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Hanoi Zoological Gardens

#179 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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Sad & Depressing

I came here thinking it was a botanical park. The animals are kept in small quarters and... read more

Reviewed 21 April 2017
Susan A
Hoi An, Vietnam
not as bad as many here want you to believe it is

The zoo is in a pleasant location with big trees and a large lake. We went on a busy Sunday... read more

Reviewed 21 February 2017
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  • Excellent1%
  • Very good24%
  • Average28%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible37%
8 Jan 2017
“Not recommended”
1 Oct 2016
“To kill some hours”
Thu le | Ba Dinh District, Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
+84 4 3834 7395
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Reviewed 21 April 2017

I came here thinking it was a botanical park. The animals are kept in small quarters and climatewise, some of the animals don't make sense to be here. For example, a polar bear. Why is there a polar bear in an outdoor zoo in Vietnam?!...More

1  Thank Susan A
Reviewed 21 February 2017

The zoo is in a pleasant location with big trees and a large lake. We went on a busy Sunday afternoon but everything was clean and we didn't see any vermin. The elephants has ample space and walked freely without being chained. Antelopes, zebra's and...More

Thank Rudy-Ray
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Let me start by saying that you must come here on a week day NOT weekend or holiday as that's when it is quiet and peaceful otherwise it would be a nightmare like other reviewers mentioned. We appreciate it more as we are interested in...More

Thank tjaundoo
Reviewed 9 January 2017

10 years ago, it could be a nice venue to stroll around the lake, enjoy some fresh air and the quietness of the park. The animals was not much and not as sad as today. Now the park is filled with really low quality landscape...More

Thank linktolinh
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Horrible!!! It was terrific We saw a lot of rats everywhere we couldn't walk because of them. We got into an attraction for kids and surprise! a guy was forcing a monkey to ride a mini bike and another one was tied with chain and...More

Thank Natalia G
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Reading most of the reviews, it would suggest it's a place to avoid.. ok so during the winter months I would agree, but on a hot day in October when it's not unbearable it's kinda nice, the trees giving great shade. The animals enclosure is...More

Thank Graeme C
Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

For tourists, I wouldn't bother. Locals seemed to be in abundance though. It's a good idea but the execution is poor and it is in desperate need of renovation. The greenery is well kept and it's a pleasant walk in some parts but the animals...More

1  Thank msg84
Reviewed 18 March 2016

Just mind your business and be careful with rats. Anyway, very quiet place and funny monkeys) Parrots are wonderful) Nice location, suitable spot to visit if you still have spare time in Hanoi)

Thank abir401
Reviewed 25 February 2016

Had difficulty finding the entrance of the zoo and got in unknowingly through an exit at the temple. The animals in the zoo do have some welfare as some of them were kept in a room behind the cage before evening even though the zoo...More

Thank HD_Lew
Reviewed 19 August 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

Thank Rhiannon M
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