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Exploring tranquil green parks along Bus Line 65

By Gia Nghi

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HCMC – Embarking on a journey from District 1 to Hoc Mon District via Bus Line No. 65 offers travelers an opportunity to discover several serene green spaces in HCMC. Among these are Hai Muoi Ba Thang Chin Park, Tao Dan Park, Le Thi Rieng Park, and Hoang Van Thu Park.

Hai Muoi Ba Thang Chin Park

Situated between Le Lai and Pham Ngu Lao streets in District 1, the park was formerly the Saigon Railway Station, established by the French in the 19th century. Today, the park boasts three distinct areas, including a lush green space with age-old trees, a shopping center featuring dining options and various entertainment facilities, and a bus station.

It is conveniently located near other renowned landmarks in the city, including Ben Thanh Market and Bui Vien Pedestrian Street.

Hai Muoi Ba Thang Chin Park is situated between Le Lai and Pham Ngu Lao streets in District 1 – PHOTO: GIA NGHI

Tao Dan Park

Nestled within the boundaries of Nguyen Thi Minh Khai, Huyen Tran Cong Chua, Nguyen Du, and Cach Mang Thang Tam streets in Ben Thanh Ward, District 1, Tao Dan Park is actually a verdant sanctuary in HCMC.

Renowned for its vast expanses of lush greenery, the park is a favorite destination for locals and tourists alike seeking relaxation, leisurely walks, and recreational activities. Within its serene confines, visitors can discover cultural landmarks such as the Memorial Temple of the Hung Kings, ancient graves, and charming Cham towers. Additionally, Tao Dan Park serves as a vibrant hub for cultural events and entertainment, adding to its allure as a must-visit destination in the city.

Tao Dan Park is a favorite destination for locals and tourists who want to seek relaxation and recreational activities – PHOTO: THAI BAO

Le Thi Rieng Park

Surrounded by the bustling streets of Cach Mang Thang Tam, Bac Hai, and Truong Son in District 10, Le Thi Rieng Park covers eight hectares and is 80% covered by trees, grass patches, and flower beds.

Offering a serene escape from urban life, the park features amenities such as playgrounds for children and outdoor exercise areas, catering to the recreational needs of local residents and visitors alike. Whether it’s a leisurely stroll, a game of badminton, or a workout session, Le Thi Rieng Park provides a serene setting for various activities. Moreover, the park regularly hosts trade fairs, exhibitions, and cultural events, further enriching the community’s recreational experiences.

Le Thi Rieng Park offers a serene escape from urban life – PHOTO: GIA NGHI

Hoang Van Thu Park

Located in Tan Binh District, just a stone’s throw away from Tan Son Nhat International Airport, Hoang Van Thu Park covers 10.65 hectares. Established in 1989, this triangular-shaped park is bordered by Hoang Van Thu, Phan Dinh Giot, and Tran Quoc Hoan streets.

The park is divided by Phan Thuc Duyen Street, with its two parts connected by a pedestrian bridge. It features serene pathways shaded by lush foliage, providing a popular retreat for locals and tourists alike seeking entertainment, exercise, and relaxation. However, the surrounding streets often experience congestion, particularly during peak hours, owing to its proximity to the airport, which may affect the park’s tranquility at times.

A view of Hoang Van Thu Park – PHOTO: DUONG PHAM

Traveling on Bus Line No. 65, tourists can explore many others attractions in HCMC, such as Hoa Hung Market in District 10, Buu Da Pagoda in District 10, Hoang Hoa Tham Flea Market in Tan Binh District, and Vinh Phuoc Pagoda in District 12.

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