If you have a chance to travel to Ho Chi Minh City (Hồ Chí Minh) and wonder where you can have a wonderful free day to relax and learn more about the “real” Saigon (Sài Gòn), let consider Le Thi Rieng Park (Công viên Lê Thị Riêng). Le Thi Rieng Park is a green oasis and a valuable treasure in Ho Chi Minh City that helps you stay away from the vehicles and noise. Furthermore, it is also one of the biggest parks in Saigon City.
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Where Is Le Thi Rieng Park
Le Thi Rieng Park in Ho Chi Minh City is located at 875 Cach Mang Thang Tam (Cách Mạng Tháng Tám) Street, Ward 15, District 10. It is approximately 4 kilometers away from Ben Thanh (Bến Thành) Market. Le Thi Rieng Park is also known as Tho Trang (Thỏ Trắng) Park (that means “White Rabbit” Park in English.”
When Is The Best Time To Visit Le Thi Rieng Park
No matter whenever you come, Le Thi Rieng Park is still beautiful and gorgeous. However, if you want to enjoy the best Saigon without interruption due to the bad weather, the best time for you to visit Ho Chi Minh in general and Le Thi Rieng Park, in particular, is the dry months from December to March. During these months, the temperature is quite high but will cool down in the early morning or late afternoon. It is a reason why many locals gather in the park at that time to relax, stroll around the park, and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere. So, if you visit the park in the early morning or late afternoon, you can have a great opportunity to meet locals and participate in the daily activities of people in Ho Chi Minh City.
Basic Information About Le Thi Rieng Park
Le Thi Rieng Park looks like a green oasis in Saigon city as 80% of the park is lush greenery. So a visit to the park will help you enjoy the refreshing atmosphere. It also a great relaxing spot for not only locals but also visitors. The park covers an area of 8 ha. Different from other parks that have flat and even terrain, Le Thi Rieng Park owns many rolling hills.
In the past, during the war, the park was a graveyard. For instance, before 1975, it was Do Thanh (Đô Thành) Cemetery where the unnamed soldiers rested in peace.
What To Do In Le Thi Rieng Park
In the morning, you can see people of all ages gather in the park for doing exercises, dancing, walking and playing sports like volleyball, badminton, etc.
Inside Le Thi Rieng Park, there is an amusement area where children can play many outdoor games like merry go round, seesaw, roller coaster, swing, slide, etc.
Visiting the park on special occasions such as Christmas, Tet Holiday, Mid-fall festival or Halloween is a memorable experience as, during these occasions, the park is decorated beautifully and vibrantly.
The park also has a big pond. You can come to relax.
Where To Eat Near Le Thi Rieng Park
Around the big pond at the park are a lot of beverage and food stalls where you can enjoy the special street food here. If you do not like street food, you can easily find a good restaurant near the park.
Where To Stay Near Le Thi Rieng Park
In Ho Chi Minh City, it is easy for you to find the best accommodation with good services and quality. And if you visit Le Thi Rieng Park and want to stay in a hotel or resort nearby, your recommended options should be Winsuites Saigon (0.7 miles far from Le Thi Rieng Park), TTC Hotel Deluxe (1.1 miles far from Le Thi Rieng Park), Dong Khanh (Đồng Khánh) Hotel (0.4 miles), Silk Hotel (0.9 miles), etc.
Despite the presence of many parks in Saigon, Le Thi Rieng Park is becoming the famous popular destination. It is a paradise for you and your friends or families to relax and create unforgettable moments. So, let’s visit Le Thi Rieng Park on your trip. I hope that you will find useful information in this article. Any questions you want to ask can be left in the comment section, and we will answer them as soon as we can. On Vina.com, we provide many interesting and informative articles that give useful suggestions for someone who is planning to visit Vietnam.