Attraction 55B Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Street, Ben Thanh Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Published on: 13-11-2015
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Why Lao Dong Pool is special ?
Lao Dong Pool is right in the middle of central Saigon, it couldn’t be in a better position. Surrounded by the giant tropical trees of Tao Dan Park, and overlooked by the clubhouse of the former French colonial Cercle Sportif, this should be an excellent pool. However, there’s something sad and even seedy about this once grand pleasure pool. The ticket booth is like entering a prison, and the changing rooms are awful. The pool is big but water quality isn’t great. There’s only once lane divider, and it doesn't reach the end of the pool: swimmers have to make a 180 degree turn in order to swim back around. The pool is surrounded by a grand colonnade, which hints at its former grandeur. It’s not so bad, I suppose, but like so many old buildings in Saigon, it feels like it’s waiting to be demolished.
What to explore at Lao Dong Pool?
The pool is divided in half, length-wise, for about 35m; one half is for swimming in one direction, the other for the return. The remaining 15m is shallow, where people stand around and talk. The pool complex also has two smaller wading pools and poolside cafe.
How to get to Lao Dong Pool?
Take bus no 12, 07 from center city to get there
Or you can walking. It not far from Ben Thanh Market by 10 minutes to get there( Past Truong Dinh st and Nguyen Du St)
From Airport: Take taxi or “Xe om” . About 5km for far.
- Heat the beat
- Great place for family days out
- Good pool, good service
- Good location
- Cooling off swimming on the hot day
55B Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Street, Ben Thanh Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam