Traveling to Ho Chi Minh City, one of the good cities in Vietnam, is such a good idea. Because there are many ny tourist attractions which is waiting for people to discover such as national park, the best rooftop bar in Ho Chi Minh City, activities of traditional art, etc.
With some of the good places to discover below, Bay Hotel hope travellers can find the best venue to relax with their family.
1. Suoi Tien Cultural Amusement Park
Suoi Tien Cultural Amusement Park attracts travelling families seeking to enjoy a fun-filled whole day in Ho Chi Minh City. This woderful attraction is fitted with colourful statues of mythical creatures such as dragons, tortoises and phoenixes, as well as edifices and shrines of Buddha. Tourists and their family can enjoy waterslides at the artificial Tien Dong Beach, rollercoaster rides, parades, a 4D theatre and an aquarium. The staffs are often wear as golden monkeys, entertaining young visitors with impressive tricks and performances.
Suoi Tien have many lazy rivers where you can ride on boats shaped like turtles and dogs, as well as water slides that emerge from the mouths or beards of gigantic Buddhist sages. There is also a big field housing over 1,000 crocodiles, which visitors are allowed to feed using raw meat attached to fishing poles. Alternatively, older travellers can attempt the underground attraction called the Unicorn Palace. Despite the name, it’s actually a walk through tunnel that houses gory displays of the nine levels of Hell, such as humans getting ripped apart, eaten by various animals and dumped into boiling vats. Residents often flock to this popular theme park to light incenses at the numerous prayer halls within the premise, especially during special festivities, so it’s also a good place to experience the Buddhist rituals during your visit.
Address: 120 AH1, Tan Phu, District 9, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
2. Party in one of the best rooftop bar in Ho Chi Minh City
Most of tourists love to find places that offer good views of a new city as well as a small party with their family. In case, the rooftop bars in Ho Chi Minh City provided not only an excellent opportunity to get a good orientation to the city, but also the chance to savor some delicious cocktails.
Ho Chi Minh City is a booming city on the rise quite literally! Guests will see the shorter historical French colonial buildings next to giant sleek glass and steel skyscrapers throughout the downtown area making for an interesting city landscape.
There is one of the best rooftop bar in Ho Chi Minh City will make travellers satisfied that is Propeller Bar where guests can be enjoy with electronic dance music and sipping a cocktail glass in their mouth. They can also have their choice of views from sweeping big city views to broad riverfront views to intimate street-level views, and the views change dramatically from day to night.
Address: 7 Ngo Van Nam, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
3. Saigon Zoo and Botanical Garden
Saigon Zoo and Botanical Garden was founded more than 100 years ago. It is listed as one of the oldest zoos in the world. There are presently more than 550 animals advertised in the zoo and more than 1,830 trees and 260 plant species in the botanical gardens with some dating back over 100 years and many different sections to explore including the animal conservation area, orchid garden and plant conservation centre and a children’s amusement area. Tropical fishes often appear in lakes in the zoo and botanical gardens which is also home to a monument dedicated to Vietnamese killed in World War I.
This tourist attraction is a popular place to while away an afternoon and is visited by locals and tourists who are often surprised by the fact that you can get up close and personal to some of the animals and feed them. The Botanical Gardens has a vast part of flora and fauna including 20 different orchid types, 32 species of cactus and 34 species of bonsai in addition to trees, plants and chaparrals some of which are as old as the gardens.
The zoo exhibits a wide range of animals including monkeys, tigers, hippos, lions, elephants; turtles and snakes. There are also rarer animals such as the white tiger that are being showed for the first time ever in Vietnam. The zoo purposes to help animal conservation of endangered species through a breeding in captivity program and recently bred the crested argus pheasant being the only zoo in the world to do so.
The Botanical Gardens are pushing to use the area as a knowledge centre where visitors can learn more about the species on display and how to protect them for the future. Moreover, to creatures and plants, the zoo and botanical gardens also have the Saigon National Museum and the World War I monument within its vicinity. This zoo has in some parts seen better days and is certainly not on par with western zoos; however it is better than some zoos seen in other Asian countries.
Address: 2B Nguyen Binh Khiem Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
4. Shopping in Vincom Center
Vincom Center is one of the biggest shopping mall in Ho Chi Minh City with more than 250 shops. Vincom Center have separated it into two separate buildings just across the street from each other. Vincom Center A is housed in a delightful French styled period building connected to The Continent Hotel, while Vincom Center B is just behind it, occupying the first five storeys of a modern, glass-fronted skyscraper.
This venue is the best place if travellers are looking for international products because most of the international luxury brands have their flagship stores, right in the tourist heart of the city. There are also some convenient restaurants and cafes serving food from most regions including many international franchises.
Vincom Cenre A is the smaller and prettier one, with a beautiful, baroque styled facade and nothing but the top brands in world fashion pulling customers in with inventive window displays: think Hugo Boss, Ralph Lauren and Hermes. As well as premium fashion, there are a limited number of electronics retailers and bespoke home decor shops on the higher floors. On the basement floor there is a children’s playpen called Kids Yard and just next door, an excellent Paris Baguette bakery that sells a wide range of goods and some of the most delicious baguettes in Ho Chi Minh.
Vincom Center B Just a quick hop across Dong Khoi Street is Vincom Center B. From the exterior, it couldn’t look more different. Instead of ornate French arches, there is a sheer glass frontage stretching up 26 storeys. However, once inside the type of shopping is much the same, with Jimmy Choo, DKNY, Charles & Keith and a host of jewellery and perfume shops. This shopping mall is a little easier to navigate as it is built around a central bank of elevators so shoppers can see what is on the floors above and below. On the basement floor of Vincom B there is an excellent food court with Buds Ice Cream, Carl’s Jr burgers, Seoul Garden, and many other offerings from across the world.
Vincom Center Vincom Center A: 171 Dong Khoi, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
Vincom Center B: 72 Le Thanh Ton Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
With top 4 interesting venue for tourists and their family, Bay Hotel expect to give the useful guide for foreigner who come to Ho Chi Minh City first time. Have a good trip!
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