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Ho Chi Minh Sports & Activities

What to Do in Ho Chi Minh

This section of Ho Chi Minh City activities details all of the best things you can do in and around the city. Visitors can enjoy various activities within the comforts of the city centre such as cooking classes, spas, boat cruises, and city tours, as well as numerous excursions to the tranquil Mekong Delta, Chu Chi Tunnels, riverside markets, and local villages.

Travelling sports enthusiasts can also enjoy a variety of recreational activities within the city as there are numerous fitness centres that offer yoga classes, massages, and facilities such as saunas, steam rooms, and pools with outdoor Jacuzzis. Catering to different budget levels, preference, and time duration, read on for our guide on what to do in Ho Chi Minh City.

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  • 5 Best Activities in Ho Chi Minh City

    5 Best Activities in Ho Chi Minh City

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  • Spas & Massage in Ho Chi Minh

    Spas & Massage in Ho Chi Minh

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  • Cooking Classes in Ho Chi Minh

    Cooking Classes in Ho Chi Minh

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Dinner Cruise and Saigon River Trips

Spend an evening on a two-hour dinner cruise as the lights fall on Saigon River on board a traditional dragon boat and feast on a sumptuous Vietnamese and international buffet.

Saigon River Express

As well as water taxi and ferry services along the Saigon River, Saigon River Express also offers an eight-hour guided trip along the Mekong River, stopping at various points of interest along the way, where guests can walk around market stalls and take photographs of the ‘real’ Vietnam.

  • Location: H17 K300 Cong Hoa Street, Ward 12 | Tan Binh District
  • Tel: +848 128 592 0018

Water Parks in Ho Chi Minh

Dam Sen Water Park

Dam Sen Water Park which has 25 kinds of water amusements including a wave pool, slides and a children’s pool.

The park, which is usually busy at weekends and is closed on Wednesdays. Read More...

  • Address: 3 Hoa Binh, Ward 3, District 11.
  • Tel: +848 858 8418
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Suoi Tien Theme Park

With its oriental architecture and statues Suoi Tien may look like a temple on the first glance. Make no mistake though as this amusement park, the largest in HCMC, is packed with numerous adventure rides, games, air bicycle and themed swimming pool. Young children will enjoy the train ride to a ball house. Suoi Tien is Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 08:00 - 17:30 daily, 07:00 - 23:00 on Holidays
  • Address: 120 Hanoi Highway, Tan Phu Ward, District 9
  • Tel: +84 8 3896 0260
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Theatre & Live Performance

A O Show by Lune Production

A O Show by Lune Production is held at the iconic Saigon Opera House. It features optical illusions and impressive acrobatics, paired with traditional music performances by a troupe of talented local artists. Known as the Cirque du Soleil of Vietnam (minus the flashy outfits), this live show depicts the transition of rural Vietnam to today’s modern landscape using props such as giant woven baskets, scaffolding, bamboo canes, and ropes. After the show, guests can mingle with the local dancers and musicians, as well as explore the remarkable French-designed architecture of Saigon Opera House.

  • Opening Hours: 18:00 & 20:00
  • Location: Saigon Opera House, 7 Cong Truong Lam Son, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
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Golden Dragon Water Puppet Theater

The Golden Dragon Water Puppetry Theatre is where you can learn about the culture, traditions and folklore of Vietnamese life during your holiday in Ho Chi Minh City. Located in Tao Dan Park, visitors are entertained by puppets acting on a ‘stage’ of water accompanied by live old-fashioned music played on authentic instruments. Dialogues are performed entirely in Vietnamese, but the puppet gestures are obvious enough to understand the many sketches throughout the show. You can also opt for an evening tour combining the Golden Dragon Water Puppetry Theatre with a cyclo tour through the city, followed with a buffet dinner cruise along the Saigon River.

  • Opening Hours: Daily 18:00 – 22:00
  • Location: 55B Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Street, Ben Thanh Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
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Teh Dar: Vietnamese Tribal Culture

Teh Dar: Vietnamese Tribal Culture features a vibrant display of circus arts, aerial acrobatics, and tribal music within an hour-long performance. Held in the iconic Ho Chi Minh Opera House, this show highlights the lives of tribal families from the southwest highlands of Vietnam using UNESCO-listed percussion instruments such as Vietnamese gongs and buffalo horns. A good choice for travelling families, expect vibrant costumes, authentic Vietnamese stories, and a stunning bamboo cirque depicting various landscapes and creatures from tribal folklores. Tickets are priced at VND 630,000 for second-floor seats, VND 1,470,000 for first floor seats, and VND 1,050,000 for ground floor seats.

  • Opening Hours: 18:00 – 19:00
  • Location: Saigon Opera House, Ho Chi Minh City
  • Price Range: VND 630,000 - VND 1,470,000
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The Mist by Lune Production

The Mist by Lune Production features six sketches of the daily lives of Vietnamese farmers in the form of symbolic dance movements and traditional music. Offering an authentic experience for the audience, performers are dressed in traditional costumes and rural props that were used back in the olden days. Scenes include farmers tending to rice fields, contemporary and ballet dancing, as well as acrobatic performances. Held several days a week in Saigon Opera House at 18:00, we highly recommend booking well in advance as it’s one of the most popular live shows in Ho Chi Minh City.

  • Opening Hours: 18:00
  • Location: Saigon Opera House, 7 Cong Truong Lam Son, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
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The Touch Of Masters' Hands: Vietnamese Authentic Cultural Show

The Touch of Masters' Hands: Vietnamese Authentic Cultural Show caters to travellers looking to learn about Vietnam’s many regions such as history, music genres, and instruments. The show stands out from most cultural shows in Ho Chi Minh City as it doesn’t use any form of sound amplifiers, offering a truly authentic musical performance. Catering to an international audience, an experienced host offers detailed explanations in English, French, Japanese, and Vietnamese throughout the show. Best of all, you are also served with three types of premium tea, various types of Vietnamese cookies and candies, as well as enjoy the chance to learn how to play instruments after the show.

  • Opening Hours: Saturday 19:30 – 20:45
  • Location: Phuong Bao Music Center, 11 Bis Nguyen Thi Minh Khai, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
  • Tel: +84 90 836 1368
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