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Ho Chi Minh City’s downtown park attracts residents after renovation

Friday, January 28, 2022, 12:07 GMT+7
Ho Chi Minh City’s downtown park attracts residents after renovation
A bird’s-eye view of Bach Dang Wharf Park at night in downtown Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Tuoi Tre

Bach Dang Wharf Park in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, has reopened its doors following months of refurbishment to welcome visitors with wide-open spaces.

According to the observation of Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper reporters, people gathered at Bach Dang Wharf to exercise and soak in the fresh air on Thursday morning.

An aerial view of Bach Dang Wharf Park after renovation in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Tuoi Tre
An aerial view of Bach Dang Wharf Park after renovation in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Tuoi Tre

The park's campus has been upgraded with new lighting systems, walkways, gardens, and green areas, as well as stone platforms for people to sit on around the park.

According to Thu Trang, a local resident, the renovated park is extremely airy, which makes jogging and exercising more enjoyable.

"Jogging and exercising in the park this morning is rather convenient. Also, the river view is pleasant to your eyes because it has widened sharply," Trang said.

A young woman jogs at Bach Dang Wharf Park in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Tuoi Tre
A young woman jogs at Bach Dang Wharf Park in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Tuoi Tre

The venue was renovated at a cost of VND26 billion (US$1.1 million), spanning more than 8,000 square meters from the Thu Ngu Flagpole to the wharf with new walkways, gardens, green spaces, lighting and watering systems.

Locals exercise at Bach Dang Wharf Park in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Locals exercise at Bach Dang Wharf Park in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Tuoi Tre
A walkway for the disabled at Bach Dang Wharf Park in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Tuoi Tre
A walkway for the disabled at Bach Dang Wharf Park in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Tuoi Tre
A bird’s-eye view of Bach Dang Wharf Park after renovation in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Tuoi Tre
A bird’s-eye view of Bach Dang Wharf Park after renovation in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Tuoi Tre
A bird’s-eye view of Bach Dang Wharf Park after renovation in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Tuoi Tre
A bird’s-eye view of Bach Dang Wharf Park after renovation in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Tuoi Tre
An aerial view of Bach Dang Wharf Park at night in downtown Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Tuoi Tre
An aerial view of Bach Dang Wharf Park at night in downtown Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Tuoi Tre
This aerial photo shows people rushing to Bach Dang Wharf Park in downtown Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam on January 26, 2022. Photo: Tuoi Tre
This aerial photo shows people rushing to Bach Dang Wharf Park in downtown Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam on January 26, 2022. Photo: Tuoi Tre
A panorama of Bach Dang Wharf Park at night in downtown Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Tuoi Tre
A panorama of Bach Dang Wharf Park at night in downtown Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Locals work out at Bach Dang Wharf Park in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City on January 27, 2022. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Locals work out at Bach Dang Wharf Park in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City on January 27, 2022. Photo: Tuoi Tre

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