Established in 1864, by the French Governor Pierre-Paul de la Grandière, Ho Chi Minh City Zoo and Botanical Garden called Thao Cam Vien, is today one of the best and largest recreational areas in Saigon. The zoo comprehends one section including the animal conservation area, the Botanical garden, and a children amusement area.
Today, the zoo is home to more than 500 animals including monkeys, white tigers, hippos, lions, elephants, turtles snakes, etc. and the botanical garden has a vast array of flora and fauna which includes more than 1800 trees and 260 plants species with some dating back over 100 years. 20 different orchid types, 32 species of cactus, 34 species of bonsai and a lake where tropical fish swim come also and complete the scene.
The children’s amusement park with his range of diverse activities is perfect for a day out with the family. At Thao Cam Vien you’ll find promenade and amusement for everyone. It’s the perfect place for little ones and to those who never want to grow up.
The Saigon Zoo is a veritable haven of greenery in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City so if you are tired of the hustle and bustle come to Thao Cam Vien to make a family fun and memorable gateway.
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