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Tao Dan Park, Ho Chi Minh City Overview

The perfect getaway from traffic noise, Tao Dan Park features 10 hectares of beautiful Sao Den trees and walkaways to revitalize you. The park is filled with locals exercising, and also houses a sporting club that draws children to it. A well-known bird cafe inside Tao Dan attracts numerous bird owners to relax with their pets.

Ho Chi Minh City, also known by its former name Saigon is an exciting place that showcases both the ancient as well as the modern marvels side by side. However, nothing can compare with the immense greenery of Tao Dan Park located within the city. Covering more than 10 hectares of land bang in the middle of the busy city, this beautiful park helps the visitors to relax while enjoying fresh, unadulterated air. Tourists find it to be a wonderful place to rejuvenate as well, and are particularly elated to see huge, lofty trees creating a canopy that filters out the heat and dust, providing a safe space for people to relax.

Tao Dan Park Ho Chi Minh City
Tao Dan Park is a 10-hectare Green Space in the Middle of Ho Chi Minh City (Source)

The walking area of Tao Dan Park is lined by flame trees as well as numerous tropical specimens including the enormous So Khi & Sao Den. The benches provide a respite for the visitors who enjoy the peace and quiet while relaxing amidst nature. The Park is also a hum of activity with the local youth exercising and practicing martial art while the dancers try to perfect their steps in the serene settings. The ones interested in Art and culture are overwhelmed to find a reconstructed Nha Trang Cham tower along with a shrine dedicated to the Hung rulers here as well.

Replica of Nha Trang Cham Tower at Tao Dan Park
There is a Replica of the Famous Cham Towers in Nha Trang
at the Tao Dan Park (Source)

The visitors in the city are amused to find the elderly citizens of the city arrive at the park early in the morning carrying bird cages full of colorful birds. The area where they congregate is known as the Bird Café where the bird lovers indulge in training their birds.

Locals Doing Exercise at Tao Dan Park Ho Chi Minh City
Locals Take Walks, Exercise or Practice Tai Chi at Tao Dan Park (Source)

The Tao Dan Park in Ho Chi Minh City is a must visit spot for the tourists who hope to discover the offbeat wonders of Saigon. The tropical trees provide shade from the intense heat during summers, helping people relax completely. The sight of young children and people enjoying themselves gives much joy to the individuals resting in the park as well. The young get a place to exercise and practice their moves while nature lovers enjoy its tranquility and admire the sight of songbirds chirping merrily at the Bird Café. Moreover, tourists are most excited to discover authentic art forms especially Tai Chi being performed amidst the greenery.

Tao Dan Park Bird Cafe

Bird Cafe at Tao Dan Park Ho Chi Minh City
Bird Owners and Enthusiasts Gather at the Tao Dan Park Bird Cafe (Source)

The Bird Cafe at Tao Dan Park throws open its doors to birds and their owners every morning from 6 AM to 9 AM. The owners enjoy showing off their pets to the visitors who gather there to catch a glimpse of the birds and witness the training process. A crowd puller at the park, it was established in 1954. Visitors to the cafe are entranced by the tales of the bird owners who cannot stop showing off their beloved pets, bonding with people over a cup of Vietnamese coffee at the café too. Weekends find numerous bird cages hanging from the hooks placed on the tall trees surrounding the cafe. The tourists enjoy their morning coffee while listening to the chirping of birds.

Birds at Tao Dan Park Ho Chi Minh City
Bird Cages Are Provided at the Bird Cafe at Tao Dan Park (Source)

Tao Dan Park happens to be a place that sees almost all the bird lovers of Saigon reaching the park early in the morning. The birds are carried in cages and encouraged to sing. It is songbirds mostly that are found trilling away merrily. The visitors enthusiastically cheer them with birds of all colors filling the morning air with melody. Nightingales, canaries and tailorbirds are commonly sighted here.

How to Reach Tao Dan Park

Tao Dan Park Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam
Tao Dan Park is Located Close to the Ben Thanh Market in District 1 of Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam (Source)

Located at 57 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Street, Ben Thanh Ward, District 1, Tao Dan Park is a magnificent park full of greenery that serves as the ‘green lung’ of a city polluted by noxious vehicle fumes and smoke from its factories. Situated just behind the Reunification Palace, the park is intersected by the busy Truong Dinh Street. Tourists staying near the city center prefer to walk there via the Ben Thanh Market that happens to be a stone’s throw away from the intersection of Truong Dinh and Nguyen Du Streets. Visitors can also hop on a bus (No. 7 or 12) for VND 300 and get off at the Ben Thanh Station to reach the park. Metered taxis and Xe Oms (motorcycle taxis) are available from the airport as well. The backpackers choose to hire a cyclo at an hourly rate of VND 20,000 for touring the entire city including the park.

Best Time to Visit Tao Dan Park

The best time to visit Tao Dan Park is early in the morning, when you can catch the locals in action as well as enjoy the sight of colorful birds. Unfortunately, security may be a little lax after dusk making it important for the tourists to leave the park before 8 PM.

Tao Dan Park Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam
Tao Dan Park in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (Source)

Tao Dan Park is a relaxing spot that helps both locals as well as tourists enjoy peace and quiet. It is a great location for getting to learn about Vietnamese culture and meet with locals while participating in multiple exciting activities.

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