Visit the War Remnants Museum to learn about the Vietnam War and see guns, equipment, and vehicles from the era
Lose yourself at Ben Thanh Market marveling local handicrafts, textiles, and áo dài. It’s a pulsating place, always busy; you’ll feel its magic for sure!
Eat Pho – Vietname Noodles – and drink Vietnamese coffee at any one of the many pop-up cafes. It’s cheap and you just have to point to what you want
Take a cruise in the Mekong Delta for the timeless scenery of farmers planting rice in their paddies or to see its floating markets and lush green scenery
Tour Saigon on the back of a motorbike – it’s a great way to see the city and feel like a local
Get in touch Traditional Vietnamese Medicine or Thuoc Nam, influenced heavily by China. Hopefully you won’t need it, but it’s really interesting to know!
Crawl through the Cu Chi tunnels to get a sense of how the Viet Cong used to hide out during the war. Also, fire an AK-47 nearby!
Get inspired by the French: learn to cook French-influenced Vietnamese food or take in an opera at the Saigon opera house
Play like a kid in Vietnamese style waterpark. Let’s face it – we all love them! And Ho Chi Minh has one of the best
Drink snake and scorpion wine – it’s believed to improve health and virility. Don’t worry, the venom is canceled out by the alcohol. Mot, hai, ba, do (one, two, three, cheers)