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12 hours without sleep in Ho Chi Minh City HCM

Translated by Bing
Dubbed the "city that never sleeps", Ho Chi Minh City Ho Chi Minh City puts on a new mantle when night falls, a series of experiences make young people and visitors excited to experience.

18h: Watch À O Show art performance


Venue: Opera House, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1

Price: 800,000-1,750,000 VND/ticket


Over the past 10 years, À O Show has been constantly innovating, becoming one of the cultural experiences visitors cannot be missed when coming to Ho Chi Minh City. HCM.


At the show, you will learn about Vietnamese culture, people and life stories from the village to the street through bamboo circus performances combining acrobatics, contemporary dance and live music from more than 20 traditional and modern musical instruments.


During 2 hours, viewers could not take their eyes off the creative, unexpected performance, the perfect combination in every detail of the young artist team. Vivid scene sounds take guests through a variety of emotions.


À O Show is held weekly according to the schedule, depending on the seat position, there are different ticket prices, divided into 3 types: 800,000 VND, 1,250,000 VND and 1,750,000 VND.


Photo: À O show


20h30: Eat in the dark at Noir - Dinning in the dark


Location: Noir - Dinning in the dark, Da Kao Ward, District 1

Price: From 720,000 VND/pax


Enjoying a meal in a completely dark space will definitely be a particularly enjoyable experience for diners. After choosing the menu, you will be blindfolded, accustomed to feeling things by touch. Next, the restaurant's visually impaired staff will take guests through many layers of darkness, to a space completely enveloped by darkness.


Not guided by sight, the remaining senses become stronger, sharper. Diners will have a complete culinary experience journey through taste, taste, sound and feel. Conversations also become better when diners are not distracted by electronic devices or activities happening around.


Currently, the restaurant serves 2 secret menus including 11-14 dishes from Vietnamese and Asian - European cuisine and a vegetarian menu with 11 healthy dishes. Close ingredients are creatively processed, giving diners new and unpredictable experiences. After eating, restaurant staff will show guests pictures of the dishes they have enjoyed. Surely you will be surprised because they are not as predicted before.


Photo: Noir - Dinning in the dark


22h-23h: See Ho Chi Minh City HCMC at night on a 2-decker bus


Location: Hop on Hop off, 92-96 Nguyen Hue, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1

Price: 150,000 VND/person


Contrary to the noise and bustle of the day, the 2-decker night bus takes guests around the central streets of Ho Chi Minh City. HCMC late at night, feel the peace and tranquility of the city.


The bus takes visitors through 30 of the most beautiful routes of the city, seeing 20 outstanding attractions such as the Central Post Office, Notre Dame Cathedral, Ba son Bridge, Ben Thanh Market, Bitexco Tower, City People's Committee Headquarters, Opera House ...


No more traffic jams, the city at night becomes gentle and airy, visitors can enjoy the cool breeze, take photos with iconic works from above, watch the other pace of life of the city. HCM. The car is equipped with an automatic narration system in many languages, bringing a lot of interesting information about the destinations the car passes.


Photo: Linh Huynh


23h: Overnight at Acoustic Bar


Venue: Acoustic Bar Thao Dien, Thao Dien Ward, Thu Duc City

Price: 200,000-300,000 VND/person


The bar is located in West Thao Dien Street with a Western design combined with a live music model that promises to bring a very "fire" experience to you. Here, people have the opportunity to enjoy a variety of alcoholic / non-alcoholic beverages, cocktails, fine craft beer ...


Unlike other branches, Acoustic Bar Thao Dien focuses on experience, new space, quality singers and music. The music here is unique Rock n Roll, a little Blues, a little deep Country, combined with trendy contemporary music, promising to bring an impressive polygon experience to diners.


Photo: Phuong Lam


1h: Late at night Tan Dinh frog porridge


Location: Singapore Tan Dinh Frog Porridge, 366 Hai Ba Trung Street, Tan Dinh Ward, District 1

Price: From 75,000 VND/portion


Bowls of smoky frogs and bowls of hot black sesame porridge will warm the hearts of nocturnal souls. Open from 18h30-1h30, the frog porridge shop located at the corner of Tan Dinh market always attracts crowds of customers coming to eat late.


The frog meat is cut, stored in a cast iron pot with a rich sauce, adding some ginger, green onions and fresh peppers to awaken the taste buds of diners. The porridge is cooked finely, with a little oil added and black sesame to create a characteristic aroma and sweetness.


Enjoying every spoonful of white porridge mixed with rich stock, served with delicious and flavorful chewy frog meat will leave an impressive experience for visitors. In addition, you can order more fresh crispy dragon beans to dip with stock, bringing a refreshing flavor, less boring.


Photo: Linh Huynh


2h: Chat through the night at Racket Coffee


Location: 330/2 Phan Dinh Phung Street, Ward 1, Phu Nhuan District

Price: From 11,000-22,000 VND/glass


With an age of more than 70 years, Phan Dinh Phung Racket coffee has become a favorite experience for many young people and tourists in Ho Chi Minh City. HCM. They are famous for their coffee brewed by putting coffee powder in a cloth racket, dipped in boiling water several times. However, young people come here to play at night not because of the drink but because of the youthful and comfortable atmosphere.


The shop is open 24, in which the time frame from 23h-4h is the most crowded. Along the sidewalks and alleys of 330 Phan Dinh Phung Street, hundreds of young people sat on toad chairs drinking water and chatting, making the empty street corner become bustling.


Contrary to the usual traffic jam, you can now sit on the sidewalk sipping coffee, enjoying many snacks, chatting with friends, or simply relaxing watching the traffic passing on the empty road.


Photo: Linh Huynh


5h30: Watch the sunrise at Bach Dang pier


Location: Ben Bach Dang Park, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1

Price: 0 VND


Not shimmering, colorful like the evening, Ben Bach Dang wears a peaceful look in the morning sun. Here, you can take a walk along the Saigon River, enjoy the cool, fresh air, wait for the sunrise to the other side of the river.


The moment the sun comes out, the golden sunlight makes the grass begin to glow, visitors can play with the pigeons, take beautiful photos, before returning to the bustling and bustling daily life.



According to Zing

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