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[Photos] The Parks Of Saigon Seen From Above

Public parks can seem few and far between in Saigon, especially outside of the city center. But you gotta appreciate what you have and there’s no better way to do so than with the drone images of Saigon’s green spaces.


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30/4 Park. 

Another angle of 30/4 Park. 

One of Saigon's biggest parks and home to many old trees, Gia Dinh Park was once a golf course before 1975. Its size has been considerably reduced due to urban planning - recently a street was built across it as seen on the right.   

Hoang Van Thu Park, a former helicopter platform for an American army hospital, was founded in 1989.

Hoang Van Thu Park is home to over 10 hectares of trees, flowers and lakes.

District 10's biggest, Le Thi Rieng Park consists of 8 hectares of trees that cover 80% of its surface area.

Another view of Le Thi Rieng Park.

Le Van Tam Park was built in 1985. 

Many public events are held in Le Van Tam Park and an underground parking lot project is pending.

District 1's biggest, Tao Dan Park has been able to retain its original character amidst the city's rapid development. 

Divided by tree shaded Truong Dinh street, 10 hectares of Tao Dan Park consists not only of trees, but also historic tombs, temples and statues. 

Lying along Nhieu Loc Canal, the Saigon Zoo and Botanical Gardens, founded in 1864, is world's 8th oldest nature preserve with hundreds of plants and animal species. 

23/9 Park located was built in the 1980s on land that previously served as Saigon's central train station. The northern section of the park will reprise this role when the Ben Thanh Market metro station is completed. 

[h/t Zing]

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