As a destination which is generally loved by the younger, more nocturnal generations, Ho Chi Minh City offers a flamboyancy which is perched on another level. This iconic Vietnamese city is teaming with motorcycles and food stalls, not to mention a plethora of nightclubs, shopping centres and entertainment plazas to keep the adolescents amused from dusk till dawn. Ho Chi Minh City is also a brilliant location for younger families as there is something to be enjoyed by every age group. Any time between December and April is the best time to visit, as the weather is dry and warm. Also be sure to use reputable taxi companies like Mai Linh and Vinasun to avoid any awkward confrontations as many scam artists operate in this city. If you plan to bring your children along on Your Vietnam Family Holiday, these few attractions will really set the tone for your Ho Chi Minh adventure!
1. Dam Sen Water Park
It’s hard to stumble across a child who doesn’t love a good water park and Dam Sen delivers a bounty of fun, so there’s no reason why your little one won’t be full of joy! Every Vietnam family holiday needs a splash of excitement and Dam Sen Water Park is an apt starting point.This attraction is ideal for the thrill seeker and is laced with exciting water slides befitting for every age group, as well as daily shoes and plenty of refreshment outlets.
2. Diamond Superbowl
Although there are several shopping malls in Ho Chi Minh City, you should especially try to include a visit to the Diamond Superbowl during your Vietnam family holiday. This air conditioned haven will come as a blessing after spending a few hours outside in the tremendous heat and with a bowling alley and well stocked games arcade, your children will be made up.
3. The Snap Cafe
Although Vietnamese food is glorious, there’s nothing like a few home comforts on occasion. Western style food will bring some balance to your Vietnam family holiday and the grub in this joint is particularly scrumptious. What’s more, your kids can burn off some of their energy in the colourful outdoor play area while you relax in a friendly atmosphere.
4. Saigon Skydeck
Whether or not you plan to stay exclusively in Ho Chi Minh City during your Vietnam family holiday, be sure to squeeze in the time to Bitexco Financial Tower. Once you have reached the top of this marvellous building, you and the family will be able to soak up panoramic views of the city, a real treat for anyone who isn’t afraid of heights!
5. Suoi Tien Theme Park
As a predominantly Buddhist nation, there are plenty of cultural attractions to visit during your Vietnam family holiday, however one of the most amusing is the Soui Tien Theme Park. Numerous Buddhism themed areas make for a unique education while your children can simultaneously enjoy the wonderful rides here. You will also be in vicinity of the zoo, water park, botanical gardens and a host of restaurants in the impressive food court.
6. Thao Dien Village Water Puppet Show
This attraction will give you a real taste for Vietnamese culture during your holiday and will be especially enjoyed by your children. These traditional shows date back roughly 1000 years and still maintain their homage to the importance of water throughout every aspect of life. Bamboo rods are still responsible for controlling the puppets, which still dance on water platforms, a beautiful final addition to your Vietnam family holiday.