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Botanical Gardens (Vuon Bach Thao)

Entrance on Hoang Hoa Tham Rd., Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
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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.
  • Excellent14%
  • Very good36%
  • Average30%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible11%
Travellers talk about
“quiet park” (3 reviews)
“big trees” (3 reviews)
“old trees” (3 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Entrance on Hoang Hoa Tham Rd., Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Lame and underwhelming. I can't see why anyone would go to the horrible managed/designed/mantained garden. They had swings that you can't swing on (theres a bar to stop you from swinging... why?). There was also this lone peacock held in a tiny cage which was...More

Thank Kanaena
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

On the one hand it was nice to get away from the pollution. On the other there was not much to see and do in January. Not a great time of the year for any cold climate garden but it really did feel austere here....More

Thank VisitorfromWales123
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Monkeys trapped in a tiny enclosure, most painful thing to see in Vietnam. Would not recommend if you don’t want to spoil your mood. 😭

1  Thank Vandi H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There are some caged monkeys which look like they're mistreated. Dirty cages and one locked in a toilet cubicle size cage and a peacock. Nothing really to see or do there. A few trees and a lake; which looked like it was fed with sewer...More

Thank Richard R
Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

Not a very impressive botanical gardens. There are some monkeys, peacocks and doves locked up in cages that don’t look particularly happy. A lake in the middle that’s quite dirty and nothing too impressive about the gardens themselves. One plus side is it was empty...More

Thank Jacob R
Reviewed 3 January 2018

We stopped at the Botanical Gardens on our way back to our hotel from the Tran Quoc Pagoda. The entrance fee was very cheap - $2,000 VND. It is a nice peaceful park amid the chaos of the city. There were a number of Vietnamese...More

Thank Cheryl K
Reviewed 23 November 2017 via mobile

This is a park with trees, flowers, birds and two small lakes where locals go to relax and/or exercise or maybe just sit on a bench with the one they love. There are some machines for exercising. I was the only foreigner.

Thank Ron20177
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Nice relaxing walk around the park, it was very quiet and peaceful after spending time in the old quarter. Didn't give more stars because I felt very sad to see the monkeys caged up in the centre of the park.

Thank AlwaysSolo91
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Even in February, we felt it was still hot in Hanoï and the walk in this garden was welcome. We walked from the old quarter and we enjoyed the shadows it provided. There was not a lot to see there though but it was pleasant...More

1  Thank Denysls
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

We decided to go to the Botanical Gardens as their description sounded pleasant we made a long walk on a hot day to get there and it was a mistake. We had trouble finding an open entrance gate, there are a couple of cages with...More

Thank Annette H
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20 June 2016|
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Response from Ian R | Reviewed this property |
Dogs would have to be on a lead, I don't think there would be much of an issue though. Most dog owners walk the west lake but again, your dog would have to be on a lead. I haven't seen any area's in Hanoi where dogs can have... More
14 May 2015|
Response from yuriysh1 | Reviewed this property |
better use taxi mailinh and google maps, you can check if a taxi driver is use correct way, some taxi drivers like to use a very long way or drive many rounds for make more traffic on their taximeters, don't trust anyone... More