The countryside lifestyle in Southern Vietnam is an attraction for tourism within and outside the country. Visiting the fruits gardens or visiting the floating markets are always one of the must do when traveling to the South.
However, if you could not further your trip to the countryside but stay in Ho Chi Minh City only, you can try some of the following suggestion of the spots near Sai Gon which will give you the experience of the real Southern countryside life.
Van Thanh Park

Located just about 3 kilometers from the center of Ho Chi Minh City, Van Thanh Tourism Center is a convenient location for a short and in-day visit.
The site’s landscape resembles the countryside with green grass ground, the serene river and stilt houses on the riverside. The center also provides many exciting activities and excellent Vietnamese traditional food. You are ensured with the true taste of the countryside food.
Binh Quoi Village

Binh Quoi is very popular among the Saigon citizen. Located 8 kilometers from the city center, Binh Quoi is one of the most favorite weekend get-aways for city dwellers without actually leaving the city. With the beautiful and natural landscape, Binh Quoi creates the easy and chill ambiance which allures more and more people to the place.
You can also try many signature dishes in the Southern area.
Binh My Park

Binh My lies within the Cu Chu Commune. This is favorite attractions among the youth because it offers a various activities, for example, hand fishing, camping, boating, and so on. These all remind of the rural childhood memory. Binh My also includes a lush garden with many fruits and trees, which is the perfect place for relaxing.
Bo Cap Vang Park 

It takes about 1 hour to arrive Bo Cap Vang. The name Bo cap vang refers to the dominant trees grown within the site. is During the blossom period, the site is covered in yellow, which is also an attraction of the sight. Even though it might take more time to travel here, the site compensates with a more spacious, airy space and more countryside scenery. They offer a wide range of water sports and activities. The scenery is absolutely enjoyable. It is the perfect place to have an energetic weekend.
Tre Viet Park

Tre Bamboo Center locates in 15 kilometers from the center. With the main material of bamboo, the center has a unique architecture. It offers a very refreshing atmosphere and a great place to explore the nature.
Tu Phuong That Dao Park

Located in Vung Ta, Tu Phuong That Dao is known as “the small Southern Mekong Delta area.” It has a fruit garden and a matrix of channels with small boat rowing around. Visitors can enjoy opportunities to enjoy the real experience of the typical water lifestyle of the Southern people.