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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  • Animal cruelty :( The animals seem apathetic and the cages are filthy. The only thing worthwhile is the Botanical Garden, but is rather small.
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  • Where to go in the city is no longer so I went. A little away from the city so taxis are recommended. Park was spectacular, more widely. White Tiger also hospitality took vigorous and varied poses. If you slowly because it was free so I went in the morning to look at in the morning is recommended.
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  • I was unwilling to go to the Botanical Garden, but more precisely to the zoo because many opinions had alerted me on the condition of the animals there... first of all the garden is beautiful, huge, you can easily stay there three hours, as it is extensive with activities. Qqls rides from qql years but very funny at fault and for only €1. Admission is € 2 approximately, on-site food, not great certainly but at least fresh fruits. With respect to the zoo, actually this isn't the dz Coble lol zoo, all animals are the elephants giraffes bears lions Tigers snakes crocodiles etc... they sleep for the most part, but it's less catastrophic than I thought. It lacks a bit of greenery actually... The entrance of the garden also includes the zoo because it is inside so to do it anyway...
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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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