Top things to do in Vietnam Ho Chi Minh that you surely must do

Top things to do in Vietnam Ho Chi Minh that you surely must do

28-12-2016 14:16 Posted by: Thao Tran
Why don’t you try experiencing these great things to do in Vietnam Saigon for not becoming bored while being in such interesting city?

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Top things to do in Vietnam Ho Chi Minh (instagram/ tr.gio)

1. Take a photo on Mong Bridge

Mong Bridge, which spans the Ben Nghe River and connects the two districts namely District 1 and District 4, is a “traditional” dating place of Saigon youngsters. The bridge is designed with iris ring pattern, therefore it has been called Mong bridge.

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Mong Bridge at night (travel edu)

Nowadays, Mong bridge is no longer a place for traffic, it is only used for pedestrian bridge and has become an exciting destination for young people every evening.

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Ancient look of Mong Bridge (Flickr/Phamvanninh)

Visitors coming to Saigon should definitely spare some time to visit Mong Bridge, which is one of the most unique things to do in Vietnam Ho Chi Minh.

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Bright sunlight in Mong Bridge (Flickr/Phamvanninh) 

2. Enjoy "Street Cafe"

Located beside the Notre-Dame Cathedral of Saigon, the 30 April Park is a usual place ofmeeting and chitchatting for Sai Thanh youngsters.

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You not only enjoy cups of delicious coffee but also have chance to watch bustling street of SaiGon (Instagram/mieu_entangled)

Here, you will not drink coffee on the table and sit on chairs but will sit on a newspaper served by the seller to sit on the ground. After that, it’s time to call for a cup of coffee to your liking at the price ranging from 10,000 VND to 15,000 VND.

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If Hanoians like drinking iced tea, SaiGoneses tend to enjoy coffee while sitting on the sidewalk and chitchatting with friends (vnexpress)

With the comfort along with unordinary way of enjoying coffee, experiencing Street Coffee has become one of the most exciting Vietnam tourist attractions, and also one of the gathering places that is hard to resist when travelling to Saigon.

3. Contemplate the city from Bitexco Building

In addition, visiting Bitexco Building is in the list of things to do in Vietnam Saigon.

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General view of the tallest building in SaiGon – Bitexco Tower (Instagram/ kohei109)

When night falls, it is time for Bitexco Building to glow with lights which highlights a lotus bud amid Saigon night sky.

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From this position, the whole scene of SaiGon seems to be gathered in our eyes (Instagram/ magauxbkdd)

If you want to contemplate the luxury and liveliness of the city, try to reach the 49th floor of this building once with unique architecture.

Watch the city from top to bottom and you can see Saigon – huge and so shimmering brightly in the vast darkness.

4. Sip a drink at the "Foreign Street"

"Foreign Street" is a familiar name that Saigoneses use to refer to the area of Pham Ngu Lao, De Tham, Bui Vien Street, etc. due to the fact that these are places where a large number of foreign tourists gather no mater day or night.

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Many foreigners want  to enjoy beer here (Instagram/ viartisan)

Coming to Foreign Street, you will sit on one of the two pavements with preset mattress, order a drink, and chitchat with friends.

There are many snacks there such as fried squids seasoned with sauce, grilled octopus, boiled quail eggs, etc.

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A crowded corner of Bui Vien Street (Instagram/ lynkckoe)

You should arrive at around the time after 8pm. This place is especially crowded on weekends. For these reasons, this is one of the most memorable things to do in Vietnam Ho Chi Minh.

5. Visit Bach Dang Wharf

As one of the romantic venues overlooking Saigon River, Bach Dang Wharf is chosen as a usual place for many young people.

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Dreaming Bach Dang at night (travel edu)

In spite of being located in the central area, Bach Dang Wharf still retains a little of the inherent unspoiled beauty of Saigon.

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Fanciful sunset in Bach Dang (Instagram/ oh.tuanyee)

Apart from looking at the river, you can also travel on board, sit and sip coffee, enjoy the deliberate feeling of leisurely drifting on the river and contemplate the riverside scenery.

6. Wander along Ben Thanh Market

Being a familiar symbolic avatar of Saigon, Ben Thanh Market has always been a place gathering a vast majority of handicraft items, textiles, ao dai, souvenirs, etc.

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Ben Thanh market from high above (travel edu)

It is also a market which has plenty of traditional folk dishes such as Vietnamese crab noodle soup, beef noodle, Vietnamese thick noodle soup, and grilled pork noodle salad, etc. that attract many eaters.

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It attracts many international tourists coming here for shopping (Instagram/ saraidylla)

7. Take the air on Thu Thiem Bridge - Thu Thiem Tunnel Park

Around the modern bridge connecting Binh Thanh District and District 2 is also among favorite destinations of the youngsters. The night air here is very airy and cool, below is a slowly drifting river.

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Beautiful view from Thu Thiem Bridge (Instagram/xu.cheese)

After getting some fresh air on Thu Thiem Bridge, the next thing to do in Vietnam Saigon is to go to Thu Thiem Tunnel Park which has so beautiful views of the night in Saigon.

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Green space in Thu Thiem park (Instagram/ NguyễnQuang)  

8. Enjoy snacks near Turtle Lake

As well as the Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica, Turtle Lake area is a dating place that is never out-fashioned for Saigon young people.

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General view of Turtle lake (Instagram/ _jun.n_)

Around Turtle Lake, there are many places to take some fresh air, get some snacks with lots of delicious food. You can enjoy snacks, milk tea with friends and look at the flow of people going back and forth.

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Visitors will never ever forget tasty food here (Instagram/fancyfoodaholic)

 

9. Walk along Nguyen Hue Pedestrian Street

Nguyen Hue walking street from its inauguration until now has become an extremely attractive place for visitors coming to Saigon.

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Shining street with hundreds of colorful water jets (travel edu)

Visit the Nguyen Hue Street, you will surely not feel bored because this place is definitely a "paradise" of activities such as: music performances, sports, exhibitions, etc.

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Spacious area of Nguyen Hue street (Instagram/ _iamanh_)

In addition, this area is also near pretty cafes, cinemas and restaurants making it very convenient for you to set off a perfect walking tour in the evening on walking street - one of definite things to do in Vietnam Ho Chi Minh.

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