Saigon nightlife guide: Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City at night

Saigon nightlife guide: Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City at night

03-01-2017 17:16 Posted by: Thao Tran
Tourists will have so many enjoyable things to do at Saigon night because this is just the right time of the sleepless city.

saigon nightlife guide

Sleepless city (Andy Le)

To experience Saigon nightlife, you have many options to indulge yourself to wander and discover all the alleyways. Here are things to do in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) at night that we highly recommend for you.

1. Wandering and taking selfie on Nguyen Hue walking street

Nguyen Hue Street, District 1.

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Sai Gon night is extremely splendid (Hai Vinh)

One of the most interesting Vietnam tourist attractions in general and Saigon destinations in particular is Nguyen Hue walking Street. This is a perfect place that you can selfie lots of beautiful photos of you and your friends.

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Lively music is played at a street corner (Kien Lam Thu)

Many joyful activities are organized in this street for a pleasant Saigon night tour: music band playing drum and guitar to bring you funny music pieces and many youngsters join together for a liberal dance.

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It is so interested to watch dances of water (Peter Khoi Nguyên)

2. Enjoying different cafe spaces

If you want to experience exciting atmosphere, come to live music cafés or rock cafés with acoustic music. There only you are yourself with the music. The sounds from drum, guitar and the cheers of everyone will drive you to mix with the crowd and dance under the exciting music.

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Hop following to rock music (instagram/ marie1205_)

As a simpler alternative to go for sightseeing at Saigon night, there are always 24/7 cafés available to welcome you. When it comes to late night, the colorful street signboards seem to invite you to enjoy peaceful moments during Saigon nightlife. A tasteful cup of coffee will awake your senses.  

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There are some people staying awake in their youth (Thuc Coffee )

Hard Rock Café: Kumho Asiana Plaza, 39 Le Duan, District 1.

Thuc Coffee:

180A Pasteur, District 1.
60 Huynh Thuc Khang, District 1.

3. Visiting Pho Tay (street for foreigners) and chatting

Pho Tay is a friendly name that the locals and Saigon tourists refer to the urban area of Pham Ngu Lao, De Tham, Bui Vien and Do Quang Dau Streets.

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This street never falls asleep (Lê Hải Lâm)

These sites only get really exciting from 7 pm when the streets turn out to be a busy Saigon night market where vehicles and groups of people are walking and gathering in cafés, bars, shops and restaurants in close proximity to one another. 

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People can also make friend (Kuuan)

The music from bars and pubs here seem to be on to attract both Vietnamese and foreign tourists to stop for a while. New friends and conversations about foreign lands all over the world make everybody to get closer together while drinking cool beer.

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Attractive performances of artists ( Michael Keil)

4. Discovering Ben Thanh, Saigon night market

Held daily on 4 streets: Phan Chu Trinh, Phan Boi Chau, Luu Van Lang and Nguyen An Ninh, opposite East gate and West gate of Ben Thanh market.

Starting from 7 pm, the kiosks inside are closed to give places for Ben Thanh night market organized beside the market building.

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People can find any favorite items here (Instagram/beeea_i)

Then the stalls of handicrafts, souvenirs, clothing and shoes are opened up. Especially, many delicious dishes are also available here such as grilled food, seafood, beer, specialties, etc. that you must have been recommended in any Ho Chi Minh City nightlife guide when visiting this place which is voted one of best Vietnam tourist attractions.

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The market is still crowded at night ( Thuan Thang)

5. Walking on Thu Thiem Bridge

This windy and immense night-time space creates a different Saigon nightlife that reflects a peaceful Saigon with many strange things.

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Thu Thiem Bridge (LEHUUNGAI)

That is the feeling that many young people like to enjoy on Thu Thiem Bridge when it comes to late night in Saigon. Thu Thiem Bridge is the second favorite sitting site that many young people usually come to gather for a chat in addition to the well-known sitting place next to side of the Notre Dame Cathedral.

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Peaceful space (Nguyen Kiet)

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Luxurious scene of the city at night from the bridge (vquockhanh86)

6. Anh Sao Bridge

Phu My Hung Urban Area, Ton Dat Tien Street, District 7.

What to do at night in Ho Chi Minh next after all the destinations above? Certainly you shouldn’t miss coming to Anh Sao Bridge.

saigon nightlife-anh sao bridge

Performance of light (Max Ho)

According to its name, this bridge seems to be created by millions of stars on the Milky Way. Along the bridge sides are the chains of light that changes constantly.

Specially, the system of fountain like a waterfall contributes to create a colorful rainbow mixing with the reverse lighting system that makes you feel like to be lost in the middle of the stars stretching along the bridge.

saigon nightlife-wandering anh sao bridge

Paradise of love (Max Ho)

Two large squares available at both bridge heads are designed in unique style to imitate the moon and the sun to give a special meaning of harmony. Thus it is no wonder why this has become a paradise of love that are favored by couples.  

The night seems to be endlessly long but you certainly have many things to do in Ho Chi Minh City nightlife. Have you made any appointment with Saigon yet tonight?

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