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7 fun activities near Ho Chi Minh City on the weekend

Kite flying in Thu Thiem, cycling in Binh Quoi, or rowing sup in Dong Nai… are activities that many Saigonese participate in on weekends.

7 fun activities near Ho Chi Minh City on the weekend
Kite flying in Thu Thiem, Ho Chi Minh City
Thu Thiem, Thu Duc City, is one of the closest and most known kite flying areas in Ho Chi Minh City because of its relatively close location to the center. To get here from District 1, you go through Thu Thiem tunnel to Mai Chi Tho – Tran Van Khe junction, then turn left, drive another 200 m to the intersection with Luong Dinh Cua street. This place has a large space, and the high wind is not obscured by trees and tall buildings, so it attracts hundreds of people to fly kites from 3pm to 6pm daily. You can buy kites here, and when you fly, be careful of nearby traffic. Photo: Lam Ngoc
Cycling in Binh Quoi, Ho Chi Minh City
On weekends, young people who love bicycles often make trips to the suburbs of Ho Chi Minh City, such as Thanh Da or Binh Quoi, with a cycle of about 30 km. The activity is attracting more and more young people, families with 1-2 children who want to explore green space also participate more and more. Not only leaving the crowded city center, but these bike paths also take you to areas where you can see Ho Chi Minh City from afar. Photo: Scratchy Adventures
SUP rowing in Nhon Trach, Dong Nai
About 25 km from Ho Chi Minh City is Nhon Trach district, Dong Nai province. On the weekend, if you can’t go any further, this place seems ideal for your stay. Guests can buy a tour to experience cycling, have lunch, board a boat to the camping site and paddle SUP on the section of Ong Keo river that intersects with Ong Mai canal. The green space here promises to bring you a lot of positive energy for the next working week. Photo: Huynh Quyet Thang
Can Gio Ecotourism, Ho Chi Minh City
Can Gio island district, about 50 km from the center of Ho Chi Minh City, is considered the “jewel” of eco-tourism when it gathers most entertainment activities, and exploring nature. attractive. Visitors have the opportunity to visit the mangrove forest with more than 1,000 individuals of monkeys and crocodiles of all sizes, take a speedboat to visit the revolutionary base of Rung Sac, listen to interesting stories about the life of a commando soldier and how to store drinking water from rainwater during the war. These activities are very suitable for nature lovers and families with young children. Photo: Le Lam
SUP rowing, camping at Tri An lake , Dong Nai
province Tri An lake is an ideal place to paddle SUP because the lake is calm. The best time to paddle SUP is at dusk or dawn when the weather is cool and sunny. You can have a picnic to watch the sunset, sip some juice or light wine, BBQ… In addition, cycling around the lake or following the bumpy dirt road into the primeval forest is also very interesting. taste. Photo: Scratchy Adventures
Ho Coc Beach Tourism, Vung Tau
About 125 km from Ho Chi Minh City and about 85 km from Vung Tau city center is Ho Coc beach resort. There are many high-class resorts and primeval forests, along with beautiful, unspoiled beaches, where the water is clear to see the bottom. Ho Coc beach is not too crowded with tourists but still has accommodation from affordable to high-class, fresh seafood and clean sea suitable for weekend getaways and escape the heat. Photo: Pham Cong Danh
Trekking to explore Cat Tien
forest Coming to Cat Tien forest, you not only go on a tour but also participate in a vacation combined with education. Both children and adults can discover and learn many interesting things from nature, thereby having a sense of environmental protection and raising a love for rare animals and plants. Especially for families going to Cat Tien forest, children can practice on-site survival skills, and parents have more opportunities to connect with their children. In addition to walking tours, visiting the first bear rescue center in Vietnam, and watching animals at night are also interesting experiences. Photo: Transviet

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