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Eight Interesting Things You Have To Enjoy Once In Your Saigon Tours

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Wandering the streets, eating street food snacks, nibbling a cup of street coffee or taking photos of some unique Saigon buildings. All of them are some must-do things in your Saigon tour.

 

Tasting some street food snacks

Saigon has a lot of streets selling food snacks so you can easily find one of them in every corner of Saigon. Not only does it has a variety of dishes and appetites but also the prices are reasonable, which always pleases many customers. You can call for your friends and enjoy crispy fried butter quail on Dong Nai Street in District 10, delicious sauteed corn in Gia Dinh Park, mixed rice paper in Con Rua Lake or Viet Pizza in Thu Duc District. Especially, there is a specific food called “xoai lac”. This is a kind of snack made of mangoes mixed with chili and shrimp salt. Normally, it is an attractive street food snacks for Vietnamese students.

Mango marinated with chili salt

Mango marinated with chili salt

Nibbling a cup of coffee on the street in the early morning

People living in Ha Noi usually tend to walk along pavements in Guom Lake in the morning to get the fresh atmosphere and do exercise. Likewise, people in Saigon like nibbling a cup of street coffee and contemplating the city getting busier and busier. In this time, they can leisurely observe people start going to work, listen to some funny stories, read some newspapers or chat with friends. These activities are all the enjoyable things to do in Sai Gon in every morning.

A cup of coffee in the morning

A cup of coffee in the morning

Taking some wonderful pictures of Saigon places

Let’s memorize some photos of the well-liked places you have visited when traveling to Saigon. It has a large number of wonderful sceneries from historical buildings to modern constructions. If you want to discover the ancient architecture originated from French architects, visiting Paris Commune, Saigon Notre-Dame Cathedral, Saigon Central Post Office is the ideal places for people to choose. If you are a person who loves nature, you can go to reed field in District 7 or some poetic canals in Vo Van Kiet Avenue. Whether you are in which kind of people, Saigon destinations always deserve to enjoy once in your life.

Feasting eyes on some lovely views

Listed in the top things to do in Saigon, strolling around the city is an exciting experience when setting foot on this land. Besides, it is an occasion to learn the lifestyle of local people, discover how they make ends meet and enjoy their lives. On Tran Hung Dao street, there is a wide range of old apartments which is opposite with modern high building in the other side. Therefore, you can clearly see the overall difference between the two.

Visiting some luxurious shopping centers

When mentioning the luxurious shopping centers in Saigon, the price is always the first important concern with people. However, it is not necessary to buy products there. Usually, you can go and visit these places to watch the products of some famous brands to satisfy your eyes. Some popular shopping centers are Vincom, Parkson, Diamond Plaza or Zen Plaza.

Diamond Plaza

Diamond Plaza

Visiting Sai Gon following seasons

Saigon does not have 4 seasons including spring, summer, autumn, and winter as in Ha Noi. It only has two seasons, they are sunny and rainy seasons. The images of these seasons in Saigon help musicians create a lot of famous songs such as “Con duong la me bay” with the gentle lyrics. In Saigon, there are some streets making you feel the seasonal atmosphere clearly such as Le Quy Don, Nguyen Thi Minh Khai, Tran Duc Thao or Ba Huyen Thanh Quan.

A beautiful street in Saigon

A beautiful street in Saigon

Buying Saigon gifts is also an important thing in your Saigon tours

Virtually, Saigon does not have its own specialties. However, this is the center to deliver goods all over the country. You can buy Pia Cake of Soc Trang accompanied with a charming tea of the north. Roasting coffee is also the great choice for many people to give their friends after their trips.

Pia Cake

Pia Cake

Enjoying the atmosphere at night

Unlike at noon, in the evening, Saigon atmosphere becomes cooler and its sceneries are more glamorous due to the colorful lights which people have decorated. During this time, people always enjoy walking to some night markets or street such as Ben Thanh market, Le Thi Rieng park or Bui Vien Pedestrian Street. Going there, you can see a different picture of Saigon at night. 

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