The abundance of boutique hotels and cafés makes Saigon perfect for a weekend getaway
Hum is proof that going vegetarian need not be a staid, uninspiring affair. Start with an artichoke or saffron flower soup before moving onto a hearty main like the curried tofu braised in winter melon and magenta plant fried rice. We like the outlet at District 3 for its spacious garden terrace.
The Café Apartment on 42 Nguyen Hue Street (Walking Street) is one of the city’s most unique conservation efforts. Here, an old nine-storey structure that used to house government officials has been turned into a block full of restaurants, cafés and co-working spaces. Pop by in the evening when the façade is lit up by neon signs.
Located in the heart of District 1, Lief Mojo is a cheerful boutique hotel with friendly service to boot. Decked out in calming pastel colours, the spacious suites are a welcome respite from the city’s hustle and bustle.
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Saigon by district
Sales supervisor Hana Lieng on the three districts she enjoys visiting in Vietnam’s largest city
“Come to District 4 hungry! This area is famed for affordable and delicious local street food.”
“District 5 will be a sight to behold this February – it’s home to Cho Lon, Ho Chi Minh City’s Chinatown.”
“Design fanatics should visit District 3, where lots of beautiful colonial buildings