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

Not exactly much of a botanical garden, but a nice place to relax and walk around a bit, having a drink, watching locals doing sports like Badminton , Martial Arts. Really nice.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Not exactly much of a botanical garden, but a nice place to relax and walk around a bit, having a drink, watching locals doing sports like Badminton , Martial Arts. Really nice.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Took us an age to walk to this place. Turns out it's nothing more than a park with a few sad looking monkeys locked in a cage. Costs only 2000 Dong to get in but the park isn't really that well looked after. Gets a 2 as it is quite peaceful. Shame about the monkeys, they looked like they were... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

i think it is a good place for children to both play and learn about environment. there are many kinds of animals and plants here for them to see. besides, the atmosphere is quite clean and clear that you can jog and relax a lot.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 via mobile

An early morning (6am) rickshaw ride, and a stop-off at the gardens. So calm, with locals exercising, playing badminton, and even practising ballroom dancing. We saw a different side of Hanoi and it's people and loved it!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

If you like people watching and fancy a break from the honking motorbikes, then splash out the 2000 VND (£0.06) on a half hour stroll round these gardens. Not really botanical gardens, but a pretty park nonetheless, and in the afternoons and early evenings it's packed full of people jogging, playing football, taking dance classes and playing the Vietnamese national... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

After two days of chaos, my wife and I stumbled upon the gardens. It's not exactly a botanical garden, but after the noise and chaos of Hanoi it was good to just sit and relax. If you want a place that's peaceful and quiet this would be your best bet.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Not much of a garden there, you can walk the whole place in 5 minutes. 2000 VND for an entrance and you can watch cages with animals that suffer inside for humans' fun and (why?) marching soldiers with guns. Anyway it was nice to sit with a book on a bench along the little pond.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

A fairly minimalist and small botanical garden in the midst of Hanoi surplanted with an intriguing sculpture garden that I wish had even more installments. There are caged peacocks and monkeys - who huddled together depressingly. It's ok - a fair respite from the sounds and bustle of the city - but not really worth going out of your way... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 via mobile

The other reviewers have accurately captured what this space is. Large and peaceful. A nice play area for children. My son found a group of boys to play with and had his best time in Hanoi here. The animal cages are not good - one cage has more rats than birds.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Its a park with different types of trees and grass with some caged animals eg Peacock, Monkeys, Rats etc. Apart from these things you can also find Love buds sitting at some places.

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