Ho Chi Minh city (or Sai Gon) is the largest commercial hub in Vietnam with the highest population compared to the others. It is said that the city never sleeps. Interestingly, there are many wonderful places where you can check-in and learn about the local lifestyle.
1. Starlight Bridge
If you are lovers of light and romance, come and save your moments in Starlight Bridge. It is located across the picturesque Half Moon Lake. At first glance, this bridge is not different from other popular ones in Vietnam. However, the magic only comes when the darkness falls. At this time, we will know why it is called Starlight Bridge. On the floor and under the bridge, there are hundreds of colorful light bulbs which looks like the night sky. Sprinkler system installed on the two sides of the bridge body in combination with a rainbow glow effect strengthen its beauty and attraction. After walking around and taking photos, travelers should pass by a certain snack bar and enjoy the magnificence of the bridge.
Address: Tan Phu Ward, Dist.7, Ho Chi Minh city.
2. Sai Gon Square
Saigon Square is a very famous “shopping paradise” with three establishments located in District 1. All of Saigonese shoppingholics have ever stepped here. In this shopping centers, you will be overwhelmed with a huge number of textile and garment and footwear hanging along stalls. There are many kinds of goods including skirts, clothes, handbags, and electronics, etc. Especially, the price is affordable as well as the sellers are friendly and willing to give advice. It is not difficult to find your favorite items when you come to Sai Gon Square.
Address: 81 Nam Ky Khoi Nghia Str., Ben Nghe Ward, Dist. 1, Ho Chi Minh city.
Sai Gon Square
3. Suoi Tien Theme Park
Not only is Suoi Tien Theme Park a spacious entertainment complex but it is also deeply exploited in the cultural and historical aspects. This plays an important role in historical education. Therefore, culture is preserving without being dry to visitors. In this park, both children and adults play many fun and exciting water games and watch circus shows, etc. It is a check-in place for families at weekend.
Suoi Tien Theme Park
In addition, a variety of festivals are taken place here in major holidays, notably by season. For example, the summer festival with works made from fruits, the winter festival with angelic nights, and the spring festival with colorful flowers, etc.
Address: Tan Phu Ward, Dist. 9, Ho Chi Minh city.
4. Independence Palace
Also known as Reunification Palace, Independence Palace is considered to be a witness of the French and American wars in Vietnam. It used to be the working place of the Republic of Vietnam Government during the second war. After the liberation, the Independence Palace was classified as a special national monument. Today, thousands of Vietnamese people often come here to visit as well as reviewing the history and commemorate the pass-away heroes for national independence.
Address: 135 Nam Ky Khoi Nghia Str., Ben Thanh Ward, Dist. 1, Ho Chi Minh city.
5. Landmark 81
Landmark 81 is a super-tall skyscraper in Ho Chi Minh City that was designed by the British company. With a height of 461 meters, it is the highest building in Southeast Asia. Landmark 81 is called “New entertainment paradise in Sai Gon”. Come and check-in here, you can spend all day doing many activities. First, you have breakfast with both traditional and foreign foods. After that, VinMart Landmark 81 satisfies your shopping hobby because you can buy everything here ranging from cheap items to luxuries goods and from foods to clothes. Next, the most modern cinema and the largest Vincom Ice Rink in Vietnam are the interesting destinations. Recently, Landmark 81 is the most instagrammable spots with the highest check-in times in Ho Chi Minh city.
Address: 720A Dien Bien Phu Str., Ward 22, Binh Thanh Dist., Ho Chi Minh city.
Although some of these locations are not all, they are one of the outstanding places to entertain and explore Vietnamese culture as well as history.