TAO DAN PARK: A PEACEFUL ESCAPE FROM THE BUSTLE OF HO CHI MINH CITY

Located in District 1, Tao Dan Park is a very popular recreational site for local Vietnamese and tourists alike.

There are more than 1,000 grand trees in this 10-hectare green space, and though Truong Dinh Street passes right though it, the park is one of the most peaceful spots in Ho Chi Minh City.

People often visit the park to get in a reviving walk, do physical exercises, enjoy a relaxing moment, or read under a shady tree. Each morning, retired Saigonese engage in tai chi and stretching exercises, young men and women jog the trails, and children play games in the lush green grass.

Sculpted shrubbery and bench-lined sidewalks add to the charm of the park.

Within the park is also a small-scale model of Nha Trang’s famous Cham Towers. An active Buddhist temple is also contained within the park. There is also a sports club on the premises. Visitors can use one of the 11 tennis courts, a swimming pool and a clubhouse for a reasonable fee.