I am thinking about traveling to HCMC in early 2014 instead of Phuket thailand (for the night life and good food obviously) since I have never been to vietnam and heard about Pham Ngu Lao Street as the best street for night life and street food. Am I making a right decision?
Yes Pham Ngu Lao would be good, since it's central and you can just walk around to see the city.
You can follow me on Twitter @iamMariza for more info. about 6 years agoAnswered by @iamMariza via Travellr.com
1 week to visit HCMC is too much, but it’s good if you choose appropriate tourist spots.
Pham ngu lao street is focus on foreign visitors, bars, restaurants…it is nice and delicious.
Some interesting tourist spots in HCMC: ben thanh market, the zoo, 30/4 park, 23/9 park, bach dang port, museums, vinh nghiem pagoda, giac lam pagoda, dam sen park, suoi tien park…
From HCMC, you can visit Cu Chi tunnels, can gio the ecotoursim park.
a half day boat trip from central Saigon, you can refer some following options:
Binh Quoi 4.00 PM - 9.00 PM: package tour 630.000 VND/paxdepart to Bach Dang port, contamplate Ba Son shipyard, Thu Thiem bridge, Sai Gon bridge. arrived Thanh Da peninsula, visit Binh Quoi village toursim, have buffet dinner, then, return to Bach Dang port, the end tour
Phu My Hung tour 5.00 PM - 7.00 PM: package tour 399.000 VND/pax; depart to Bach Dang port, contemplate Ben Nghe canal, Te canal, Ong Lon canal, visit Star Bridge, shopping at Crescent mall. then return to Bach Dang port, the end tour
West - East Highway 4.30 PM - 6.30 PM: package tour 294.000 VND/pax, depart to Bach Dang port, contamplate Dragon House, Khanh Hoi bridge, Ong Lanh bridge, Chu Y bridge, Binh Dong port...then return to Bach Dang port, the end tour. Contact me for my Skype fiditour.touronline14 or visit website: http://www.vietnamfittour.com/ about 6 years ago