Enjoy panoramic views of the city at Bitexco Tower
Ho Chi Minh City’s Bitexco Financial Tower and Sky Deck stands 262 meters high at the center of the city’s business district and offers visitors an unparalleled city view from its Sky Deck. Deck visitors are accompanied by an English-speaking guide and can also enjoy interactive touchscreen fact boxes delivering information on points of interest and city landmarks seen from above.
Visitors can also use one of the binocular stands to get a closer look. Great views are also enjoyed from the 50th and 51st-floor restaurants and bars, particularly at night when the metropolis below glitters.
Go for a Spa Session
After a trip of sightseeing, you certainly need a spa session to relax and recover your energy. And when it rains and there is nothing to do, you should think of this activity if you had had an eventful day before. Let’s try some services like body massages, fitness classes, nutrition therapy, hairstyling, pedicures, facials, and manicures.
Join a pottery class
Vietnam is known for producing some of the best handicrafts in the world, so what better way of experiencing the local culture than by signing up for a pottery class, especially on a gloomy and rainy day in Ho Chi Minh City?
Overland Club in District 11 offers beginner-friendly workshops between VNS 190,000 and VND 250,000, which comprise a 90-minute or 180-minute class, pottery materials, baking and glazing. If pottery is not your cup of tea, Ho Chi Minh City also has plenty of art galleries and crafts centres you can explore.
Watch a performance at Saigon Opera House
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Saigon Opera House, built in 1897, is an elegant colonial building at the intersection of Le Loi and Dong Khoi Street in District 1. The beautifully restored historical structure spans three levels with an 800-seat capacity, regularly hosting opera, ballet, musical concerts, Vietnamese traditional dance and plays.
Accessible within a five-minute walk from Notre Dame Cathedral and the classic Central Post Office, tickets can be purchased at the box office, which is open every day from 09:00 to 16:30.
Learn how to cook a Vietnamese meal
It is not denied that Vietnamese food is among the elaborate cuisines in the world due to the country’s history full of turbulence. In other word, the domination of the other countries as well as influences of their culture made for a unique cuisine which is also one of the Vietnam’s fascinating points.
However, despite being a mix of French, Chinese, American, Indian and Russian cuisines, Vietnam’s bears distinctive features which you never find anywhere else. That is the reason why you should attend a cooking class that lets you learn more how to prepare a Vietnamese meal, especially in the rainy days. Just ask your hotels and the staff will recommend the best cooking classes in Saigon to you.