The park was opened to the public last Saturday, just in time for the Christmas and New Year holidays.

A beautiful field of sunflowers at Saigon River Park in Thu Duc City, Ho Chi Minh City has become a popular attraction for both residents and tourists. Photo: Phuong Quyen / Tuoi Tre

The park, which is located in Thu Duc City, offers an expansive field of blooming sunflowers and various miniature displays, making it a charming destination for visitors.

According to a reporter from the Youth newspaper, a large number of residents and travelers flocked to the park on Saturday afternoon and evening to enjoy the festive atmosphere and admire the city’s beauty at this new venue.

Visitors taking photos at Saigon River Park in Thu Duc City, Ho Chi Minh City, on December 30, 2023. Photo: Phuong Quyen / Tuoi Tre

Bao Tran, a 20-year-old visitor from Dong Nai Province, and her friends traveled for over an hour to reach the park.

“I had seen many review videos of this new park during the past week, so I convinced my friends to come and see it,” Tran shared.

“As we walked around the park, I quickly understood why it is so attractive.

“The spacious area, fresh air, and various miniatures designed for taking photos and selfies truly amazed me.”

Bao Tran (in white) and her friends visiting Saigon River Park in Thu Duc City, Ho Chi Minh City, from Dong Nai Province. Photo: Phuong Quyen / Tuoi Tre

“The park not only serves as a relaxing place for city residents, but it is also a landmark that attracts visitors to the southern metropolis,” said Hoang Van Nam, a 60-year-old resident of Ho Chi Minh City.

Saigon River Park in Thu Duc City, Ho Chi Minh City features a field of blooming sunflowers and various miniature displays. Photo: Phuong Quyen / Tuoi Tre

Mai Lan and her daughter taking a photo with sunflowers at Saigon River Park in Thu Duc City, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Phuong Quyen / Tuoi Tre

There will be a series of art performances and exciting programs held at the park to celebrate the new year.

Saigon River Park spans an area of approximately 20 hectares, stretching from the Thu Thiem 2 Bridge to the Saigon River Tunnel.

The park, which was built at a cost of nearly VND90 billion (US$3.7 million), features a sunflower field, a residential area, a versatile community square, parking facilities, restrooms, a stone park, an ecological park, a floating raft system for aquatic plants, a fountain, a designated area for fireworks, and LED systems for advertising.

A girl posing for a photo at Saigon River Park in Thu Duc City, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Phuong Quyen / Tuoi Tre

Residents enjoying entertainment on the Saigon River bank in Ho Chi Minh City on December 30, 2023. Photo: Phuong Quyen / Tuoi Tre