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24 hours in Saigon

24 hours in Saigon

24 hours in Saigon

30 Oct 2019 Experiences, Couples, Short Breaks, Solo Traveller, Travel Stories, Travel Tips

8am

Shake off the jet lag with a caffeine fix at The Workshop, a local coffee house that’s serious about its brews. There is a vast array of beans on offer, sourced both locally and internationally

9am

Lace up for a four-hour exploration of the city’s burgeoning art scene with Sophie’s Art Tour, which includes must-see stops like Salon Saigon

2pm

Refuel and shop on Dong Khoi, a one-kilometre stretch between the Notre-Dame Cathedral and the Saigon River. Hermes and Chanel may have shopfronts here, but old trinket salesmen still hold fast, selling soldier dog tags and other war-era knick-knacks.  

6pm

Take in the country’s most contemporary live performance, the A O show, at the Saigon Opera House, a historic French Colonial landmark.

8pm

Book a table at the exclusive Vietnam House. The restaurant reopened last year with Australian-Vietnamese celebrity chef, Luke Nguyen, at the helm.

10pm

Enjoy a cocktail with a view at Chill Skybar, at the top of AB Tower 

12am

Call it a night at the Reverie Saigon, the city’s plushest hotel offering both opulent Italian interiors, and spacious rooms and suites.
 

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