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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. 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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Ho Chi Minh City absorbs all kinds of travelers, from the swarms of young backpackers on tight budgets to traveling businesspeople and luxury experience seekers. District 1 is the place to stay for proximity to sights, nightlife, and restaurants. Hostels around Pham Ngu Lao draw backpackers looking for the basics, small bed and breakfasts offer quieter and more private options for just a slightly higher price, and smart mid-range and luxury hotels provide immaculate service and indoor spas and pools.
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  • Went thinking we could see the gardens without entering the zoo. There is no botanical gardens just an awful zoo, so we spent 50,000 dong supporting animal cruelty. Don't go.  more »
  • The animals are not well cared for at all. They look depressed, malnourished and in distress. Otters with no water, a hippo in filth, elephants swaying, "dancing bears"... the list goes on. Yes it is ...  more »
  • Not as my expectation. However not to disappointed to visit this zoo and botanical garden. The garden way much smaller than my imagination.  more »
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  • The biggest zoo in Vietnam with various types of animals. You can see birds running around. Feeding goats and elephants. It's quite fun to bring your kids there. There are shows for kids also. But the facilities and condition for animals is not good.
  • I've seen a lot of negative ratings on this zoo and how bad the enclosures are. I didn't find it to be that bad. On par with what most zoos had about 20 years ago in the 90s. Yes, they are behind today's zoo standards but it wasn't awful, a lovely walk and the animals seemed happy and well fed.
  • The animals where underfed and did tricks to get food from the customers. The animals where in little cages and where bored. Also there where rats everywhere. Nevertheless the botanical gardens where nice.
  • This zoo has many animals to show but they are all kept without giving the animals something to keep the mind busy. As result many of the animals show signs of stress and some seem to have lost their mind completely. Very sad. Also many rats are running around.
  • I love this place, zoo since my childhood. There are service provide u food to feed animal like goat and elephant. The lake in the middle of the zoo is amazing relax place to hang out with friend and family. So much more u need to find out for yourself.

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