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Intro to Saigon Activities

Ho Chi Minh City is well known for its crowded and noisy streets and the fast-paced lifestyle of its residents. Scratch the surface of Saigon a bit, and you will find a city that is filled with cultural sites, art exhibitions, public spaces, sports activities and water parks.

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The city of Saigon is relatively rich in green spaces and tree-covered parks and locals take full advantage of the ample real estate. Unlike parks in the West which are places to reflect and get away from the manic pace of city life, parks in HCMC can feature a flurry of activity. It’s not uncommon to see a group of ladies practising tai chi with swords a few metres away from an aerobics class with five-foot-high speakers blaring Asian techno. There are also places for the youth of HCMC to gather and some parks will be filled to the brim with groups of friends and couples on dates sitting on rented mats while munching on street food. If you are looking for a bit of peace and quiet, remember that parks in HCMC are busier during the mornings and evenings when residents take advantage of the cooler temperatures and non-working hours. If you’re just looking for a place to read a book with maybe a cup of coffee, here are some suggestions:

Au Parc

23 Han Thuyen, Ben Nghe, D1, HCMC, Vietnam / +84 28 3829 2772 / auparcsaigon.com/

 

Bar Juice

49 Mac Thi Buoi, Ben Nghe, D1, HCMC, Vietnam / +84 28 3829 6900

 

The Snap Cafe

32 Tran Ngoc Dien, Thao Dien, Thu Duc City, Vietnam / +84 28 3519 4532 / snap.com.vn

For information on parks go to 23/9 Park

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The city of Saigon is relatively rich in green spaces and tree-covered parks and locals take full advantage of the ample real estate. Unlike parks in the West which are places to reflect and get away from the manic pace of city life, parks in HCMC can feature a flurry of activity. It’s not uncommon to see a group of ladies practising tai chi with swords a few metres away from an aerobics class with five-foot-high speakers blaring Asian techno. There are also places for the youth of HCMC to gather and some parks will be filled to the brim with groups of friends and couples on dates sitting on rented mats while munching on street food. If you are looking for a bit of peace and quiet, remember that parks in HCMC are busier during the mornings and evenings when residents take advantage of the cooler temperatures and non-working hours. If you’re just looking for a place to read a book with maybe a cup of coffee, here are some suggestions:

Au Parc

23 Han Thuyen, Ben Nghe, D1, HCMC, Vietnam / +84 28 3829 2772 / auparcsaigon.com/

 

Bar Juice

49 Mac Thi Buoi, Ben Nghe, D1, HCMC, Vietnam / +84 28 3829 6900

 

The Snap Cafe

32 Tran Ngoc Dien, Thao Dien, Thu Duc City, Vietnam / +84 28 3519 4532 / snap.com.vn

For information on parks go to 23/9 Park

Children need activities aside from school too! And in Saigon, there are a wide variety of activities for children to enjoy. Although there is limited open parkland space, there are several publicly available pools, a number of tennis and basketball courts, two climbing walls, an ice rink and several health and wellness centres that provide child-specific activities like yoga for children. In addition, there are several zoos and gardens, sports centres who take children in be it for summer camps focused on a specific sport (eg. football, basketball, tennis, etc.) or on an ongoing basis with the aim of improving abilities and developing life skills.

Where can I find children’s activity centers in District 1?

Gymboree

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Somerset Chancellor Court, Floor 1, 21-23 Nguyen Thị Minh Khai, D1; +84 28 3827 7008

info@gymboreeclasses.com.vn

Price: VND752,500/one year membership; VND29.7M/60 classes of one hour in the Play & Learn program.

Specialised in early childhood development, Gymboree also features classes that help parents learn how to participate in and encourage their child’s development while learning in a fun environment. Program is held in English. There are 15 kids maximum per class, who play with sanitised toys. Discounts are available according to the time of enrolment.

TiniWorld

Tiniworld.com

Email: saigoncentre@tiniworld.com

Floor 4, TTTM Saigon Centre, 65 Le Loi, D1; +84 9 0804 0411 Hotline: +84 9 3409 6633

Price: VND50,000

TiniWorld came to HCMC in 2009, offering a space for children to learn while being entertained. The facility ensures a safe, fun environment with a community feel for children to receive a healthy dose of “edutainment”. For kids from 2-12 years old.

Where can I find children’s activities in District 2?

Sports Skills Academy

ssavietnam.com

Info@ssavietnam.com

2/16 Tran Nao, Binh An, D2; Tel: 1800 6513

This is a general sports centre where you can practise soccer, tennis, basketball, swimming and chess. It organises tournaments and sports events to connect sport lovers. The centre is famous for hosting Saigon Heat training sessions.

Jump Arena Thao Dien

jumparena.vn

63 Xa Lo Ha Noi, Thao Dien, D2

+84 28 2253 1900

The first and largest indoor trampoline park in Vietnam where players of all ages can immerse themselves in full-body exercise. Jump Arena provides a range of activities including Free-Jumping, Rock Climbing, Fun Climbing, Dodgeball, Bounce Slam Dunk, Ninja Challenge, High-Performance, Foam Pit, Giant Airbag and Sky Challenge as well as a Kid’s Zone for smaller children and dedicated children’s birthday parties.

The Snap Café

snap.com.vn

32 Tran Ngoc Dien, D2; +84 28 3519 4532

This play zone is basically a large outdoor playground with a sand box and a garden for kids to burn off energy. Parents can watch their children while enjoying the cafe’s excellent meals, healthy drinks and free Wi-Fi. It’s an ideal place to organise a kid’s birthday party and there are also shops selling food, toys and fashion.

Push Climbing @ Saigon Outcast 

Pushclimbing.com

188/1 Nguyen Van Huong, Thao Dien, D2 +84 9 3185 1911

Located in the heart of District 2, Push Climbing Center is a great place to have fun with friends and family. We provide climbing courses and equipment for all ages, and a variety of activities including on Family Sunday’s when climbing is only 100k VND between 10am and 3pm for children under 12. A great, fun, safe way to get children involved in a healthy activity at an early age.

Tini World Cantavil

Tiniworld.com

Floor 4, Vincom Mega Mall Thao Dien, 161 Hanoi Highway, D2, 0901 313 803

1 Song Hanh, D2; +84 28 6281 2224

A bunch of fun for children and children at heart with games and activities to share.

For information on activities in Saigon go to What to Do

 
 
 
 

Your insider's Golf Guide in Saigon

HCMC ACTIVITIES GOLF Twin Doves Golf Club

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Located just over one hour drive from HCMC’s District 1, Twin Doves Golf Club in Binh Duong Province is the first private member’s golf club in southern Vietnam. Sporting an impressive 27-hole international standard golf course that spans 165 hectares, its facilities and amenities are generally considered to be among the best in Vietnam. Citypassguide.com has not yet experienced it.

5:30am to 9:00pm | Mon – Wed | 5:30am to 11:00pm Thur – Sat | 5:00am to 8:30pm Sunday

HCMC ACTIVITIES GOLF San Golf Tan Son Nhat

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Located near Tan Son Nhat airport this 36-hole golf club is the most accessible on this list. Designed by Nelson & Haworth Golf Course Architects, it features 4 courses with 9-holes each. Beyond golf, it also offers premium facilities that include a seafood restaurant, jacuzzi, wine cellar, and meeting rooms for when you need that deal sealed! Citypassguide.com has not yet experienced it.

5:00am to 9:00pm Daily

HCMC ACTIVITIES GOLF San Golf Long Thanh

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Just 36km outside Saigon, Long Thanh Golf Resort offers a 36 hole golf course on the banks of the breezy Dong Nai river. Its 18-hole Hill Course is challenging and exciting, even for professional and seasoned golfers. A restaurant, conference rooms and luxury villas are also available for events and overnight stays. Citypassguide.com has not yet experienced it.

6:00am to 8:00pm Daily

Introduction to Golf section

Golf enthusiasts in Saigon/HCMC do not need to take long trips to the Highlands or coastal cities just to play the game they love. Less than two hours away are some of the most exciting courses in the country. Accompanying these courses are some excellent resorts for golfers that wish to play consecutive days in a row, or enjoy the scenery and relax from city life.

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Golfers need new gears too! So shop until you drop to fill your heart’s desire. If you’re in the market for a new set of clubs or any other golf gears, Saigon has golf accessory shops worth visiting.

PANDA

77_89 Đ. Nam Kỳ Khởi Nghĩa, Phường Bến Thành, D1, Vietnam / +84 342 844  222

Golf Pro Shop

21 Đ. Nguyễn Hữu Cảnh, Phường 22, Bình Thạnh, HCMC, Vietnam / +84 91 965 6741 / zonegolf.vn

Supplies golf clubs, gifts and accessories of different brands: TaylorMade, TourStage, Mizuno, Katana, Callaway golf, Titleist, Cleveland, FootJoy, Lite, Champ, CrestLink, etc. English and Japanese are spoken.

AROMA1879VINA

56 Cao Triều Phát, Tân Phong, D7, HCMC Vietnam / +84 7 8244 1879 / 1879.co.kr

Ltd. With One Golf Vietnam

65 Nguyen Huu Canh, Ward 22, Binh Thạnh, HCMC, Vietnam / +84 28 6258 0139 / withonegolf.com

Teeoff’s Golf Shop

21 Đ. Đinh Tiên Hoàng, P. Phú Thuận, D1, HCMC, Vietnam / +84 941 262 042 / teeoffshop.com

7Golf

Lake View, 00.21, tầng trệt, CC, 19 Tố Hữu, P, Thủ Đức, Vietnam / +84 777 777 977 / 7golf.vn

Lion Golf Outlet

19 Tôn Dật Tiên, Tân Phú, D7, HCMC, Vietnam / +84 949 802 536

For more information about golf, go to What to Do: Golf in Saigon.

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Your insider's Cinema Guide in Saigon

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HCMC ACTIVITIES CINEMA CGV Liberty Citypoint

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Located beside the historical Rex Hotel, CGV Liberty Citypoint on Pasteur Street in District 1 is the perfect spot for a late-night movie, or to unwind after a long day of sightseeing. Located in a hotel and offering moderately sized theatres with comfortable seating and good sound quality makes this a popular choice for film lovers.

7:30am to 11:30pm Daily

HCMC ACTIVITIES CINEMA CGV Thao Dien Pearl

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CGV Thao Dien Pearl is our favourite cinema in District 2 due to its central location in Saigon’s expat enclave. Clean, spacious and with comfortable seating and amenities, it’s well suited to movie nights with the family. Being just a short walk from a variety of bars and restaurants also makes it an ideal date destination

8:00am to 11:30pm Daily

HCMC ACTIVITIES CINEMA DCINE Ben Thanh

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DCINE is a boutique cinema in District 1 that screens a good selection of local and international films. Many art films that are not typically available at other more commercial cinemas are screened here, drawing a discerning, high-brown audience who are more often than not movie buffs. Enjoy a little extra luxury with the Cine De Luxe option at selected screenings.

8:00am to 10:00pm Daily

Introduction to Cinema section

Whether you are a cinema aficionado or looking to spend an evening with friends going to the movies in Saigon, you can catch all the latest blockbusters and local films in cinemas all over Ho Chi Minh City. The first IMAX is in VivoCity Mall in District 7, with more theaters planned in the near future. There are two leading chains of movie theaters in Saigon – Galaxy Cinemas and CGV Cinemas, both offering Hollywood blockbusters in the English language with Vietnamese subtitles.

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Anam QT Spa

anamqtspa.com

18A Ngo Van Nam, D1; +84 28 6260 0077

Price: Foot massage: VND420,000; Body rituals: VND800,000-VND2,080,000

The facility includes 30 beds, two steam baths, two saunas and two jacuzzis. The menu comes in English and Japanese, however English, Japanese and Korean are spoken.

Cát Mộc Spa

catmocspa.com

63 Tran Dinh Xu, D1; +84 28 6295 8926

Price: Hand and foot care: VND180,000-390,000; Body care: VND210,000-460,000

This spa has a top ranking on TripAdvisor. The facility has 15 beds, one steam bath and one sauna. English is spoken.

Flamingo Spa

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13B Le Thanh Ton, D1; +84 9 1243 9601

Price: Foot massage: VND300,000; Body massage: VND380,000-460,000; Flamingo VIP massage: VND750,000

The menu at Flamingo is provided in English and Japanese. The facility has 15 beds, six chairs, a steam bath, sauna, jacuzzi and bar. English is spoken.

Golden Lotus

hoangsen.com

15 Thai Van Lung, D1; +84 28 3822 1515; For Korean: +84 9 0300 7248

Price: Foot massage VND199,000-470,000; Body massage: VND375,000-550,000

This spa and massage club has been open since 2006. The modern facilities provide foot, body, hand, foot massage and care, along with skin care (including whitening and lifting facial massage and anti-aging collagen treatment), beauty body care and sauna service. Buy five vouchers and get one voucher free. Fee includes tip. English is spoken.

Jasmine Spa

jasminespa.vn

45 Ton That Thiep, D1+84 28 3827 2737

Price: Body massage: VND410,000-VND830,000; Facial treatment: VND590,000-VND1,850,000

Jasmine is a small but cosy and friendly spa right in the heart of HCMC. The spa uses natural essential oils specially prepared for Jasmine in Malaysia, and other high-quality products. Services include hair care, body massage and facial treatment. It also offers anti-ageing facial treatment. English is spoken.

Menard Spa

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94 Vo Thi Sau, D1; +84 28 3820 0425

69 Pasteur, Ben Nghe, D1; +84 28 3824 6229

Price: Body massage: VND600,000-850,000; Facial treatment: VND600,000-VND1.050M

Using international advances in shiatsu massage techniques, Menard brings you luminous beautiful skin and the chance to completely relax the upper body. Reishi, collagen and vitamins will rejuvenate your skin from the inside. Menu is available in English and Japanese, though only Vietnamese is spoken. This spa is for women only, men are not allowed.

Miu Miu Spa

miumiuspa.com

4 Chu Manh Trinh, D1; +84 28 6659 3609

2B Chu Manh Trinh Street, Ben Nghe,D1; +84 28 6680 2652

13/1 Le Thanh Ton, D1; +84 28 6683 1313 

84 Ngo Duc Ke, D1; +84 28 2252 1166

90 Le Thi Hong Gam, D1; +84 28 2200 1618

Price: Body massage: VND380,000-800,000; Foot massage: VND200,000-520,000

Miu Miu stands for prestige, safety and excellence. This cosy, professional and polite atmosphere was created to melt the tension of its clientele with melodious music and relaxing aromas. Between the neighbouring facilities, you will find 24 beds, a steam bath, sauna and shower. Manicures are also available on the English and Japanese menus.

Q Spa & Salon

https://facebook.com/qspasalon/

31Q Ly Tu Trọng, D1; +84 9 3730 9077

Price: Body massage: VND620,000-VND1,430,000; Facial treatment: VND620,000-VND1,870,000; Hair cut: VND380,000 for men, VND550,000 for women

A two-storey French villa ideally located right in the city centre, Q Spa & Salon helps clients relax in a place of indulgence, luxury and old-world charm. The spa has a broad menu, including hair services, makeup, nail services, facial treatment, body massage and treatment, foot and hand massage, waxing and special jacuzzi and steam bath therapies. English is spoken.

Sen Spa

senspa.com.vn

10B1 Le Thanh Ton, Ben Nghe, D1; +84 28 3910 2174

Price: Body massage: VND660,000-VND1,760,000

Sen Spa is a sanctuary for those who seek the ultimate Zen experience. Lose yourself in a sensory haven and wash away the pressures of HCMC life. The spa offers Wi-Fi and pick-up service. The menu comes in English and Japanese. Expect to pay VAT and service charges. Have a hot stone massage with heated basalt stones. English is spoken.

Going to the cinema to watch a good film is both exciting and relaxing, especially in Saigon. You can catch new movies or classic films depending on what’s more your type. Ho Chi Minh City has several shopping malls with movie theatres for film enthusiasts and movie lovers alike. Check out these cinema houses.

What cinemas can I find for major movie releases?

If you’re looking for a good place to catch major movie releases, cinema chains CGV, Lotte and Galaxy are of Western standard and feature comfortable seating and quality projections and audio. Snack prices are reasonable. Tickets can be ordered online.

District 1

BHD Star Cineplex

bhdstar.vn

Floor 3-4, Bitexco Financial Tower, 2 Hai Trieu, D1;

Hotline: 1900 2099

+84 28 6267 0670

The seven screens setting offers 2D only. 

CGV Cinema

cgv.vn

M – 1, Liberty Center Saigon Citypoint, 59-61 Pasteur, D1; +84 46 275 5240, 1900 6017

Floor 5, Le Thanh Ton, Ben Nghe, D1

Modern high-end cinema with 2D & 3D screens.

Galaxy

https://www.galaxycine.vn

116 Nguyen Du, Ben Thanh D1; +84 1900 2224

Centrally located modern cinema featuring 2D and 3D screens – popular among locals.

Lotte Cinema Nowzone

lottecinemavn.com

TTTM Nowzone, 235 Nguyen Van Cu, Nguyen Cu Trinh, D1

+84 28 3926 2255

Small but modern cinema with three 2D screens.

District 2

Art House Cinema @ Snap Café

snap.com.vn

32 Tran Ngoc Dien, Thao Dien, D2; +84 28 3519 4532

Art House Cinema holds free monthly screenings of independent lesser known films and documentaries.

CGV Cinema

cgv.vn

Floor 2, Thao Dien Pearl, 12 Quoc Huong, Thao Dien, D2; +84 46 275 5240

Modern high-end cinema with 2D & 3D screens.

BHD Star Cineplex

Bhdstar.vn

Floor 5, Vincom Mega Mall, Xa Lo Ha Noi, Thao Dien, D2; 1900 2099

Modern high-end cinema with 2D screens.

District 7

CGV Cinema

cgv.vn

Floor 5, Crescent Mall, 101 Ton Dat Tien, D7; +84 46 275 5240

SC VivoCity, 1058 Nguyen Van Linh, D7; +84 28 3776 0941

High-end cinemas with 2D and 3D screens. SC VivoCity offers 4DMax and IMAX as well.

Lotte

lottecinemavn.com

Floor 3, Lotte Mart Saigon South, 469 Nguyen Huu Tho, D7; +84 28 3775 2527

Modern high-end cinema with 2D & 3D screens.

Other Districts

BHD Star Cineplex

bhdstar.vn

info@bhdstar.vn

Sieu Thi Vincom, 3C 3/2, D10

+84 28 6267 0670

The cinema offers 2D only and features both VN and Foreign films.

CGV Cinema

cgv.vn

Floor 7, Hung Vuong Plaza, 126 Hung Vuong, D5; +84 28 2222 0388

Floor 10, CT Plaza, 60A Truong Son, Tan Binh District; +84 28 6297 1981

Floor 3, Aeon Mall, 30 Bo Bao Tan Thang, Tan Phu District; +84 28 6265 1000

Floor 3, Pandora City,1 Truong Chinh, Tan Phu District; +84 1900 6017

Floor 5, Vincom Thu Duc, 216 Vo Van Ngan, Thu Duc District; +84 90 330 48 88

CGV Liberty Hoang Van Thu & IMAX, 415 Hoang Van Thụ, Tan Binh District, 1900 6017 

Modern high-end cinemas with 2D and 3D screens. Hùng Vương Plaza cinema offers 4DMax as well.

Cinebox

212 Ly Chinh Thang, D3; +84 28 3935 0610

The cinema offers three screens in 2D only and features both Vietnam and foreign films.

Galaxy

https://www.galaxycine.vn

246 Nguyen Hong Dao, Tan Binh District; +84 28 3849 4567

718bis Kinh Duong Vuong, D6; +84 1900 2224

Floor 3, CoopMart Foodcosa, 304A Quang Trung, Go Vap District; +84 1900 2224

Modern cinema with 2D and 3D screens.

Where can I watch classic films in Saigon?

Watching new movies in the theatre is one thing but watching old, classic films in the big screen is an entirely different experience.

For those with alternative and classic tastes, The Hive SaigonCineboxSoma Art Cafe and Art House Cinema at Snap Cafe regularly hold avant-garde and independent screenings.

Check out the Best Cinema Deals in Saigon 

For information on Indie Cinema, go to The Evolution of Indie Cinema in Saigon

Your insider's Wellness Guide in Saigon

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HCMC ACTIVITIES WELLNESS Sen Spa

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SEN SPA, is located on Le Thanh Ton street, inside a large, tranquil building. It has various floors for spa, massage, beauty care and VIP rooms for gentlemen and ladies who like privacy. From here, you can temporarily forget the hustle and bustle of a vibrant Saigon, and enjoy this relaxing sanctuary. Prices are on the mid-high side.

10 AM to 8 PM daily

HCMC ACTIVITIES WELLNESS Moc Huong Spa

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Housed in two photogenic Vietnamese villas, the first located near Landmark 81 and the other in Thao Dien, Moc Huong spa offers more than just a tranquil environment. The variety of wellness treatments are delivered by experienced and certified acupuncture and acupressure technicians to provide long-term relief to nagging aches and blood circulation problems. Blissful.

09:00 AM to 10:00 PM daily

HCMC ACTIVITIES WELLNESS Miumiu Spa

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Miumiu spa offers a number of locations in District 1 to get a relaxing facial or massage. Spotlessly clean and popular with Japanese and Taiwanese ex-pats, guests are welcomed with a refreshing cup of ginger tea with sugar lotus seeds before being guided to a serene treatment room. Pricing is good, tipping is included, and additional tipping is not compulsory.

9:30 AM to 11:00 PM daily

Introduction to Wellness section

Saigon’s spas and beauty centers are some of the best places to relax in Southeast Asia, with everything from rejuvenating skincare treatments and mud baths to vigorous body scrubs and restful Vietnamese massages. Be prepared to fall in love with the city’s spa culture – you may not want to leave.

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Anam QT Spa

anamqtspa.com

18A Ngo Van Nam, D1; +84 28 6260 0077

Price: Foot massage: VND420,000; Body rituals: VND800,000-VND2,080,000

The facility includes 30 beds, two steam baths, two saunas and two jacuzzis. The menu comes in English and Japanese, however English, Japanese and Korean are spoken.

Cát Mộc Spa

catmocspa.com

63 Tran Dinh Xu, D1; +84 28 6295 8926

Price: Hand and foot care: VND180,000-390,000; Body care: VND210,000-460,000

This spa has a top ranking on TripAdvisor. The facility has 15 beds, one steam bath and one sauna. English is spoken.

Flamingo Spa

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13B Le Thanh Ton, D1; +84 9 1243 9601

Price: Foot massage: VND300,000; Body massage: VND380,000-460,000; Flamingo VIP massage: VND750,000

The menu at Flamingo is provided in English and Japanese. The facility has 15 beds, six chairs, a steam bath, sauna, jacuzzi and bar. English is spoken.

Golden Lotus

hoangsen.com

15 Thai Van Lung, D1; +84 28 3822 1515; For Korean: +84 9 0300 7248

Price: Foot massage VND199,000-470,000; Body massage: VND375,000-550,000

This spa and massage club has been open since 2006. The modern facilities provide foot, body, hand, foot massage and care, along with skin care (including whitening and lifting facial massage and anti-aging collagen treatment), beauty body care and sauna service. Buy five vouchers and get one voucher free. Fee includes tip. English is spoken.

Jasmine Spa

jasminespa.vn

45 Ton That Thiep, D1+84 28 3827 2737

Price: Body massage: VND410,000-VND830,000; Facial treatment: VND590,000-VND1,850,000

Jasmine is a small but cosy and friendly spa right in the heart of HCMC. The spa uses natural essential oils specially prepared for Jasmine in Malaysia, and other high-quality products. Services include hair care, body massage and facial treatment. It also offers anti-ageing facial treatment. English is spoken.

Menard Spa

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94 Vo Thi Sau, D1; +84 28 3820 0425

69 Pasteur, Ben Nghe, D1; +84 28 3824 6229

Price: Body massage: VND600,000-850,000; Facial treatment: VND600,000-VND1.050M

Using international advances in shiatsu massage techniques, Menard brings you luminous beautiful skin and the chance to completely relax the upper body. Reishi, collagen and vitamins will rejuvenate your skin from the inside. Menu is available in English and Japanese, though only Vietnamese is spoken. This spa is for women only, men are not allowed.

Miu Miu Spa

miumiuspa.com

4 Chu Manh Trinh, D1; +84 28 6659 3609

2B Chu Manh Trinh Street, Ben Nghe,D1; +84 28 6680 2652

13/1 Le Thanh Ton, D1; +84 28 6683 1313 

84 Ngo Duc Ke, D1; +84 28 2252 1166

90 Le Thi Hong Gam, D1; +84 28 2200 1618

Price: Body massage: VND380,000-800,000; Foot massage: VND200,000-520,000

Miu Miu stands for prestige, safety and excellence. This cosy, professional and polite atmosphere was created to melt the tension of its clientele with melodious music and relaxing aromas. Between the neighbouring facilities, you will find 24 beds, a steam bath, sauna and shower. Manicures are also available on the English and Japanese menus.

Q Spa & Salon

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31Q Ly Tu Trọng, D1; +84 9 3730 9077

Price: Body massage: VND620,000-VND1,430,000; Facial treatment: VND620,000-VND1,870,000; Hair cut: VND380,000 for men, VND550,000 for women

A two-storey French villa ideally located right in the city centre, Q Spa & Salon helps clients relax in a place of indulgence, luxury and old-world charm. The spa has a broad menu, including hair services, makeup, nail services, facial treatment, body massage and treatment, foot and hand massage, waxing and special jacuzzi and steam bath therapies. English is spoken.

Sen Spa

senspa.com.vn

10B1 Le Thanh Ton, Ben Nghe, D1; +84 28 3910 2174

Price: Body massage: VND660,000-VND1,760,000

Sen Spa is a sanctuary for those who seek the ultimate Zen experience. Lose yourself in a sensory haven and wash away the pressures of HCMC life. The spa offers Wi-Fi and pick-up service. The menu comes in English and Japanese. Expect to pay VAT and service charges. Have a hot stone massage with heated basalt stones. English is spoken.

We all have days when we just need to unwind and release the tension in our bodies, especially if you’re an expat or traveller who is going around Vietnam. A massage is great for those days, but what if you’re feeling lazy and you don’t want to go out?

There are quite a few home service massage companies and masseuses in HCMC who work independently who may well come to you. Simply type the keywords “matxa tan nha” (which means massage at home) into Google search and you will easily find a list of services along with their contact numbers. Most of the websites are in Vietnamese so you might need to have Google translate it to English for you, and, if you do decide to call them and they don’t speak English, just give the phone over to a Vietnamese friend to ask about their services. 

Beware, some may offer you a “happy ending”. If you’re not looking for that, feel free to say no – no pressure! 

How much does it cost to have home service massage in Ho Chi Minh City? 

The fees for home service massage may vary depending on the duration of your massage or the type of massage you’re getting. To give you an idea, the price range starts from VND200,000 per hour, but it can get a bit more expensive than that.

If you want something more standardised, try the home massage package from Ngọc Anh Massage Centre where trained and certified masseuses will come to you. Of course, with this package, laziness comes at a price: you will have to buy 10 sessions at VND350,000 each, and use them within one year. You can purchase this package at the centre itself, 31 Nguyễn Bỉnh Khiêm, D1 or 36-38 Nguyễn Cư Trinh, D1. And remember: when it comes to massage therapists, size does not matter, only skill and strength.

What home massage services are there in Ho Chi Minh City?

YN Spa Massage

http://ynspa.vn/

+84 856 400 500

153/3 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai, Pham Ngu Lao Ward, District 1

YOK In-home Massage

https://www.yok.vn/

+84 9 0633 6343

Massahome

https://massahomevn.com/

+84 9 0568 4816

For information on messages go to Just Massage

An energetic massage is a therapeutic massage that releases vital energy, improves blood and lymphatic circulation, and stimulates the immune system. A night out with your friends at a bar after work might work from time to time, but an energetic massage goes beyond that. It is done when a person feels an energetic disbalance. It means that a person is not medically sick, there’s just that unresolved tension or physical and emotional stress that needs to be unwined.

Different techniques are used including acupressure, or massage on meridian paths, Tui Na massage or cupping glass. The idea is that the therapist manually scans the body for the amount of stored energy and helps it achieve full circulation in order for the body and mind to connect and balance, emotions to be eased and your soul to be rejuvenated. Energetic massage is effective for muscular and articular pains caused by sport, aging or stress.

Also, check out The Spa @ The Reverie Saigon named World’s Best New Spa

Massage is no longer exclusive to luxury spas and upscale health clubs in HCMC; you can now find it anywhere from clinics to hospitals and even airports, not to mention nearly every street in every ward of HCMC. Whether it is Thai, deep tissue or four hands that you are after, you can find it here. There is a large range of spas throughout the city, and prices to suit all pockets.

From facials to mud baths and aromatherapy to hot stone massage, HCMC’s spas and massage parlours and provide respite from the outside world. Particularly charming are the spas with antique decor housed in old villas, complete with swimming pools, saunas and garden menus. Most of the spas in town offer special rates for couples if you want to pamper yourself with someone special. Just be careful to specify “no happy ending” if that’s not what you’re looking for.

There are two main massages available in Ho Chi Minh City; the Traditional Vietnamese massage and Thai Massage but there are also other techniques available too.

Traditional Vietnamese massage

Traditional Vietnamese massage, or the “Tam quat”, focuses on stimulating blood circulation by punching and clapping on the treatment areas. The goal is to relieve pain by putting pressure directly on the muscle to help you relax.

Thai Massage

Thai Massage is a technique is more on compressing and stretching to improve flexibility. Your body will be stretched and put into yoga positions to relieve tension and boost flexibility.

Ventosa or Cupping Therapy

Cupping therapy or Ventosa is a Chinese form of massage where warm cups are placed on the back to create a vacuum that draws a part of flesh into the cup. The cups are usually placed from the waist to shoulders for about 5 – 10 minutes to relieve pain, tension, and prevent cramps by working through the muscles. Be warned, cupping usually leaves a mark that looks like clotting or bruises but it is not as painful as you would expect.

Hot Stones

Smooth and heated stones are placed on the neck, shoulder, back, or waist. The heat and the slight pressure of the stones loosens up the muscles and relieves pressure.

Swedish Massage

Swedish massage applies pressure to your body using circular motions to relieve muscle tension. It is a gentle massage technique combined with the use of oil to moisturize your skin.

Shiatsu Massage

Shiatsu massage is a Japanese technique where the masseuse press on acupressure points, usually using their body weight to improve blood circulation.

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One of the most favorite and common ways to relax and unwind, especially for a busy city like Saigon, is to get a massage or indulge by going for a day of pampering at the spa. There are many other services you can avail for body care and the like and if you’re in the mood to get the tension off your body, here are some places for you to visit.

What spas are there in District 1?

Anam QT Spa

anamqtspa.com

18A Ngo Van Nam, D1; +84 28 6260 0077

Price: Foot massage: VND420,000; Body rituals: VND800,000-VND2,080,000

The facility includes 30 beds, two steam baths, two saunas and two jacuzzis. The menu comes in English and Japanese, however English, Japanese and Korean are spoken.

Cát Mộc Spa

catmocspa.com

63 Tran Dinh Xu, D1; +84 28 6295 8926

Price: Hand and foot care: VND180,000-390,000; Body care: VND210,000-460,000

This spa has a top ranking on TripAdvisor. The facility has 15 beds, one steam bath and one sauna. English is spoken.

Flamingo Spa

facebook.com/flamingospa

13B Le Thanh Ton, D1; +84 9 1243 9601

Price: Foot massage: VND300,000; Body massage: VND380,000-460,000; Flamingo VIP massage: VND750,000

The menu at Flamingo is provided in English and Japanese. The facility has 15 beds, six chairs, a steam bath, sauna, jacuzzi and bar. English is spoken.

Golden Lotus

hoangsen.com

15 Thai Van Lung, D1; +84 28 3822 1515; For Korean: +84 9 0300 7248

Price: Foot massage VND199,000-470,000; Body massage: VND375,000-550,000

This spa and massage club has been open since 2006. The modern facilities provide foot, body, hand, foot massage and care, along with skin care (including whitening and lifting facial massage and anti-aging collagen treatment), beauty body care and sauna service. Buy five vouchers and get one voucher free. Fee includes tip. English is spoken.

Jasmine Spa

jasminespa.vn

45 Ton That Thiep, D1+84 28 3827 2737

Price: Body massage: VND410,000-VND830,000; Facial treatment: VND590,000-VND1,850,000

Jasmine is a small but cosy and friendly spa right in the heart of HCMC. The spa uses natural essential oils specially prepared for Jasmine in Malaysia, and other high-quality products. Services include hair care, body massage and facial treatment. It also offers anti-ageing facial treatment. English is spoken.

Menard Spa

salons.menard.vn

94 Vo Thi Sau, D1; +84 28 3820 0425

69 Pasteur, Ben Nghe, D1; +84 28 3824 6229

Price: Body massage: VND600,000-850,000; Facial treatment: VND600,000-VND1.050M

Using international advances in shiatsu massage techniques, Menard brings you luminous beautiful skin and the chance to completely relax the upper body. Reishi, collagen and vitamins will rejuvenate your skin from the inside. Menu is available in English and Japanese, though only Vietnamese is spoken. This spa is for women only, men are not allowed.

Miu Miu Spa

miumiuspa.com

4 Chu Manh Trinh, D1; +84 28 6659 3609

2B Chu Manh Trinh Street, Ben Nghe,D1; +84 28 6680 2652

13/1 Le Thanh Ton, D1; +84 28 6683 1313 

84 Ngo Duc Ke, D1; +84 28 2252 1166

90 Le Thi Hong Gam, D1; +84 28 2200 1618

Price: Body massage: VND380,000-800,000; Foot massage: VND200,000-520,000

Miu Miu stands for prestige, safety and excellence. This cosy, professional and polite atmosphere was created to melt the tension of its clientele with melodious music and relaxing aromas. Between the neighbouring facilities, you will find 24 beds, a steam bath, sauna and shower. Manicures are also available on the English and Japanese menus.

Q Spa & Salon

https://facebook.com/qspasalon/

31Q Ly Tu Trọng, D1; +84 9 3730 9077

Price: Body massage: VND620,000-VND1,430,000; Facial treatment: VND620,000-VND1,870,000; Hair cut: VND380,000 for men, VND550,000 for women

A two-storey French villa ideally located right in the city centre, Q Spa & Salon helps clients relax in a place of indulgence, luxury and old-world charm. The spa has a broad menu, including hair services, makeup, nail services, facial treatment, body massage and treatment, foot and hand massage, waxing and special jacuzzi and steam bath therapies. English is spoken.

Sen Spa

senspa.com.vn

10B1 Le Thanh Ton, Ben Nghe, D1; +84 28 3910 2174

Price: Body massage: VND660,000-VND1,760,000

Sen Spa is a sanctuary for those who seek the ultimate Zen experience. Lose yourself in a sensory haven and wash away the pressures of HCMC life. The spa offers Wi-Fi and pick-up service. The menu comes in English and Japanese. Expect to pay VAT and service charges. Have a hot stone massage with heated basalt stones. English is spoken.

For more on spas and well-being, click here

Health and fitness should never be neglected and if you’re a yogi or you’re thinking of taking up yoga classes, Saigon has several places worth visiting.

Most of the larger establishments have Indian yoga masters and the pace is fast and furious, leaving lessons feeling like a Bikram class, given the climate. There are also oases of calm to be found in the more contemplative meditation centres. Many offer a free first lesson, so don’t hesitate to sample the many teachers and their various styles and intensities before settling.

Where are some yoga classes in District 1?

Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre

https://sivanandayogavietnam.org/

facebook.com/Yogasivanandavietnam

25 Tran Quy Khoach, D1; +84 28 6680 5427 

Price: Member: VND126,000/lesson; Non-Member: VND150,000/lesson

Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre is a branch of International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres, applying traditional yoga methods and principles inherited from a lineage of yoga masters Swami Sivananda and Swami Vishnudevananda. Yoga teachings are simplified into five points, showing specific ways to develop physical and mental health as well as spiritual growth through proper exercise (Asanas), proper breathing (Pranayama), proper relaxation (Savasana), proper diet (vegetarian), positive thinking (Vedanta) and meditation (Dhyana).

Yoga Living

yogaliving.com.vn

11B Nguyen Binh Khiem, D1

Price: VND50,000-270,000/first trial; VND2,388,000-VND8,376,000/yr

Unashamedly aimed at “smart high net worth” individuals, this studio is usually the first port of call for expatriates. Specialises in Ashatanga, Hatha and Vinyasa. Well priced, with flexible membership packages and special deals.

Where can I practise with individual yoga instructors in Ho Chi Minh City?

 Yoga & Bodywork with Daphne 

http://www.yogawithdaphne.com/+84 76 662 6467 

Daphne Chua is proficient in both English and Chinese. She teaches Hatha, Vinyasa, partner, yin, restorative and therapeutic yoga in HCMC. She also offers one-on-one bodywork treatments. Her schedule changes weekly. Check her website for the correct time and venue to join her classes.

For studios in other areas in HCMC, please see Best Yoga Studios in Saigon.

For information on health and fitness in Vietnam go to Vietnamese People Among the Most Physically Inactive but Least Obese

HCMC is viewed as a ladies’ paradise by some. There are not many places in the world where you can have someone in your neighbourhood wash your hair, massage your scalp, and cut and style your hair in less than two hours for no more than VND100,000-200,000 (USD5-10). Vietnamese hairdressers are constantly learning new techniques on hair colouring or hair extension, which may be different compared Western standards, to make sure that they give you the best service possible.

Most hairdressers in HCMC do not speak English very well, if at all, though you may happen across some fluent French speakers. If you are still learning Vietnamese, this is where your local friends will once again come in handy. Bring someone who can communicate with the hairdresser for you when you do go to someone who does not speak English. Not unless you are adept in Vietnamese or a skilled body language communicator, it is strongly suggested that you bring a translator with you in order to avoid any unpleasant surprises – especially right before an important event or date! Otherwise, going for a simple hair style (perhaps using a clipper, number three all over, for example) is also an option.

If you are willing to pay a little more, HCMC’s luxury salons offer experienced hair gurus from around the world and a range of treatments at prices that will still amaze you when compared with the West. Many Westerners are wary of getting their hair coloured or treated at a salon in Vietnam, largely because the Vietnamese hair type is so much coarser and the colour is very dark, but there are actually a number of options for safely changing your hair colour or style in HCMC.

If you’re just in need of a quick trim, there are also many street-side stations that do quick, cheap cuts, although if you want a more stylish trim, it might not be ideal. Keep in mind, especially if you don’t speak the language or have a translator, not to say yes to every question you are asked, otherwise you will have to shell out for additional services that you may not even realise are already happening. 

Where can I find a hairdresser in District 1?

Are you in need of a new hair do? Maybe you need a makeover for a special occasion or maybe just to sport a new look, you should try visiting one of these places in District 1.

AUBE Hair & Spa

https://aube-vn.com

https://www.facebook.com/AUBE-HAIR-SPA-international-104267084297149

49 Truong Dinh, D1; 090 630 89 10

Tommy Alan Hair Salon

https://www.tommy-alan.com/

8 Dong Khoi, D1; +84 777 612 159

HAIR SALON – HAIR & WAX CENTER

https://facebook.com/hairandwax.vn/

212A/44 Nguyen Trai, D1; +84 28 6283 8000

Hair Bar – Boutique Salon

https://facebook.com/hairbarvn/

1st floor, 78 Ngo Duc Ke, Ben Nghe, D1

Ace London Hair

acehair.co

98 Nguyen Trai, Pham Ngu Lao, D1; +84 28 6683 3059

Brothers – Boutique Men’s Salon

brotherssaigon.vn

1st floor, 157 Dong Khoi, Ben Nghe, D1; +84 9 0313 6117

Where can I find a hairdresser in District 2?

Concept Coiffure

https://www.conceptcoiffure.vn/

48 Tran Ngoc Dien, Thao Dien, D2; +84 9 0990 0913

Angel Nguyen Thu Salon & Spa

https://facebook.com/salonAngelNguyenThu/

69/3 Street No.47, Thao Dien, D2; +84 9 0914 7672

A Cut Above Asia Co.,LTD

https://facebook.com/ACUTABOVEasia/

90/10, Quoc Huong, Thao Dien, D2; +84 778 875413

Top Hair Salon

80A Xuan Thuy, Thao Dien, D2 +84 9 3787 9797

Where can I find a hairdresser in District 3?

Thìn Hair Salon

https://facebook.com/SalonHairTHIN/

241 Hai Ba Trung, D3; +84 28 3829 7326

Salon De Sunny

https://facebook.com/salondesunny7770/

5A Ku Dong, D3; +84 96 184 77 70

Beauty Salon Tân Thế Giới

tanthegioi.vn

425a Hai Ba Trung, D3; +84 28 3820 2663

Saloon 99

https://facebook.com/Hairsaloon99/

558 Nguyen Dinh Chieu, D3; +84 28 6276 3920

Salon 99 offers top quality service for chemical straightening, colouring and extensions, at competitive prices.

Where can I find a hairdresser in Other Districts?

Art Hair

https://facebook.com/arthairvn/

734A Dien Bien Phu, D10; +84 28 3824 3514

For information on hairdressers in Saigon go to Hair Salons

Looking for a relaxing activity to do in Saigon? One simple and easy way to pamper yourself aside from shopping and having “spa days” is to give those fingertips a little bit of love. If you need to get a mani or pedi, you can visit one of the many nail salons in Ho Chi Minh City.

Where can I find a nail salon in District 1?

La Diva Nail Spa

74 Ly Tu Trong, D1; +84 28 3835 6970

Kawaii Nail / Kawaii Eyelash

7/7 Nguyen Trai, Pham Ngu Lao ward, D1; +84 28 3821 1636

Privé – Luxury Nails & Spa Boutique

http://www.prive-nails.com

15 Le Thị Rieng, D1; +84 9 0909 5491

Fame Nails

https://facebook.com/FameNails/

18 Phạm Hong Thai, Ben Thanh, D1; +84 28 3824 5818

Where can I find a nail salon in District 2?

Fame Nails – Thao Dien

https://facebook.com/famenails.TD/

10, Street, D2; +84 28 2253 7755

Bamboo Nails Spa

https://facebook.com/pages/category/Nail-Salon/Bamboo-Nails-Spa

20A Duong, 2, Thao Dien, D2; +84 28 6682 1961

Where can I find a nail salon in District 3?

EM Nails & Beauty

https://facebook.com/emnailsbeauty/

122 Ban Co, D3; +84 28 6680 6658

Phong Sai Gon Nail

https://facebook.com/Lisabui0111/

142 Ban Co, D3

Honey Nail

https://facebook.com/pages/Honey-Nail/

101 So 1, Cu xa Do Thanh, D3; +84 9 3897 8726

For information on spas and well-being, click here

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Your insider's Yoga Studio Guide in Saigon

HCMC ACTIVITIES YOGA STUDIOS Mandala Wellness

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Mandala Wellness is more than a yoga studio. Mandala is a top-tier wellness and restorative retreat and yoga studio inside a Thao Dien villa. Apart from some of the more popular types of yoga, Mandala offers many services, including counselling, Reiki healing, meditation, sports-therapy, Tai Chi and more. Citypassguide.com has not yet experienced it.

9:00am to 6:00pm Mon | Fri | 9am to 5pm Saturday

HCMC ACTIVITIES YOGA STUDIOS Yoga Sculpt and Shape

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Yoga Sculpt and Shape is a pioneer yoga studio in Saigon, and it is on the 16th floor of a high-rise in District 1. It has produced some of the most famous names from the Vietnamese yoga scene and still attracts master – level yoga teachers from around the globe. It boasts mid-high level pricing. Citypassguide.com has not yet experienced it.

6:45am to 9:00pm Daily

HCMC ACTIVITIES YOGA STUDIOS Yoga Plus

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Yoga Plus has luxury, world-class facilities, and specialized yoga training. It is a branch of California Fitness, and they offer up to 22 different types of yoga in their two studios. Clients can find themselves practicing in large, naturally lit classrooms or in specially designed private rooms. It boasts mid-high level pricing. Citypassguide.com has not yet experienced it.

6:00am to 11:00pm Mon to Fri | 8am to 10pm Sat to Sun

Yoga Studio

Considering the large number of Yoga centres that are now available across Ho Chi Minh City, it seems hard to believe that the love for feeling flexible and soothing stress has been a relatively recent event. When it first arrived in Vietnam in the 1960’s, yoga failed to catch the imagination of the Vietnamese public.

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Anam QT Spa

26/1A Lê Thánh Tôn, Bến Nghé, D1 / +84 28 3520 8108 / anamqtspa.comPrice: Foot massage: VND420,000; Body rituals: VND800,000-VND2,080,000The facility includes 30 beds, two steam baths, two saunas and two jacuzzis. The menu comes in English and Japanese, however English, Japanese and Korean are spoken. 

Cát Mộc Spa

63 Tran Dinh Xu, D1 / +84 28 6295 8926 / catmocspa.comPrice: Hand and foot care: VND180,000-390,000; Body care: VND210,000-460,000This spa has a top ranking on TripAdvisor. The facility has 15 beds, one steam bath and one sauna. English is spoken. 

Flamingo Spa

13B Le Thanh Ton, D1 / +84 9 1243 9601 / facebook.com/flamingospaPrice: Foot massage: VND300,000; Body massage: VND380,000-460,000; Flamingo VIP massage: VND750,000The menu at Flamingo is provided in English and Japanese. The facility has 15 beds, six chairs, a steam bath, sauna, jacuzzi and bar. English is spoken. 

Golden Lotus

15 Thai Van Lung, D1 / +84 28 3822 1515; For Korean: +84 903 007 248 / hoangsen.comPrice: Foot massage VND199,000-470,000; Body massage: VND375,000-550,000This spa and massage club has been open since 2006. The modern facilities provide foot, body, hand, foot massage and care, along with skin care (including whitening and lifting facial massage and anti-aging collagen treatment), beauty body care and sauna service. Buy five vouchers and get one voucher free. Fee includes tip. English is spoken. 

Jasmine Spa

14E1 Đường Số 38, Thảo Điền, Thu Duc City / +84 28 3827 2737 / jasminespa.vnPrice: Body massage: VND410,000-VND830,000; Facial treatment: VND590,000-VND1,850,000Jasmine is a small but cosy and friendly spa right in the heart of Thao Dien. The spa uses natural essential oils specially prepared for Jasmine in Malaysia, and other high-quality products. Services include hair care, body massage and facial treatment. It also offers anti-ageing facial treatment. English is spoken. 

Menard Spa

94 Vo Thi Sau, D1; +84 28 3820 0425 / 69 Pasteur, Ben Nghe, D1; +84 28 3824 6229 / salons.menard.vnPrice: Body massage: VND600,000-850,000; Facial treatment: VND600,000-VND1.050MUsing international advances in shiatsu massage techniques, Menard brings you luminous beautiful skin and the chance to completely relax the upper body. Reishi, collagen and vitamins will rejuvenate your skin from the inside. Menu is available in English and Japanese, though only Vietnamese is spoken. This spa is for women only, men are not allowed. 

Miu Miu Spa

4 Chu Manh Trinh, D1; +84 28 6659 3609 / 2B Chu Manh Trinh Street, Ben Nghe,D1; +84 28 6680 2652 / 13/1 Le Thanh Ton, D1; +84 28 6683 1313  / 84 Ngo Duc Ke, D1; +84 28 2252 1166 / 90 Le Thi Hong Gam, D1; +84 28 2200 1618 / miumiuspa.comPrice: Body massage: VND380,000-800,000; Foot massage: VND200,000-520,000Miu Miu stands for prestige, safety and excellence. This cosy, professional and polite atmosphere was created to melt the tension of its clientele with melodious music and relaxing aromas. Between the neighbouring facilities, you will find 24 beds, a steam bath, sauna and shower. Manicures are also available on the English and Japanese menus. 

Q Spa & Salon

31Q Ly Tu Trọng, D1 / +84 9 3730 9077 / https://facebook.com/qspasalon/Price: Body massage: VND620,000-VND1,430,000; Facial treatment: VND620,000-VND1,870,000; Hair cut: VND380,000 for men, VND550,000 for womenA two-storey French villa ideally located right in the city centre, Q Spa & Salon helps clients relax in a place of indulgence, luxury and old-world charm. The spa has a broad menu, including hair services, makeup, nail services, facial treatment, body massage and treatment, foot and hand massage, waxing and special jacuzzi and steam bath therapies. English is spoken. 

Sen Spa

10B1 Le Thanh Ton, Ben Nghe, D1 / +84 28 3910 2174 / senspa.com.vnPrice: Body massage: VND660,000-VND1,760,000Sen Spa is a sanctuary for those who seek the ultimate Zen experience. Lose yourself in a sensory haven and wash away the pressures of HCMC life. The spa offers Wi-Fi and pick-up service. The menu comes in English and Japanese. Expect to pay VAT and service charges. Have a hot stone massage with heated basalt stones. English is spoken.

These propositions were last checked in September 2022. If you notice something to be improved, please send us your details. Thanks.

 

Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre

25 Tran Quy Khoach, D1, HCMC, Vietnam / +84 28 6680 5427  / sivanandayogavietnam.org / Facebook

Price: Member: VND135,000/lesson; Non-Member: VND170,000/lesson

Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre is a branch of International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres, applying traditional yoga methods and principles inherited from a lineage of yoga masters Swami Sivananda and Swami Vishnudevananda. Yoga teachings are simplified into five points, showing specific ways to develop physical and mental health as well as spiritual growth through proper exercise (Asanas), proper breathing (Pranayama), proper relaxation (Savasana), proper diet (vegetarian), positive thinking (Vedanta) and meditation (Dhyana).

 

Yoga Living

19 Võ Văn Tần, Phường 6, D3, HCMC, Vietnam / yogaliving.com.vn

Price: VND60,000-300,000/first trial; VND2,400,000+ -VND8,00,000+/yr

Unashamedly aimed at “smart high net worth” individuals, this studio is usually the first port of call for expatriates. Specialises in Ashatanga, Hatha and Vinyasa. Well priced, with flexible membership packages and special deals.

 

The proposition was last checked in September 2022. As yoga teachers come and go, it is often best to seek support on Facebook groups. If you notice something to be improved, please send us your details. Thanks.

Yoga & Bodywork with Daphne 

+84 76 662 6467 / Facebook
Daphne Chua is proficient in both English and Chinese. She teaches Hatha, Vinyasa, partner, yin, restorative and therapeutic yoga in HCMC. She also offers one-on-one bodywork treatments. Her schedule changes weekly. Check her website for the correct time and venue to join her classes.

For studios in other areas in HCMC, please see Best Yoga Studios in Saigon.

For information on health and fitness in Vietnam go to Vietnamese People Among the Most Physically Inactive but Least Obese

Your insider's Gym & Fitness Guide in Saigon

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HCMC ACTIVITIES GYMS & FITNESS Fit24

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Fit24 is a large and modern new chain of international fitness and yoga centers spread across the city. So far, it has six locations in Saigon. Open space is central to the design at each facility, which uses only the best imported equipment. The broad range of activities includes Les Mills, yoga, dance, kick boxing, free weights and personal training. Citypassguide.com has not yet experienced it.

6am to 10pm Daily

HCMC ACTIVITIES GYMS & FITNESS Diamond Fitness Center

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Diamond Fitness Centers has seven 5-star prime locations across the city districts. They provide large modern gyms and fitness centers in each of their locations with an on-site spa and a swimming pool. Personal Training sessions are available and the gyms are well equipped everything that you need for a full body work out. Citypassguide.com has not yet experienced it.

6am to 10pm Daily

HCMC ACTIVITIES GYMS & FITNESS California Fitness & Yoga

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California Fitness & Yoga is a large and modern chain of 18 gyms and fitness centers located centrally across the city districts. They also provide yoga, pilates, group and personal trainers, kick boxing, dance fitness classes, spa and facilities for children. They provide up-to 50 exclusive training classes such as Body Combat, Body Jam, RPM, SH’Bam and exclusive programs.

6:00am to 11:00pm Mon to Fri | 8am to 10pm Sat – Sun

Gyms & Fitness

There are enough gyms in Ho Chi Minh City to satisfy any workout junkie. Despite the small sea of beer bellies, there is a dedicated portion of the city’s population who run, swim and pump iron like there is no tomorrow.

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HCMC ACTIVITIES INDOOR ACTIVITIES Snowtown Saigon

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Snowtown Saigon is the only place in HCMC (maybe Vietnam) where you can experience real snow. With technology from Japan, enjoy 13-inches of clean and fluffy snow along with indoor skiing, a kid’s snow playground and much more. The air temperature is maintained at a comfortable 18 degree Celsius, so your teeth don’t chatter! Citypassguide.com has not yet experienced it

10:00am to 06:00pm Daily

HCMC ACTIVITIES INDOOR ACTIVITIES Vincom Ice Rink

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The new Vincom megamall in D2 is home to HCMC’s coolest new attraction. Climb to the 5th floor to find a huge ice skating rink. With 900 m2 that can comfortably accommodate 100 skaters at a time, it’s insanely popular with locals, especially at weekends. Vincom Mega Mall’s Ice Rink happens to be state-of-the-art, offering kid-friendly activities they’ll enjoy.

9:30am to 10pm Daily

HCMC ACTIVITIES INDOOR ACTIVITIES Dance Center

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The Dance Center is located in Thao Dien, and claims to be the home for dancing in Saigon. They offer classes for kids from 3 years old, teens and adults of any level, from beginners to professionals. With so many dance styles to choose from, you can certainly find the class which is perfect for you. Citypassguide.com has not yet experienced it.

8:30am to 8:30pm Mon to Fri | 8:30am to 6pm Sat

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HCMC ACTIVITIES OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES GreenlinesDP Fast Ferry

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The hydrofoil ferry ride to Cu Chi Tunnels takes 150 minutes, departing from District 1’s Bach Dang harbor. Operating mostly on the domestic waterway, this is a great way to experience the 78 km worth of Saigon River, where the hustle-and-bustle of city waters slowly transforms into the charming countryside all the way to Cu Chi. Citypassguide.com has not yet experienced it.

7am to 6pm Daily

HCMC ACTIVITIES OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES Binh Quoi

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Binh Quoi I & II are both located on the riverside of Thanh Da Island. These two venues, one with a pool, are a treasure trove area of simple, traditional Vietnamese food and green lush green leisure areas. With gardens, flowers, ponds and fishing dens it’s an ideal location for celebrations and a fine place for an hour or two of quiet excitement.

9am to 7pm Mon to Fri | 8am to 7pm Sat | 8am to 5pm Sun

HCMC ACTIVITIES OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES Botanic & Zoological Garden

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Saigon Zoo is one of the oldest zoos in the world but was designated as a botanical garden originally. When you enter the gates, you are surrounded by 260 species of matured plants as the pathways meander through gardens, and past ponds topped with lilies and lotuses. It is home to the Hung Kings Temple and Vietnam Museum of Natural history. Unfortunately, animal treatment is sub-standard.

7am to 6:30pm Daily

Outdoor Activities

Ho Chi Minh City is one of the most exciting cities in Southeast Asia; there is no shortage of outdoor activities to be had here. So, where do you go to have all this fun and excitement? To be honest, one of the most adventurous things you can do here is simply wandering off without a map. This city is a myriad of tiny alleyways and small streets. Many of these are dead ends, making finding your way home one big adventure.
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Go with a Vietnamese friend if you want to enjoy paintball in HCMC, especially if you’re an expat because paintball clubs usually offer promotions almost monthly and the only way you can take advantage of them is to have somebody who can read and speak Vietnamese.

If you want to have a true jungle paintball experience, take the 125km trip to Madagui Forest City, Lâm Đồng Province, which has one of the largest paintball fields in Vietnam. But if you just want to do it for fun and you’re not game for a hard core session yet, check out the BCR Shooting Range nestled in a resort with various activities.

BCR Paintball Shooting Range

191 Tam Da, Truong Thanh, Thu Duc City, Vietnam / +84 903 038 100 / thebcr.vn

Located in ex District 9, it takes about 45 minutes to get there from and about 15-20 minutes from Thao Dien.

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Hashing is an exciting activity that is not new to Saigon. When you see a group of people wearing running/jogging wear coming together, getting on a bus or all muddy and dirty in the restaurant, that’s most likely them. Hashing has been around for quite some time and is generally known locally.

If you’re new to hashing, it is generally people coming together to walk or run, depending on your preference. A trail is set, most of the time 2 sets. One for walkers and another for runner and you have meeting points so you can switch trails as needed. After this, you top off the day with a lovely meal or a bottle of beer.

The venue changes from time to time and so, you’ll have to check the website for details to weekly runs. There is a Hashing group in Ho Chi Minh City. Check out their website.

The Saigon Hash House Harriers

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Saigon is a very active city and is welcoming to a lot of various sports and activities. If you’re looking for skateparks and the like, you can take your skateboard to the park in front of the Vincom Centre located at Le thanh Ton cor, Dong Khoi, Ben Nghe. You can also go to Trần Quốc Thảo Bridge, Võ Văn Kiệt Boulevard (especially near Ton That Dạm), 23/9 Park, or at Saigon Outcast. On a weekend afternoon, you’ll be surprised to the plenty of fellow skateboarders flipping decks and other tricks. In District 7, the many skateboarders ride day and night in the front entrance of the Crescent Mall, Nguyen Van Linh street side.

For info on other skate parks in Saigon, head to Saigon Skatepark.

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If you’re an expat who’s just moving to Saigon, there are a lot of activities you might be interested to do around the city. Are you looking for a football club to join? Here’s a few that’s worth checking out.

Clb Văn Hóa Tdtt Nguyễn Du

116 Nguyen Du, Ben Thanh, D1; / +84 28 3824 6405

Saigon Raiders 

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Founded in 1990 as the first expatriate football team in Vietnam. If you want regular football in HCMC, we train every Wednesday night from 7.30-9.30pm in District 4, a 5 minute drive from District 1. You pay nothing for your first session.

Saigon Saints

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Formed in 1995 and almost called Saigon Smokers (a reference to some, um, potential sponsors at the time) Saigon Saints quickly became one of HCMC’s most respected amateur football clubs. We are a completely amateur expat Football club run by a team of (mostly) willing volunteers.

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