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Zoo and Botanical Gardens

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Zoo and Botanical Gardens

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Cu Chi Tunnels: Morning or Afternoon Guided Tour (Ben Duoc Option available)
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Cu Chi Tunnels: Morning or Afternoon Guided Tour (Ben Duoc Option available)

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Used by the Viet Cong during the Vietnam War, the Cu Chi Tunnels are a network of underground tunnels stretching more than 124 miles (200 kilometers). For travelers on a budget, this group tour of up to 20 people offers great value, including hotel pickup, round-trip transport, and a guided tour of the tunnels. Choose from a morning or afternoon tour to suit your schedule.
$35.00 per adult
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Phan L wrote a review Aug 2020
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam59 contributions3 helpful votes
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One of the oldest zoos in the world. The Saigon Zoo and Botanical gardens established in 1864, almost 156 yrs old. This place is a familiar destination for city dwellers. For me and my friends, it becomes a part of childhood memories. The facilities are not modern enough to attract many of us. However, if you spend time to visit the zoo with friends or family, you will have an album photo for your souvenir as well as enjoy the quiet and green oasis. The entrance fee is very cheap, only 50K VND/adult. That price allows us to listen to birds sounds, see wild animals in the cages. Maybe, the wild animals look unhappy in the cage, but they can not live in a real wildlife anymore. With my friends, we consider this visite was a photo shooting and a short escape from a busy life.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Tim S wrote a review Aug 2020
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This is an extraordinarily important 155 year old botanical garden and zoo and a beautiful part of Saigon's heritage. True that it is struggling for funding , but all the more reason to visit and support it. Some of the most ancient, towering and beautiful trees in any city in the world.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Jungle J wrote a review Jul 2020
Vung Tau, Vietnam224 contributions81 helpful votes
An extremely horrible place for animals. Its like something left over from a collapsed government like Russia's former communist regime. Pathetic!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Sam Colbourn wrote a review Mar 2020
Surrey, United Kingdom5 contributions2 helpful votes
If you want to see neglected animals in small enclosures with no or stagnant water than this is the place to go! The elephants are kept separate and sway there heads all day as a distraction from having no social interaction or space. Tigers and lions are thin and struggle on their legs All animals are severely depressed and deprived Feel very bummed out and sad having visited. Wish there was a way they could be helped, all money made seems to go on the gardens outside the enclosures Cant see most animals as glass is too dirty
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Elaine from Maryland wrote a review Mar 2020
Middletown, Maryland5 contributions
We loved our visit during a hot week in Ho Chi Minh City, where the huge and very old trees, lush plantings, and (mostly) large and interesting animal enclosures made for a wonderful experience. Although located in the heart of town, the temperatures were considerably cooler than in the rest of the city, it was very peaceful, and flowers and butterflies were everywhere. Previous reviews noted that the animals were not well cared for, but we found that the conditions were good overall. Most enclosures were larger than those at the National Zoo in the U.S., and we saw many unique animals (such as hyenas and two-humped camels, including an inquisitive baby). The tigers need more space however, and it was sad to see them continuously pacing. Our friend who lives in the city was impressed by the improvements that had been made since her last visit several years ago and said that she will be coming back much more often now. Highly recommended, and a wonderful place to bring children!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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