If you’re looking for an adventure on a budget, Ho Chi Minh City is the perfect place to explore! The Travel Intern took on the Under $100 Challenge and discovered some of the city’s hidden gems.
On day one, they visited the Secret Garden, a home-cooked Vietnamese restaurant located on the rooftop of an old building in the centre of town. They also checked out the Cafe Apartments, a refurbished apartment building that now houses several cafes and shops. Saigon Oi, located on the 5th floor of the Cafe Apartments, offers a minimalist interior and large windows with views of the walking street. For panoramic views of Ho Chi Minh City, head up to the Saigon Sky Deck on the 49th floor of the Bitexcon Financial Tower. The Golde Water Puppet Show showcased the beauty of ancient Vietnam and its mythologies. They also tried authentic Hue cuisine at Nam Giao.
On day two, they visited the Cu Chi Tunnels, a 250km-long network of tunnels used by Viet Cong troops during the Vietnam War to evade aerial bombing. They also went on a calming river tour of the Mekong River Delta, where more than half of Vietnam’s rice and fish comes from. 200 Market in district four provided one of their favourite street food experiences in Ho Chi Minh.
On day three, they explored the Ben Thanh Market, the city’s most well-known market with all sorts of items for sale. They also visited the Central Post Office, an iconic building that represents a good blend of European architecture and Asian decorations. The Notre-Dame Cathedral and Ho Chi Minh City Book Street are perfect places for book lovers and people who want to get away from the hustle and bustle of Ho Chi Minh City. They also discovered the hidden gem cafe, Little Hanoi, known for its traditional Vietnamese egg coffee. And finally, they tried the best Banh Mi in Ho Chi Minh City at Banh Mi Ba Huynh.
Ho Chi Minh City is a city that offers something for everyone, whether you’re a foodie, history buff, or just looking for an adventure on a budget. The Travel Intern’s Under $100 Challenge proves that it’s possible to experience the city’s hidden gems without breaking the bank. So why not book your trip to Ho Chi Minh City today and start exploring all that this vibrant city has to offer!
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