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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  • August 17, 2017
    Swaying elephants Reptile enclosure was full off algea and no water. It smelt and the cages are all small. Stunning white tigers in small grey uninspiring concrete enclosures. Its depressing. Made wor...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    Went last Saturday for what was quite a number of people. Event or something, and I was excited. It is just hot. Hot country so naturally is hot, too hot hanging up the ramshackle. A little shade,. Given feeding giraffes, kinda happy. Them could be seen in the near is not. White Tiger was like selling out not that day, did not watch. In the White Tiger ' Chagall painted opposite the Tiger's cage, rather than put up with. Picture of a white tiger is all subtle and interesting. Reminds us that Socialist propaganda exhibits of the Park, and at the same time, the child at 喜bann., I, that was. It was not in fact approached the niece. In wanting to note it is the toilet. I liked, but I don't think there is 1. Western-style toilet seat is removed, so that would've got squat to squat, to. Was not so.... As soon as I entered, impossible! Overdo it! And is a level 1 times out but courageous enough, enter again. I think it's a bit sad to be obsessed with. Family is so surprisingly fine, but I was put away.
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  • August 13, 2017
    We went to visit the Botanic Gardens but that turned out to just be plants dotted around the zoo. The zoo was really sad. Small cages with nothing for the animals. They all looked so sad. Visitors wer...  more »
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  • June 25, 2017
    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.
  • July 12, 2017
    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.
  • July 12, 2017
    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.
  • July 12, 2017
    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.
  • June 7, 2017
    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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