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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
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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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Ok botanic park

The park is ok as it gives you a place to go with nice shady trees and some ponds and pathways to walk around. So it is a nice change to the rest of the city but you are close to... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 November 2016
David R
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Adelaide, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nothing much to see, the place looks quite neglected. With unnecessary locked up monkeys in a small cage as well as a few birds :(

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a pleasant park, but nothing worth making a special trip to. If you are staying the the area and need a place to walk, fine.

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Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Vuon Bach Thao isn't worth your time unless your in the area (around the palace and military museum), and even then, going for a coffee or lunch is a better choice. The reason is that it is not very well maintained. There are monkeys in metal cages that look like they're ready to go to monkey heaven, the grass wasn't... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Can't describe this 'attraction' as anything other than just a small, average park with two small ponds/lakes. By no stretch of the imagination could it be described as a Botanical Garden. 2000VND entry free. I know that's only about 7 pence, but I didn't see any of the locals being asked for it. Squalid toilets. As others have mentioned, three... More 

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Saint John, Canada
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

We thought the big cages were empty, only concrete and wire fencing but once we got closer we realised there were animals inside. 2 peacocks in one dirty empty cages and a family of monkeys in another one further down. Very sad and cruel. The park itself was empty and cold no bugs birds and animals, just cut grass and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

A Small entrance fee brought us into this little hideaway: the most amazing thing about this is the peace and quiet that you get in here: so close to the middle of town. Bring a flask of green tea or vietnamese iced coffee and enjoy sitting next to the lake.

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Thank Bonnie C
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

to describe this as a botanical garden is wrong. It is an urban park with some interesting trees, awful toilets, litter (welcome to Vietnam) a very very sad monkey in a cage and an even sadder peakcock in a cage. Hanoi - free the animals, clean up the litter and the toilets this is 2016 and you are a tourist... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

The park is ok as it gives you a place to go with nice shady trees and some ponds and pathways to walk around. So it is a nice change to the rest of the city but you are close to the roads so it is still quite noisy. There are also some caged birds and monkeys to look at... More 

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Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

We had a relaxing moment in the garden away from the hassle bustle of the traffic.The trees were well maintained.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

it is located just before the west lake. it is actually a garden with a few small lakes. it is surrounded with beautiful trees and greenery. the place is very calm and relaxed. nice to just walk and idle your time from the hassle and bussle of the city.

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