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Ho Chi Minh is a chaotic and confusing metropolis of Vietnam where either a motorbike will crush on you or you will get a crash on a cute dancing boy. This fast moving destination is all about upscale markets for shopping, majestic pagodas and archaeological sites surrounded by beautiful landscapes and wildlife.
Vietnam is a very gay-friendly country, but do not expect open displays of affection in every corner. There are no anti discrimination laws enforced so be discreet and express yourself only in spaces where you are sure you can get intimate. Even if Saigon (Ho Chi Minh) is a big and fast developing city there are still signs of conservative character mirrored in its everyday hustle and bustle.
The gay scene of Saigon is pretty small considering the variety of venues and the friendly lifestyle. Gay-friendly eateries like Five Oystersand Journeys Sandwich Cafe are can be found anywhere, especially if you ask locals for friendly advice. For a more spicy slice of gay Saigon, gay spas like Yang Spa and Nam Spa are considerable good to relax, while gay-friendly bars like Republic Lounge and Whiskey & wares ideal to have fun.
Full Disclosure frequently organise LGBT dance parties where Vietnamese drag queens and cute dancing boys create the ideal atmosphere to experience magical moments in the rhythms of Ho Chi Minh. Nevertheless, this amazing destination is not just about partying. Explore the war museums, the botanic gardens and the exciting markets for the real deal.
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Great archeological places to visit are also the Museum of Ho Chi Minh, the Independence Palace, the Opera House and the Ba Thien Han Temple.
Some of the top markets great for shopping are the Ben Thanh Market, the Binh Tay Market and the Dong Khoi Street. Upscale shopping with vibrant and fast-moving lifestyle.
The Turtle Lake is the ideal place for an evening stroll into the buzzing social atmosphere of Saigon.