When you're visiting a city for the first time, there's nothing better than getting tips from a local beyond the usual guide book suggestions!
We asked Aaron Edgington, Insider Journeys product manager, for his insider scoop on Saigon including where to eat and play, along with a historic day trip to delight all travellers.
Cuc Gach Quan – Cuc Gach Quan, tucked away in a quiet corner of District 1, is a superb restaurant offering a fantastic take on southern Vietnamese cuisine.
Air 360 Sky Bar – Air 360 is the newest addition to Saigon’s rooftop bar scene and the only one with a fully panoramic outlook over this colourful city. Great for cocktails
Ben Thanh Market – Ben Thanh Market is a one-stop shop for all your souvenirs, but be sure to haggle, and enjoy this market experience in the heart of District 1.
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Cu Chi Tunnels – Visit the famous Cu Chi Tunnels to get a feel for Vietnam’s recent history, but travel by speedboat for fresh insight.
Insider info – Whether you’re haggling – which is a prerequisite when shopping – or interacting with staff at a local restaurant, do it with a smile on your face and the response you receive will definitely leave a lasting impression.