The Saigon Zoo and Botanical Gardens

The Saigon Zoo, located just twenty minutes or so from my apartment, is one of the oldest zoos in the world. In addition to the exhibits, there are acres and acres of parkland, where you can get away from the traffic and noise of the city, have a picnic, or eat lunch at one of several restaurants. Admission to the zoo is only 12,000 Vietnamese dong, or around fifty cents. Be sure to watch video in HD!

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