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Botanical Gardens (Vuon Bach Thao)

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Address: Entrance on Hoang Hoa Tham Rd., Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No

Anchored by the Peace Memorial, these gardens offer 50 acres of trails,...

Anchored by the Peace Memorial, these gardens offer 50 acres of trails, fields and gardens, including many flowers, trees and concrete sculptures. Two small lakes offer swan boats and fishing spots, and an island in the middle is popular for couples. There are trails for runners and cyclists, fields for sports, and ample opportunity for bird watching.

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Nice little park for a walk

This place is near lots of other good places so easy to pop in- but I wouldn't trek all the way across town just to come here! Try and catch the group aerobics!

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is near lots of other good places so easy to pop in- but I wouldn't trek all the way across town just to come here! Try and catch the group aerobics!

Thank Rory P
Pattaya, Thailand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice place to walk or run. More quiet than other parks I have visited in Hanoi. There are some sculptures, a couple of peacocks, a few monkeys, and some swings that are prohibited from working, not sure why. Nice place to relax and get away from the city. About a 15 minute walk from HCM's mausoleum.

Tel Aviv, Israel
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Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Nothing much... Just a park so don't expect much. Unless you want a park of course. Enjoy the rest of the trip.

Thank Tal D
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

We went as part of the early bird cycle tour and were made to feel so welcome . My husband was asked to play badminton and played for a while, and the kind dancing teacher taught me some ballroom dancing- absolutely memorable.

Thank Judi L
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Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

A lovely, picturesque place to escape the sounds of the city. There is a tiny entrance fee of 4,000 VND per person (from the kiosks upon entry). Please note that the Presidential Palace to the south is separate and requires its own admission (of 40,000 VND) and is accessible from the HCMC Mausoleum Complex.

Thank PierreMalmaison
Chippenham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 March 2017

We wandered round here on a Sunday . Really peaceful after the mele of queues not far away. Tree loos aren't good and I didn't observe caged animals. There were some locals doing a photo shoot with smartly dressed models by the lake. Cheap to get in and quiet.

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Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

We didn't see any caged animals here but I would have turned around and walked straight back out if they were still there. I've been to a few botanical gardens around the world and each one is where they grow plants, trees and flowers (or food!), this didn't have anything like that. We paid pennies to enter, but what are... More 

Thank Roxie1145
Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 16 March 2017

Monkeys, Peackocks and other birds locked in bare metal cages.... other than that, just kind of a normal park with not a lot to see. We were just walking by and didn't realize this was the "Botanical Gardens" - so we paid our 2000vnd, but really wish we hadn't bothered because it was just a bit depressing. If there were... More 

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Framlingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

One can't expect much from a communist botanical garden of caged frightened animals, concrete, and algae green ponds. Nice enough if you get lost and end up here but not worth a visit. Not a colourful nor aesthetically pleasing place.

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Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed 24 February 2017

As you make your way past the presidential palace, the 1954 house and the stilt house, there is a pond, and some gardens. It's nice, but just part of the package of the complex. Don't you dare come just for the gardens! And like the previous reviewer, I saw the peacocks in cages, but no monkeys.

Thank Bryan H

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