Top 7 Best Things to Do in Ho Chi Minh
15 Jun 2017 by KATE LE
Ho Chi Minh city, a more familiar name is Sai Gon, is one of Vietnam’s metropolises that are on the rise in every sector and worth visiting in these recent years. Travelers will be filled with excitement when travelling to Ho Chi Minh city once they’ve tried these things.
Motorbike street food tour
A street food tour would fill your stomach with a ride around the city on a motorbike. Street food in Sai Gon is typical for its flavors, some dishes are quite sweet and some are even spicy. Most of the dishes are single meals, single plate or bowl dishes which kind of not so much huge feast or more expensive than speciality dishes. The dishes are varied, and the technique for cooking is never out of style with the balancing between warm and cool ingredients, between heavier meats and lighter rice-based carbs, fresh herbs, such an unique cuisine.
Banh xeo, typical street food in Ho Chi Minh City.
Watch A O Show
A O Show is one of the two famous shows that illustrate the life of Vietnamese people, recreate the old habits away from the modern world under the typical and traditional music background of the Southern of Vietnam. The main props of the show is the very famous bamboo basket of Vietnamese people from tiny size to human-size. During the period of just over an hour, spectators will have a chance to indulge in a highly entertaining and highly flexible show under with hidden abstract meanings. Tickets are quite affordable ranging at around 30$U.S for each play and often play at 6 p.m from Tuesday to Friday. Enjoy the sneak peek!
A O Show trailer, Ho Chi Minh city.
Speed boat ride to Cu Chi tunnels
Cu Chi tunnels is famous for its historical sights and stories of Vietnam War during the years of 1940s. Tourists used to travel on road to get to Cu Chi tunnels; however, in these recent years, many speed boat tours to Cu Chi tunnels have been promoted to reduce the traveling time of passengers. By using this mean of transportation, travelers can design their own trips to Cu Chi by selecting the departure date, choosing to include or exclude any activities to cater to special interests. Boat ticket is about 20$ U.S per adult. Eager to see what's in Cu Chi Tunnels?
Speed boat from centre of Ho Chi Minh city to Cu Chi Tunnels.
Dinner on Bui Vien street
Bui Vien street must have been common for Western travelers when going to Ho Chi Minh City. Sitting on the sidewalk of the street, you will catch the view of how busy the city life is in Sai Gon with people from young to old passing by every minute. Since it is also called “backpackers area”, the street stalls offer a wide variety of inexpensive restaurants, bar, souvenir shops and hotels. A dinner set on Bui Vien street only cost for U.S$ 4-8, for this amount you will have a decent meal including a drink. Vietnamese, Indian, Italian, Chinese or even Western’s foods are always available to serve.
Bui Vien street is always crowded in Ho Chi Minh city.
If you are not interested in the historical visit to Cu Chi tunnels, from Ho Chi Minh city, many tours are available for more things to see on an natural and eco tours in Mekong Delta. You can either choose your own schedule and vehicles but it is recommended to take the boat and bicycle tour to promote eco-friendly tourism. River tour in Can Gio district.
Feeding the crocodiles in natural and eco tour in Ho Chi Minh city.
Dam Sen or Suoi Tien waterpark is definitely cannot be missed out from entertaining places to visit in Sai Gon. Travelling family with young children will absolutely be lost in those amusement centres. Those water parks offer various slides, pools and lots of water games plus eateries, what can be more exciting!
Dam Sen water park, Ho Chi Minh city.
Dam Sen water slides.
Kids' pool in Dam Sen Water Park.
Let's get away and explore Ho Chi Minh city tour right now!