5 hearing activities in Saigon
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1. Nguyen Thien Thuat - Guitar Street

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Known as Saigon's "Guitar Street", shops on Nguyen Thien Thuat sell everything from the custom-made acoustic guitars to eccentrically shaped electric guitars, mandolins and traditional Vietnamese stringed instruments (such as "dan nguyet" - two-stringed moon lute). There are around 30 guitar shops on a 500-meter stretch. Although tourists can find guitars or other musical instruments in their countries, in Saigon's guitar street they are much cheaper and the quality of "made in Vietnam" is still worth considering.

2. The weekend concert

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This outdoor performance has attracted both foreign tourists and the locals thanks to the participation of talented artists and the thorough staging of a caliber no less than any indoor art performance. The variety of music genres shown in each performance including Hat Boi, Cai Luong, circus, magic, pantomime, puppet show, dance music and even the combination of ethnic bands and martial arts performances. Ticket and queueing are not required, all you need is simply drop by Saigon Opera House on Sunday mornings and enjoy the cutural and arts performance right in the center of Saigon.

3. Art Performance at Khong Ten (No name) Tea Room

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To run away from the bustling city, you can drop by the cozy tea room "Khong Ten" operated by a well-known Vietnamese singer of romantic music - the so called "Tea Room Queen" Le Quyen. The place is spacious with the maximum capacity of 500 audiences. The schedule is available in the website (www.phongtrakhongten.vn) featuring numerous 80s Vietnamese singers. Do not hesitate to come and discover an exquisite music movement in Vietnam - "Yellow Music" or "romance music". As the number of visitors is increasing second by second, you should reserve in advanced via hotline. Drink price from 150,000vnd and additional fee (special guests) from 200,000vnd. HOTLINE: 091.630.5665 / 0866.733979

4. Karaoke iCool

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It has become a rule of thumb for Vietnamese people to hit the karaoke bar as a post-party activity. Karaoke is one of the most favored entertainment activities in HCMC, and it is no surprise that such places is of great abundance here. Among them, Karaoke iCool offers magnificent interior and exterior designs in tandem with the high-quality customer service. Do not worry even if you feel embarrassed about your voice, untether yourself and feel the beat. What happened in karaoke room, stay in karaoke room! Book a karaoke room for your group via HOTLINE: 1900 77 99 36 - Price: from 200,000vnd/hour, as it's often full at night.

5. Tao Dan Park Birds Cafe

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Traveling in HCMC, you might feel fed up with the typical sounds of revving engines, honking horns and the calls of hawkers. However, there is one solace from the buzz of the city. Each morning by 6:00, people gather at Tao Dan Park to enjoy a cup of coffee and listening to the beautiful chirping tunes of birds. Vietnamese people bring their birds to meet others who share the same hobby raising avian pets. For these birds, this is the chance for them to show off their mesmerizing vocals. Like it or not, the atmosphere of the early morning and the melodies of songbirds make you feel at ease and relaxed.

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Ngoc