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Top 12 fun check-in destinations in Saigon

Content 23/02/2024 12

Saigon is known as a dynamic city in Vietnam. For those who come to Saigon for the first time or still don't know where to go, in this article, HoaBinh Tourist will introduce to you 12 famous places to go in Saigon.

An ideal fun and check-in destination in the city that never sleeps, Saigon

1. Notre Dame Cathedral

Notre Dame Cathedral is a symbol of the city and a famous entertainment destination in Saigon. The unique features that attract tourists to Notre Dame Cathedral are its architecture and With a mixture of Roman and Gothic art, creating a classic and magical architecture. Therefore, when you come here, you can take photos with very unique "quality".

  • Address: No. 1 Paris Commune, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
  • Reference opening hours: 8:30–10:30 and 14:30–15:30 (From Monday to Friday)
  • Reference ticket price: Free

2. Ho Chi Minh City Theater

Ho Chi Minh City Theater is the oldest artistic place here. All major activities in the city or the South are held at the Ho Chi Minh City Theater. From here, you can visit Notre Dame Cathedral. Nguyen Hue walking street is also very close.

Address: No. 7, Lam Son construction site, Ben Nghe, District 1

3. Visit Bitexco

The Bitexco building has an architectural design inspired by lotus buds reaching up to the sky—the symbolic flower of Vietnam—expressing the desire for development while still maintaining its identity. At Bitexco, you can explore the food court with more than 500 dishes or enjoy panoramic views of the city at Saigon Skydeck. This is worthy of being a place to hang out in Saigon that you should visit once.

  • Address: No. 19-25 Nguyen Hue, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1
  • Ticket price to the 49th floor to visit and see Saigon: 200,000 VND/person/trip
  • Opening hours: 10:00–21:30 (usually closed later on weekends)

4. Botanical Garden

Another place to hang out in Saigon that you cannot miss is the Zoo, one of the city's major flora and fauna conservation areas. There are more than 1,000 animals and more than 2,000 unique flowers and ornamental plants here to help you comfortably explore the natural world.

  • Address: No. 2 Nguyen Binh Khiem Street, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1
  • Opening hours for reference: 7:00–17:30
  • Reference ticket price: 60,000 VND/person over 1.3m tall, 40,000 VND/person from 1 - 1.3m tall; children under 1m are completely free

5. Dam Sen Water Park

If you are looking for a place for entertainment in Saigon during the hot summer, Dam Sen Water Park is a more suitable choice. Here, you can experience more than 36 modern water games. Dam Sen Water Park also has an artificial beach with an area of 3,000 square meters, helping you freely have fun when coming here.

  • Address: No. 3 Hoa Binh, Ward 3, District 11
  • Reference opening hours: 9:00–18:00 (Monday–Saturday), 8:30–18:00 (Sunday, Holidays)
  • Reference ticket price: 180,000 VND/adult, 100,000 VND/child, children under 1m free (applicable to Dam Sen Nuoc); 100,000 VND/adult, 60,000 VND/child, full package: 240,000 VND/adult, 150,000 VND/child (applicable to Dam Sen Kho).

6. Nguyen Hue Walking Street

Nguyen Hue Walking Street was officially put into operation in 2005 with a length of 670m and a width of 64m. This is also where major festivals such as Countdown or music shows are held. You can walk comfortably and immerse yourself in many exciting cultural activities of the people and youth of Saigon, such as singing, dancing, etc., at Saigon Walking Street.

  • Address: Nguyen Hue Street, District 1
  • Reference opening hours: Open all day
  • Reference ticket price: Free

7. Bui Vien West Street - Hot place in Saigon

Bui Vien West Street is a dynamic activity location with the most exciting nightlife activities in Saigon. You can experience many different activities, such as bars, pubs, cuisine, etc., on this street.

  • Address: Bui Vien - Pham Ngu Lao - De Tham, District 1
  • Reference opening hours: All day, only open Saturday and Sunday

8. Large shopping centers (Aeon, Saigon Center)

Saigon is known as the busiest city in Vietnam. There are many large-scale commercial centers here. Not only is it a place for you to go shopping, but these centers also have many other interesting activities such as cinemas, bowling, observatories, etc. You can visit AEON Mall, Saigon Center, or Van Hanh Mall to go for entertainment on weekends.

9. Ben Thanh Market, District 1

If you are a photography enthusiast or simply want to find a place to hang out in Saigon, Ben Thanh Market is worth your consideration. Ben Thanh Market consists of four market gates with different designs and highlights, bearing bold French architecture. Therefore, this is also an ideal place to take photos with a "classic vibe" or vintage vibe.

Along with that, this is also the largest retail market in Saigon. The market has nearly 1,450 stalls and 6,000 merchants with all kinds of goods, from affordable to luxury, able to meet all the shopping needs of tourists.

  • Address: Ben Thanh Ward, District 1
  • Opening hours for reference: 7:00–19:00
  • Reference ticket price: Free

10. Ho Chi Minh City Post Office

The Ho Chi Minh City Post Office is located right next to Notre Dame Cathedral, so you can easily visit both locations. The post office was built by the famous French architect Gustave Eiffel, so you will easily feel the classical culture in the design.

Please stop by the Ho Chi Minh City Post Office to buy souvenirs and postcards about the country and people of Vietnam or Saigon to take home as gifts!

Address: No. 2 Paris Commune Street, District 1

11. Starlight Bridge

One of the famous entertainment spots in Saigon at night is Starlight Bridge. With the design of using a multi-colored LED lighting system on the bridge, it creates a brilliant scene like a starry sky.

When walking on Starlight Bridge at night, you will see a shimmering, magical scene. Not only that, you can also watch the Saigon sunset in the afternoon at Starlight Bridge.

Address: Tan Phu, District 7 (right next to Crescent Mall)

12. Landmark 81

Possessing an impressive height of up to 416.2m, you can easily see Landmark 81 anywhere when coming to Saigon. If you are an adventurous person, Landmark 81 SkyView is an ideal destination. From the 81st floor, you will experience thrilling feelings when looking out into the space outside.

You can try harder when walking on the Sky Touch bridge with safety equipment. Thanks to that, you will have a panoramic view of the city from a height of nearly 400 meters.

  • Address: 720A Dien Bien Phu, Vinhomes Tan Cang, Binh Thanh
  • Opening hours: 08:30–23:30

Some notes when going out in Saigon

Ask the price before deciding to buy something

In Saigon, there are many famous markets, such as Ben Thanh Market, Tan Dinh Market, Ba Chieu Market,... You should refer to the prices of many stalls in the market and don't be "afraid" to bargain when shopping!

Keep your personal belongings carefully

In big cities like Saigon, robberies always occur, especially of small handbags or jewelry. Therefore, to ensure safety, you should carefully keep your belongings when walking or going out and always take precautions.

Eat a lot, because the food is delicious!

Saigon is not only famous for its famous places to hang out but also for its diverse cuisine, especially street food. Coming to Saigon, don't forget to explore delicious dishes such as broken rice, rice noodles, mixed rice paper,...

However, you should choose restaurants that have been reviewed or ask friends in Saigon if you have them to find quality restaurants!

With the above 20 suggestions for places to hang out in Saigon, HoaBinh Tourist hopes that you will have more interesting information for your upcoming trip. For any information you need advice on, please contact our hotline at 0939.311.911 - 0913.311.911 for 24/7 support.


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