Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC), Vietnam

Tân Cảng

A100 Ung Văn Khiêm, D. Bình Thạnh Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam (08) 3899 1120
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Tân Cảng is defined as a tourist area in Ho Chi Minh City, but in reality it is normally used for residents who enjoy the escape from crowded streets. This is an open area with several restaurants which will server you right next to the Saigon river.

Tân Cảng
Tân Cảng
Tân Cảng

A peaceful park

Reviewed on 2014-09-12 (Updated on 2014-11-27)

Tân Cảng Park is located in Bình Thạnh District, not far from District 2. It is within fairly reach of Thảo Điền Pearl Building so it is an ideal respite for residents living there.

On approaching the park, I was struck firstly by the quietness of the area then by the abundance of bright flowers. The park is not far from a main road but it does not overly suffer from the constant hum of the traffic. It is also bordered by the Saigon River. In addition to the masses of beautiful flowers, there are tennis courts, tables & ‘huts’ that I presume are used for cooking & serving food. They are quite ingenious looking & would not be out of place on a tropical island. The eating area & general layout suggest that this is a popular spot for wedding receptions and the setting for wedding photographs. Indeed the trees & flowers would undoubtedly provide a lovely back drop for a memorable occasion.

The palm trees, greenery & water features all tended to by devoted gardeners make this a peaceful place that is well worth a visit. This is the type of park that is ideal for laying back & diving into a good book, the tranquillity & lovely grounds will surely enable even the most stressed person to unwind.

Due to its location I would not make a special trip, however if passing by, it certainly deserves a stop & a meander. Five stars for Tân Cảng Park & next time I shall return with a book & a picnic.