Botanical Gardens (Vuon Bach Thao)

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Botanical Gardens (Vuon Bach Thao)

Botanical Gardens (Vuon Bach Thao)
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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.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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3.0
193 reviews
Excellent
25
Very good
59
Average
62
Poor
18
Terrible
29

Jake N
5 contributions
Horrible animal cruelty
Nov 2021 • Solo
Absolutely horrible park with caged animals living in horrendous conditions. A lack of food, water and care. Those responsible need to be held accountable and work with relevant authorities to rehome the monkeys and peacocks.
Written November 19, 2021
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timmind
Stevens Point, WI402 contributions
Green and relaxing, a nice break from the city.
Mar 2020
We came here to find a certain geocache, and enjoyed strolling through the calm, fresh greenness. This is where many Hanoi folk come to do the same - exercise groups, runners, families. A few animals in small enclosures. Pretty ponds and some nice statues. We were enjoying good weather walking around this part of HaNoi, but wished there were more entrances as we had to go out of our way to get inside.
Written March 25, 2020
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Beth
Bristol, UK857 contributions
Nice place for peace and quiet
Mar 2020 • Couples
Mice relaxing gardens with a few lakes and bridges. Lost a star as most the entrances and exists were closed which meant we had to walk further ro get to where we needed to go. Also on entry we just walked in, no bother. But on our way back, on second entry, a lady was trying to make us pay! Pretty sure it was just because we were foreigners too which really peeves me off. So we walked around the park instead.
Also saddened to see some beautiful birds such as peacocks in small cages. Peacocks should be able to roam and spread their beautiful feathers.
Written March 11, 2020
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TMOH8
Guildford, UK2,140 contributions
Visit for peaceful walk and a slice of 'real' Hanoi.
Feb 2020 • Couples
After the hectic streets of the Old Quarter, we fancied a bit of peace and quiet and so where better to go than the Botanical Gardens?

In truth, it's more like an enclosed park than a botanical garden in the British sense but it's set around s lake, is a lovely walk and you get to see largely Hanoi residents relaxing. Some walk, some run. Some dance, some play badminton/keepy uppy. It's real life, it's relaxed, it's recommended.

Personally, I'd tie it in (like we did) with a visit to nearby Huu Tiep Lake and it's sunken B52 and Ho Tay (West) Lake and the Cha Tran Quoc pagoda.
Written March 2, 2020
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Sarah
Southampton, UK31 contributions
It's ok nothing special.
Mar 2020 • Couples
I wouldnt call it beautiful by any stretch but its nice to be somewhere where youre not being beeped at by motorcycles every 5 seconds. It is surrounded by the roads so you can still hear the traffic.

I wouldnt go there again.
Written March 1, 2020
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John W
454 contributions
A quiet shady park.
Dec 2019 • Solo
This a pleasant park to stroll around, with shady trees, a lake or two and almost an escape from the traffic noise outside.
As a botanical garden it falls short. There are some fine specimen trees but few labels. The space between the trees which could be used for more plantings is unimaginatively covered in grass and not the kind that invites sitting or play.
A grim cage imprisons a depressed family of monkeys, and a smaller one some peacocks. Set them free!
Written December 17, 2019
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K W T
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia593 contributions
Peaceful away from the crazy traffic and noise
Dec 2019
Entry fee: VND2,000. Its really nice to be away from the crazy traffic and noise. Very peaceful inside this garden. There are some beautiful sculptures next to the main entrance, lakes with working fountains in the middle, giant trees for some good photo opportunity. Didn't see any highlights in the area, no flowers (maybe its December - winter). The workers were busy sweeping up the dead leaves and many construction workers renovating the public toilets. There is a small cafe towards the far end of the park (next to the main road). But on the positive note, this is a place for tourist to see locals playing various games, a place to relax, and perhaps a quiet place for romance! (saw some local love birds!)
Written December 17, 2019
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RedHeadFamily
Hoi An, Vietnam124 contributions
Nice walk to see local life
Jul 2019 • Family
Although it's not very big it's a great place to see local people enjoying nature in the middle of the city. Walking around the lakes was very peaceful and relaxing and you can stop and watch people playing soccer (football), badminton or just exercising.

The only negatives are that there are monkeys and peacocks in cages that you can see in different areas of the park but there's not much habitat in there with them. Also, there's not much garden, mostly trees.

Overall, a great place to relax and people watch.
Written July 28, 2019
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Francis Martino
Hirtshals, Denmark1,697 contributions
So Called Botanical Garden
May 2019 • Couples
This garden is a very nice to relax and get away from the busiest streets of Hanoi.So There are many kind of trees, with a lake ,good environment for outside activities, peaceful place, good for kids or groups doing outside things.

We took some kind of time sitting,chatting and around the garden, but couldn't feel anything exotic,nothing special to see the garden and the peacocks cage is too small. One thing I love,some statute are laid inside of the Garden although It's a quiet place but nothing to see .
Written July 25, 2019
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Kevinnn_Do
Hanoi, Vietnam99 contributions
The Lung of Capital - Sad keeping cage
Mar 2019 • Friends
Such a calm place in middles of Hanoi. It's located right behind the presidential palaces - only 2k/person.
Could be a camping place or a spontaneous spot in your list-to visit.
After all the bustling & crowded - crazy traffic - come and visit this gem to know more about Hanoi.
Basically only trees trees & trees there but by some how you'll love this places by full of oxygen.

But the sadness here is the animals being kept in cage gor years. Alone, no Freedom

#joinwithkev #hanoistudenttours #hanoiebuddies
Written March 15, 2019
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