Our last leg of the Vietnam tour was Ho Chi Minh City and fortunately for us it was Chinese New Year and year of the Rooster, so we had an amazing opportunity to celebrate with the locals!
Oh boy it was muggy muggy muggy here!
But in comparison to the other places we visited in Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh city was complete polar opposite. High rise buildings, city parks and filled with high street chains such a starbucks and baskin robbins.
There was so many things to see around this city, we simply didn't have time to visit it all and unfortunately due to the new year some things were shut! But we still had an amazing trek around this city, taking in all its breathtaking culture.
The Year of the Rooster
Ho Chi Minh was flourishing with lunar new year celebrations.
Nguyen Hue Flower Street earns its name by being held on the street which has been turned into a promenade in downtown Ho Chi Minh City.
We visited here which was host to a beautiful flower show. There were impressive sculptures, flower decorations, markets and much more within the park to enjoy.
We ended our lunar new year celebrations in a rooftop bar, within a hotel, down a small side street in Ho Chi Minh. There were so many rooftop bars to choose from!
There was a dancing dragon and another character going around the rooftop bar getting everyone involved, then once the new year hit the bar was full with confetti cannons, drinks flowing and excitement. It was an amazing way to see in the lunar new year and experience i will never forget.
The Best Indian I have EVER Had - NATRAJ Restaurant
We was in Ho Chi Minh city for three nights, and every single night we ate at the same place. Now I know what you're thinking, why would you do that? Well we got to the point where we had experienced ALOT of Vietnamese food and once we ate at this place we just had to keep going back.
Honestly, I have never eaten anything quite like it and I haven't had a decent Indian since being back in the UK.
The staff were so friendly and gave us so many recommendations on the menu and different things to try. I think we really touched them by going back each night. But the food was so good we HAD TO!
A night time walk, led us to go and visit turtle lake. No joke we was expecting to see turtles, but it didn't happen...turns out there are no turtles here, which we was hugely disappointed about! But it is a lovely water feature which you can walk around.
Plus there are tonnes of street food stands surrounding the lake which you can get some delicious food from!
It is definitely a great spot to sit, relax and take in Ho Chi Minh City in all its hustle and bustle glory.
Points of interest
Notre Dame Cathedral
Saigon Central Post office
Goodbye Vietnam, next stop MALAYSIA
Head over to my youtube channel to see my Blog of Ho Chi Minh City, or click here.