Saigon has two famous parks that used to be large cemeteries

Le Thi Rieng and Le Van Tam are large parks with a beautiful scenery. However,very few people who know that these parks were large cemeteries before 1945, one for the high society and one for the sections of common people.

Le Thi Rieng Park

 

Le Thi Rieng Park was a large cemetery of Saigon. Before 1975, this cemetery is Do Thanh. This park is limited by Cach Mang Thang Tam street, Bac Hai street and Truong Son street.
 

Le Thi Rieng Park is a popular entertainment and entertainment center of Ho Chi Minh City.

Le Thi Rieng Park is a popular entertainment and entertainment center of Ho Chi Minh City.

 

Do Thanh cemetery is a resting place of the popular class. According to the seniors, during the periods of war, unnamed tombs have sprung up here, but most of them are  soldiers died in the batlle whose relatives could not confirm.  The documentary image is the main gate of the cemetery with the famous black tibetan statue of 5 - 6m high. This statue will then be relocated to the Monastery Auditorium in Bien Hoa.
 
 
Visiting Le Thi Rieng Park, you will see an area of traditional houses and memorial areas for the soldiers who sacrificed in the 1968 Tet General Offensive campaign. One of them is the grave of Mrs. Le Thi Rieng. The memorial stele of  Tran Phu – the general of Secretary is here, too . In 1999, the authorities found his tomb at the park, 68 years after his death.
 
Le Thi Rieng Park has now been renovated into a spacious and beautiful park surrounded by a lakeside park.

 

White Rabbit Festival - Le Thi Rieng Park

White Rabbit Festival - Le Thi Rieng Park


 
With about 80% of green area on 8 hectares with many hills, plants, flowers, ornamental trees, Le Thi Rieng park becomes a community entertainment and enjoying place for the whole city.


 
Le Van Tam Park
 

Mac Dinh Chi Park was formerly known as Mac Dinh Chi Cemetery. The area of the park is limited by 4 streets: Dien Bien Phu, Hai Ba Trung, Vo Thi Sau and Phan Liem.
 
In the past, Mac Dinh Chi Cemetery was the site of the burial of French officers and soldiers during the Saigon War. During the Republic of Vietnam, many high-ranking politicians, lieutenant colonels and remarkable members were also buried there. The most famous are President Ngo Dinh Diem and his brother - political adviser Ngo Dinh Nhu, who were assassinated by the main island on November 2, 1963.

 

Le Van Tam Park is a spacious green garden with many children's games, attracting many people in the city to walk, exercise.

Le Van Tam Park is a spacious green garden that attract many people in the city to walk, exercise.

 

Nowadays, there are many shady trees in the park, which is a good place for people to walk as well as do exercises.
 
Le Thi Rieng Park and Le Van Tam Park are two parks that have the meaning of creating the scenery for the city and the place of commemoration of heroic martyrs such as Le Thi Rieng and Le Van Tam. in the 1968 Tet Offensive.