The 1 day plan to explore Ho Chi Minh city

Only have one day in Saigon, but still want to make the most of it? Look no further than this article below.

1. Breakfast at Ben Thanh market

People in Ben Thanh market

Noodle, noodle, noodle, Vietnameses love it for breakfast, and there are various choices in Ben Thanh Market. We all know “Pho” coming from Vietnam, but there are many other noodle dishes that you can try here: Banh Canh Cua, Bun Bo Hue, Bun Rieu … just follow your instinct and trust the crowd that is eating here.

After filling your stomach, let’s take a look around in the most famous market in Vietnam, you can find everything here, from souvenirs, cloth, electronics, food … Just don’t forget to bargain and careful with your belonging.

2. The famous landmarks

Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon down view

Once done with Ben Thanh market, you can try to call a “Grab” bike to quickly move to other famous landmarks, including Notre Dame Cathedral Saigon, the Post Office, Reunification Palace, War Remnants Museum …

These landmarks represent a part of Vietnam’s history, with French colonial designs, historic picture and stories.

3. Hide from the heat with a cold cup of coffee

Traditional Vietnamese coffee filter (coffee phin)

As a tropical country, Ho Chi Minh’s afternoon heat is unbearable, even for the locals. Let’s take this time to enjoy a cup of Vietnam’s famous coffee, you can try the local “Chieu coffee” or the luxury Café de l’Opera with a stunning view of the city.

4. Get a massage

Image result for Kara Spa

This is the best way to escape the chaotic street, massages can be found everywhere from 5-10 USD. Recommendation: Kara Spa – This spa offers a wide variety of high-quality massage, reflexology, scrubs, sauna, skincare …

5. Enjoy some gamblings

slot machine in vegas club

This may not cross your mind the first time you heard about Vietnam, but yes, Ho Chi Minh are equipped with many luxury casinos, one of them is located inside Caravelle Hotel, right in the heart of Saigon.

Vegas E-Gaming Club offers state-of-the-art slot, roulette, baccarat and blackjack machines with frequent mystery jackpot hits. Furthermore, there are daily special events and promotions featured with many free F&B and other services.


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