Here are some great options for outdoor fun in Ho Chi Minh City!! Get away from the hustle and bustle and let the kids run free!!!!!
Tao Dan park, “Bird Park”, Saigon
The park is one of the largest green spaces in the city and is located just behind the Reunification Palace in District 1. This 10-hectare space is a great place for a walk but mainly its best for people watching! It is best to head to the park nice and early in the morning to catch all the action!
People come to socialise, take a walk, practise Tai chi, play badminton, dance and more. There is really no shame here, life is lived in the public domain.
My favourite is the gathering of men that bring their birds to the park. They hang the cages up beside a cafe, fondly known as “bird cafe”. So it’s the perfect place to grab a coffee and watch the magic scene in front of you.
I have been told that they gather together so all the birds can learn new songs from each other 🎶 🎶 This gathering mainly happens on the weekends between sunrise and 8 am, so get there nice and early!
Be sure to check out this park, it is awesome. In fact, I think I’m due for another visit.
How to get there:
Trương Định, Phường Bến Thành, Quận 1, Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh. (Map)
Binh Quoi Tourist Village
Bình Quới Tourist Village is a great place to have some outdoor fun in Ho Chi Minh City. Only about 20 minutes from District 2, it is very easy to get to by taxi. It is lush and green and is a perfect spot to soak up some time in nature.
Its a really lovely space for the kids to run around and explore. Start by taking a walk through the grounds. then head to the Lakeview restaurant for some lunch and a spot of fishing.
How to get there:
Binh Quoi Village, 48/10 Điện Biên Phủ, Ward 22, Bình Thạnh, Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam (Map)
Vinhomes Central Park, Landmark 81
Completed in 2016, the 40-hectare Vinhomes Central Park is inspired by the famous Central Park in New York. It is full of wide-open spaces for the kids to run wild along with an amazing adventure playground.
The lovely Koi fish lake and Japanese garden are one of our favourite parts of the park.
Vinhomes Central Park is a modern, green, clean and beautiful park with tons of outdoor fun to be had in Ho Chi Minh City.
Ben Thanh, Ho Chi Minh City (Map)
A little oasis in the heart of Thao Dien, District 2. Family Garden is set on 3 hectares and has vegetable gardens a kids playground and cafes. It also houses other businesses such as a beautiful yoga studio called Yoga Pod. It is a bit of a miss-match space but its fun to walk through, explore and grab a juice.
They also run school and family groups. Educating the community on the importance of sustainable living. You get to taste the amazing freshly picked produce, feeding the sheep and rabbits, or even catch some fish.
No. 28 Thao Dien Street, District 2, Ho Chi Minh City
Find more information on their Facebook Page.
Saigon Pony Club
Saigon Pony Club is a great place to introduce your kids to the joy of riding ponies and horses. They have ponies and stallions of varying size to suit everyone. With foreign teachers that are experienced at instructing riders of all ages, the facility provides excellent classes for children and also adults. Set up 10 years ago, the Saigon Pony Club is the best riding school in Saigon.
How to get there:
38, Duong So 42, Le Van Thinh, D2 (Map)
Phone:+84 91 373 3360
Other places for outdoor fun in Ho Chi Minh:
- Suoi Tien Theme Park
Open Sun-Sat 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Address: 120 Hanoi Highway, Tan Phu Ward, Dist. 9, Ho Chi Minh City 70000 Vietnam (Map)
- Saigon Zoo and Botanical Gardens
Opening Hous- Mon – Sun / 7AM – 5.30PM
Address: 5, 2 Nguyen Binh Khiem, D1 (Map)
Comment below to let me know your favourite outdoor spots in Ho Chi Minh City.