Best activities in Sai Gon at night

Ho Chi Minh City (also known as Sai Gon) is the biggest, fastest-growing, as well as the most densely populated city in Vietnam. This city attracts a lot of travelers all over the world thanks to a variety of activities that it offers to tourists both in the daytime and night time. In this article, Incredible Asia Journey will introduce to you the best activities in Sai Gon at night that you can consider when traveling to this city.

Best activities in Sai Gon at night

Have fun at Bui Vien walking street

Bui Vien is considered as the international junction in Saigon as you can see a lot of foreign tourists converge into this hectic street because it can meet all of your demands from food, drinks, tourist information, accommodations, entertainment, etc. Therefore, it not only a famous hang-out point for the Vietnamese youngster, but also for any tourists coming to Sai Gon.

Bui Vien street is fun every day, but you will have much more fun at the weekend. Every Saturday and Sunday, this street will restrict all means of transportation to get through from 19:00 until 2:00 AM. From that moment, it changes its outfit to become an amazing night-life street. Besides, you can also enjoy some street performances which makes the atmosphere much bustling. In addition, if you are into traditional games, then you will have a chance to play those games right here.

Something you cannot miss at Bui Vien street is food and beer. You can find a variety of restaurants from luxury to inexpensive picks. And beers are everywhere, that’s why this is also called beer street in Sai Gon. 

Take the romantic river cruise

A cruise alongside the Sai Gon river is a perfect idea for a romantic night, especially for couples. This experience allows you to enjoy the view of the city at night and, at the same time, to relax with on-board traditional performances and quintessential cuisine. Bonsai Cruise is one of the top recommendations for tourists which provides such a good service and luxury experience. You can book the tickets directly on their website or book through several online travel agents.

Bon Sai River Cruise

Pier and Docking: Nha Rong Port (Sai Gon Port), 5 Nguyen Tat Thanh street, District 4, Ho Chi Minh City

Get high at a nightclub

If you are a party lover, the nightclub is something you cannot resist to come when traveling to Sai Gon – the city never sleeps. There are hundreds of clubs in this bustling city that you can choose from and spend a great night dancing and chilling out with your friends. Among them, you can consider Blanchy’ Lounge, Republic Club, Lush Nightclub, those are all recommended by travelers.

Enjoy the city view at Rooftop bar

If you want to chill out in a fancy place with a spectacular view over Ho Chi Minh City to observe its rapid growth, then nowhere is better than a rooftop bar. This busy fast-growing metropolitan has a slew of rooftop bars with different interior designs that bring different ambiances. The very first rooftop bar in Ho Chi Minh city is Chill Sky Bar. Until now, it still receives a myriad number of rave reviews from the locals and tourists thanks to its perfect view, modern style, and tasty drinks.

Chill Sky Bar

Address: 26th floor, AB Tower, 76A Le Lai street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City

Opening hours: 17:30 – 2:00 AM

Walk along the Starlight Bridge

Starlight Bridge is located in District 7 which is a pedestrian bridge passing over the Thay Tieu Channel. Known as the most beautiful bridge in Sai Gon, this bridge is an undeniable place to visit in the evening when all the lights are turned on. The reason behind its name is that the bridge is equipped with a high-tech lighting system that makes itself glowing in the evening like a universe. Thus, if you want to enjoy a peaceful evening with your lover, this is definitely a great place to pay a visit.

However, you can only see this light show on Thursday and Sunday night from 18:30 to 22:00 and on several special holidays such as New Year Eve, etc. Thus, before coming to Ho Chi Minh City, plan your visit on those days.

Address: Rach Bang Bridge 2, Tan Phu, District 7, Ho Chi Minh City

Stay safe in Sai Gon at night

Be careful of petty thefts

Like many other hectic tourist attractions, Ho Chi Minh is also a convergence of many pickpockets. Not only in the evening, but also in the daytime, you have to always pay attention to your belongings and keep it in a safe position. As long as you keep an eye on your stuff, everything will be fine. In addition, it’s not very safe to walk outside at night, especially alone, therefore, when you travel alone, take a taxi or a motorbike ride back to your hotel when it’s after midnight. Furthermore, always find some companions with you when you want to chill out until late.

Avoid scam taxis

Scam taxis are pretty common in Southeast Asia countries such as Vietnam, Thailand, etc. Therefore, it’s every travelers’ fear to take taxis when traveling to this region. However, thanks to an excellent application called Grab, nowadays, you can take a taxi with ease at an accurate rate when traveling to those countries. However, make sure you have a local sim card in order to register to the system. If you are not a high-tech person, then ask the price carefully or deal the price with the drivers before you jump into any taxi.

Read more articles about Ho Chi Minh travel guide:

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