Hanoi zoo is located within a beautifully landscaped Thu Le Park, northeast of Hanoi central. The zoo is built around a lake and part of the zoo grounds are an island connected to the rest by bridges.
Formerly known as Bachthao Gardens, Hanoi Zoo is home to about 800 animals with over 90 different species on exhibition, including big cats, monkeys and reptiles.
The animals on display are located throughout the park meaning visitors can enjoy the landscaped surroundings as they visit the zoo. There is also a fun park for kids located nearby.