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Best Things to Do during the Rainy Season in Ho Chi Minh City

rainy-season-9 Ho Chi Minh City during rainy season

Unexpected rainy days may catch you when you travel to Ho Chi Minh from April to October, but despite the rainy weather, there are still plenty of activities to make your trip memorable. Do you know what they said when you encountered things that were far from our control? Make it enjoyable! Instead of a walking or motorbike tour in the sunshine, you can take a cab to travel to these places, trying our recommended things to do during the rainy season in Ho Chi Minh.

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1. Enjoy a cup of coffee

“Listen to the rhythm of the falling rain, telling me just what a fool I’ve been”. Coffee and tea with a great view to watch the rain would be a fascinating way to sightseeing the city or simply watch people getting more hustling in the rain. Therefore, our tip for the best thing to do during the rainy season in Ho Chi Minh City is just run into the closest coffee shops, sit down, have a drink, listen to music and watch passersby when the rain comes.

Ho Chi Minh City has plenty of coffee shops, some are decorated in modern style, and some combine with flowers shop, but all of that vintage style coffee shops, hidden in old apartments, are very popular. This is one of the latest trends in Ho Chi Minh City with shops and bars located in small areas that bring a really intimate atmosphere for anyone looking for conversations and some fun. Besides, a green coffee space with no air conditioning could be a nice place to enjoy the purest rain of a tropical climate. If you are looking for a good cup of coffee to enjoy the rainy season, you have come to the right city.

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Indoor sightseeing with coffee always be the best option for tourists in the rainy weather

2. Visit a museum, a historical architecture, or religious sites

For those who want to know more about Vietnamese art, history, and culture, museums, historical sights, and religious sites like pagodas or churches would be the best places to be. Taking a trip to another country means you have the opportunity to see not only the beauty of the present but also a thousand years of history.

There are many kinds of museums in Ho Chi Minh City that you can visit such as art galleries, war-themed museums, Ao dai museums, and 3D arts. Historical sights like Saigon Central Post Office, Independence Palace or the sacred and beautiful Tan Dinh Church, and the peaceful Xa Loi Pagoda, can also be great to visit. Even though you cannot take pictures of them from the outside, a tour inside these places will bring you knowledge and a tranquil atmosphere.

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For a rainy day, visiting museums is a nice way of touring

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3. Do some shopping and entertainment

When it is hard to travel outside because of the rain, Ben Thanh Market and Saigon Square are one of the places you can come to dodge the rain and do some shopping in the local style. With reasonable prices and plenty of souvenir stuff to take a look at, these places attract a lot of travelers whenever the weather is bad for an outside touring adventure. Besides those places, shopping malls like Vincom and Parkson have huge place for entertainment with videos game, cinema theaters, and food courts for anyone who prefer otherwise.

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When coming to Ho Chi Minh City, shopping is one of the places to be.

4. Enjoy a good meal

Instead of waiting for the rain to stop, you may consider going to some restaurants or bars to have a meal, or to make new friends with fellow countrymen, travelers, expats, or even locals. And maybe, you will find someone to keep you company on your Vietnam trip.

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Making new friends is one of the best experiences while traveling

Enjoying a beer in the bars is surely one of the best things to do during the rainy season in Ho Chi Minh City. You can go to an all-you-can-eat buffet in restaurants in District 1 like Hoang Yen and Seoul Garden, or bars in the backpackers' district. There are also sports bars and acoustic bars. A location that can treat your homesick and a lot of fun to catch up with friends or new friends.

5. Pamper yourself at the spa

Having a relaxing time is one of the best things to do during the rainy season in Ho Chi Minh City. 

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A spa day to take care of yourself has become trendy when traveling to another country

Taking care of yourself with friendly staff and professional services, you will find massages your new addiction when visiting Ho Chi Minh City. Besides, there are also many kinds of spas with different massage techniques from Vietnam to Thailand, Japan, and India. 

6. Watch a performance at Saigon Opera House

It could be a nice experience to get to learn more about a country's culture through performance arts. Not only a magnificent architecture in the city center, but the Saigon Opera House is also where you can see the reflection of the beauty and richness culture of Vietnamese through the dance and music performances. All shows are usually sold out really fast; if you are really into performance art and fine entertainment, you should book tickets in advance for a good seat. 


Summary of Best things to do During the Rainy Season in Ho Chi Minh City

April to October is the rainy season in Ho Chi Minh City. In our guide to the best things to do during the rainy season in Ho Chi Minh City, you will find it is no problem but an opportunity for your indoor activities and try something different. For other adventurous things to do, check out our Vietnam travel information for ideas to make the most memorable trip ever.

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Guest - Timmy Chun on Monday, 06 January 2020 16:12

Best to stay inside during the rain in ho chi minh city. The road is way too dangerous then. Those are nice tips and suggestions

Best to stay inside during the rain in ho chi minh city. The road is way too dangerous then. Those are nice tips and suggestions
Guest - Lee on Sunday, 27 October 2019 14:01

Enjoying a Vietnamese coffee is great

Enjoying a Vietnamese coffee is great
Guest - Chris on Saturday, 19 October 2019 23:35

Unless it is flooded then there's not much to do

Unless it is flooded then there's not much to do
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