10 Best Things To Do in Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam with Kids

“Traveling with kids is a way of supporting learning and exploring while making memories with the people you love most.”

When travel to the beautiful country of Vietnam, we will immediately think of the three largest and most famous cities, Hanoi, Hue, and Ho Chi Minh City. If Hanoi is like a girl with charming beauty, Hue is compared to a fragile and gentle girl, then Ho Chi Minh City is the embodiment of a modern but also is a charming girl. Always considered a sleepless city, Ho Chi Minh City will welcome you with attractive tourist attractions, entertainment activities, along with a variety of culinary dishes, will be appropriate. For all ages when traveling, especially suitable for children who like to explore new things. And because of the overwhelming splendor of Ho Chi Minh City, to prepare for a perfect trip with the kids, you should check out this list of 10 best things to do with kids in Ho Chi Minh below.

1. Good Morning with Pho and Coffee

enjoy pho for your breakfast in ho chi minh city
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Let’s start your wonderful adventure in Ho Chi Minh city with your kids by an energy breakfast with GoodMorning City Tour with Pho and Coffee. As you have known, Pho is the famous traditional food of Viet Nam that when you travel here, you must try this delicious dish with your beloved kids. After breakfast, you will have a chance to try our special cyclo, a unique transport that you can’t get in other places in the world. Your kids will have a great time to enjoy cyclo travel around the center of Ho Chi Minh City. Then, you will be stopped at the famous Ben Thanh Market, where you can find some little souvenir about Viet Nam.

2. Saigon Cyclo Tour

Cyclo tours in ho chi minh city
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Cyclo is known as a means of transporting passengers and goods that have appeared in Vietnam for quite a long time. Today cyclo is also a unique culture in Vietnam that foreign tourists love. So when you take your kids here, let them try the feeling of swaying on a cyclo ride through every street, the alley to visit sightseeing, just breathe the fresh air, and take photos will leave an unforgettable impression for your trip. Cyclo is not like a motorbike or taxi, it’s simple, slow, swaying as a tune of it on the street, so it can easily slip through narrow streets. Because of those simple things, cyclo will make you more favorite and sympathetic because cyclo gives you the feeling of relaxation and fun even if someone sleeps on cyclo when walking. You can check out the half-day cyclo tour for more details.

3. Ho Chi Minh Discovery Tour

Thien Hau Pagoda
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Ho Chi Minh City is always vibrant and noisy with lots of places to visit, things to do, and entertain. Therefore, choosing the appropriate sightseeing spot for your children when traveling here is also a difficult problem. Therefore, with the Ho Chi Minh discovery tour, you will have a great insight into the rich history, culture, and daily life of local guys here. You will start the trip by visiting the Chinatown with the name Cho Lon – the busy commercial area of ​​the city. Then have the chance to visit Thien Hau Pagoda, one of the unique architectures as well as learn about Vietnamese religion and beliefs. After that, you will stop at the War Remnants Museum, where memories of the history of the resistance against foreign invaders of the Vietnamese people, visit the General Post Office, the Opera House with the unique architectural design. This will be an interesting trip for your little ones.

4. Private Saigon Hidden Adventure Half-Day Tour

VietNam Quoc Tu Pagoda
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Let’s try once for the children to experience the feeling of weaving through the streets of Ho Chi Minh like a local guy and discover the history, culture, and cuisine here. This will probably be an unforgettable experience in this beautiful city. And especially, the children will be able to enjoy the Private Saigon Hidden Adventure Half-Day Tour by motorbike, a popular means of transportation in Vietnam. First, you will come to the Ho Thi Ky flower market, which buys and sells most flowers in the city. Your next stop is the Viet Nam Quoc Tu Pagoda that stands seven stories tall and houses a number of colorful religious figures. You will have a break with stopping at a local market and savoring traditional Vietnamese pancakes. It will be an enjoyable experience for your children.

5. Cu Chi Tunnels

Cu Chi Tunnels
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Referring to Ho Chi Minh, people often think of the most modern and bustling city in the country but few people remember that this city also carries many of its own historical imprints. Cu Chi Tunnels are a clear testament to that. Only in Cu Chi Tunnels that we will understand the magnanimity of Vietnamese history. The Cu Chi Tunnels have a length of up to about 250 km, from the tunnel “backbone” spreading like spider webs in the ground, including works: tunnels, trenches, mounds, fighting dumps, eating tunnels. , sleeping, meeting, kitchen, well, storage … works connected with each other or can be terminated independently depending on the terrain. A miniature world was built underground to let people and soldiers live and work, avoiding the hunt of the enemy. When coming to Cu Chi Tunnels, the children will feel the spirit and fighting spirit of the Vietnamese people against the invaders.


6. Taking a trip to Can Gio

Can Gio tour with boat across river
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Located just 50km from the center of Ho Chi Minh City with diverse forest and sea ecosystems, Can Gio is very suitable for day trips to enjoy the beautiful nature and fresh air of the forests. When travel to Sac Mangrove Forest the children will be able to explore the rich flora and fauna ecosystem here. Regarding the flora, there are many types of trees, mainly white coriander, and white fish sauce, brackish water species such as coriander, coconut, leaves, acacia … create a very clean and fresh atmosphere.

In addition, in Sac Mangrove Forest has a large animal system, there are many reptiles in the red book of Vietnam such as lizards, geckos, pythons, crocodiles … Your kids will able to watch the animals and listening Introduction about their characteristics … It is the type of ecotourism close to nature in Can Gio that will help children learn more useful knowledge about wild nature. You can check out Can Gio tour for more details.


7. Saigon Cultural Evening Tour with Water Puppet Show and Dinner River Cruise

Water puppet show in ho chi minh city
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A water puppet is a unique form of traditional folk theater in Vietnam. With the stage being water surface, the actors are wooden puppets, combined with the effects of light, sound, the artist created lively and attractive performances that conquered all viewers, especially the little ones. Therefore, you can take your kid to enjoy the Saigon Cultural Evening Tour with Water Puppet Show and Dinner River Cruise for a great night in Ho Chi Minh City.

A water puppet show with Vietnamese fairy tales will bring an interesting experience for the children, as well as the children will learn useful lessons about the customs and traditions of the country. Vietnamese. And the great thing is that after the water puppet show will be a romantic evening on the cruise floating along the romantic Saigon River in this beautiful city.


8. Saigon Princess Cruise

Saigon Princess Cruise
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Saigon Princess Cruise in Ho Chi Minh City is the best gift for your kids to enjoy the beautiful night view here. You kids will have a chance to “check-in” in a luxury cruise ship and enjoy a 2-hour scenic ride across Saigon River overlooking the city’s skyline and enjoy the best meal with the best traditional dishes of Viet Nam cuisine. It will be a great time for your family to have a happy dinner together.


9. Full-Day Excursion To Mekong Delta

Mekong Delta
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If you have time, you should consider and spend the day Excursion to Mekong Delta. With this tour, your kids can see the beauty of Southern Vietnam and people’s life here. The first place to visit will be Vinh Trang Pagoda, one of the unique architectural temples in the West. Here, the children will learn about Buddhism, one of the largest religions in Vietnam. After that, the children will visit the village of making traditional food made by hand and enjoy the hot tasty dishes here.

Then you will enjoy sitting on small boats weaving on the canals of the Southernwest of Viet Nam. And of course lunch with the most delicious food, the most unique of this place. This will be a memorable day for your little friends.


10. Saigon Skydeck in Bitexco Tower

Skydeck in Bitexco Tower
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Bitexco is one of the tallest buildings in Ho Chi Minh City, and one of the typical symbols of this city. When traveling to a new city, one of the most interesting experiences is the panoramic view of the city from above. Therefore, take your children to enter Bitexco building as well as bring them to Skydeck in Bitexco Financial Tower to have a panoramic view of this dynamic and beautiful city. And first, to get to Skydeck, you will experience a high-speed elevator and then it will be time to catch stunning views of the city from the 49th floor of Bitexco Financial Tower. This will be a memorable memory on this trip.

Ho Chi Minh City landscape
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The weather in Ho Chi Minh City is hot all year round, accompanied by dust, so you have to repair suitable clothes for your kids to have a comfortable and healthy journey. In addition, Ho Chi Minh City is one of the culinary cities, please refer to the list of delicious food here to enjoy the best Vietnamese food here with your children.

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