Zoo and Botanical Gardens, Ho Chi Minh City

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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. Put Zoo and Botanical Gardens and other Ho Chi Minh City attractions into our Ho Chi Minh City travel route builder app , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • I had some free time so I went to the botanical gardens which included the zoo. I was absolutely HORRIFIED to see the state of the zoo. There were waaaay too many animals for such small enclosures. On...  more »
  • You really, really don't want to see this. Yup - it's a sad place and the animals are not well cared for. However, it's the otter enclosure that will truly break your heart. The trench that should con...  more »
  • A lot of vietnamese come here for picnic and gathering. Is more like a park but with some animals here and there. The animals are kept in old cages with no proper up keeping. In cages you can see some...  more »

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