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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.
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  • Very good35%
  • Average30%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible12%
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“quiet park” (3 reviews)
“big trees” (3 reviews)
“small cages” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Entrance on Hoang Hoa Tham Rd., Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
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"quiet park"
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"big trees"
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"small cages"
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"small entrance fee"
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"ballroom dancing"
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"west lake"
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"presidential palace"
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"sculptures"
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"bustle"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely nothing to see. The whole place exuded neglect - it was dirty. The monkeys in the cage were in a terrible condition - they looked clinically depressed. Their cage was filthy and there was nothing for them to do -no apparatus;no food, etc. Appalling....More

Thank Cheryl L
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Botanical Gardens is not "botanical" at all. It lacks a variety of trees. There were almost no flowers to speak of. The trees provided nice shade. The monkey cage smelled awful, and the peacock looked depressed. It is simply a small park where you...More

Thank misoyu
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have to agree with many of the other reviewers. Although it has a couple of impressive looking trees, it really is nothing to write home about. There are some cages with peacocks and depressed monkeys. some exercise equipment and some kids equipment, a lake and...More

Thank Paul T
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Reviewed 14 April 2018

trecking across town to these 'gardens' was just not worth the effort. dingy little park with a skanky pond - where a few naughty locals are illegally fishing the deperate fish out of the pond ... really, save your time for something else. park poorly...More

Thank damifu
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Reviewed 10 March 2018

This is not a botanical garden. It is a badly maintained park - no flowers, broken swings, closed planthouses, filthy toilets. A caged peacock and some caged monkeys in dirty surroundings with absolutely nothing to stimulate them. It is cruel.

Thank Mar186525
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Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

The price to get in is tiny. By it offers quite an escape from the hum-drum of the city. There isn’t much of a botanical garden thing going on - not a lot of landscaping either. There are some small cages with animals in them...More

Thank fali84
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Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

Paid to get in, the washrooms were locked. Nothing to see here folks...keep on going. There is a reason this is not a normal tourist stop. Short walk around the park and we were gone.

Thank Steve519747
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Reviewed 14 February 2018 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
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Reviewed 13 February 2018 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
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Reviewed 31 January 2018 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. 😭

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blupijess
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
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Mon-Monica
14 May 2015|
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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
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