Best places to spend your Christmas in Saigon

28/11/2019   119  4.33/5 trong 3 rates 
Best places to spend your Christmas in Saigon
Christmas is coming and everyone is preparing for the upcoming holiday. The Christians only accounts for around 8% of Vietnam’s population and Christmas is not an official public holiday, nobody gets the day off, but you’ll feel Christmas ambiance with ornaments and carols throughout the country, especially in big cities such as Ho Chi Minh City.

In Vietnam, Christmas Eve is often more important than Christmas Day, then all the main activities are held on Christmas’ Eve. However, a few weeks before Christmas Day, all the streets and shops are decorated in red and white. Here are some places you could go to enjoy the Christmas vibe in Saigon.
 
  • 1. Notre Dame Cathedral

    1. Notre Dame Cathedral1. Notre Dame Cathedral

    Speaking about Christmas is speaking about churches, of course, the Notre Dame Cathedral is the first choice for you. Notre Dame Cathedral is located in the downtown of Ho Chi Minh City. The cathedral was constructed between 1863 and 1880. With its unique architecture, it is also considered a symbol of Saigon along with Ben Thanh Market and is a place you should visit once, especially for those who follow Christianity.

    During Christmas and New Year, this area is decorated beautifully. On Christmas Eve, Dame Cathedral attracts thousands of Christian and the locals gather here for Christmas celebration, whether Catholic or not, if coming to Ho Chi Minh City this occasion, you must visit the Cathedral. After the ceremony, you can go to restaurants or coffee shops nearby to enjoy the city vibe at night.

  • 2. Diamond Plaza

    2. Diamond Plaza2. Diamond Plaza

    Located in the heart of Saigon, behind the Notre Dame Cathedral, next to the Saigon Central Post Office and surrounded by the park, Diamond Plaza is one of the most famous shopping centers in Saigon. With its unique design and magnificent decor, it promises to be a great place for this Christmas. Watching the Notre Dame Cathedral from above of the building on Christmas Eve is surely an interesting experience.

  • 3. Nguyen Hue Walking Street

    3. Nguyen Hue Walking Street3. Nguyen Hue Walking Street

    Nguyen Hue is a walking avenue in central District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, connecting Headquarters City People's Committee for Bach Dang Pier, Saigon River. Nguyen Hue is a beautiful and modern walking street where young people and families gather to celebrate the Christmas holiday. Besides music mini-shows on the street, there are cultural exhibitions and water music performances. In case you are hungry, food stalls, fast food restaurants and convenient stores are waiting for you on both sides of the road. Nguyen Hue Street is the center of the most magnificence of Saigon, so in the Christmas and New Year, this street is splendidly decorated.

  • 4. Ben Thanh Market

    4. Ben Thanh Market4. Ben Thanh Market

    Ben Thanh Market is the biggest market in District 1 - The heart of Ho Chi Minh City. It was built in 1912, experienced many years of vicissitudes of the war with many restorations. It is now considered the symbol and soul of Saigon. During Christmas and New Year, the market area is very bustling and splendid. You can take a walk around Ben Thanh Market and enjoy some food as goi cuon, che and banh xeo with prices ranging from 30 000 to 100 000 VND/dish.

  • 5. Bui Vien Street

    5. Bui Vien Street5. Bui Vien Street

    It will be great if you have a Christmas party, Bui Vien was the perfect place to do it. Bui Vien is a street in district 1 where many Western tourists choose to stay and relax (most of them are backpackers). This is the multinational and multicultural place because not only western tourists but also other locals and foreigners visit here.

    Choosing a restaurant on the roadside, enjoy some bottles of Saigon beer with a few street foods, watch the passers-by, and maybe you will love Saigon from this moment. Saigon beer is about 20 000 - 30 000 VND/1 bottle. Foods are about 50 000 - 100 000 VND/1 dish, it's listed in most restaurants here.

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