As one of the most modern and busy cities in Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City (or Saigon), is an ideal spot for travelers who want to discover the unique culture, including the lifestyle, cuisine, and traditions here, either at day or night. Saigon nighttime is entirely different from its daytime; there are a lot of things to do on a Saigon night tour that will give you memorable experiences you may never have before.
Itinerary for a Saigon Night Tour:
1. Admire Saigon Historical Landmarks at Night
Aerial view of the Ben Thanh Market area at night
Believe it or not, everything in the city changes entirely after sunset. The neon lights brighten every corner of the street, blending in the beautiful scenery. Many travelers have paid their visit to a series of impressive buildings and structures in Saigon, but not too many of them get to see those spectacular landmarks decorated with colorful lights, which only can be seen on a Saigon night tour. Imagine that on a beautiful weather night, rent a motorbike and zoom around this city to take a look at a chain of must-see Ho Chi Minh City’s tourist attractions including the Central Post Office and Notre Dame Cathedral in their different hidden charm.
Saigon Central Post Office
Address: 2 Cong Xa Paris, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
Time: 7 AM – 7 PM
Notre Dame Cathedral
Address: 1 Cong Xa Paris, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
Time: 8 AM – 6 PM
2. Walk around the City’s Harbor on a Saigon Night Tour
If you are a person who loves quietness or being alone, leaving behind the noise of the city, the harbor at night may be just the thing for you. One of the most worth visiting places to visit is Bach Dang Wharf, situated on the bank of the Saigon River. Up to the present day, it has become an exciting destination for the city’s residents and tourists visiting Ho Chi Minh City. At Bach Dang Wharf, you will see a tall Tran Hung Dao Monument standing opposite Ton Duc Thang Street, pointing his hand to Bach Dang Wharf, which is a reminder for the locals of the heroic victory in Bach Dang Battle.
Bach Dang Wharf
Location: 10B, Ton Duc Thang Street, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1
Time: all day
3. Take a Glimpse at the Red-light District on a Saigon Night Tour
If you like night scenes and hanging out with a lot of people, you will have to visit the red-light district or backpackers’ district (“Pho Tay Balo” to the locals). This place is a “temporary stop station” for almost all people coming from different parts of the world when they visit Ho Chi Minh City. When coming to the red-light district on a Saigon night tour, you will get to see another location in the city center, and enjoy lots of reasonably-priced street entertainment services with your friends, including Vietnamese beers in bars, dance clubs, and acoustic coffee shops. This place is very popular and usually crowded with foreigners and Vietnamese young people, especially at night. When there is an event coming up such as Halloween, the streets here will be packed with a lot of people from dusk till dawn.
Location: Pham Ngu Lao Street, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1
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4. Enjoy a Local BBQ Dinner on a Saigon Night Tour
BBQ is a favorite dish of people all over the world, but local BBQ or Vietnamese BBQ is a little bit different. The food is very refreshing, and flavorful, and balances well between the marinated meat, vegetables, herbs, and dipping sauces. One more thing about this local BBQ is that it is often served outdoors where you can sit on the pavement, enjoying local BBQs and watch the nightlife happens in front of you. Contact us to make inquiries and book the Saigon Night Tour to enjoy a local BBQ dinner along with other delicious foods.
Location: 01 Dong Nai Street, District 10
Time: 4 PM – 11 PM
Location: 515 Nguyen Tri Phuong Street, District 10
Time: 10 AM – 10 PM
5Ku BBQ Le Thanh Ton
Location: 17 Thai Van Lung Street, District 1
Time: 11 AM – 1 AM
5. Savor Vietnamese Desserts on a Saigon Night Tour
After a delicious dinner, it would be perfect if you choose a dessert to complete the meal. Vietnam is a country where every dish has its unique techniques to make, a combination of many ingredients. You will be amazed by many types of sweet treats such as nuts, grains, beans, flowers, seeds, roots, Vietnamese fruits, cooked flour, and eggs. After their entrees, Vietnamese people prefer to have sweet dishes such as Che, a kind of Vietnamese dessert, sponge cakes, and some tropical fruits which can only be harvested in this beautiful country like longan, guava, or durian.
Che Thai Y Phuong
Location: 382 Nguyen Tri Phuong Street, District 10
Time: 8 AM – 11 PM
Price: VND 18,000 – VND 33,000
Che Thai 294
Location: 294 Nguyen Tri Phuong Street, District 10
Time: 5 PM – 10 PM
Price: VND 20,000 – VND 33,000
6. Drink Vietnamese Coffee on a Saigon Night Tour
Vietnam is one of the leading coffee exporters in the world, and coffee has played an indispensable part in the Vietnamese daily routine. People drink coffee many times a day, even at midnight. Although many international coffee brands have come to Vietnam, the locals still prefer to drink their traditional coffee which is made using an aluminum filter. The preparation of Vietnamese coffee to make its unique taste would be a fun experience for you. Instead of having a cup of coffee in the café or shop, you may find it more exciting to have this drink at a street vendor where you can sit and talk with your friends until any time you want.
Read more on Coffee Houses in Ho Chi Minh City.
7. Stroll around Nguyen Hue Walking Street on a Saigon Night Tour
Your Saigon night tour will not be completed if you do not finish your night journey at the most gorgeous and exciting place in Ho Chi Minh City, which is Nguyen Hue walking street. On Nguyen Hue, it is so easy to view many majestic buildings in colorful neon lights, standing tall on busy roads such as the Bitexco Financial Tower – the tallest in Ho Chi Minh City, or Saigon Tower, which has been recently modified. Nowadays, Nguyen Hue walking street is known as an ideal place for young people and families to go for a walk and enjoy their leisure weekend or quality time together.
Location: Nguyen Hue Street, Ben Thanh Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
Time: all day
Conclusion on the 7 Things to do on a Saigon Night Tour
Seeing the locals’ lifestyle on a Saigon night tour is a fantastic experience that you should not miss when visiting this lively city. Saigon at night has its breathtaking hidden beauty, if you try to look for it, you will find it. Whether it is sightseeing or discovering new foods, the experience would mostly fulfill your expectations.
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