5 must-see activities in Saigon
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    Feb 17, 2020

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Mentioning to Saigon, people usually think about a young city with a lot of amazing activities for tourists. AskVietnamese would like to recommend you 5 must-see activities in Saigon that you should not miss when traveling here:

  1. Trying on and taking pictures with Ao Dai

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Address: 29 Luu Van Land Street, District 1 Business time: 9:00 - 19:00 Price: ~38usd per Ao Dai

Ao Dai is reverred as a traditional costume of Vietnam. The dress is not only designed for women but also for men as well. Many Vietnameses and foreigners love to wear Ao Dai and take photos in it. However, most of them also found it much more wonderful to dress up in Ao Dai and wander around the old buildings in Saigon's center. This experience makes you feel like being a true Vietnamese. AskVietnamese recommend you a very nice place where you can find a perfect outfit for your own taste: Miss Saigon Ao Dai Studio.

  1. Tan Tho Lo To Show

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Usually in weekend nights Cung Van Hoa Lao Dong - 55B Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Street, District 1 Business time: Scheduled Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LoToSGTT/ Saigon Tan Thoi (or The Modern Saigon) Lottery Show is famously known as a show performed by LGBT performers. It is also an old Southern style entertainment which is very popular in Mekong Delta. Saigon Tan Thoi does is not simply a conventional musical event, as what they bring on stage is a mix of lively concert and breathtaking fashion show. Their fascinating series of performances are always youthful, stylist and emotional. Most of their shows usually are taken place in Rubik Zoo Amusement Park on weekends and tickets are free for everone.

  1. Water Puppet Show

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Address: Golden Dragon Theater - 55B Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Street, D1 Business time: ticket counter opens from 8:00 to 19:00 Price: 12usd There are two shows a day at 17:00 and 18:30PM Need to buy tickets one or two days before on weekend This water puppet show is a combination of puppet dancing and live music singing. It is considered to be a unique intangible cultural heritage of the Vietnamese nation, a long-standing traditional folk artform in the region. This folk is originally from Red River Delta and it is often performed in village festivals, holidays, and New Year. Have you ever heard a story told by small puppets on the water's surface? If not, please come! If yes, experience it once more.

  1. City Skyview (Blank Lounge)

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Address: Landmark 81 Tower - 208 Nguyen Huu Canh Street, Binh Thanh District Business time: 9:30 - 0:00 Price: 95,000 - 200,000 VND per drink The Blank Lounge is located on the 75th floor of Landmark, which is a great place for you to enjoy food and drinks and have a panorama view of the city from the height of hundreds of meters. Thanks to the glass walls, during the day, this place is always full of natural light. This reinforces the Lounge's position as the perfect destination for social influencers to create breathtaking shots.

  1. Street life at Nguyen Hue Walking Street

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Address: Nguyen Hue Street, District 1 Night time 6.00 - 9.00 Nguyen Hue walking street is located right in the city center. As such, it has become a rendezvous for crowds of people when dusk falls. This is not only a cool place for wandering but also a perfect place to experience the modern life of Saigon via many activities, such as the fountain light show or the performance of human statues.

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