The 15 Most Instagrammable Spots in Saigon Part 2

Du Mien Garden Coffee in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam | © Cindy Phan
Du Mien Garden Coffee in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam | © Cindy Phan

THIEN HAU TEMPLE

Thien Hau Temple's ornate facade | © Tran Ngoc Dung / Shutterstock
Thien Hau Temple’s ornate facade | © Tran Ngoc Dung / Shutterstock

This is one of the most famous pagodas in the city and is located in the middle of Chinatown, or Cho Lon as the locals call it. It’s a Chinese-style temple so you can expect a lot of colors and intricate artwork. It is a very photogenic pagoda but be respectful of the locals as the temple is still an active site of worship today.

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Sun – Sat: 6:00 am – 4:30 pm

710 Nguyen Trai, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

+842838212028

Accessibility & Audience: Family Friendly
Services & Activities: Worship services
Atmosphere: Photo Opportunity, Local

JADE EMPEROR PAGODA

Jade Emperor Pagoda | © Andrea Schaffer / Flickr
Jade Emperor Pagoda | © Andrea Schaffer / Flickr
Jade Emperor Pagoda | © Andrea Schaffer / Flickr
The Jade Emperor Pagoda has many chambers to explore, each with its own array of intricate woodwork and statues. The dark lighting and incense smoke-filled rooms will certainly allow you to get some unique snaps, but again, please be mindful of the locals.
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Mon – Sun:

7:00 am – 6:00 pm
73 Đường Mai Thị Lựu, Đa Kao, Quận 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
+842838203102

Accessibility & Audience: Family Friendly

Services & Activities: Worship services

Atmosphere: Local, Quiet

BUU LONG PAGODA

Buddhist Temple
This golden temple is one of the most beautiful temples in Ho Chi Minh City and mixes architectural styles of India, Myanmar, Laos and Thailand. It’s a little far away, in District 9, but the drive is worth it as this is a really unique temple set on tranquil grounds.
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Mon – Sun:

7:00 am – 5:00 pm
81 Nguyễn Xiển, Long Bình, Quận 9, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
+84961966274

Accessibility & Audience: Family Friendly

Services & Activities: Worship services

Atmosphere: Local, Instagrammable, Quiet

THE CRESCENT WALK

Park
Troll your Instagram followers for a bit by pretending you’re in Singapore. Walking around the Crescent Walk really does seem as if you are no longer in Vietnam–it’s high-end and international. There is a bridge that connects The Crescent to Ho Ban Nguyet Park and at night, the fine streams of water on both sides change color thanks to the neon lights installed in the bridge.
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Tân Phú, District 7, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Accessibility & Audience: Family Friendly

Services & Activities: Free

Atmosphere: Peaceful, Instagrammable

LOFT CAFÉ

Loft Cafe | © The Loft / Facebook
Loft Cafe | © The Loft / Facebook
Loft Café is already famous on Instagram because of the gigantic analog clock on the wall that looks just as beautiful on the outside as it does on the inside. It is often shared with this hashtag: #somewhereinsaigon.
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Mon – Sun: 8:00 am – 10:00 pm
26 Lý Tự Trọng, Bến Nghé, Quận 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
+842866825082

Meal service: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Atmosphere: Cosy

DU MIEN GARDEN COFFEE

Du Mien Garden Coffee in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam | © Cindy Phan
Du Mien Garden Coffee in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam | © Cindy Phan
Du Mien Garden Coffee in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam | © Cindy Phan
You don’t expect to find too many garden paradises hidden behind cement walls, but that’s exactly what Du Mien Garden Coffee offers their many customers. This is a little oasis in the concrete jungle of Ho Chi Minh City. It’s a spacious eco-friendly garden café full of trees, waterfalls and ponds, giving off a slight Da Lat vibe.
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Sun – Sat:

7:00 am – 11:00 pm
7 Phan Văn Trị Phan Văn Trị, Ward 10, Gò Vấp Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam
+842838945555

Meal service: All Day

Atmosphere: Fast Casual, Casual, Outdoors, Relaxed, Quirky

BABO CAFE

Babo Cafe | © Babo Cafe / Facebook
Babo Cafe | © Babo Cafe / Facebook
If your Instagram feed usually only has puppies and kittens, how about adding a whole new kind of animal? Head over to Babo Café, the first reptile themed café in Ho Chi Minh City. Perhaps you can get a picture of a tarantula on your head and a python sharing your seat while you enjoy a nice cup of Vietnamese coffee.
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Wed – Mon: 6:00 am – 10:00 pm
93/18 Phạm Văn Hai, Phường 3, Tân Bình, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
+84933069399

Meal service: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Atmosphere: Quirky

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