Things to Do in Ho Chi Minh City with Children

THE 10 BEST Family & Kid Activities in Ho Chi Minh City

Things to Do in Ho Chi Minh City with Kids

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  • Shannon
    Suva, Fiji970 contributions
    The overall structure is still in great operational condition. There are so many souvenir vendors within the premises but most stands are crammed down hallways making it almost inaccessible at times. The front of the building is where the Hop-on Hop-Off bus tours start. Worth the visit
    Written 30 September 2023
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  • Yash Kanaya
    Tampines, Singapore3 contributions
    It was an amazing experience. firstly, the venue was amazing, the Saigon Opera House is steeped in so much history. just being able to go inside and sit where so many others have sat, watching a show, was a thrilling experience.

    Next the actual show, the performers made full use of the stage, the surrounding areas. though in Vietnamese, knowledge of the language is not necessary, as the performers, by virtue of their showmanship,, were able to expertly guide the audience through the stories they shared.

    Every movement was carefully planned out and it played out perfectly. it was like watching the best of traditional and contemporary Viet Nam on stage. Hats off to the artistes, writers, directors and crew for the mind-blowing performance!
    Written 1 October 2023
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  • Siew Shin Y
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia3 contributions
    You can see a ton from above if you climb to the top of the Bitexco tower. The contrast between the new skyscrapers and the more historic structures (like the Opera House) was fascinating to see. There is much of history inscribed on the walls to learn about, and it is not pricey.

    Written 7 September 2023
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  • nazrul
    Kuching, Malaysia686 contributions
    This is perhaps the heart of Saigon where tourists would definitely go to. Little green space in hectic HCMC, flanked by upmarket designer western brands.
    Written 17 September 2023
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  • Shannon
    Suva, Fiji970 contributions
    The front structure is still under renovation while the back seems to have been completed. Rough approximation would be 6 months till it's probably completed.
    Written 30 September 2023
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  • Loud1Canberra
    Canberra, Australia315 contributions
    Stopped off on the way back from Cu Chi. The market is on a very busy road but provides a quiet haven to eat and refresh in the afternoon heat of the city.

    The market consists of a dozen or so venders presenting Vietnamese staples (Banh Mi) to western favourites such as pizza. We chose Banh Mi. Lovely fresh rolls with pork, salad and wonderful sauce.
    Written 16 September 2023
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  • Jalaky
    Sunshine Coast, Australia471 contributions
    We did a walk and also observed this street from the roof of an open topped bus and it seems that no matter what night of the week, this street is alive with young people socialising and escaping the heat. There were competing sounds from various singers and djs and lots of hawkers selling balloons and glow products but the weirdest sight was a snake on the ground not far from a beautifully groomed cat on a harness. We stumbled upon a section where everyone displays their pampered pets. It’s loud and vibrant and worth a walk at night.
    Written 7 May 2023
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  • Greet R
    Dessel, Belgium12 contributions
    I just bought my ticket directly at the ticket office on-site. Show is in Vietnamese only, but it’s a nice experience. Don’t expect a mind blowing performance, but if you like history and culture is a nice experience.
    Written 16 July 2023
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  • Garfieldluvr
    Denver, CO881 contributions
    We walked around this park during our last morning in Ho Chi Minh City and it was quite lovely. Lots of statues, plants, and flowers. A nice break from the chaos of the city. Close to Independence Palace.
    Written 7 June 2023
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  • Mrs Barbara C
    1 contribution
    The people are so friendly but the sales people are a bit more pushy than when I was there in 2012. Some students asked to do a little interview with me for a Uni project. It was fun to interact with them.
    Written 20 September 2023
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  • Shelley M
    Albany, New Zealand753 contributions
    Beautiful architecture and lit up at night is just stunning. A nice calm place with a lovely fountain nearby and Uncle Ho's statute with manicured garden area. Very clean. Shame you cant go inside. Nice to go when they close the traffic off and you can really enjoy this space. Lots of local families walking around here.
    Written 29 April 2023
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  • Mark D
    Melbourne, Australia702 contributions
    Lots of high end shops just like any other center in the world price the same or dearer no bargains to be had that we could see close to our hotel so went for a look.
    Food court at the bottom.
    Written 16 June 2023
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  • Kate O
    Melbourne, Australia4 contributions
    This was a really fun day out. We got there right on 9 when it opens and only really needed to spend a few hours tops there. Would really recommend arriving at 9 as there were no lines for anything so we did all the slides by 11. At 12 when we left it was already getting way more crowded and a bit too busy to be as enjoyable but you can still fit in heaps by then. Loved the lazy river but it could be a bit too fast passed for really young children.
    Written 27 January 2020
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  • Shelley M
    Albany, New Zealand753 contributions
    Found this not as hectic and hussled as the market and not as upmarket as Saigon Square. Was a nice in the middle option with realistic prices and pretty much same as the market for goods to buy. Not a lot of walking space, but it just works. Handy location.
    Written 29 April 2023
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  • Leonhkny
    Hong Kong, China13,896 contributions
    This is a photogenic Catholic church inherited from the colonial era. A bit away from the major tourist attractions in Saigon, Tan Dinh Church is impressive and perfectly Instagram-able. Beware that it is not open on weekends.
    Written 20 May 2023
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