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10 Old Pictures of the Saigon Zoo (Thảo Cầm Viên)

Established in 1869, the Saigon Zoo (Thảo Cầm Viên) is the 8th oldest zoo in the world.

The zoo and botanical garden were commissioned by Admiral Pierre de la Grandière, Commander of French forces in Cochinchina in 1864 and is home to hundreds of mammals, birds and rare plants.

It also happens to be one of the nicer open green spaces in the city and a great place for a walk. 

 

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