If you’re a first timer here in Saigon or a second/third timer already but you’re still wondering if there’s anything else to explore and immerse here in Saigon, I’ve got you covered! As a Saigonese myself, here are the 5 things that I’d love to jot down for your consideration.
- Having Vietnamese Coffee in the morning:
This is literally the best, and it’s favorite time of the day as well. Vietnam is famous for their original black coffee and iced milk coffee, just a tiny bit of caffeine to start off your day and you’re good to go! This is also a big wake up call for those who are sleep deprived due to their long hours in the office, so go ahead and enjoy a cup of iced black coffee to kick off your adventurous day ahead.
2. Street food try outs and about:
You cannot neglect street food when you’re in Vietnam, specially in Saigon. Saigon is a street food paradise, you can easily find tiny street food stalls and corners around Ben Thanh Market since it’s located in Dist 1, therefore it offers a wide selection of food. For street snacks and sweets, Nguyễn Huệ does have a lot of them.
3. Karaoke nights:
A fun night out is nothing without a karaoke sesh with your peeps. In Saigon, Nnice Karaoke is the biggest and they have a great number of branches at reasonable prices. But if you dare to go a bit farther, Ibox Karaoke in Dist 7 offers a huge selection of songs with latest updates so you and your folks can sing all night long.
4. War museum:
If you’re hunger for knowledge, check out the War Remnants Museum for more details. As stories from the past will be opened up in pictures and in words, you’ll get lost in such a brutal past back in war days. chilling but realistic to hear.
5. Ben Thanh Market:
You cannot miss all the goodies that Ben Thanh Market has to offer. From souvenirs to Vietnamese snacks and drinks, you name it, we have it all ready for you. This is also the chance to bring back home exclusive and ultimate gifts to your friends and families, but bare in mind the bargaining process. Other than that, shop away!