Dai Nam Zoo

Dai Nam Zoo, Ho Chi Minh City: Address, Phone Number, Dai Nam Zoo Reviews: 3.5/5

Dai Nam Zoo
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Bence
Budapest, Hungary35 contributions
I was sorry for the animals...
Jan 2019 • Friends
A Zoo is always fun, but in Saigon it is not really a Zoo, instead an amusement park with carousels, cafes, loudy music, clowns. There are incidentally animals too... therefore almost every animal was frightened, nervous, the viet crowd was tactless with the poor animals. Alone the hyppopotamus didn't give anything :) my hero.
Written 18 January 2019
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Dr Venkat
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam367 contributions
Dai Nam Park
Jun 2018 • Solo
Sharing the Photos of Dai Nam Spiritual Center ,part of Dai Nam Park ,consisting of Dai Nam Van Hien Wonderland,Dai Nam campground, Dai Nam Amusement Park,Open Zoo,shopping center ,hotels,etc.Dai Nam Park is about 40 KMs from Ho Chi Minh City and one of the best tourist places in Vietnam
Written 26 June 2018
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Linh L
Melbourne, Australia172 contributions
Sad animals at the zoo
Dec 2017 • Couples
Dai Nam is a very large attraction which includes the zoo, temple, man made sea and rides. We went to the temple and the zoo and you either need to drive your own car around the park or use their electric cars because there would be no way you'll have any energy left walking from one section to another. The temple was magnificent with gold features.

The zoo however would be something I wouldn't recommend. All the animals look so sad and distressed and their enclosures were clearly not accommodated to them. Every small animal had identical enclosures and the animals were only fed fruits (we saw bears being fed bananas). You could also ride an ostrich for 30000VND and clearly ostriches aren't meant to be ridden. My heart broke going into this zoo. I wouldn't come back here.
Written 27 December 2017
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JasminAyles
Melbourne, Australia133 contributions
Incredibly Sad
Jul 2017 • Solo
This app made me feel incredibly sad and sorry for the animals. The tigers were hissing like an angry house cat. They were in enclosures full of cement. The deer enclosure was filthy. The elephant enclosure was overcrowded. I saw somebody throw sticks at the elephants and nobody seemed to do or say anything. Beyond that there was inadequate signage. No maps provided.
Written 24 July 2017
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Roland D
London, UK1,225 contributions
Rather sad
Feb 2017 • Family
It costs just 50,000 dong to enter and there are lots of interesting animals to view. We had gone to look at the Komodo dragons - but there were none. Alas, I am not convinced that the zoo us up to standard as far as animal welfare is concerned. And visitors have a bad habit of throwing rubbish at the animals to provoke a reaction. So the crocodile pens, for example, had plastic bottles, etc in them.
Written 26 February 2017
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Anne S
Copenhagen, Denmark99 contributions
Large zoo but bad conditions
Feb 2017 • Couples
Pretty huge area and not very crowded when we visited (mid-februrary). The animals though have horrible conditions compared to zoo-animals in nothern europe. Especially the elephants seemed to have lost their mind. It was very sad.
Written 16 February 2017
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Giannis S
Moscow, Russia55 contributions
Wonderful place
Jan 2017 • Family
This Zoo wonderful. Many animas to see. Some creatures are very rare. I was skeptical, but the zoo is really nice. Highly recommended to visit if you decide to go Dai Nam.
Written 8 January 2017
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Bunfreedom
Mannheim, Germany230 contributions
Great experience, wonderful zoo
Apr 2016 • Friends
We went there in summer time. It was hot and sunny. Walking in the park was quiet for us, however, there were many rare animals, fishes to attract us. There were a lot of beautiful pet fishes. We played a lot of games. It was really fun.
Written 4 January 2017
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Shaun M
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam343 contributions
World Class Standard It Is Not! - But Huge!
Sep 2016 • Family
Compliments to the owners for attempting to create an attraction that would seem attractive to locals visiting Ho Chi Minh City and the surrounding provinces. The attraction is huge! With a some unusual talking pieces that are so unusual that they are worth talking about. An international tourist would not find this attraction worthy of their precious time to visit, except for its unusual design. The Great Wall Hotel is massive 500 room hotel that surrounds the property. Not the most efficient in design as you literally need get on a bicycle to ride down the hallways for the reception to your room. It has a distinct odor of smoke, if thats what you like in your hotel environment. The Grand Gateway is grand! Worth a picture. The amusement park is of an extreme poor quality both in design, maintenance and operations. We did not ride the rollercoasters for fear of a poor maintenance schedule. Many of the attractions are walk through and not at all the safest as they are dark and steps have been built into the pathways which make for trip hazards. These walk through attractions are all very scary - not appropriate for kids and based on Vietnamese cultural stories and faith. The water park is huge! A few slides and a massive pool. The Animal park is a shaded well vegetated area that offers surprisingly larger animal enclosures than other parts of asia. Animal care is always a huge issue in Asia and the standard of their enclosures a debatable topic. Hire a bike to ride round the zoo is an enjoyable experience with a range of beautiful tigers to observe which is the highlight as well as feeding of the giraffes. There is always room for improvement!
Written 8 September 2016
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biz2big
Nha Trang, Vietnam54 contributions
Small & Common
Aug 2016 • Solo
Dai Nam Zoo is better recommended to the natives. As you a foreign tourist, Dai Nam Zoo should not be listed on your scheudle coz it's too small & too common to deserve a special visit. 大南動物園適合推薦給本國遊客,外國遊客就不推了 - 動該物園實在太小太普通,不值得外國遊客在有限的旅期中,專程造訪。
Written 3 August 2016
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