2 years ago
The greatest thing about this city is how "walkable" it is. I roamed around the city and explored many great places. I was living in District 1, which is a busy place. The first night, I went to Bui Vien street. It is packed with young people because of its great nightlife. I discovered many Vietnamese restaurants.I had pho (a type of noodle) and Saigon Special beer (a must try!) in a restaurant called Propaganda. However, later I discovered there are cheaper places to experience their local food. Vietnam has a high inflation rate, so try finding cheaper places to eat (small restaurants) and buy your souvenirs from local night markets like Ben Thanh market where you can bargain. Transportation is quite convenient as well. To go to faraway places, I took the bus (tip: carry your student ID all the time, you might get some discounts) for 2000 VND (Around INR 6). I also downloaded an app called Grab which works like Uber. This is also a cheap mode of transportation because you get promo codes everyday. Places I went to in HCMC are War Museum, Independence Palace, Cu Chi Tunnels, Pink Church, Ben Thanh Market, and many more!