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Our Recommended Itineraries for Touring Saigon in Half, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Days

There are many things to discover in Saigon; you will always find something new at each location in this beautiful city. Try our recommended itineraries for touring Saigon and get the best out of your adventure.Some notes about the best time for touring Saigon itineraries are:In the dry season (November - March), the morning and afternoon are a goo...
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Thanks to our local guide Minh, we spent a really fulfiling day exploring a lot of attractions the city. If you don't know how to ... Read More
Thursday, 30 January 2020 11:41
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A Guide to Shopping in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City)

Besides visiting historical landmarks, shopping is also an interesting thing to do that can help you understand more about the lifestyle of people in Saigon. So let's get insights about the fanciest shopping malls, the shopping streets, as well as the crowded local markets in the city.1/ Shopping Malls in SaigonFull Guide: Top Shopping Malls in Ho ...
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Guest — Irma Fisher
do you offer free shopping tours?
Saturday, 19 October 2019 23:43
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Itineraries for a Saigon Walking Tour


As a center of economy in Vietnam, Saigon welcomes visitors from all over the world to the city for business trips and touring. It is not difficult to explore the culture of the city since there are many kinds of attractions and activities in Saigon. Touring Saigon on a motorbike is the most convenient option for full exploration, but getting aroun...
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Thursday, 30 January 2020 11:53
Guest — Ann
the streets were really crowded and sometimes we couldn't walk on the sidewalk
Wednesday, 29 January 2020 16:27
Guest — Clinton Peterson
If you have decided on a walking tour, my advise is to go with a local tour guide as the streets are pretty crazy
Friday, 25 October 2019 21:43

An Dong Market in Ho Chi Minh City

An Dong Market is another popular market after Ben Thanh Market and Cho Lon in Ho Chi Minh City. This market is located in the Chinatown area and has served many shop owners of boutiques and local customers in the city since it was built. This is also a special local landmark where tourists rarely know about to explore and visit. Our local gui...
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Guest — Hunter Burton
A very busy place. It was a challenge to squeeze through the tiny aisle
Friday, 10 January 2020 18:41
Guest — Hattie
The fruit vendor right outside of this market sells very expensive to tourists, don't buy
Sunday, 27 October 2019 13:37

Tan Dinh Market Review

In the years of development and integration, dynamics cities like Ho Chi Minh City are packed with high-end shopping malls and the city gradually becomes a shopping paradise to locals and foreign visitors coming from every corner around the world. However, to some people, the local markets are the best highlight of Vietnam as a whole and parts of V...
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Guest — Eliza Borney
It's better to visit the market at night rather than daytime, lots of amazing street food to try there
Saturday, 22 February 2020 17:30
Guest — Adrian
This market just near the fabric street, I think it is just the opposite of it, wow what a selection of patterns and choices. I go... Read More
Sunday, 27 October 2019 12:41

Things to do in Saigon at Night

The scorching heat of Saigon can shy people away from day-time activities, and we bet you’re looking for some night fun to make up for the lost time. That’s why we have wholeheartedly assembled the best choices to relish the night in Saigon for you and your beloveds. Rest assured that, from food choices to recreational spots, the things to do in Sa...
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Guest — Mary Tiesel
I really enjoyed trying local food for my night tour with Tam. Looking forward to traveling with you guys more when I'm in Saigon... Read More
Saturday, 22 February 2020 17:33
Guest — Andre Greer
the night tour was lovely, tried so many delicious food
Saturday, 26 October 2019 13:33

What to See in Dan Sinh Market in District 1

Address: 104 Yersin, Nguyen Thai Binh Ward, District 1How to get there: Dan Sinh Market or Dan Sinh Neighborhood is surrounded by 4 streets: Yersin, Nguyen Thai Binh, Nguyen Cong Tru, and Ky Con, with an area of more than 5,000 square meters.The map of Dan Sinh MarketLocated right at the center of District 1, Dan Sinh Market is a convenient spot th...
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nice place to learn about the local lifestyle
Saturday, 26 October 2019 14:03
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Saigon Local Market: Ba Chieu Market

Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) has a typical lifestyle with lots of local markets in every district where you can enjoy and feel in the most authentic way the atmosphere of bustling but colorful Saigonese daily life and businesses. And one of the best recommendations for anyone who wants to observe how the Vietnamese run their business every day to make...
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Guest — Sunny Scott
it is surprisingly near D1 for a local place to shop. But the atmosphere is way too hectic, maybe it's only nice for a stroll arou... Read More
Saturday, 04 January 2020 17:10
Guest — Adrian Robbins
a local option to shop
Friday, 25 October 2019 21:42

Explore the Markets in Ho Thi Ky Alleys

Located in District 10, Ho Thi Ky Street has many alleys with different things to do. When speaking of Ho Thi Ky, you may think of the famous, beautiful, and colorful Ho Thi Ky Flower Market. However, there is another market located right next to it where you can try exotic cuisines from Cambodia. This guide will help you explore and find out what ...
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Vietnamese Flower Markets in Ho Chi Minh City

Besides some local markets where you can buy everything, there are some markets that specialize in selling one kind of goods for the locals like textiles and flowers. You can find quite a few flower markets in Ho Chi Minh City because the flower is one of the products that Vietnamese buy almost every day to decorate their homes and offer to their a...
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Flowers in public holidays are more expensive though
Saturday, 19 October 2019 23:38
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Cho Lon: Chinatown in Ho Chi Minh City

Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) is famous for the diversity in a cultural combination of different ethnics. Some areas have been established for a couple of centuries, and despite the developed modern world, they still keep their historical aspects reflected in many ways of life. And Cho Lon - the largest Chinatown in Vietnam - is one of the oldest, busi...
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Guest — Doris Roy
I recommended my friend to take the tour with i Tour to cho lon and they were all so happy about it
Friday, 25 October 2019 21:11
Guest — Ivan Gonzales
Do you have tours to this area?
Saturday, 19 October 2019 23:47

How to Bargain in Vietnam?

Bargain when buying something is fairly common in Vietnam, especially in Vietnamese local markets. For foreign visitors, getting to know how to bargain in Vietnam is worthwhile as it would make it possible for you to get the best price as well as communicate with the native. Here are some useful tips for bargaining in Vietnam.Why You Should Bargain...
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Guest — Tracy Tran
Nice tips but I imagine it would be a huge challenge. Even though you can learn some Vietnamese phrases, everything will just be s... Read More
Saturday, 04 January 2020 13:59
Guest — Sonia Webster
Leah really saved me from being overcharged in Ben Thanh when I was joining their tours Go with these tour guides if you don't wa... Read More
Friday, 25 October 2019 21:04
Guest — Vernon Baker
would recommend to go with a local to avoid this
Saturday, 19 October 2019 23:44

Shopping in Ho Chi Minh City

There is a little of everything to satisfy your cravings for shopping in Ho Chi Minh City!Where to buy luxury things in Ho Chi Minh: Shopping mallsDesigner Clothing BrandsBoutique shops and cheap items in Ho Chi Minh:Shopping streetsWhat you can buy with US$1Knock-off Designer BrandsLocal Clothing BrandsTailorsLocal markets in Ho Chi Minh:Ben ...
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Why We Love Ho Chi Minh City

Discover 8 reasons why we love Ho Chi Minh City as locals from the cityLooking for good reasons to visit Ho Chi Minh City? Discover the most populous city in Vietnam from the locals' perspectives to see why people just love this city so much regardless of where they come from! Let’s begin our countdown!1. Architecture in its best formThe cityscape ...
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What to do at 23-9 Park (September 23rd Park)

While there are multiple public parks in Ho Chi Minh City, 23-9 Park or September 23rd Park is one of a kind and a must-visit. It is the only park to house a huge, extravagant underground shopping and culinary complex, not to mention its convenient location in the heart of District 1. Find out in details what to do at 23-9 Park!23-9 Park in Ho Chi ...
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Tailors in Ho Chi Minh City

In a world where people would opt for ready-made clothing, tailoring has become somewhat a luxury. However, you would be taken by surprise at how affordable and quick to get a hand on custom-made suits or dresses in Vietnam. Although the “world tailoring capital” is in Hoi An City, the tailor in Ho Chi Minh City can also deliver the best workmanshi...
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can I have my clothes fixed and altered here?
Saturday, 19 October 2019 23:55
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Do You Love To Shop? Here's What To Buy In Vietnam

Do You Love To Shop? Here's What To Buy In Vietnam
Did you know that the country of Vietnam has 54 different ethnic groups? This diversity provides a wide number of various objects and knick-knacks for you to buy when you visit this remarkable country.If you love to shop and you’re wondering what to buy in Vietnam, we have outlined the top five favorite products of tourists who visit the country. K...
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Absolutely love the Vietnamese coffee! Do buy them but avoid buying from touristy places. Ask your hotel or tour guides for local ... Read More
Saturday, 26 October 2019 15:43
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Top 7 Night Markets in Hanoi

Top 7 Night Markets in Hanoi
Hanoi is one of the most crowded cities in Vietnam. Back in the day, most people went to work and school and did not have the time to wander around and shop for clothes or shoes. For such reason, several night markets were established after the business hours and had since become part of the local's tradition. Let’s check out the seven most famous ...
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Guest — Cassie Monreal
Need to wake up really early to visit the Quang Ba Market. It usually starts at 3 or 4 PM
Thursday, 30 January 2020 11:21
Guest — Anna
you can find tasty food in the Old Quarter's night market
Thursday, 28 November 2019 23:47
Guest — Peter
It was great fun navigating through the streets and we tried so many yummy foods. Those places are very crowded though, but it was... Read More
Monday, 25 November 2019 13:01

Top 8 Night Markets in Ho Chi Minh City

Top 8 Night Markets in Ho Chi Minh City
If you have no plans at night, call your friends to visit one of the night markets in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon). You will be overwhelmed by the paradises of cheap products and lots of interesting items to browse for your Vietnam shopping. For your local insights, have a look at our picks of the top 8 night markets for your Ho Chi Minh shopping belo...
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Guest — Hamish Jorge
My guide Le took me to the Ben Thanh Market for the food tour. He was so smart and professional. I had such a great time
Thursday, 30 January 2020 11:26
Guest — Moonie June
I joined the local tour to these places haha. They seemed normal on the outside, a bit too hectic even, but once I've learned abou... Read More
Friday, 20 December 2019 20:22
Guest — Gigi
Ben Thanh market is fun, but should pay attention to scam and pickpockets
Tuesday, 01 October 2019 18:40

Nha Be District in Ho Chi Minh City

To the south of Ho Chi Minh City is the location of two suburban districts, Nha Be District and Can Gio District. While Can Gio is an island, isolated from the rest of the city by rivers and ocean, Nha Be District is a busy port with about one-third of its border is with Soai Rap River. If you want to be a Ho Chi Minh City expert explorer, checking...
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Guest — Julia Andrews
Isn't this where the floating markets are?
Thursday, 30 January 2020 11:38
Guest — Jewel Wilson
Was advised by a local friend to check out the housing here since I'm working in D7, thanks for the info
Friday, 10 January 2020 18:07


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