Nightlife Experiences in Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City (commonly known as Saigon) is a city in southern Vietnam famous for the pivotal role it played in the Vietnam War. It’s also known for its French colonial landmarks, including Notre-Dame Cathedral, made entirely of materials imported from France, and the 19th-century Central Post Office.

Known as a non-sleeping city, Saigon is where you’re literally able to experience a wide variety of fun activities at night.

  • Beer Hoi in Pham Ngu Lao Street

The street drinking scene along Pham Ngu Lao in District 1 of Ho Chi Minh is legendary. It is the backpacker hub of the city and welcomes a mix of foreigners and local Vietnamese who mix freely and chat the night away, drinking cheap beers on small plastic stools all along the street.

  • Dinner Cruise Down The Saigon River

For a romantic night in Ho Chi Minh there is nothing better than taking a leisurely cruise down the Saigon River. The Bonsai Dinner Cruise combines a slow river journey aboard a beautiful wooden barge. Along with dinner and the views of the Ho Chi Minh City at night, there is a live jazz performance on board and a traditional Vietnamese dance to enjoy.

  • Ben Thanh Night Market

Ben Thanh Market plays a central role in Ho Chi Minh from early morning until late at night. Although busiest during the day, night time brings many food vendors onto the streets serving a wide variety of seafood, as well as many fashion stalls and souvenir type stalls.

  • Cocktails at a Rooftop Bar

Ho Chi Minh City has one of the most impressive collections of rooftop bars in the world. From the colonial charm of Saigon Saigon to the chic and modern style of the Chill Skybar, there is a rooftop spot to suit any mood in Saigon.

  • Street Foods

Ho Chi Minh stands out as a place in the world where you can enjoy tasty food on the streets. Just with $2 on hands

After all, who says Saigon at night is really dull and boring?

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