Ho Chi Minh City is one of the best cities in the world which attract many foreign tourists because its beauty, interesting activities, delicious food and wonderful places such as rooftop bars, Vietnamese street food, shopping in night markets, etc.
Why Ho Chi Minh City attract people in the world is a big question, if you want to answer this question, let’s reading on the information below.
1. Saigon style
Saigon style is the living style of people in Ho Chi Minh City. Sai Gon is an old name of this city. Many foreign travellers said that they love Saigon because this place is not discriminatory like other cities in the world.
According to many foreign who came to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam also. Vietnamese are friendly people because they always share their income to support their parents and siblings despite of their difficult life. That is the best value which American lost.
The other thing tourists love resident is their smile. If you come to Ho Chi Minh City, you can see “smile” of people everywhere. So making a Vietnamese tour is the best idea if travellers want to find a good place with a peace and can buy everything with good prices.
Almost residents live in night that is reason why Ho Chi Minh City is called “a sleepless city” by foreigners. Dancing in pubs, rooftop bar is a great thing in this city for any age of people. Propeller bar is one of the best rooftop bars in Ho Chi Minh City attracting many young generation and tourists in the evening.
2. Bui Vien – Pedestriant Street in district 1
Bui Vien is a bustling street at night in Ho Chi Minh City. Most of people are friendly, kind, warm. They love dancing and drinking no matter how old they are. You can go to this street to dance with many people, make new friends both men and women. On Bui Vien street, there are many pubs with electronic dance music which help guess relaxing.
Moreover, there are 2 stages in the end of street for live music performance, one is Vietnamese folk songs, and another is international music. In addition, tourists will enjoy free Wi-Fi services, public toilets and other tourist-related services.
Foreign visitors have already praised the street for selling “cheap beer” and “providing good services”. Located in Pham Ngũ Lão Ward in District 1, the city’s new pedestrian street is expected to offer local residents and tourists a range of entertainment activities.
Since the middle of July, authorities in District 1 have piloted a vehicle ban from 7pm to 2am on weekends, while also carrying out upgrades to pavements along the street. While eateries, cafes, clothing stores, and souvenir shops are open to customers in the morning and afternoon, restaurants, bars, and pubs bring a more exciting atmosphere to the street from the evening until midnight.
3. Ben Thanh Market
Ben Thanh is firstly well-known as the place for Vietnamese food. There a number of vendorsand food stalls in the market. Here, one can taste various kinds of local dishes like Banh Xeo, Banh Cuon, Banh Beo, Cha Gio, Hu Tiu, etc.
A characteristic of this place is the restaurants on sidewalk of Ben Thanh market opening to welcome everyone from over the world. Tourirsts should try to come here at least once when they visit Ho Chi Minh City. Besides, the perfect combination between seafood and cool beer is the best way to enjoy Saigon food style. One advice for tourists is not sitting deep into the crowded food tent to avoid the heat.
Ben Thanh market is the good market to buy souvernir such as clothing, shoes, bags, grocery, jewelry, kitchen ware, sweets, Vietnamese coffee and tea, etc. which everyone need for his daily life.
Look at Ben Thanh market, tourists can see the way people make transactions that the wide range of goods are purchased by most local residents. You will get more useful experience about shopping in Vietnamese market. For the ones who are keen on shopping, Ben Thanh is exactly the place they are looking for.
Besides goods for daily life, tourists can find many the local handicrafts, small gifts for friends and family or just something which makes they remind about the Ho Chi Minh trip in Vietnam.
There are some foreign bloggers said that: “Ben Thanh market is really an interesting market they have ever visited beacause it sells many items which different other markets in the world”. Moreover, with tourists who never buy souvenir but when they come to Ben Thanh market, a nice pieces of lacquer from one of the shops is the first choice for them.
4. Street food in Ho Chi Minh City
As you know, Pho is the symbol food in Ho Chi Minh City. Besides, Bun Cha, Banh Mi, Spring Rolls, etc. are famous street food in this city. Soup and duck egg are 2 things travelers choose first.
Saigonese love eating together, they love the gather of family’s member at night and enjoy delicious dishes such as sea food, shrimp sauce, etc. which can be bought from any street in this place.
When it comes to “street food”, we cannot omit the coffee in Notre Dame Cathedral in district 1, tourists can enjoy Banh Trang Nuong and Vietnamese coffee glasses or some fresh fruit glasses with the best price which cannot happen in US. For example, it make sure that you will not buy a cup of coffee with 1$, but you can do it in Ho Chi Minh City. For this interesting thing, most people from other countries would like to visit Vietnam, especially, Ho Chi Minh City.
Overall, Ho Chi Minh City is one of the country’s most popular tourist destinations. It welcomed 2.43 million foreign tourists in the first half of this year, a 12 per cent increase from the same period last year, according to city authorities.
Therefore, if you have a chance to come this city, don’t miss it because there are many amazing things waiting for you to discover. Click here to refer some interesting luxury accommodations before taking a trip in Ho Chi Minh City.