Bach Thao Park

Attraction 14, 45, Hoang Hoa Tham, Ngoc Ha, Ba Dinh, Hanoi, Vietnam Published on: 19-04-2017

1 hours 30 mins
07:00 AM - 08:00 PM
08:00 AM
09:30 AM
First-time visit
Must see
Parks & Aquarium
1.00 USD

Bach Thao Park is good for

Good for family with kids Family with kids Good
Good for senior Senior Good
Good for couple Couple Good
Good for solo Solo Good
Good for group Group Good
  • Highly recommended by fellow travellers.
Hanoi Botanical Garden (Bach Thao Park) located behind Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum has been known as the green lung of the capital for more than 100 years. This is a small world of opulence with greenery all around which visitors should not miss when visiting Hanoi.

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Why Bach Thao Park is special ?

As a complex of garden, hill and lake, the botanical garden is where people come to rest under the trees, take a walk around the lake, or watch pigeons on the islet. The bridge and the hill are popular among the locals as nice places for taking wedding photos. In normal day, there are a lot of local people come here for morning or late afternoon exercise, playing chess in leisure time or just relaxing after a hard workday. Hanoi Botanical Garden is a small world with greenery all around and has the perfect natural surroundings to go for relaxation, especially, enjoy locals' lifestyle and peaceful ambience of Hanoi.


What to explore at Bach Thao Park?

ach Thao is home to numerous kinds of trees that are typical for tropical rainforest like: coconut, palm, orchid, or banyan tree… Two thirds are indigenous plants, and the left are imported from other tropical regions of Africa, America and Oceania. There are old big trees that take two or three people to hug around. Here is good place for any one who is interested in botany, or looking for some nature in the city.

Visiting Bach Thao Park in autumn, the wedding season, tourists easily catch the sight of bride and groom posing in front of camera. Sometimes, there are up to four or five couples taking photos at the same time in the park and attracting attention of many people around, children playing games and adults doing exercises. Tourists can visit the park to know more about the locals’ lifestyle and enjoin the peace with them

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How to get to Bach Thao Park?

Located behind Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and close by West Lake, it just takes one less than 5 minutes to visit the botanical garden from Sword Lake or Hanoi Old Quarter by taxi, and very few minutes to walk from West Lake.

If one wants to drive motorbike from Sword Lake to Back Thao Park, just remember to go along Hang Dao, Hang Ngang Street; then turn left at Hang Dau Street and keep straight along Quan Thanh Street; finally turn left and keep going on Hoang Hoa Tham Street till you see Bach Thao Park/ Hanoi Botanical Garden on the left hand side.


Selling points

  • Green view
  • Relaxing, Enchanting park
  • A moment of calm
  • Respite from the chaos
  • Good picnic location
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14, 45, Hoang Hoa Tham, Ngoc Ha, Ba Dinh, Hanoi, Vietnam

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Tips for you

  • There is a main street next to the park, so it is sometime very noisy.
  • Coming here for a picnic at the weekend or in hot summer days may be a great idea!
  • Beside indigenous plants, many exotic tropical plants from all over the world were brought here and made up a rainforest right at the heart of the city.
  • It can be a dangerous place after dark.
  • You must be careful with the thieves
  • Every time is the best time to come and enjoy fresh air and tranquility in Bach Thao Park.


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pleasant to explore many kind of plants in there

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Good place to relax in the middle of Hanoi

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If you like people watching and fancy a break from the honking motorbikes, then splash out the 2000 VND (£0.06) on a half hour stroll round these gardens. Not really botanical gardens, but a pretty park nonetheless, and in the afternoons and early evenings it's packed full of people jogging, playing football, taking dance classes and playing the Vietnamese national sport of Jianzi (a sort of shuttlecock football). Some will undoubtedly even ask you to join in.

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Nice gardens and fountains - nothing amazing. Very sad to find caged monkeys kept in pretty appalling conditions - No place for this in a civilised society. Free the monkeys!

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