Solo travel is a chance for us to spend every second living the life we have always longed for. And for people who come to Saigon alone, there's no need to worry about running out of things to experience.
Solo travel in Vietnam, in general, is a one-of-a-kind experience and Saigon, specifically, has a host of its own attractive and distinctive features. It is a magnificently beautiful mixture of a nostalgic feeling from the ancient structures and a bustling yet exciting city life. The city offers everything to keep you from feeling bored, from heavenly street foods to hidden gems in Saigon's Other Side.
Saigon is a busy city that is always open for newcomers
Read more in Saigon Travel for an overview of the city
Make full use of the opportunity when traveling alone and note down this must-do list on your bucket list. There will be a host of thrilling activities to gain a full experience of Saigon.
Explore Vietnamese cuisine
If you are a food lover, you can expect an enjoyable time if you choose solo travel in Saigon, where you can try the specialties throughout Vietnam. Don’t know what dish to start with? Here are our suggestions of 20 must-try Vietnamese dishes including Pho, Banh Mi, Bun Bo Hue,…
Bun Bo Hue
Visit cultural and historical attractions
Solo travel in Saigon gives you peaceful time to study about interesting destinations at your own pace. Museums, temples and pagodas, historical sights, and architectural attractions can be found across the city, and each of them has a story behind waiting for you to discover.
Central Post Office - a typical example of famous Saigon’s attractions
Discover hidden alleyways
This is the ultimate selling point that attracts millions of lone travelers to the city. Alleyways in Saigon are nearly unreachable when exploring the city in groups or tour buses, yet they are where the liveliest and most authentic life in Saigon happens. Therefore, don't be afraid to get lost by yourself and have a look at the local life inside the alleys.
Have some exciting time
Nguyen Hue Boulevard is also a crowded, popular place at night
To come back safely after the trip to Saigon without being broke, there are some tips you might want to remember.
1. Avoid the peak season, especially Vietnamese public holidays
2. Be aware of common scams with motorbike, taxi, and shopping
3. Find budget hostels for a nice place to sleep at an affordable price. Make sure to read reviews and check the price online before making your booking
4. There is a saying that goes: “Don’t judge a book by its cover”. In Saigon, don’t judge a food store by its appearance. Go for street food instead of fancy restaurants! Sometimes delicious food is offered at a surprisingly inexpensive price.
5. Feel free to bargain at markets and tourist sights. You might get a better deal than expected.
6. Keep a close eye on your belongings. Security in Vietnam is not bad, but nowhere in this world is the safest.
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Solo travel in Saigon is a combination of diversified experiences for delicate food, unique culture, and entertaining activities. Saigon is always open for people to come and visit. In one way or another, you would find this city an enchanting destination.
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