Bonsai Garden Inside The Botanical Gardens, Ho Chi Minh City, Saigon, Vietnam. (Photo By: Education Images/UIG via Getty Images)

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Botanic Gardens

Ho Chi Minh City

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. Skip the miserable zoo though.