Saigon is one of the biggest cities in Vietnam and here there are a lot of fascinating activities from day till night, even throughout the night. Many people love the quiet space so they choose to enter a sidewalk cafe to sip a cup of coffee while seeing Saigon at night and chatting with their friends. Some others take a stroll along Nguyen Hue walking street to get some fresh air. Meanwhile, a host of young people are interested in the noisy sound of bars. In this article, we will list interesting things to do in Saigon at night.
Take a stroll along Nguyen Hue walking street
Build for a long time and inaugurated in early 2015, Nguyen Hue walking street did not bring the disappointment to Saigon’s people. The modern large granite-paved street with a fountain and a wonderful view immediately becomes one of the most attractive gathering destinations. A lot of people at all ages come here for fresh air, especially at night.
Only with 5,000 VND for parking, you can sit here as long as you expect, which is quite different from other places in Saigon such as theaters or other sidewalks.
Have a sleepless night with cafe 24/7
Saigon is known as the city that never sleeps. Saigon’s people often stay awake; as a result, they have the need for seeking a destination where they can work or talk throughout the night. As a result, a new form named Café 24/7 came into existence.
This movement was immediately welcomed warmly because it can meet the demand of many Saigon’s young people who desire for enjoying Saigon in the night. At first, only one brand of coffee follows this movement. But nowadays, this kind of cafe (Cafe 24/7) can be found out everywhere in Saigon. Even imported cafes like The Coffee Bean are ready to serve customers all night.
Walk around the street of foreigners
The street of foreigners (Bui Vien street) is always the top-ranking choice for those who would like to get fresh air and drink some beer. This street always warmly welcomes you everywhen you want to take a stroll at night, even late at night, the street is more and more crowded with people and becomes noisy and bustling. Bui Vien street is famous for long rows of pubs and bars where young people from various places come to gather together. This is also an ideal place for those expect to have new friends.
Enjoy ice cream
The weather in Saigon is quite hot, especially in the dry season (from December to April). You will experience the great feeling when eating a dollop of ice cream in the scorching heat of Saigon. In Saigon, in these days, besides traditional creams like ice lolly, ice cream cone and ice cream cup; there are many other new kinds of ice cream you should try; for example, Thai cream including coconut cream, and rolled cream, Japanese cream consisting of layered cream and green tea ice cream, Singapore cream, especially Dippin’ Dots, Korea’s cream such as fish cream or crepe cream. Nevertheless, the ice cream that dominates the streets of Saigon is coconut cream.
The places for selling ice cream is rather modest and located along the sidewalks but always packed with customers.
It is suggested that to enjoy delicious ice cream, you should come to the following addresses involving cream with coconut and sticky rice in Bui Vien street, Le Thi Rieng street and Cach Mang Thang 8 street; Cuu Long rolled cream in district 10, MOF green tea ice cream and fish cream at Lu’s creame.
Quite a few young people choose the convenience stores such as Shop & Go, Circle K, Family Mart and B’s Mart to be a place for sitting and chatting with friends. You can quickly buy a bowl of instant noodles, rice balls or a sandwich bag accompanied by a bottle of water and then sit with friends to together eat your meal. Therefore, you are served with cool air conditioning to have a good meal with cheap price. In addition, you can sit here as long as you like.
First of all, in terms of location, the chain of stores is placed in almost all the streets in Saigon. Secondly, it provides 24/7 service so that customers will be offered services every time. Finally, the service staff always show the friendliness towards you regardless of whether you buy their products or not. Some large stores have a separate area for customers to have their own space to freely enjoy the food without being bothered. Another benefit is that using this service is much cheaper than going into a cafe.
In conclusion, it is amazing to be involved in interesting activities in Saigon at night. If having an occasion to visit this city, you should not miss the chance to watch the nightlife of Saigon. In Vietnam, in addition to Saigon, you can take part in numerous activities in other cities, for example, Hanoi, Hoi An or Danang.