Summary of the most popular entertainment places in District 1
If you are wondering where to go, what to play in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, take note of the hottest places to play in District 1 below.
Nguyen Hue Walking Street
Referring to the entertainment places in District 1, surely the first thing to mention is Nguyen Hue pedestrian street. This street is located in the center of the district, with a length of 670m, a width of 64m, and was put into operation on the occasion of April 30, 2015.
Nguyen Hue pedestrian street connects from the City People’s Committee Headquarters with Bach Dang river wharf. With a modern, spacious design, and many surrounding facilities, this is one of the places that attract many tourists to visit.
Nguyen Hue Walking Street (@sunflower.planet)
Coming to Nguyen Hue pedestrian street, you can take check-in photos with countless virtual living corners of “Western quality”. Besides, around the pedestrian street, there are many interesting places and activities such as: Nguyen Hue bookstore, apartment 42 Nguyen Hue with a series of super hot cafes, enjoying street snacks, or see the flower town on Tet holiday,…
Address: Nguyen Hue Walking Street, Nguyen Hue, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, City. Ho Chi Minh.
Opening hours: From Monday to Sunday.
Bui Vien West Street
If Hanoi has Ta Hien, then coming to Ho Chi Minh you definitely cannot ignore Bui Vien Street. Every night when night falls, this place is the place that attracts countless foreign tourists as well as young Saigonese flocking to play and eat.
It can be said that this is the sleepless street of Saigon. Coming to Bui Vien, you will be immersed in the vibrant, bustling atmosphere, enjoy playing to the wharf. You can go to pubs, bars to be rocked or swayed to loud music, or simply sit and sip a beer, eat grilled squid and chat with friends right at the beer bars above Street.
Bui Vien West Street (@woooo0925)
Besides, Bui Vien west street is also a place where visitors can enjoy attractive street performances such as fire dance, violin performance, saxophone, etc. And don’t forget to take the time to explore. Discover the cuisine along this street with grilled dishes, snails, snacks, or unique racket cafes only available here. This is also the area where many cheap Ho Chi Minh hotels are concentrated. You can also choose to book a room in this area for convenient travel, sightseeing and dining during your journey.
Address: 50 – 82 Bui Vien, Pham Ngu Lao Ward, District 1, City. Ho Chi Minh
Opening hours: 19:00 – 02:00
Known as the symbol of Ho Chi Minh City, the Bitexco building is one of the most famous entertainment venues in District 1 . If you have the opportunity to travel to Ho Chi Minh, do not forget to visit this place. Bitexco Financial Tower is 269m high, 6,000m2 wide and has all 68 floors. This is the first building with a helipad up to 191m above the ground in Vietnam.
Inside the Bitexco building is a large commercial center, where there are many famous fashion brands in the world such as: Charles & Keith, Pedro, Adidas, Topshop,… shopping always love.
Bitexco Building (@bobtokki)
Besides, visitors can also enjoy a variety of dishes from extremely attractive Asian and European dishes or simply enjoy coffee and see Saigon from above. BestPrice suggests some famous restaurants at Bitexco Financial Tower: Haidilao, Ootoya, Strata restaurant, Eon51 Fine Dining, EON Cafe, Elle Cafe, etc.
Most especially, the Bitexco building also has the Saigon Skydeck observation deck on the 49th floor. The binoculars system here will let you explore every corner of that city.
Address : Bitexco Financial Building, 7, 2 Hai Trieu, Ben Nghe, District 1, City. Ho Chi Minh.
Opening hours: 09:30 – 21:30 Monday – Sunday.
– Adults: 200,000 VND/ticket.
– Children from 4-12 years old accompanied by adults, elderly people over 65 years old, disabled people: 130,000 VND/ticket.
– Children under 4 years old are free (must be accompanied by an adult, quantity is limited).
Vincom Dong Khoi
With a modern design and many integrated utilities, Vincom Dong Khoi has become a favorite shopping, cultural and entertainment address of the people here. Vincom Dong Khoi focuses on up to 250 famous domestic and foreign fashion brands. These can be mentioned as: Mango, FCUK, Coast, Runway, BCBGMAXAZRIA, Karen Millen, etc. In particular, the plus point for this shopping center is to update world fashion trends very quickly to serve consumers. .
Vincom Dong Khoi (@saigonscenes)
Rich cuisine is also a plus point for Vincom Dong Khoi. There are restaurants specializing in Asian, European and American dishes. Diverse food, from main dishes to snacks, cakes, … to meet all the needs of diners.
Address: No. 72 Le Thanh Ton, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, City. Ho Chi Minh.
Opening hours: 08:00 – 22:00
The extremely hot entertainment place in District 1 that Vinlove would like to suggest to you is Takashimaya. This commercial center attracts a lot of tourists, especially young people. Like other commercial centers, there is also a shopping area with all kinds of items such as: high-class cosmetics, perfumes, high-end fashion, branded handbags and shoe accessories,… There are also many promotions going on, so you can also come and have great deals available.
When shopping is tired, let’s explore the cuisine of this place with a series of attractive dishes. These can be mentioned as: Hokkaido Cheese Tart, unique Azabusabo 2-compartment ice cream, or Thai, Korean, Japanese, Italian dishes, etc.
Not only that, Takashimaya also has many divine virtual living corners, just stand up and hold up the camera to have beautiful photos and a colorful coffee chain, making young people extremely excited. In addition, there is also Centurion Saigon&Center gym&yoga, so it also attracts more people to come here.
Address: 92 – 94 Nam Ky Khoi Nghia, Ben Nghe, District 1, City. Ho Chi Minh.
Opening hours: 09:30 – 21:30 (Monday – Thursday) and 09:30 – 22:00 (Friday – Sunday, public holidays).
What’s in District 1 to play? If that is your concern, come to Rubik Zoo immediately. “New, unique, creative” would probably be the words to describe this amusement park. Rubik Zoo has an area of up to 5,000 m2, including 300 large and small booths to help visitors have fun and shopping.
This place is designed in the style of green space, close to nature, so it will be completely different from normal shopping centers. The items in Rubik Zoo are mostly recycled materials arranged in shapes, extremely fancy.
Rubik Zoo (@jitshiong)
In addition, there is also a dining area, cafe and many other interesting games that you can participate in. If you are a photography lover, do not forget to visit the film and studio area here to save beautiful pictures.
Address: 1Bis Nguyen Thi Minh Khai, Ben Nghe, District 1, City. Ho Chi Minh.
Opening hours: 17:00 – 22:00 daily.
Ticket price: Free.
True to its name, Saigon Garden is impressed by its fancy design when the entire outside of the building is covered with many kinds of trees. Saigon Garden consists of 4 floors, designed in a modern and youthful style. The ground floor includes fresh flower shops and cafes. The upper floors are clothing stores, restaurants, handmade souvenirs, etc.
Saigon Garden (@saigongarden.vn)
Unlike other commercial centers, when you go inside, you will feel like you are lost in a miniature “luxury” neighborhood. The shops are built next to each other, in the middle is the aisle. On both sides of the road, there are trees, stone benches, lampposts, etc. All of them have a modern style, creating a very new space for visitors.
Address: 99 Nguyen Hue, Ben Nghe, District 1, City. Ho Chi Minh.
Opening hours: 08:00 – 22:00
City Post Office
Going back in time, you can visit the city post office to check in as well as explore a historical destination. This is one of the famous tourist attractions in Ho Chi Minh City , attracting a lot of tourists to visit. The city post office has typical French architecture.
City Post Office (@smilolo_)
From the outside, you will see a large clock placed in the center, above the post office building. Once inside, visitors will be able to see firsthand the gothic architecture and two historical maps of Saigon on either side of the wall. Here you can also send postcards to your loved ones, collect stamps or buy souvenirs, etc.
Besides, some Ho Chi Minh tours often bring tourists here to visit and explore. So, if you do not have much self-sufficient travel experience, you can completely choose a package tour and visit here.
Address: No. 2 Paris Commune, Ben Nghe, City. Ho Chi Minh
Opening hours : 07:00 – 19:00
September 23 Park
If you are too familiar with modern and bustling commercial centers and want to find an entertainment place in District 1 with more outdoor space, you can visit September 23 Park.
This place has spacious, quiet and fresh space, so it is very suitable for you to visit and have fun after stressful working hours. In addition, September 23 Park also has convenient shopping centers and “underground” markets.
September 23 Park (@lilililiro_m)
In particular, this is also a place that regularly organizes cultural and food festivals of many countries around the world such as Thailand, China, India, etc. on weekends. Therefore, you can arrange to experience these exciting events at the park.
Address: 107 Pham Ngu Lao, Pham Ngu Lao Ward, District 1, City. Ho Chi Minh
Opening hours: 09:00 – 21:00
Nguyen Van Binh Book Street
The last place to hang out in District 1 that BestPrice wants to suggest to you is Nguyen Van Binh book street. This street is located right next to the city post office. This road is more than 100m long. Along the two sides are bookstores close to each other, book cafes, … designed in a variety of colors.
Nguyen Van Binh Book Street (@la.vie.simple.2.2)
This is the perfect place for those who love to read. You can find thousands of titles suitable for many different audiences. Besides, the book street also has an area for exchanging old books, exhibitions, children’s playgrounds, etc. Come here to enjoy the bustling atmosphere and learn about the reading culture of the people here.
Address : Nguyen Van Binh, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, City. Ho Chi Minh.
Opening hours: 07:00 – 22:00
Above are the entertainment places in District 1 that you should definitely visit once. Hope the article has brought you more useful information as well as interesting suggestions for your upcoming trip to Ho Chi Minh!
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