Eat – Nha Hang Ngon
Nha Hang Ngon restaurant is housed in a beautiful yellow heritage building on 160 Pasteur, District 1. Tastefully decorated with chunky wood furniture, fabric tents, and a pond in the middle, it is a stunning backdrop for the equally spectacular food. You can walk around the perimeter of the restaurant to see different types of Vietnamese food being prepared as you pick what appeals to you. Watch as a lady grills meat skewers or scoops up different types of jelly for a dessert. The restaurant has everything from traditional Pho and salad rolls to very unique soups, stuffed snails, seafood and meat, and all offered at a very reasonable price.
Drink – Chill Skybar
A place to lounge, dine and dance, Chill was the first Skybar concept in Vietnam. Spread over 10,000 square feet is a rooftop bar with glowing tables, an indoor lounge and a restaurant serving international cuisine.
Stay – Hotel Des Arts Saigon MGallery Collection
Enjoy an incredibly stylish stay in Ho Chi Minh’s city centre, only minutes away from the main tourist attractions and popular drinking and dining spots. Opened at the end of 2015, the rooms boast herringbone wood flooring, creative ceiling details and chic furnishing. The rooftop pool and bar is not to be missed with beautiful city views. Check rates
Explore – Saigon’s History
Ho Chi Minh City has such a remarkable history, it’s worth learning first hand about its often horrendous past. Head to the War Remnants Museum to learn about what the country went through during the Vietnam War and the Cu Chi Tunnels where you can crawl through underground tunnels and shoot guns if you so please. For a unique way to explore the city, hop on a vintage Vespa for a guided tour.