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

District 1 used to be the heart of the French Quarter in days past and it shows in many of the buildings commissioned by the French in the past 200 years. Chợ Lớn, or D5, was the city’s Chinatown before the anti-Chinese backlash of 1978 and was home to a thriving black market during the American War. Nowadays, much of the buildings are gone but dig a little bit and you can find the odd Chinese temple and traditional herb shop.

After a few weeks of living in HCMC, residents may start to get the feeling that there is not much to do on weekends. In reality, quite a lot of things are happening. The key is to get to know people that do things you’re interested in and where and when said things take place. With such a diverse range of people and backgrounds that live and work in HCMC, there is a plethora of clubs and societies which will ensure that you will never be lonely or bored.

Whether part of Vietnamese origin or brought here by international residents, you can expect to see everyone playing together which makes for a wonderful cultural mix.

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Lan Anh Country Club

Located in the heart of HCMC, the club is home to a magnificent sports complex, including an air-conditioned squash court.. ...

Cộng Hòa Paintball Club

Price: Common guns and protective equipment: VND50,000/person/hour; Rap guns and protective equipment: VND100,000/person (no time limit); Available for group of ...

Thanh Đa Paintball Club

This club is located next to Bình Quới Village, with an area of over seven acres arranged like a jungle ...

Laser Tag

Take the glass elevator to the top floor of Alta Plaza and you will soon find yourself in a dark ...

Saigon Skatepark

Along Bình Quới street on Thanh Đa Island in the north-east of Bình Thạnh district, Saigon Skatepark is an oasis ...

Phan Dinh Phung Stadium

This stadium is well known as it holds some of HCMC’s most important tournaments in sports such as badminton, volleyball, ...

Lan Anh International Tennis Courts

Located near the heart of HCMC, Lan Anh International Tennis Courts is home to eight plexicushion tennis courts (three of ...

Văn Thánh Swimming Pool

Five minutes away from Điện Biên Phủ street, this 100 square meter pool is located inside the same named resort ...

Lam Son Swimming Pool

This is a 50-metre pool used by both children and adults. There are five lanes, one of which is reserved ...

Swimming Pool at Hotel Equatorial

Hotel Equatorial owns an outdoor swimming pool with a sunken bar and children’s pool. Price: VND300,000/200,000 adult/child; VND1.7M-2.5M/month; Membership: VND14.5M-16.5M ...

Rach Mieu Swimming Pool

This pool offers swimming lessons, recreational swimming, lanes, physical therapy and first aid classes. It is home to competitive swimming ...

X-Rock Climbing

This club offers beginner and advanced mountain climbing routes, safety courses and training on its 26-metre, purpose-built mountain. You will ...

SOUL Music & Performing Arts Academy

Established by Australian-Vietnamese singer Mr Thanh Bùi in July 2012, Soul Academy offers nine classrooms, and aims to bring a ...

Pedagogical University Dojo

Price:VND 250,000/ 12 classesVND 300,000/ 24 classes  This centre teaches Nam Huỳnh Đạo, a traditional martial art.There are three specialties: ...

California Fitness & Yoga

California Fitness provides rock climbing courses and all the necessary equipment. Popular with travellers and locals alike, personal trainers are ...

The Landmark Health Club

Located in the modern Landmark building along the river, this gym is fully equipped with cardio and training equipment. Trained ...

Nutrifort Fitness

Nutrifort provides its clientele with the proper tools and teaching methods to gain a fit and healthy mind and body. ...

Mach’s Gym (Pham Van Mach’s Gym)

Mách has won many Asian bodybuilding competitions. Mách’s Gym markets solid, muscular bodies for men and slender, voluptuous bodies for ...

The Bodyline International – Professional Healthy Slimming

Established in 2011, and previously known as Marie France Bodyline, The Bodyline International aims to help women lose weight smartly ...

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