"What to do in Ho Chi Minh city at night? We decided to explore Saigon nightlife with Saigon Adventure recently, and here is our review." - Ms. Ha Truong (Expatolife)
What to expect in the Saigon Adventure tour?
With smiles and friendly greetings, Michelle and Joey caught our attention when we walked to the pickup point.
They explained the itinerary of the night and told us a few safety tips. It was going to rain soon, so we put on raincoats and went to our first stop.
CHILL SKY BAR
The rain stopped when we got to our first destination – a rooftop bar in the center of Saigon.
Due to the rain we couldn’t sit outside, but still had a cozy area to enjoy drinks and view the city.
BIKE AROUND THE CITY CENTER AT NIGHT
After the drinks, we explored some highlights of the city by bike. The town looked different at night time, especially after the rain.
When we drove by Notre Dame Church and Post Office, our guides explained the history and some facts about these attractions.
VISIT THÍCH QUẢNG ĐỨC MONUMENT
If you’ve learned about the Vietnam war, you may have seen the very well-known photograph of the burning monk.
His name was Thích Quảng Đức, and he set himself on fire to protest the persecution of Buddhists in Vietnam.
We visited the monument that now sits at the intersection where he did this. Our guides were very informative and explained the historical significance of his actions.
EXPLORE AN APARTMENT COMPLEX
We drove to one of the oldest apartment complexes in Saigon.
Originally built for American soldiers, they are now home to a vibrant Vietnamese community, and also some of the best street food in Saigon.
VISIT THE FLOWER MARKET
Our next stop was the largest flower market in Ho Chi Minh City.
The market was very colourful with many different shops and varieties of flowers. Definitely a good place to go if you want to test your photography skills.
FILL YOUR BELLY WITH BANH XEO
After some sightseeing spots, it was time to eat, so we visited a local Banh Xeo restaurant.
Banh Xeo is kind of the Vietnamese version of a savoury pancake, filled with seafood and pork and eaten with lettuce and leaves.
The kitchen was placed at the entrance to the shop, and we watched as the chef expertly cooked four pancakes at once!
Besides Banh Xeo, we also ate some yummy summer rolls, as well. Dipped in the Hoisin sauce and peanut, they were ready to go!
NEXT STOP BANH MI!
We then moved to a new location to try out Banh Mi – a Vietnamese style baguette.
This place was particularly famous for its tasty bread, which many of the other Banh Mi sellers in the area bought.
Each sandwich was packed with meat and other ingredients, and we could even try making one ourselves!
ENJOY DELICIOUS SEAFOOD DISHES
Seafood was the last stop and also our favorite one. We tried different food, including grilled shells and steamed clams. All of them were delicious!
OUR TOUR GUIDES
We had a fantastic time with Michelle and Joey.
They were very informative and spoke English well, and told us lots of new information about the city. They also took us to explore some hidden places and local food stops.
Although it rained during the tour and the traffic in Saigon was crazy (it was Saturday night!), their driving skills were impressive.
Overall, we enjoyed the tour. The tour guides were excellent, and the stops were great.
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