What things to do in Ho Chi Minh city

What things to do in Ho chi minh city

-          Tour & activities: You can satisfy with our  daily tour arrangement, convenient and affordable pricing

  1. Ho Chi Minh City Tour

The tour will take you around the busiest city of Vietnam, from downtown SaiGon to China town, in order to get a general view of a developing city. You will get to know its history and culture with stops at History Museum, War Remmant Museum, Thien Hau Pagoda. You won’t only learn about the past but also get familiar with the daily life of today’s industrious and friendly inhabitants at Binh Tay Market as well as enjoy other spots of beauty such as Notre Dame Cathedral, Municipal Post Office, Reunification Palace etc. A stopover at a well-known lacquer workshop will help you to pick up some unique gifts for your beloved relatives.

2.Cao Dai Temple – Cu Chi underground tunnels

Firstly, you will go straight to Tay Ninh to visit The Great Cao Dai Temple holy See, built in 1926, is considered one of the most striking structures in all of Asia, a place of pilgrimage for quite a few South Vietnamese people and for those who are interested in Caodaism – this is a unique religion that you might never expect to encounter. In time for it noontime prayer service, you will enjoy peculiar solemn ceremony accompanied by special religious hymns with followers attired in livery red, yellow, blue and white. Quite a scence for the eye and snapshots. Following is lunch in Tay Ninh. After lunch, visitors will go to the Cu chi Tunnel. Located 60km from HCM city, Cu Chi is now considered a heroic district for its role in the anti – American war in Vietnam. It is legendary for its tunnels system of over 220km and is a popular spot for both Vietnamese and foreign visitors.

The peacefully rural rice paddy scenery contains ducks and water buffalos swimming in the rivers alongside the road. Visitors will find it hard to imagine the destructions, damage and defoliation all over the area, caused by bombing and mines, when Cu Chi was “A Free Target Zone “. The remnants visitors will see, show Cu Chi still has her evidence to prove the fierce battleground that took place there and visitors will see the remnants.

3.One day floating market

(7:30AM) Pick up at hotel and depart for Cai Be by bus. You can take photos at Tan An town over the flat rice fields. O¬n arriving in Cai Be, start the motorized boat to visit the CAI BE FLOATING MARKET, experience how people exchanging goods, fruit and many other commodities o¬n their vessels. Visitors then roam into the small villages to visit the orchard, fruit plantation. Keep cruising to Vinh Long through small canals to enjoy the charm of the Upper Mekong Delta. Visit some handmade family business products such as the coconut candy mill, the crispy rice popcorn. Arrive in Binh Hoa Phuoc village the green pearl of Vinh Long town where you can indulge yourself into the nature. Have lunch with fresh river food served in the heart of the garden. Enjoy the southern Vietnamese traditional folk music. Take a nice walk through the bonsai garden, in Vinh Long, head home to HCM city by bus.

4.One day Mekong Delta

A smooth o¬ne and half hour bus ride passing rice fields and stopping over the National highway1, leads visitors to the beautiful rural district of Trung Luong. The morning trip continues o¬n the motor rides boat to enter My Tho city to through Bao Dinh natural canal. Visitors then pay a visit to the My Tho street fruit market alongside the canal. Here they can join in with the daily activities of the local people and enjoy the atmosphere. Visitor then take a cruise o¬n the Tien River to the Qui (Tortoise islet). O¬n the way, they view the fishing port, stilt houses, boat building workshops, other Dragon, Phoenix and Unicorn islands. Lunch will be served right in the heart of the orchard to the sound of “Southern Vietnamese folk music “, performed by the islanders. After visiting the coconut candy mill, the amazing rowing boat trip o¬n the small canal is something visitors can not miss. Then continue o¬n to Ben Tre province – “the country of coconut “, to see a typical agriculture model call “Garden – Pond – Cage”, then enjoy the relaxing honey tea. Visitors” expects will be fulfilled by final boat trip back to My Tho o¬n the Tan Thach natural canal, which is fully covered with water coconuts. Head home to HCM city by bus.

 

5.Open Bus ticket: The main feature of the “OPEN TOUR” is a daily bus service. Moreover, on the journey, at your demand and interest, the traveller could stop by and visit any famous destinations nationwide. Saigon – Muine – Nha Trang – Hoi An – Hue _ Hanoi or Saigon – Phnompenh ; Saigon – Sieam Reap

 

We also arrange for you some activities:

  1. Water puppet show

Puppetry is a traditional art form closely connected with the long-standing spiritual life of the Vietnamese people. There are many kinds of puppet-shows in all the corners of the country, with different kinds of puppets. However, puppetry art has been developed and diversified, as well as popularized, mostly in the northern midland areas, and the plains of Vietnam.

 

  1. Vietnamese Cooking Class

HCMC Cooking class is unique & healthy cooking class in the world to teach you how to cook combining food and medicine as well as discover Vietnamese food culture – one of the healthiest cuisines worldwide.

 

-          Food: Traditional Vietnamese cooking is greatly admired for its fresh ingredients, minimal use of oil, and reliance on herbs and vegetables. Vietnamese food is often ranked as one of the healthiest cuisines in the world.

 

Vietnamese Fresh Spring Rolls

These Vietnamese spring rolls are the perfect recipe for beating the heat. Poached shrimp, rice noodles, herbs, and lettuce are rolled into a thin rice wrapper. Serve with the sweet and sour dipping sauce.

Corner of Cong Quynh and Pham Ngu Lao, District 1, HCMC

 

 

Deep fried Spring Rolls

Together with Pho, deep fried spring rolls is the most well-known Vietnamese dishes to the foreigner. It had lots of ingredients but very easy to make and can be changeable depends on the taste of the cook. The dipping sauce also takes very important role for the good spring rolls dish

Nha Hang Ngon, 160 Pasteur, District 1, HCMC; +84 8 3827 7131

 

 

Vietnamese Traditional noodle – Pho

Pho was born in Northern Vietnam during the mid-1880s. The dish was heavily influenced by both Chinese and French cooking. Rice noodle and spices were imported from China; the French popularized the eating of red meat. In fact, it is believed that “Pho” is derived from “pot au feu” a French soup. Vietnamese cooks blended the Chinese, French and native influences to make a dish that is uniquely Vietnamese.

Nha Hang Ngon, 160 Pasteur, District 1, HCMC; +84 8 3827 7131

Pho 24 – 271 Pham Ngu Lao, District 1

 

Banh Xeo

A good banh xeo is a crispy crepe bulging with pork, shrimp, and bean sprouts, plus the garnish of fresh herbs that are characteristic of most authentic Vietnamese dishes. To enjoy one like a local, cut it into manageable slices, roll it up in rice paper or lettuce leaves and dunk it in whatever special sauce the chef has mixed up for you.

Banh Xeo 46A has mixed reviews but judging by the crowds that swarm there each night they must be doing something right. Banh Xeo, 46A Dinh Cong Trang, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC)

 

Bo la lot

Vietnamese are masters of wrapping their food. Bo la lot is neither raw nor deep-fried, but flamed on an open grill to soften the exterior and infuse the betel leaf’s peppery aroma into the ground beef inside.

3T Quan Nuong, 29-31 Ton That Thiep, District 1, HCMC; +84 8 3821 1631

 

Com suon nuong

This simple meal is the Saigonese equivalent of bun cha — with rice in place of noodles. A tender pork cutlet is barbecued over hot coals to give it a rich, smoky flavor, and laid over the fluffy white com.

Com Tam Cali has a number of branches across HCMC. Try Tam Cali 1 at 32 Nguyen Trai, District 1, HCMC; +84 8 3925 2222

 

Banh mi

The French may have brought with them the baguette, but Vietnam takes it to a different level. How exactly depends on what end of the country you’re in.In the north chefs stick to the basic elements of carbohydrate, fat and protein—bread, margarine and pâté—but head south and your banh mi may contain a more colorful combination of cheese, cold cuts, pickled vegetables, sausage, fried egg, fresh cilantro and chili sauce.

One of the better baguette vendors in Saigon sets up shop beside the Cherry mini-mart on DoQuang Dao, District 1, HCMC

 

Bun bo Hue

Central Vietnam’s take on noodles caters to carnivores with its meaty broth and piles of beef and pork. The thick slippery rice noodles also make for a heartier meal than noodles found in the north and south.

You don’t have to go to Hue to enjoy this dish; if in Ho Chi Minh City try Tib Express, 162 NguyenDinh Chieu, District 3, HCMC; +84 8 3822 5038

 

  1. Pham Ngu Lao, Backpackers area

 

Pham Ngu Lao street, One of the busiest and most happening place in District 1, there are a lots of hotels, restaurants, pubs and travel agencies. Hotels are cheap in this part and favored by backpackers

More fun at night with many bars and pubs are surrounded and crowded with tourists all over the world and young local people. Highly recommend Bui Vien Street if you want to discover local life, meet people to talk and have fun. Cool Saigon beer from 10.000VND to 12.000VND (less than 50 cents)

 

Useful links:

  1. Lonely Planet guide to Ho chi minh

http://www.lonelyplanet.com/vietnam/ho-chi-minh-city

  1. Official Vietnam Tourism information:

http://vietnamtourism.com/

http://www.vietnamtourism.org.vn

http://guidevietnam.com/

  1. Weather in Vietnam/Hochiminh city

http://www.weatherforecastmap.com/vietnam/ho_chi_minh_city_(saigon)/