Pho, also known as Vietnamese noodle soup, is a traditional dish that represents Vietnamese cuisine and become a ubiquitious part of Vietnam’s rich culinary experience. Once you visit Vietnam, you should not miss this dish !

The two main types of Pho in Saigon are Northern Pho (which mostly follows Hanoi’s recipe, brought to Saigon by immigrants from the North) and Southern Pho (which has been adapted to fit Southern peoples’ tastes).

Traditionally, mornings are considered as a special time for having a bowl of Pho. But these day, no matter what time of day or night and due to its versatility and popularity, you can increasingly find countless vendors and food stalls serving this dish along the street and even in the commercial buildings.

The problem is finding the traditionally authentic Pho in Ho Chi Minh city can be a real challenge, so our guide below will be very useful as we’ll show you 10 restaurants that warrant visits from both natives and tourists alike.


Speaking of the unique Nothern style flavor, Pho Dau – a 55-yearl-old restaurant – is the best place that you can’t miss. Coming to Pho Dau, you will have a chance to taste the original recipe of Hanoian style at the heart of Sai Gon, with lots of beef, no sprouts and herbs or black sauce like the Southern style and they use glutamate (a familiar spice of Northern families) for seasoning instead of sugar. Up to now, Pho Dau is served without vegetables, black soy been paste and beef ball but still attracts many customers. Morover, each bowl of pho here still captures the traditional flavor that cannot be found anywhere else.

However, Pho Dau is only open in the morning and it is full of customers almost all times, especialy during the weekend.


  • Location: Alley 288 Nam Ky Khoi Nghia, District 3
  • Highly recommend: Noodle soup with slices of both rare beef steak and beef flank; Sliced well-done flanks noodle soup with flank.
  • Price: 74,000 VND.
  • Business hours: 6am to 11am.


If Pho Dau is the most known Northen noodle amongst locals, then Pho Hoa is probably the most popular place serving Souththern style Pho, with lots of noodles, herbs and sprouts, sweet broth, and a bowl of Chinese cruller served as a side dish.

Pho Hoa became even more well-known since it was listed as one the best places to eat in most Ho Chi Minh travel guide books and recommned on many travel forums or blogs.

What makes this restaurant the best pho in Sai Gon is because the bowl size at Pho Hoa is big and full of Pho noodle that keep you you full for the whole morning. One more special thing about Pho Hoa is its prime location on Pasteur street which used to be considered as “The street of Pho”.


  • Location: 260 Pasteur Street, Ward 8, District 1
  • Highly recommend: Beef noodle, chicken noodle, noodle soup with meatballs
  • Price: 80,000 – 95,000 VND.
  • Business hours: 7am to 10pm.


The over 60-year-old-restaurant couldn’t be miss in the list of the best Pho in Ho Chi Minh city. The owner is Mr.Tran Van Phon, who is 90 years old, runs the whole business, is also famous for telling patrons about his precious memories of the rise and fall of Saigon. And even until now, it is still enchanting natives and foreigners with its specialties: lots of beef, crystal clear broth.


  • Location: 25 Mac Dinh Chi, Da Kao Ward, District 1.
  • Highly recommend: Beef noodle, chicken noodle.
  • Price: 40,000 – 65,000vnd
  • Business hours: 6am to 10:30pm.


Also located on Pasteur street, the atmosphere of Pho Minh is totally different from that of Pho Hoa. Although staying humble in the a small alley which escapes the hustle and bustle city, Pho Minh has had a long career, operating for more than 60 years. It’s spacious with old tables and chairs reminding people of the old Sai Gon of 60 years ago.

Pho Minh offers its customers Northern style Pho which is served in 5 ways: eye round steaks, well done steaks, flank, tendon, or tripe. The broth is not given too much spice but simply made with ginger and grilled dry onion.

What’s better than having the feeling of living in a corner without any disturbance while enjoying a hot bowl of pho with an irresistibly charming fragrance? Elders come there to go back in time and others come to try the original taste of Pho at this shop.


  • Location: 63/16 Pasteur Street, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1.
  • Highly recommend: Beef noodle, served in 5 ways
  • Price: 40,000 – 55,000vnd
  • Business hours: 6:30am to 10pm.


Opened in 1954, Pho Tau Bay is not only one of the oldest and most famous Pho in Saigon but also represents the beauty of Vietnamese culinary culture and the symbol of the wholehearted chef. Pho Tau Bay restaurant was originally named as Pho Nhan (after the owner’s name), however, Mr.Nhan was alway wearing a pilots hat back then, hence, people called him Tau bay (airplane) to refer to his hat. As time has gone by, people started to call the restaurant Pho Tau Bay and it’s now even more popular than the original name.

The traditonal Northern-style Pho isn’t served with bean sprouts and thick sweet soy sauce, but to accompany the taste of South customers, they now also serve herbs in Southern-style Pho. Two things that shouldn’t be missed to talk about Phở Tàu Bay are ceramic spoon and fat sauce. It has been said that it’s tastier to eat Pho with ceramic spoon.


  • Location: 433 – 435 Ly Thai To Street, Ward 9, District 10.
  • Highly recommend: the only course served is beef noodle, however you can order either well-done or medium-rare.
  • Price: 60,000 – 70,000vnd
  • Business hours: 6am to 11am.
September 23, 2019 / by / in
Saigon food vendor runs 40-year stall with 375-year history

The owner is a descendant of the Han Chinese people who sought asylum in Vietnam when the Ming Dynasty (1368–1644) fell.

In an alley on Le Van Sy Street in Ho Chi Minh City’s Tan Binh District stands Say’s family noodle shop. It has been standing there since 1975.

The owner, 70 plus years old, tends to the stall himself, putting wonton pieces into the broth.

“The house has been renovated several times, but the noodle stall remains the same. This is exactly the same stall that was first used,” he said.

Say said that his family were descendants of the Minh Huong people, a group of Chinese nationals who took refugee in southern Vietnam back in the 17th-18th century. While the dish they cook is similar to Vietnamese ways of cooking, it still retains its original, authentic flavor.

Before opening for business, the family prepares all the ingredients – noodles, wonton, vegetables and meat. The shop stays open throughout the day.

Every noodle soup bowl is served with a crispy shrimp puff on top.

The freshly made noodles should be served as soon as it is prepared to prevent it from becoming soggy.

The aromatic and seasoned filling of the wonton has been satisfying taste buds for more than four deades. Each bowl of the wonton noodle soup costs around VND30,000 ($1.30).                                                       (source:


Address: 139 Le Van Sy Street, Ward 13, Phu Nhuan District, HCMC.



January 8, 2019 / by / in
Saigon Best Rooftop Bar To Enjoy A Great Nightlife

When it comes to nightlife in Ho Chi Minh City, there’s no better place to party in style than a sleek rooftop bar. Let’s check this listings, which are the most popular bars now.

  • Saigon Saigon Rooftop Bar

Opened in 1959, Saigon Saigon Rooftop Bar is an iconic landmark in HCMC as the setting for daily war correspondents briefing during the Vietnam War. The bar is set on the 9th floor of the Caravelle Saigon, featuring fairy lights, wooden furnishing, plenty of foliage for a cozy ambience, and views of Lam Son Square.

Address: 19 Lam Son Square, District 1

  • Chill Sky Bar Saigon

It sits on the 25th floor of Saigon’s AB Tower, attracting affluent locals and expats looking to party in style. The music policy here comprises of chill-out tunes in the early evenings before its resident DJ livens things with popular dance and hip-hop music from 22:00. There’s also a strictly enforced dress code at Chill Sky Bar make sure you dress the part.

Address: AB Tower Saigon, 76A Le Lai St, District 1

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  • Rex Rooftop Garden

Rex Rooftop Garden at Rex Hotel Saigon makes up for its modest height with breath-taking views of Vietnam’s French colonial structures such as Saigon Opera House and People’s Committee Hall. Set on the 5th floor, it is also fitted with an elevated stage and dance floor, hosting live Latino bands and salsa performances at 20:00 onwards.

Address: Rex Hotel Saigon, 141 Nguyen Hue St, District 1

  • Level 23 Wine Bar

The classy Level 23 Wine Bar at Sheraton Saigon Hotel & Towers is catered to a more sophisticated clientele, offering an al fresco terrace setting that overlooks HCMC and its surroundings. Aside from an extensive collection of international wines from VND 120,000, it also serves beers, whiskies, champagnes, and signature cocktails all night long. You can also pair your drinks with some light snacks such as spring rolls, beef satay, nachos, and chicken samosas.

Address: Sheraton Saigon Hotel & Towers, 88 Dong Khoi St, District 1

  • Glow Skybar Saigon

This bar sets within District 1, boasts a beach club atmosphere with expansive views of the city’s modern and colonial architecture. Attracting well-dressed expats and locals looking to dance to deep and tropical house tunes, this rooftop bar is fitted with plenty of tropical trees, black-and-white furnishing, spacious dance floor, and a fully-stocked bar on the main deck.

Address: 93 Nguyen Du St, Ben Nghe, District 1

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  • The View Rooftop Bar

Located on the 9th floor of Duc Vuong Hotel, it’s one of the tallest buildings in Bui Vien Street. Well-frequented by backpackers worldwide for serving some of the cheapest drinks in HCMC, you can enjoy a glass of beer for as low as VND 20,000. Apart from its tranquil garden setting (complete with colorful neon lights), service at The View Rooftop Bar is also excellent with English speaking staff.

Address: 195 Bui Vien St, Pham Ngu Lao, District 1

  • EON Heli Bar

It has a cosmopolitan setting, live acoustic performances, talented DJs, and an extensive alcohol list, not to mention vertigo-inducing views of HCMC. Known as Vietnam’s tallest nightlife spot, it is located on the 52nd floor of Bitexco Financial Tower, which is a short five-minute walk from Hotel Majestic Saigon.

Address: Level 52, Bitexco Financial Tower, 2 Hai Trieu St, District 1

  • Shri Restaurant & Lounge

This bar overlooks some of HCMC’s top attractions, including Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral, Kumho Plaza, and Lotus Building, as well as the Phu My Suspension Bridge over Saigon River. Open all day, you can savor modern European and Vietnamese fare at the indoor dining area before enjoying the rest of the night at the rooftop bar and lounge. It’s fitted with modern decor, ample sofas, and a sleek-looking bar serving cocktails, beers, spirits, and wines.

Address: Level 23, Centec Tower, 72-74 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai St

  • Breeze Sky Bar

It has a spectacular view of the Saigon River, Saigon Opera House, and several colonial-era buildings within the city center. This all-day al fresco venue is also an iconic landmark in HCMC, as the hotel was where English author Graham Greene had penned his war novel, The Quiet American. Featuring French architecture, classy decor, and a tranquil setting, it’s a great nightlife spot for watching the sun set over the city with a cold beer in hand.

Address: 5th Floor, Hotel Majestic Saigon, 1 Dong Khoi St

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  • Broma Not A Bar

It occupies the 4th floor of old French colonial building in HCMC’s District 1. Accessible via a rickety stairway, this grungy-style bar regularly hosts live music performances and themed dance parties with resident DJs playing minimal, deep house and techno music until 02:00. Drinks-wise, Broma serves signature cocktails, sangrias, wines, and more than 30 types of beer.

Address: 41 Nguyen Hue St, Ben Nghe

Source: Vietnam Guide

October 5, 2018 / by / in
Saigon Food Guide: Best Street Food Dishes You Have To Try

Ho Chi Minh City or Saigon is one of the most attractive cities in the world. If you have a chance to visit it, you can’t forget to see the remarkable tourist places. Besides it, street food is amazing with various of dishes, which is the amazing feature of Vietnamese culture. Here is top of street food dishes that you have to try in your trip:

  1. Banh mi (Vietnamese sandwich)

A hark back to the years of French Indonesia when Vietnam was under colonial rule, this French-Asian fusion sandwich is one of the nation’s favorite snacks – think Subway taken to a totally different level.

A Viet-style French baguette – made with a mixture of wheat and rice flour so it’s light and crispy in texture – is packed with cuts of roast pork, rich pate, pickles, fresh chili and aromatic coriander. It is then finished with a splash of soy.

Try: Banh Mi Hong Hoa – 62 Nguyen Van Trang, Ben Thanh, District 1

  1. Bun mam (fermented fish soup)

At first hearing, bun mam – a fermented fish soup sometimes called Vietnamese gumbo – doesn’t sound like the tastiest food in the world, but this is by far one of Vietnam’s superior noodle dishes.

Several chunks of crispy pork belly, slices of squid, a juicy prawn, raw vegetables, thick noodles and herbs are covered in a light fermented fish broth. This is not only a healthy meal, but it is one that will leave you feeling stuffed.

Try: Bun Mam Mien Tay – 131, Xo Viet Nghe Tinh, Binh Thạnh District

  1. Banh xeo (savory crepe)

Banh xeo literally translates as “sizzling cake” and is Vietnam’s answer to a savoury crepe. More often than not these will be cooked in front of you. Typically, it starts with frying off a piece of pork fat in a hot skillet before pouring in a batter made of rice flour, water and turmeric. Soon after, a prawn is added to the mix with a handful of bean sprouts. When ready, it’s folded in half and served with lettuce leaves and a sweet chilli fish sauce.

Try: Banh Xeo 46A Dinh Cong Trang Street, District 3

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  1. Goi cuon (fresh spring rolls)

Goi cuon or fresh spring rolls are Vietnamese simplicity at its finest. A soft rice paper is stuffed with slices of pork, prawns, noodles and lettuce, which is then rolled up into a fat cigar-like shape and served with a warm peanut sauce.

Try: Amble down Tran Khac Chan Street, Phu Nhuan District

  1. Cang cua and oc (crab claws and snails)

Due to its proximity to the Mekong Delta, shellfish is plentiful in Ho Chi Minh City. Two of the most popular evening snacks served up in the backstreets are fresh crab claws, cang cua, and snails, oc.

One of the best ways to eat them is grilled over a BBQ and served with a little coarse sea salt and sprinkling of lime and chili flakes. A common alternative is a sweet and sticky coating of garlic, sugar and chilli, which has been caramelized in pork fat.

Try: Pick a place on Vinh Khan Street, which comes to life at night, District 4

  1. Banh trang nuong (Vietnamese pizza)

This crispy snack is similar in appearance to a pizza and is particularly popular in Ho Chi Minh City. To make them, a dry rice paper gets a topping of either minced pork, prawn or egg and is then cooked quickly on a BBQ or grill, before being topped with herbs and spring onion.

Try: Saturday street food market on Phạm Ngu Lao Street, District 1

  1. Com tam (rice with meat or fish)

Often eaten late in the morning, this is one of the more filling street food dishes out there. Com tam sellers dish out a big pile of rice with a choice of ready-cooked meat, fish or veg. The most common combo is known as com suon – rice served with a sweet and sticky pork chop, a fried egg, fresh cucumber, spring onions and a few thinly sliced pickles.

Try: Tran Binh Trong Street, District 5

  1. Bo la lot (minced beef wrapped in wild betel leaf)

This dish is made by wrapping minced beef, bo, in a betel leaf, la lot, which has a lovely peppery taste. It can be eaten in a number of ways: Rolled in rice paper; wrapped in a lettuce leaf with cold vermicelli noodles; or simply on its own. However, it will almost inevitably be accompanied by nuoc cham – a sweet chilli fish sauce.

Try: Co Giang Street close to the backpacker area has a number of sellers serving up this popular dish, District 1

  1. Pho (beef noodle soup)

This is without a shadow of a doubt Vietnam’s most famous dish. Traditionally served with a mixture of raw beef and brisket, this is a noodle soup bursting with flavour and texture. It is served with a generous heap of raw or blanched vegetables, which add a lovely crunch. Fresh chilli, lime and fish sauce can be added for extra zing and saltiness.

Try: Pho Le 2 303-305 Vo Van Tan, District 3

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  1. Banh tet (banana and sticky rice wrapped in banana leaf)

The sweet version of this savoury street food is more popular in the south, where sugar and desserts are much more commonly enjoyed. To make it, banana and sweet red beans are placed in the middle of some flattened sticky rice, which is then wrapped up in a banana leaf and grilled on a BBQ. Once golden, the sticky rice-covered banana is taken off the heat, cut up into chunks and served with a custard-like sauce made from coconut milk. It is then topped with a sprinkle of sesame seeds.

Try: Saturday street food market on Phạm Ngu Lao street, District 1

Source: Independent UK

September 18, 2018 / by / in
Top 8 Elementary International School in Ho Chi Minh City

Immigration is the really important thing with anyone, especially a family having children. Moving to Ho Chi Minh City, besides you have to find an accommodation, a job, the local culture, etc. which school your children would study is very necessary. International school is the best choice; however, there are many different schools. It’s so confusing to decide the best one.

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These are top 8 of elementary international school that you can consider according to its location, budget and education program. All of them also have the English language instruction.

  1. APU International School

Budget: $8,500/year

Address: 286 Lanh Binh Thang, Ward 11, District 11

  1. Asia Pacific College

Budget: $4,300-$5,300/year

Address: 33-C-D-E Nguyen Binh Khiem, DaKao Ward, District 1

  1. British Vietnamese International School Hochiminh

Budget: $13,900 – $14,100/year

Address: 44 – 46 No.1 Street, Binh Hung Ward, Binh Chanh District

  1. Vietnam Australia International School

Budget: $5,400 – $6,700/year

Address: 594 Ba Tháng Hai Street, Ward 14, District 10

  1. Saigon Star School

Budget: $12,300/year

Address: Residential Area No.5, Thạnh My Loi Ward, District 2

  1. Albert Einstein School

Budget: $3,000 – $4,500/year

Address: Residential Area No.13C, Nguyen Van Linh Street, Phong Phu Ward, Binh Chanh District

  1. Vietnamese American School System

Budget: $3,400/year

Address: 143 Nguyen Van Troi Street, Ward 11 , Phu Nhuan District

  1. Pathway International School

Budget: $1,900/year

Address: 1/5 Lương Dinh Cua, Binh Khanh Ward, District 2

*Note: The budget of school can be changed according to time.

August 16, 2018 / by / in
Top bars to watch FIFA World Cup 2018 in Ho Chi Minh City

The FIFA World Cup 2018 will take place in 12 stadiums in Russia from June 14 to July 15. Finally, The Vietnam Television (VTV) has earned the right to broadcast live all 64 matches of the FIFA World Cup 2018 in the country, it announced on June 8.

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If you are living in Vietnam, it’s so great to watch on VTV’s channels with many interesting programs. In Ho Chi Minh City, the football fans also can enjoy live matches at the coffee shop, bar, club, food store, etc. Check out these sports bars in Ho Chi Minh City which will be showing the FIFA World Cup football games:

Game On Sports Bar Saigon show all the FIFA World Cup games. Game On Saigon Bar has loads of large TV screens to watch all the action. Game On Sports Bar is located at their new address at 81 Nguyen Cong Tru St, Nguyen Thai Binh, District 1, Ho Chi Minh.

Phatty’s Sports Bar show all the FIFA World Cup games with 7 large screens to watch all the action. Phatty’s is located at 46-48 Ton That Thiep Street District 1 Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon).

Bar 5 Saigon Sports Bar will be showing all the FIFA World Cup games. Bar 5 Saigon is located at 44-46 Pasteur, Bến Nghé, Quận 1 District 1 Ho Chi Minh City.

Blue Gecko Aussie Sports Bar show all the FIFA World Cup games. Blue Gecko is located at 31 Ly Tu Trong District 1 Ho Chi Minh City.

Dtwo Sports Pub will be showing the FIFA World Cup games. Dtwo Sports Pub is located at 55 – 57 Thao Dien, District 2, Ho Chi Minh.

Guru Sports Bar will be showing the FIFA World Cup games. Guru Sports Bar is located at 10 Kỳ Đồng, Phường 09 District 3 Ho Chi Minh City.

Any interesting bar else in HCMC? Let’s share your favorite place with us!

Source: tripAtrek

June 18, 2018 / by / in
How to extend/renew visa in Ho Chi Minh City?

Many expats are living and working in Ho Chi Minh City right now. Therefore, visa is very important for them during the staying here. This article will show you how to apply to their visa extension for the temporary staying permission. It’s for the purpose for visiting relatives, traveling, business or others.

Extending visa must be applied some days before your visa expired date. That is, it takes 5 working days to finish as submitting your passport and requirement at the Immigration Department Office. You have opportunity to extend your stay in Vietnam by visa extension and renewal. So what is difference between a visa extension and renewal?

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  1. Visa extension: means that you will have new staying duration permission in Vietnam. Please remember that you are allowed to stay more in Vietnam without reentering if you exit Vietnam before your visa expired. So it means you must apply new visa if you wish to come back Vietnam after leaving. Hence the extension fee is much cheaper than renewal fee.

In order to apply visa extension, your current visa has to meet some requirements of Vietnam Immigration Department. Your current visa type has to be correspondent to your staying extending requirement.

Stay in 1 more month: If your current visa is 1 month single, 1 month multiple, 3 month single or 3 month multiple entry visa, you are allowed apply to extend visa in 1 more month.

Stay in 3 more months: If your current visa is 3 month single or 3 month multiple entry visa, you can apply to extend visa in 3 more months

  1. Renewal Vietnam visa: means that you are granted a new visa stamp and visa sticker on your passport with the new duration permission. The staying length is valid maximum in 3 months. Moreover the visa renewal fee is higher than the visa extension fee because we have to pay stamping fee and visa sticker fee for you. Visa renewal is ready for someone who:

– Entered Vietnam with visa exemption.

– Has current visa is not correspondent to your staying extending requirement.

If you would like to upgrade your current visa from 1 month to 3 month, you have to apply to renew 3 month single entry or 3 month multiple entry. If you would like to upgrade your current visa from single entry to multiple entry, you have to apply to renew visa.

– Wish to get multiple entry visa in 1 month and 3 months.

NOTE: Where to apply the document of visa extension/renewal in HCMC?

Add 1: 196 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Street, Ward 6, District 3

Add 2: 254 Nguyen Trai Street, Nguyen Cu Trinh Ward, District 1

May 8, 2018 / by / in
Top interesting things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City is one of the most attractive city all over the world. There are many interesting places and activities for the visitors to explore it. In case of having some days to visit it, the visitors can consider the following things to explore this great city.

  • Visit the Cu Chi Tunnels

The Cu Chi Tunnel complex is actually part of a larger tunneling network that runs almost throughout complete Vietnam. In these tunnels, Vietcong moved and lived right under the nose of the American army during the war.

  • War Remnants Museum

The War Remnants Museum in Ho Chi Minh City is focused mainly on the Vietnam War, but also on the war of French Indochina. The collection of the museum consists of many vehicles, objects and images of the Vietnam War.

  • Notre-Dame Cathedral of Saigon

Notre-Dame Cathedral of Saigon is one of the architectural highlights of Ho Chi Minh City. Saigon used to be called the Paris of the East, but unfortunately many of the old French buildings were lost in the war.

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  • Enjoy street food

If you walk through the streets of Ho Chi Minh City, it seems that you can eat at every corner of the city. Street food is not a marketing term here, but just a part of daily life.

  • Have a beer in Bui Vien street

Bui Vien street it is bursting with bars, restaurants and sellers. If you want to spend a good night out and want to party with other travelers then this is the place to be.

  • Reunification Palace

The Reunification palace (independence palace) is the palace where the South Vietnamese president lived. It is also the place where the Vietnam-America war ended on April 30, 1975, when a tank drove through the gate. Nowadays, it is a museum.

  • Bitexco Financial Tower

The Bitexco Financial Tower is at 265.5 meters Ho Chi Minh City’s highest building and Vietnam’s third tallest building. A striking feature of the building is the helicopter platform that extends 22 meters from the building on the 52nd floor and the Skydeck.

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  • Saigon Central Post Office

Opposite the Cathedral of Saigon (Notre Dame) stands the beautiful Central Post Office in colonial style. In the hall is a huge map of Indo-China and a giant portrait of Ho Chi Minh. The interior is more like a train station.

  • Ben Thanh Market

If you love shopping, then this is definitely one of the top things to do in Saigon. Here you will find many markets and department stores. Especially, Ben Thanh Market is the most famous market where you can buy a various stuffs and souvenirs, besides its local food.

  • Chinatown (Cholon)

Cholon is rich in a lot of beautiful pagodas, old shops and the famous Binh Tay market. Furthermore you will discover many lanes and commercial streets that make Cho Lon such a vibrant neighborhood.

April 4, 2018 / by / in
Benefits of Serviced Apartment For Rent in Ho Chi Minh City
  • Privacy

A once weekly maid service means your apartment can be kept clean whilst you retain your privacy without constant interruptions. That being said, if you would prefer a more regular service, we can arrange this at the time of reservation. Besides, usually the serviced apartment for rent in Ho Chi Minh City has a washer already; therefore, you can do laundry by yourself. Because there’s extra space, you can organize your apartment into separate areas for work, rest and sleep, safe in the knowledge you’re not going to be interrupted.

  • Space

The average one bedroom serviced apartment is around twice the size of the average hotel room, giving you the space to live your life as you would at home. All serviced apartments have kitchen facilities and a living area so you have separate areas for cooking, sleeping and unwinding. There are some types of serviced apartment for rent such as studio, 1BR, 2BR or rooftop unit. You feel free to choose which ones suitable for you.

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  • Flexible

At home you can eat what you want, when you want. It’s the same in a serviced apartment. Kitchen facilities mean you can cook whatever you feel like making, whether it’s a midnight snack or a three course meal. It’s far easier to entertain guests when you have your own space. This means you can hold meetings with clients in your living room, or work at the apartment. You can also have your friends and family to visit. Especially you can stay in both of short-term and long-term, even 1 month, 2 month or 1 year, it’s up to you.

  • Cost

The serviced apartments for rent in Ho Chi Minh City usually include the cleaning service and internet fees in the rental. They involve fewer extra charges and are usually cheaper than hotels for a number of reasons. Even that all serviced apartments have a kitchen and a washer, the tenant also can cut costs on restaurant and laundry. While most hotels charge for internet at an additional cost, the serviced apartments provide it free of charge. Moreover, the longer your stay in a serviced apartment, the cheaper the rate will be.

October 31, 2017 / by / in
Living in District 2 of Ho Chi Minh City, why not?

Tired of the crazy life in District 1? Yes, well many people are. For a lot of people the endless hubbub of Saigon’s center is just too much after a while, and to retreat to a more quiet, slower pace of life is a welcome relief. They like to be able to hear birds, to share the street with bicycles rather than roaring mopeds, to sit by a quiet river or relax in a local cafe where everyone knows everyone because there aren’t that many people in the area. Therefore, living in District 2 will be a favorable option!

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  1. Accommodation:

District 2 is the ideal neighborhood for your family home. Many expat families live here due to the high concentration of international schools and the comparative safety of its streets. Facilities are aimed at the expat community – from shopping malls to small businesses and hair salons – and the majority of people here are foreign. There are a various types of accommodation including apartments, serviced apartments, houses, villas and rooms for rent. Almost of them are brand-new, modern and full of utilities.

  1. Transportation:

It’s quite convenient and less traffic jam as the center of HCMC. Once one of the poorest districts in the city, District 2 is now a fast-developing hot spot. Passing under the Saigon Tunnel on Mai Chi Tho Street and seeing the cranes in the distance will give an indication of the city’s plans to create a second CBD. With its close proximity to D1, D2 will also be the first stop on the city Metro Line.

  1. Facilities:

The facilities of District 2 have developed very quickly recently with many supermarkets (Big C, Mega Mart, etc.), shopping centers (Vincom Mega Mall) or hospitals like the Family Medical Practice. Especially, the district’s expat enclave, Thao Dien Ward, has two of the most prestigious international schools, as well as villas and compounds and a fair few Western restaurants and bars. Because of its international schools, D2 is home to many expats with young families. Its ambience is more suburban than big city, despite rapid development, and the streets are less crowded than in the CBD.

  1. Where to eat:

District 2, particularly Thao Dien Ward, is home to a variety of coffee shops and restaurants. It’s a great area of town for a nice family dinner, or a nice ladies’ brunch. Check out the restaurant and bar at Thao Dien Village, which offers a range of Italian, Vietnamese and Thai cuisine as well as a delicious tapas menu.

  1. Things to do and nightlife:

Saigon’s arts hub and one of the city’s best spots for live music is located in Thao Dien Ward, District 2. Saigon Outcast offers a variety of workshops from figure drawing to cooking contests, hosts a number of festivals and events, nurtures Ho Chi Minh City’s hottest up and coming musicians and celebrates the arts in this city. Their monthly urban flea market is a great day out for the kids, with its variety of boutique clothes stalls, artists, delicious foods and cute little gifts.

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