tigers are separated from their young by a wall and the mother is as mad hearing this. The White Tiger is completely scared, monkeys can not even play, there is one that makes a depression so it has little space. Crocodiles have virtually no water. A crocodile takes him alone the tiny aquatic space and he has water to mid-size. Pygmy hippo (Fortunately they are dwarves) do not even have the opportunity to immerse themselves. Giraffes and elephants, poor beasts, are locked, either in space so that they are crazy (elephants repeatedly the same movement). Some animals are caged, as punished behind bars and in the dark, away from the view. It's a shame for all of these animals, without exception. The absolute horror.
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  • The zoo itself is quite big and has a large variety of animals. However, the enclosures seemed quite small and the animals appeared listless and unhappy. I generally find there is something a bit sad ...  more »
  • The Carnival is good but is not at all with the zoo. The music is at bottom (and bothers the animals). The enclosures are small. Really disappointed and shocked...
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