Ho Chi Minh City parks and gardens
Tao Dan Park
Come to Tao Dan Park one morning to see the locals practising tai chi, hula-hooping, or dancing. You can join in their exercises or simply enjoy a stroll. You'll find lots of picturesque spots, such as a sculpture garden and miniature recreations of buildings, so don't forget to bring your camera! If you're feeling the heat, grab an iced Vietnamese coffee from a vendor along the way.
Me Linh Square
Just a stone's throw away from Saigon River, Me Linh Square is a good place to stop and rest if you're in that part of Ho Chi Minh. Since 1875, this green space has seen the rise and fall of many statues. Today, its place of honour is home to Tran Hung Dao, a national hero of Vietnam.