Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam


Dai Nam Tourist Park
Thu Dau Mot Town, Binh Duong Province (take bus no. 616 from the Ben Thanh bus station, talk to a travel agent or take a taxi). Admission: 
100,000 dong for adults and 50,000 dong for children.
Located about 40 km from Ho Chi Minh City and covers nearly 450 hectares - the park is so large that you have to get around by bus and electric train. The Dai Nam Tourist Park is one of the largest tourist attractions in Vietnam and built at a c
ost of over 50 billion dong. Be aware that most attractions in the park cost extra on top of the entry fee.
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The park features the 5,000 sq. metre Dai Nam Van Hien Temple with its lotus-shaped flag tower and nearly 14 km wall that also encloses a 5,000-room hotel. Though built as a cultural and historical destination, the park is also offers an entertainment site including a roller coaster, electric car racing and water plume rides. It is also home to the largest man-made mountain range and artificial sea with beaches and waves. There is also an open 13-hectare zoo, shopping areas, hotels and eateries serving Vietnamese and western cuisines. 

Temple at Dai Nam Tourist Park by Mekongforest

Dam Sen Water Park
03 Hoa Binh, Ward 3, District 11 (t
ake bus no. 38 from Ben Thanh bus station). Open: Mon-Sat from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sundays and holidays from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Admission: Based on height and time of arrival.
Dam Sen Water Park is located close to the city centre. The park features plenty of fun-filled water activities including a wave pool, massage pool, children's pool, wandering river and a variety or water slides such as the "Black Thunder", "Kamikaze", "Love Storm" and "Tornado". Facilities include changing rooms, lockers, first-aid centre and fast food stands. Note that the water park often gets crowded on weekends and public holidays.

Twenty-Three September Park
Across from Ben Thanh Market and running the length of Phan Ngu Lao Street.
Running along Phan Ngu Lao Street are a number of parks which fill up with locals before sunset, after work. They play a variety of activities, which you can participate or just watch such as badminton and women's group aerobics. If you are a foreigner in the open area near the Ben Thanh Market, a number of young university students will come and to practise their English with you. This is a great way to meet intelligent youths, asking you questions and talking about their country.

Saigon Street Eats
Sample some of the world's best street food with Saigon Street Eats run by an Australian-Vietnamese couple who love to share their obsession with Vietnamese food. Morning and night tours available. A member of Saigon Street Eats will pick you up from your accommodation and cost USD40-55 per person.

Street eat in Ho Chi Minh City by William Cho

Saigon Riders
Quality English-speaking guides from Saigon Ridersoffering off-the-shelf tours on the back of their motorbikes around Ho Chi Minh City and a little further afield. Tours range from half-day exploring the city to full day excursions in and beyond Saigon. Cost USD29-69 per person with a maximum group of 10.

MegaStar Cineplex
(1) Hung Vuong Plaza, 126 Hung Vuong St, District. (2) CT Plaza, 60A Truong Son St, Tan Binh District. 
Vietnam's leading world-class cineplex venues with two locations in Ho Chi Minh City and the first to offer 3D movies (Hung Vuong Plaza only). All locations present first-run Hollywood and international releases and are located at major shopping complexes.
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