Get bus to the Zoo in Ho Chi Minh

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I was thinking of going to the zoo, can I catch a local bus ? We are close to the terminal.

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I've visited twice. I usually walk (from downtown), it is not that far. The zoo is like the zoos everywhere else 50 years ago, ie rather depressing.
My best experience was back in 1993 when the keeper of the lions let me play with a month old cub. My funniest experience was to see some of the monkeys playing outside the cages. Go figure!

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Yes you can and if you ask at the office they will tell you what number to catch. A taxi will cost 40,000 to 60,000d depending on which route the driver takes. About $2 - $3
Now about the Zoo. Please be prepared to be truly disturbed by the conditions the animals are caged in. It is far removed from the modern zoos in Australia.
The 5 yrs I have lived here I have still not visited the zoo. I did research first and decided I like animals too much to want to see them under distressing conditions. I have dropped off Aussie friends and when I went to collect them they said why don't I warn them? So now I do.
Warm regards and travel safe in Vietnam

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Yes, the zoo does leave a lot to be desired but the Botanical Gardens (part of it) are ok to wander around https://www.saigonzoo.net/lang/en

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