Best Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

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Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) is well known as the “restless city” and as a city, it is sufficiently energizing to keep you engaged all day long through the evening and into the night with all that fabulous nightlife it can offer.

Ho Chi Minh City has an ideal mixture of attractions. It has a combination of history and innovation in each and every spot of the city. All those mixed features create many interests to practically all kinds of tourists who seek to explore the country and make sure to discover things that best fit their mind-set.

The city is featured with so many attractive destinations offered. Some of the most popular ones are:
  • Notre Dame Cathedral
  • Ho Chi Minh Central Post Office
  • Independence Palace
  • Ben Thanh Market
  • War Remnants Museum
  • Bitexco Tower and Sky Deck
  • Landmark 81 and the sky is the limit from there.

A culinarian investigation

The Vietnamese food is a treasure asking to be found with so many varieties of dishes. Likewise, Saigon had its own specialties to offer while asking to experience the local food. You might not want to miss those at least.

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  • The Vietnamese sandwich – Banh Mi 
  • Pho Noodle (beef or chicken) 
  • The crab meat noodle soup – Bun Rieu 
  • The Vietnamese pancake – Banh Xeo 
  • Grilled Pork Noodles – Bun Thit Nuong 

Those are just very little of the huge varieties of food you can try. Those that you don’t want to skip..

Going out activities

As said, this is a restless city that somehow wakes up late and continues then to its unique nightlife. If you are a night-out kind of person and looking for some interesting, authentic places to hang out in Ho Chi Minh City, you might want to head and wind up at one of these places:

  • Nguyen Hue Walking Street
  • Bui Vien Street and Takashimaya Center to blend with local people and have a ton of fun.

You can find in those streets many stand apart road merchants, little local cafés, colorful housetop relax bars, bars, and shopping centers for the fretful nightlife.

Another great option for touring Saigon city at night is by bike (Motorcycle). Visiting Saigon nightlife and its night street food on a bike can be very much different than any other way, It allows you to get into places no other way can. The motorcycle drivers are aware of the deep urge of tourists to experience the local life and offering it big time! Sometimes you might find yourself meeting the biker’s mom and eat some of the food she made.  A night bike ride is definitely something to consider while going out in Saigon.

That may let you eat like local people and ride through the Saigon boulevards at night from District 1 to District 4, District 3, District 2, and different home bases of the Saigonese.

One thing is for sure, the beat and sound of Saigon nightlife will keep your grin brilliant and your eyes sparkling for some time after.

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