Walking in the Tao Dan park

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What?

The meetup groep Thanh Pho Ho Chi Minh Walking for health Meetup-Tao Dan park is bringing people together every 12 weeks for a walk. But some people disagree that every 12 weeks is enough. Every week or two weeks is better. We try to contact the administrator of the meetup group. But this person stayed silent. So this is a shadow document with more information about the weekly walking group.

Why?

After a busy week its good to have a walk. You can use it for learning or practicing a new language. Make new friend, Exchange information about cultures. Try new food. See people practice different sports or just walk in silence.

Time

Every Saturday morning. We gather at 7:00 (AM) in the bird cafe. Around 7:15 (AM) we start walking in the Tao Dan Park. Around 9:00 (AM) we sit in the Bird cafe for coffee and/or tea.
Some members of the walking group starts at 6.00 (AM) with sport.

Where

The walking is in the Tao Dan Park in District One. This park is central in Ho Chi Minh City. The park is situated behind the Independence Palace (aka Reunification Palace / Dinh Thống Nhất)
As adres for your navigation system, Taxi, Grab or Uber you can use the address 57 Nguyễn Thị Minh Khai, Bến Thành, Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam

Bird cafe

Every morning bird lovers gather in the bird cafe. They bring a cage with their beloved bird. A good place to gather for the walk. More information about the bird cafe can be found at -> Cà phê chim Tao Đàn, thú vui tao nhã của người Sài Gòn (Sorry. The text is in Vietnamese)

Parking

If you come with your bike. Then you can park at two places in the park. The parking in the east is only a 10 meter walk to the Bird Cafe. The cost for the parking is 5.000 dong.

Coffee

In the Bird Cafe you can buy coffee. The price is a little bit higher then yo pay at the ‘street’. A coffee with milk is around 20.000 dong.

Breakfast

Walking makes you hungry. In the park is a small stand that sells warm soja yoghurt with caramel. Taste really good and is not heavy. The price is 5.000 dong for one bowl.

Toilet

In the park is a FREE public toilet. Its clean. Separated for ladies and gentleman. You are not allowed to wear your own shoes inside. Make use of the free provided flip flops. In the park are also paid toilets. You pay 2.000 or 3.000 dong in advance for the service. Be aware thats there no toiletpaper. You have to get the toiletpaper separated in advance from the toilet-lady.

Map

 

Changelog

28 september 2017 – first initial release.

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