Nature & parks in Ho Chi Minh City

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Nature & Parks in Ho Chi Minh City

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  • Nitin Tulsian
    Noida, India115 contributions
    We went to this park after our visit to War Remnants Museum. It's less than a km from the museum so you can consider walking to the park if suitable.

    Nicely maintained park with exercising equipment in the open. Good to see people walking, jogging and exercising there. You can rest and get some fresh air in the middle of the city after a tiring tour.
    Written June 3, 2022
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  • Inga Y
    39 contributions
    Well it wasn’t the best zoo I have seen it. Park needs renovation indeed, the animals doesn’t look very happy. Poor environment:(
    Written January 5, 2022
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  • Hansblix
    Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam2,638 contributions
    Monkey Island Eco Forest Park

    I went on a Monday and there were hardly any other tourists. The park has several attractions: (1) the monkeys themselves, which you only see around the entrance to the park; (2) a crocodile farm; (3) a restored Viet Cong military base; (4) and a boat ride around the area, which looked fun, but which seemed expensive. It is 600,000 vnd per boat, probably worth it if you’re with a group. The highlight was definitely the Viet Cong base. Most of the path is covered by a canopy of trees, which made it much more comfortable under the midday sun. There is a restaurant on site. It’s overpriced and mediocre, but will do the job if you’re famished like I was after walking around for a couple of hours.

    You can take a tour, go by motorbike, or go on by public transport like I did (which does involve some walking):

    GETTING TO AND FROM CAN GIO/MONKEY ISLAND FROM HO CHI MINH CITY BY BUS AND FERRY:
    (1) Bus # 20 from Ham Nghi station (5 minutes walking from Ben Thanh market) to Binh Khanh bus station (Bến xe buýt Bình Khánh). This is the last station on route 20.
    (2) Walk from the Binh Khanh bus stop to the ferry (5 minutes)
    (3) Take the ferry to Cần Giờ. This is about 15-20 minutes long
    (4) Get off the ferry, walk to the bus and get on bus # 90. If you walked past the Cao Dai temple on the opposite side, you’ve walked too far. Ask the bus driver or conductor to notify you when the bus arrives at Monkey Island (which isn’t technically an island), otherwise you’ll miss the stop.
    (5) Walk from the Monkey Island bus stop to the park, which should take 15-20 minutes.
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    GETTING FROM MONKEY ISLAND TO THE BEACH IN CAN GIO. It’s only about 4 more kilometers to get to the beach. Again, if you’re on foot, wait for bus 90, which runs about every 15-20 minutes. You’ll get off at the next to the last stop (again, tell the driver you want to go to the beach), and then you’ll need to walk about 1 kilometer to get to the beach. Check out the seaside restaurants while you're there. I highly recommend the salted shrimp.
    Written December 26, 2019
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  • 422iana
    Dunedin, New Zealand3,072 contributions
    It seems well kept and there is an area for kids with exercise machines. Nice to stroll around and see the world go by.
    Written December 28, 2019
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  • Soko37
    Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam3,881 contributions
    Busy traffic during Saturday afternoon but no tourist, roundabout restaurants empty comparing few years back. I do find it super attracting with new architecture
    Written January 22, 2022
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  • FayeInAmsterdam
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands1,449 contributions
    What I like about HCM is that this is a green city. Lots of small parks just to stroll around without all the traffic. What is not very nice is all the plastic on some grounds. Pls keep it clean.
    Written November 1, 2018
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  • David D
    Adelaide, Australia907 contributions
    I first came here in 1998 and every visit I make an effort to enjoy the Sau Rieng smoothie and every time they look at me like a crazed foreigner. So they give me a small spoon of Durian ice cream and I go yum! And then explain I’ve been coming here for 20 years. That aside if you like durian you’ll love their Sau Rieng smoothie. Ice cold with just the right component of durian. Great on a sticky humid HCMC day.
    Written November 14, 2019
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  • Professor_Sparrow 🇮🇪 🇲🇦
    Dublin, Ireland13,986 contributions
    This is a really nice space to meet with friends in the evening and just relax and chat while having some food or a drink. It's a very chilled space and attracts lots of locals just taking time out during their day. Many people also come here to just play the guitar or walk to exercise. A really nice space.
    Written March 27, 2017
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  • Travel805244
    Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam2 contributions
    Airport taxi lane is marked but there is a plain marked car at the front , do not take this taxi always take a genuine mailin or vinisun taxi . I was on my own and got swayed into a plain taxi ..." do not make the same mistake I made as they just want to count your money on the way out of the airport and rip you off , very annoying .
    Written July 13, 2020
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  • TheMartins1997
    Luton, UK788 contributions
    If you have time to spare the Culture Park is a nice get away from the busy city.
    It's a nicely laid out park with lovely gardens and sculptures dotted around the park for added interest.
    There's a couple of places to get food/ drink on the edges of the park & it seemed to be a nice family park where you would see locals & tourists alike.
    Written December 4, 2017
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  • steve_vstheworld
    Hafnarfjordur, Iceland399 contributions
    Surrounded on all sides by the busy and stressful roads that make up the city centre, this is a nice and decently sized park but not exactly what you’d call tranquil. Worth a visit if you need a break and a sit down.
    Written March 25, 2019
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  • Bence
    Budapest, Hungary36 contributions
    A Zoo is always fun, but in Saigon it is not really a Zoo, instead an amusement park with carousels, cafes, loudy music, clowns. There are incidentally animals too... therefore almost every animal was frightened, nervous, the viet crowd was tactless with the poor animals. Alone the hyppopotamus didn't give anything :) my hero.
    Written January 18, 2019
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  • kristenmendoza
    Edmonton, Canada10 contributions
    Unique park to visit in Ho Chi Minh City: garden with koi pond, sculptures and lanterns. Nice to take pictures! Only 50,000 VND to enter.
    Written December 21, 2017
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  • OceanShark
    Haarlem, The Netherlands3,712 contributions
    Just a tiny park, but with a beautiful tree.
    Worthwhile a short visit.
    Grab your camera and enjoy the moment.

    Written December 14, 2019
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