Botanic Gardens

Gardens in Ho Chi Minh City

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One of the first projects undertaken by the French after establishing Cochin-China as a colony was founding these fantastic, lush gardens. Once one of the finest such gardens in Asia, they’re very agreeable for strolling beneath giant tropical trees, including towering Tung and So Khi trees. Also equipped with a miserable zoo and a few rather forlorn children's rides, the gardens are next to the History Museum.