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"The statues of Tao Dan Park" Parks Tip by kokoryko

Parks, Ho Chi Minh City: 21 reviews and 45 photos

  What is he doing?
by kokoryko
  • What is he doing? - Ho Chi Minh City
      What is he doing?
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  • Lots nof statues - Ho Chi Minh City
      Lots nof statues
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  • Maternity - Ho Chi Minh City
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  • Strange inspiration. . . - Ho Chi Minh City
      Strange inspiration. . .
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  • BETTHOVEN  (!) - Ho Chi Minh City
      BETTHOVEN (!)
    by kokoryko

When you enter Cong Vien Tao Dan Park on Duong Nguyen Thi Minh Khai side, you are “welcomed” by a strange statue which I still do not know what it represents (first picture): a soldier? (What is he doing?) A scout? This certainly tells a story, but I cannot figure out. . . .
There are apparently marble surpluses in Vietnam, as I have seen lots of white marble statues in other places of Vietnam. . . . . On the East side the park is almost crowded with statues of all sorts of style, shapes, inspiration. . . . . (picture 2); well, you have to slow down your walk and have a look at some of them; some are interesting, like this “maternity” (picture 3), other are funny or really childish in their inspiration like the one on picture 4. I don’t know what Beethoven would think of this (picture 5) bust supposed to represent him; may be it is not him, as the engraved name is BETTHOVEN. . . . . . I would not like this in my garden. . . but sense for beauty is very variable among human. . . . .

Directions: Next to reunification Palace

Between Duong Nguyen Thi Minh Khai, Duong Cach Mang Thang Tam and Nguyen Du

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Nov 17, 2008
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