Referring to Hanoi, people will immediately think of the streets that are always crowded or the quiet and ancient corners of the old town. But few people know that in the heart of the city, there is a green, fresh and cool botanical garden that purifies the hustle and bustle of the city, making everyone want to sit back and enjoy the peace.
About Hanoi Botanical Garden
A botanical garden or botanical park is located right behind Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum on Hoang Hoa Tham street, Ngoc Ha Ward, Ba Dinh district, northwest of Hanoi capital.
This can be said to be the oldest park in Hanoi, established in 1890 during the French colonial period, now more than 100 years old. Originally, this place had more than 33 hectares located right next to the West Lake area with the name of the herb garden, but after the liberation of the capital, it was repaired and renamed to a botanical park . Up to now, the garden’s campus has been narrowed down to about 10 hectares.
Hanoi Botanical Garden – the precious ‘green lung’ of the capital
Even from a distance, we are impressed by the green color of the botanical garden , by the numerous species of trees typical of the humid tropical forests of the South, and the rare and precious trees that are hundreds of years old. years and many exotic plants from many lands around the world.
Typical of which is areca trees, coconut trees, giant palm trees rising straight up like pillars against the sky; the banyan roots, the roots of the two or three people who couldn’t hold them with their rough roots, zigzag all over the ground, and even the precious colorful orchids… it was like bringing the whole forest back to the heart of the city, leaving everyone stunned.
Not only that, in the campus of Hanoi Botanical Garden, there is also a large, calm, blue lake named Vi Danh in the center. This is both a giant mirror for the trees around to shine and a natural air conditioner that brings a fresh, fresh atmosphere away from the sweltering, stuffy streets of crowded streets. busy outside.
In particular, so that the landscape is not monotonous and boring like normal parks, the designers have created a low hill located right next to Vi Danh lake and named Nung mountain. To step to the top of the hill, you will have to go through stone steps that are definitely covered with moss, bringing a unique ancient color to the park.
Revealed, on the hill there is also an ancient Sua temple built in the 19th century – the place to worship Huyen Thien Hac De, the talented man who helped King Ly defeat the invaders, so you can also stop by here to remember. Thank you for this little brother.
In addition, not simply a botanical garden, Hanoi Botanical Park is also a common home for many cute animals such as long-tailed monkeys, squirrels, peacocks, and other migratory birds… Adding a lively and interesting part to the park, surely girls and boys who like the animal world will be fascinated.
With an ingenious combination of green forests, undulating mountains, and immense rivers, the botanical garden is not only the “green lung of the capital” but also seems to be an iconic artistic highlight. the statue and is one of the precious pride of Hanoi.
Hanoi Botanical Garden – a place to purify the hustle and bustle of the prosperous town
Coming to Hanoi Botanical Garden , visitors will see that the soul is free to travel between nature and the vast sky, the sound of the wind, the rustling of leaves will cause anxiety and chaos. The surface of everyday life is washed away.
Therefore, every day, many groups of young people come here to play sports, practice martial arts, old people just walk and talk or dance together in the large campus, even the children are endlessly interested in the music. Fancy animal world and fun forgetting time with seesaws, swings, fishing… in amusement parks or offline meeting clubs… All create a fun park and tea full of life.
In particular, the vast green grass of this botanical park in Hanoi will also be an extremely ideal place for you to have a memorable picnic right in the heart of the city. Just a rug, some food, water, and a book or guitar is all it takes to enjoy a memorable day off.
Revealing, in the park, there are many shops or street vendors selling snacks and drinks that can serve your needs, but its price will be more expensive than outside, so if you intend to go to Except in advance, you should prepare food and drink at home and then take it.
Moreover, on the campus of Ba Dinh Botanical Garden, there is a large spacious hall which is considered an ideal place for solemn ceremonies such as conferences, seminars, weddings, birthday parties, shows. fashion or book fair…so, if you like a fresh green space, you can also book the venue here.
A few notes when visiting Hanoi Botanical Garden
Opening hours: from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily
Ticket price : 5,000 VND to 15,000 VND
Time to come: If you are a child of the capital who wants to relax and clear your soul, you can come here in any free time. But it will be even better if you visit the park in summer and autumn. Because in the summer, this is the most ideal place to avoid the fiery heat of Hanoi, and in the fall, the leaves begin to turn yellow, orange, and red, forming a romantic scene like a fairy tale. Where you stand in love, you can also catch extremely luxurious – genuine – smooth virtual live pictures.
It can be said that Hanoi Botanical Garden is like a giant green flower basket containing all the fresh, fresh, and most leisurely things of the prosperous city that everyone should visit at least once in their life.
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