Game and Nature Reserves
Cần Giờ Mangrove Forest
Cần Giờ Biosphere Reserve is a wetland located 40 km southeast of Ho Chi Minh City. This reserve has been listed the biosphere reserve by UNESCO. The site is an important wildlife sanctuary in Vietnam as it is characterized by a wetland biosystem dominated by mangrove and many rare species. The forest’s area is 75,740 ha, with over 150 botanical species. The major habitat types found at Can Gio are plantation mangrove, of which there is about 20,000 ha, and naturally regenerating mangrove, of which there is about 7,000 ha. Moreover, a total of 18 mollusc, 27 crustacean, 45 fish and three amphibian species have been recorded at the site. Saltwater crocodiles used to live in the wild here and now are living in protected area.
Zoo and Botanical Gardens
The Saigon Zoo and Botanical Garden, established in 1865, is Vietnam’s largest zoo and botanical garden. Located on Nguyen Binh Khiem Street in District 1, T.P. in Ho Chi Minh City, it is home to over a hundred species of mammals, reptiles and birds, as well as many rare orchids and ornamental plants. It also contains the Museum of Vietnamese History, which houses 25,000 documents of history, culture and ethnography from the country’s history and the culture and history of South Vietnam, and a monument to Vietnamese people who were killed in World War I. Ranked the eighth oldest zoo in the world, its other parts are divided into animal and plant conservation areas, an orchid garden and an amusement park.
Dai Nam Zoo
Đại Nam Văn Hiến is a tourism complex in Bình Dương Province, Vietnam. Open on September 11, 2008, Dai Nam Tourist – Cultural – Historical Zone includes the first safari in Vietnam and the largest artificial sea in Southeast Asia and is expected to be the biggest park and tourist destination in the country by 2010.
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