Ho Chi Minh city tour by night
Ho Chi Minh City also popularly still referred by its ancient name Saigon comes alive at night. The streets are brightly lit at night giving a festive feel. There is different more vibrant energy in the air at night in Ho Chi Minh. You will often find make shift cafes that appear at night alongside the road. The city is divided into districts where District 1 is where you will find upscale nightclubs and restaurants. From here you can view the gorgeous panoramic views of Ho Chi Minh. District 1 is perfect for those who want to spend their night partying. Most nightclubs here are open till 3 am.
If you are looking to mingle with the locals, dine at some cheap eats then the best place to visit is District 3 and 5. Here there are many pubs and bars as well as live music.
Another great place to visit is China Town. Glowing with lanterns it is definitely a sight to see at night as shopkeepers close their businesses for the day. There are many bike tours that you can book to take you to view Saigon at night. Any local tour operator should be able to arrange it for you.
Things you should not miss out at night tour in Ho Chi Minh are the:
Roof top bars:
Roof top bars offer you to relax, have a drink and soak in the skyline of Ho Chi Minh. There are many different types of bars you can choose from depending on your mood.
Ho Chi Minh City offers two large casinos. These are located in the Caravelle Hotel and Sheraton Saigon Hotel and Towers. You can spend the night trying your luck at the roulette tables or playing some black jack. Although small compared to casinos found in bigger cities this is a nice way to spend the night.
Beer Hoi on Pham Ngu Lao:
Locals and backpackers alike sit together and enjoy beer on the streets in District 3. This is a great way to mingle with the locals and get to know more about their culture. You can also find many cheap places to eat here as well as more reasonably priced nightclubs if you fancy a dance later in the night.
Dinner Cruise down Saigon River:
Enjoy a slow romantic cruise down Saigon River. Get serenaded by local Vietnamese Jazz as you feast on local cuisine. You can opt for an international menu as well. Spend the remainder of the night learning and dancing a traditional Vietnamese Dance.
Live Music Bars:
You can find a wide array of different music genres in music bars here. From Vietnamese jazz to hard rock, you are spoilt for choice. You will definitely find a bar that is playing your type of music. You can find Live music Bars all around town especially in District 1 and 3.
Do you want to party with the crème de la crème of the Vietnamese society? At Lush nightclub you will find the most well dressed, young and beautiful people ready to party the night away.
Ben Thanh Night Market:
Operates from morning into late night Here you can find street food and street vendors selling a variety of different types of souvenirs. In the evening you can only access this market by foot. Be prepared to bargain as prices are generally hiked up.
Saigon Opera House:
A beautiful colonial style building that often has different performances at night. Here you can find art shows, dance performances and concerts.