Many people often hesitate when planning to travel in Vietnam's urbanized cities such as Saigon, worrying that they will miss the opportunity to harmonize with nature. But in fact, you can completely enjoy, relax in the fresh space filled with trees and flowers, organize camping and picnic sessions right in the middle of the city. Here is a list of the 9 most attractive parks in Saigon Vietnam.
Tao Dan Park - top beautiful parks in Saigon
Tao Dan park - Source: @drducthinh
Tao Dan park has an area of about 10 ha with thousands of trees. Like a green lung in the heart of a dusty, crowded city, this park attracts a lot of residents and tourists to exercise, walk or have fun in the early morning, late afternoon and the weekend. You can breathe in the fresh air, sit on the stone benches to chat with friends or have a picnic on the wide lawns.
Inside this Saigon park, there are also unique and historical architectural works, including a temple area commemorating the Hung Kings and a small Cham tower. In addition, Tao Dan Park has a children's playground with an area of about 300m2, offering 8 interesting games for children.
- Opening hours: 7am - 10pm
- Address: Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
Thao Cam Vien - one of the most famous parks in Saigon
Thao Cam Vien - Source: afamily
As one of the oldest buildings, and the oldest park in Ho Chi Minh City, Thao Cam Vien is a symbol of the unique culture and traditional history of the city. Inaugurated on February 17, 1865, having 2 gates on Nguyen Thi Minh Khai and Nguyen Binh Khiem streets, this is one of the top attractions in Ho Chi Minh city for enjoying the fresh air and exploring the nature. With an area of about 17ha, Thao Cam Vien Saigon park is currently a plant - animal conservation park, taking care of over 3,000 trees, about 125 species of animals with more than 1,300 individuals, including many rare species.
Like other famous parks in Saigon, you can observe species normally of the deep forest such as the giant water hippopotamus, colorful peacocks, and especially the Bengal white tigers. Around 3 pm is the feeding time, you might have a chance to manually feed some of the animals such as dwarf goats, sheep, Asian elephants. Thao Cam Vien park in Saigon is also a land of many rare plants, cacti, orchids, bonsai, or typical trees with a lifespan of more than 100 years. You also should not miss the Temple of the Hung Kings and the Museum of Vietnamese History, which possess unique architecture imbued with ancient beauty.
- Ticket price: 60,000 VND / person ($2.62)
- Opening hours: 7am - 6:30pm
- Address: Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
Top 9 parks in Saigon - Le Van Tam Park
Le Van Tam park - Source: Internet
Opened in 1985 on the old cemetery land, this nearly 40-year-old park in Ho Chi Minh City has an area of about 8ha. Walking in the spacious and airy campus, planted with many trees of the park, you can feel the tranquility and breathe in the pleasant, airy air. Under the shady old trees and the soaring coconut trees are clean tiled walkways and neatly arranged rows of benches.
This is one of the most special parks in Saigon that boats the image of a national hero. Walking along the roads leading to the square, you will see the monument of the legendary hero Le Van Tam in the middle of this Saigon park, surrounded by flower beds and perennial conifers. Next to it is a refreshments counter, and an amusement park with interesting games such as swings, slides, seesaws,… for the children to freely play. The spacious space of this park is also often chosen to organize large activities, typically art exhibitions, food fairs, or a City Book Fair that takes place every two years.
- Opening hours: 6am - 10pm
- Address: Da Kao Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
Le Thi Rieng Park - one of top parks in Saigon with most historical value
Le Thi Rieng park - Source: Vnexpress
Covering an area of about 8ha, this is one of the parks in Ho Chi Minh city with the most historical value. About 4 - 5km from the center of District 1, Le Thi Rieng Park is also an interesting entertainment venue with the White Rabbit children's play area (1ha), bookstores and food stalls. You can comfortably walk, camp and participate in games such as ball house, roller coaster, etc. Come here on Saturday, you can see interesting performances such as magic and music, or enjoy snacks sold on the premises
Recommended as one of the best parks in Saigon for taking part in outdoor activities, besides the beautiful lake and a swimming pool, there is also a grave of this heroine, a member of the National Front Committee for the Liberation of South Vietnam.
In addition, you can find in this Saigon park a traditional house, a memorial stele for the event of the Tet Offensive and a stele commemorating General Secretary Tran Phu. After 68 years of his death, his grave was finally found in 1999 in this park by the government, and rebuilt to be more secure. You should also remember that while it’s free to enter this park, each area and service here will have its own price list.
- Opening hours: 4am - 11pm
- Address: No.875 Cach Mang Thang 8 Street, Ward 15, District 10, Ho Chi Minh City
Top green parks in Saigon - Gia Dinh Park
Gia Dinh park - Source: yeuchaybo
Once the golf course of Ho Chi Minh City, Gia Dinh park in Saigon is spread across Ward 3, Go Vap District and Ward 9, Phu Nhuan, about 5.5km from District 1. The total area of 5.8ha of this park is nearly 60% grass, there are also green patches with nearly 700 trees of various types. Gia Dinh Park is green all year round, with fresh air, flowers and grass blooming brilliantly, extremely suitable for you and your family or friends to organize camping, picnic or team building activities.
This is one of the best parks in Saigon for kids to visit. Covering an area of 8,300m2, the children's playground in this beloved park was built in 2012, including subdivisions for children of different ages. There are many interesting games, from simple to adventurous, exploring with high difficulty, such as swings, climbing ladders, ferris wheels, water areas, and so on.
- Opening hours: 7am - 10pm
- Address: Hoang Minh Giam street, Ward 9, Phu Nhuan, Ho Chi Minh City
Hoang Van Thu Park - among impressive-shaped parks in Saigon
Hoang Van Thu park - Source: @玉巻宏章
Each park in Ho Chi Minh City has its own unique character, in which, Hoang Van Thu Park stands out with its triangular shape like an oasis in the middle of a noisy city. Covering an area of 106,500m2, this park is about 5km - 15 minutes by car from the center of District 1. The most eye-catching scene here is the Phan Thuc Duyen road through the middle of the park, lined with trees on both sides, hiding the chirping birds and colorful flower beds.
Like other amusement parks in Saigon, this is also designed with resort huts, amusement and entertainment areas, serving the needs of a large number of people from all ages. You can easily catch a group of friends who are passionately singing with guitar, or the vibrant and bustling group games, camping sessions and exciting picnics.
- Opening hours: all day with parking slots
- Address: Phan Dinh Giot Street, Ward 10, Tan Binh District, Ho Chi Minh City
30/4 Park (April 30) - one of the most special parks in Saigon
30/4 park - Source: phuotsaigon
Named after the liberation of the South on April 30, 1975, this is a lovely park in Ho Chi Minh City. This place has a large campus with a total area of 3.5ha, close to central attractions such as Notre Dame Cathedral, Thanh Nien Cultural House, Diamond Plaza shopping center, Saigon Central Post Office, etc. A little away is a stele marking a historical place, where more than a million people in Saigon - Gia Dinh gathered on September 2, 1945 to hear President Ho Chi Minh read the Declaration of Independence.
Like other famous parks in Saigon, walking inside here, you will immediately feel the cool and airy atmosphere, thanks to the shady trees and green lawns lining the path. There is an interesting “specialty” here that is “bet” coffee - all like a normal shop, except that you will be given a newspaper to sit straight on the park floor. There is nothing more interesting than enjoying a drink in the heart of a green park, gathering to chat with friends, and trying snacks such as mixed rice paper, mango, ice cream,…
- Opening hours: all day
- Address: Le Duan Street, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
23/9 park - top parks in Saigon in District 1
239 park - Source: wikiperdia
Also called september 23 park Ho Chi Minh, this park in the center of Ho Chi Minh City, formerly the Saigon Train Station, built by France in the 19th century, is now one of the attractive tourist attractions. With an area of over 9 hectares, 23/9 Park is located near places such as Ben Thanh Market, Bui Vien West Street, Nguyen Hue Walking Street, and many cheap motels and mini hotels. This site is divided into 2 zones: Area A for dining, shopping, sightseeing, and Area B - an underground market, which comes along with a bus stop for convenient sightseeing throughout the city.
This is among the best parks in Saigon for those who want to escape the noise of the city. You can enjoy the fresh, quiet atmosphere, immerse yourself in the green nature. In addition, there are large-scale sites such as a complex shopping center, an “underground” market that is very convenient for serving the shopping, dining and sightseeing needs of people. On weekends, you will have the opportunity to learn and enjoy the cuisine of different cultures such as India, Thailand, China, and so on.
- Opening hours: all day.
- Address: Pham Ngu Lao street, Pham Ngu Lao Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
Ban Nguyet Lake Park in Ho Chi Minh city
Not really one of the top parks in Saigon, this is the large Crescent Lake with the brilliant Starlight Bridge, and the rest is the surrounding road with dense canopy. Located in District 7, this park is an ideal place for young people to choose for romantic dates, about 8km from the center of District 1. Crescent Lake has an area of about 22,000 m2, year-round as blue as a bright mirror, prominent on it is the Starlight bridge about 155m long, beautifully curved and sparkling with color-changing led lights.
On either side of the bridge there is a large square, each simulating a separate image - the West is a half-moon shape and the East is a sun symbol. Coming to one of the most impressive-designed parks in Saigon, you can go for a walk with friends and family, watch the performances in the square, or enjoy the romantic atmosphere with your loved ones on stone benches by the lake.
- Opening hours: all day
- Address: Phu My Hung new urban area, Tan Phu, District 7, Ho Chi Minh City
Coming to cities full of dust and noise, many people want to find a fresh natural space to change the atmosphere and relax themselves. Therefore, many parks in Ho Chi Minh city were born and are loved by more and more people, always filled with locals and tourists to exercise and enjoy the scenery. Hopefully the list of 9 parks in Saigon above will help you on your trip to this city.