Ho Chi Minh city has seen accelerated progression, which has led to a new definition of the term, “local culture”. Many entertainment venues have sprung up like mushrooms all over the city, catering to a new generation of customers looking for new activities. So if you are planning to visit Ho Chi Minh city anytime soon, check out for yourselves this curated list of 45 interesting things to do in Ho Chi Minh, to kickstart your adventure.
Ho Chi Minh city has seen accelerated progression, which has led to a new definition of the term, “local culture”. Many entertainment venues have sprung up like mushrooms all over the city, catering to a new generation of customers looking for new activities. So if you are planning to visit Ho Chi Minh city anytime soon, check out for yourselves this curated list of 10 fun and unusual things to do, to go completely off the tourist grid.
Ho Chi Minh city is fast emerging as one of the most intriguing shopping destinations in Southeast Asia. But shopping here is not represented by gigantic shopping malls, or neon-lighted streets lined with fancy boutiques. Instead, many locals prefer to hunt down trends and bargains in markets which have not succumbed to the temptation of tourists dollars (eliminating Ben Thanh market and Saigon Square from the list).
Ben Thanh market Ho Chi Minh city is a market that serves mostly, and most tourists. It is situated about 30min away from Tan Son Nhat international airport. Anyone coming to Ho Chi Minh city would visit this place at least once during their stay. The market is located in the heart of District 1, where most tourists would congregate. Surrounding it dozens of hotels, restaurants, parlours, tailors, and beauty salons.
Vietnam, as a travel destination, is known to its millions of visitors for many things - its rich culinary offerings, colourful cultural and historical past, and cheap buys. But not many people outside of Vietnam actually know about its beautiful natural backdrops and magnificent ecological surroundings. It is our hope that through these day trips, more people will come to know of these destinations, and be able to appreciate Vietnam for what it truly is.
Travelling is beautiful yet brutal, forcing you to trust strangers and lose sight of the familiar comfort of your home. As William Least Heat-Moon once said, when you're travelling, you are what you are right there and then. People don't have your past to hold against you. If you’re looking for a new destination to add to your bucket list, then Ho Chi Minh city, a lovely city in Southeast Asia, is inviting you to explore.
[Updated on 10 April 2022] When the sun sets, the lights of skyscrapers, restaurants and shopping malls shine on the darkest corners of the city, bringing the city alive. Take part in recreational activities such as enjoying delectable local food or simply taking a spin around the city center to feel the welcoming atmosphere of Ho Chi Minh city. There are endless ways to spend your time in the city that never sleeps, but these are just a few of our recommendations.
Antique reflects the cultural, historical, and artistic values of a country. On Le Cong Kieu street right after Ham Nghi street (which is very near to Ben Thanh market), lies a small Vietnamese antique town which attracts many foreign tourists and antique collectors alike. This town is only 200 meters long but it has earned itself a reputation as a popular destination for many antique collectors.
At Colours of Vietnam, we pride ourselves on handpicking a selection of experiences which tourists have very little access to. (Otherwise, why would anyone need a tour guide). On that note, there is a whole lot more to Mekong Delta than just dancing performances and horse cart rides. Below are 5 of our favourites, which have made our Mekong Delta tour packages a big hit with many of our more adventurous clients.
Looking for a particular art performance which perfectly reveals the quintessence of Vietnam’s culture and beauty? You’re highly recommended to go to the “A O Show” - a breakthrough “Cirque de Soleil meets Vietnam” performance which takes place only several times per month in the historic Saigon Opera House. Prices start at 630,000vnd (30usd) onwards.