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Hanoi Zoological Gardens

#178 of 278 things to do in Hanoi Features Animals
Thu le | Ba Dinh District, Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
+84 4 3834 7395
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This is the saddest and strangest place I have ever been. The animals enclosures are squalid and... read more

Reviewed August 19, 2015
Rhiannon M
A nice family park that's more than just a zoo & much enjoyed by locals :)

The Zoo is just part of this large and very popular park that's located in the Ba Dinh (a western... read more

Reviewed May 17, 2015
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4 days ago
“Run down but not so bad”
Jan 8, 2017
“Not recommended”
Thu le | Ba Dinh District, Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
+84 4 3834 7395
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Reviewed August 19, 2015

This is the saddest and strangest place I have ever been. The animals enclosures are squalid and bare, with little water and basically no shade or greenery. There was an Asiatic Bear who was not in a good way- he took 2 steps to the...More

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Reviewed May 17, 2015

The Zoo is just part of this large and very popular park that's located in the Ba Dinh (a western) district of Ha Noi. I visited during the weekend, and found that it was very busy with lots of local folks enjoying the carnival rides,...More

2  Thank G C
Reviewed February 5, 2015

i find that zoo is the most peaceful place in the city. here, i can walk around the lake and watch daily life of birds and monkeys. Hanoi Zoological Garden has thousand of trees and flowers. It also features entertaining games such as driving carts,...More

2  Thank Leo D
Reviewed February 4, 2015

This zoo has a lot of potential to be nice. There is a good amount of space to walk around and spend time by the big lake. They have a decent variety of animals, mostly birds and types of monkeys. The cages were small but...More

4  Thank Kelley H
Reviewed January 18, 2015

The zoo is well laid out in a park like setting around a lake. It features many birds as well as tigers, hippos, elephants, and bears. There are also many amusement rides for children scattered throughout the grounds. My kids enjoyed themselves here. You probably...More

2  Thank Mark L
Reviewed January 14, 2015 via mobile

Terrible treatment of animals.. Don't fund!!! the animals should be given to sanctuary's where they can be looked after and happy!

4  Thank aussiereviewee
Reviewed December 12, 2014 via mobile

I've been to many zoos in Asia and this one was actually one of the better ones. The good news. All of the cages were clean, workers were fixing several of the enclosures, and they were adding enrichment items to the big cat cages. This...More

1  Thank RRenard
Reviewed September 10, 2014

It is really really old Zoological and so are the animals; they are not living in a good condition. As a local, I was said to be careful of pick-pocketing too, as the zoological garden is set on a large area and the security cannot...More

1  Thank Jeff J
Reviewed August 9, 2014

I visited despite being warned about the conditions and wish I hadn't gone. I'm haunted by the elephant chained on the concrete, alone, and bearing marks from being beaten. I couldn't help but chastise another guest with my limited Vietnamese who threw a lit cigarette...More

5  Thank ParkhillDad
Reviewed July 1, 2014

Zoo is about 6 km from city centre and can be reached either by the number9 bus or by taxi for 5 dollars. The tigers/hippos were in modern well maintained enclosures, unfortunately the rest of the animals were in small ramped enclosures and the elephants...More

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