Tao Dan Park
The swimming pool of the old Cercle Sportif still has its colonnades and some art deco charm.
Golden Dragon Water Puppet Theatre
The main water-puppet venue, with shows starting at 5pm, 6.30pm and 7.45pm and lasting about 50 minutes.
...hum Vegetarian Cafe & Restaurant
Even if you're not a vegetarian, this serene and elegant restaurant requires your attention. Everything – from the charming service to...
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Tao Dan Park information
One of the city's biggest and most attractive green spaces is 10-hectare Tao Dan Park, its bench-lined walks shaded with avenues of enormous tropical trees, including the ever-abundant flame tree and vast Sao Den and So Khi trees. It’s fascinating to visit in the early morning and late afternoon when thousands of locals exercise.
Also noteworthy is the daily flocking here of the city’s bird lovers (mainly elderly gentlemen), who arrive, cages in hand, at what is universally known as the bird cafe.
The park is split down the middle by Ð Truong Dinh. To the northeast of Ð Truong Dinh are a small contemporary sculpture garden and the old Cercle Sportif, an elite sporting club during the French colonial period and now the Workers’ Club, with tennis courts, a colonnaded art deco swimming pool and a clubhouse.