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Nature Hideouts in Ho Chi Minh City

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In contrast to the glistening urban scene, Ho Chi Minh City contains many destinations for locals and tourists to find green spaces and a peaceful atmosphere. Five places mentioned below dot all over the city, where you can effortlessly find to avoid vehicle fumes and noisy streets.

Binh Quoi Tourist Village

Located on the Thanh Da peninsula, Binh Quoi tourist village is where people can go fishing, enjoy Vietnamese cuisine, paddle in a lake, or walk in the green grasslands. International visitors can explore Vietnamese culture in general and southern Vietnam in particular. Not as bustling as other amusement parks, Binh Quoi tourist village is famous for its folk culture space and vast green areas.

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About the food, Binh Quoi tourist village has a lot of signature dishes from Southern Vietnam and other cuisines. There is no entrance fee, except the buffet fee, if you want to try delicious food at Binh Quoi tourist village. Weekends are the best time to visit because you will have a chance to taste about 80 rustic foods displayed like an outdoor buffet.

Address: 1147 Binh Quoi Street, Ward 28, Binh Thanh District

Buffet fee and times:

Binh Quoi 1: Adult – VND 270,000. Children – VND 150,000
Every Friday and Saturday from 5 PM to 8 PM.
Sunday and holidays: 11 AM to 2 PM, 5 PM to 8 PM.

Binh Quoi 2: Adult – VND 270,000. Children – VND 140,000
Weekends and holidays from 5 PM to 8 PM.

How to get there: take the public bus No. 44 from Ben Thanh market to Binh Quoi station, or you can call a taxi or embark on a motorbike tour with local guides.

Tao Dan Park

Ho Chi Minh City has many green spaces for you to take a small break from the crowded streets. Tao Dan Park is one of the most famous public parks in the city center, as it provides massive shade to relax and a leafy path for a small jogging exercise.

Address: 55C Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Street, District 1.

23rd September Park

Besides Tao Dan Park, 23rd September Park (or 23-9 Park) is also a famous public park that attracts many people. 23-9 Park is the most convenient location for exploring Ho Chi Minh City, as there are a host of the city’s attractions in the neighborhood. Thanks to its ideal location, this place usually hosts many outdoor events such as weekend markets, cultural events, and festivals.

When the night comes, 23-9 Park becomes a fun place to visit and blend in with the locals. From late afternoon, local people will gather in groups near the park to enjoy street food or just hang out. Moreover, many Vietnamese students come here to look for foreigners to practice their English, so this is a lovely spot to mingle with the Vietnamese people and their culture.

Address: Pham Ngu Lao Ward, District 1.

Ho Chi Minh City Zoo and Botanical Garden

Ho Chi Minh City Zoo and Botanical Garden is one of the oldest zoos in the world and currently boasts approximately 550 animals in the zoo section and more than 1,830 plants in the botanical garden section. There are many different areas for tourists to explore, such as animal conservation areas, an orchid garden, a plant conservation center, and a children’s amusement area. Exotic animals and rich fauna will bring nature closer to you.

The Botanical Garden has a diversity of flora and fauna, including many species of trees, plants, and ferns. Some of them may be as old as the garden, and some are new.

The zoo exhibits a range of animals, including monkeys, elephants, lions, tigers, and snakes. Some rare species, such as the white tiger, are also displayed in this section. The zoo aims to conserve endangered animals and keep them safe from hunters. Besides, you can directly feed the animals and get closer to them.

Address: 2 Nguyen Binh Khiem Street, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1.
Entrance fee: VND 50,000.

Conclusion on Nature Hideouts in Ho Chi Minh City

If you are bored with some typical attractions and want to visit somewhere to relax and chill out, these nature hideouts are the best places to avoid the heat and chaotic streets of Ho Chi Minh City.

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