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Parks in Saigon

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Ho Chi Minh City is a sprawling, dense concrete jungle so locals relish in the city’s remaining green spaces and communal areas. If you happen to be in the mood for a shaded sit or a quiet stroll, here are a few parks to find it.

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Located just behind Reunification Palace, Tao Dan Park is one of the biggest public green spaces in downtown Saigon. The neatly tended to area is filled with towering trees as well as elaborate plant sculptures of animals such as tigers and dragons. Tao Dan is a place of activity. In the morning city dwellers head here for a round of badminton, meditative tai chi or to show off their prized caged birds. Popular are the public exercise machines in the park’s north corner. In the evening, see people working out or join in an early afternoon aerobics class, which is free and draws dozens of ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 600 words.)

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