Kick start the year-end school holidays with a fun filled family adventure in Vietnam!
Just less than two hours away, new age carrier VietJet now offers daily flights between Singapore and Ho Chi Minh City, giving you no reason to plan that short getaway you and your loved ones deserve. Many might presume Ho Chi Minh City to be predominantly a historical learning adventure, but there are many exciting kid-friendly activities to explore beyond.
Here are VietJet’s top 6 picks on what Ho Chi Minh City has to offer to keep your active little ones constantly entertained.
#1 Dam Sen Water Park
Right in the heart of the city, a thrilling slide down Dam Sen Water Park is a fantastic way to escape the heat and enjoy a variety of over 30 aquatic games for everyone from young to old.
#2 Water Puppet Show
If you can’t get enough of the splashes of water, make a stop at either the Golden Dragon Water Puppetry Theatre or Villa Song Saigon to catch the indoor Water Puppet Show. Accompanied by a traditional Vietnamese orchestra, the show depicts the local culture and tales of myth, creating a festive atmosphere one can immerse themselves in. A front-row seat will bring the excitement for your kids up a notch, as you possibly will get water splashed at you from the dynamic movement of the puppets.
#3 Saigon Zoo and Botanical Gardens
But you certainly don’t want to disappoint your kids by only showing them puppets and not the real deal. Children can never get tired from animal amusement. A trip to the Saigon Zoo and Botanical Gardens, one of the oldest zoos in the world, will create that special exhilaration within them. It is home to over hundred species of mammals, reptiles, birds and rare plants which could also serve as an educational journey for kids.
#4 Tini World / Beebee Activity Centre
A wise move would be to balance off your trip with some indoor action specially for kids, enabling you to take the back seat for a while. There are several activity centres such as Tini World or BeeBee Activity Centre where your kids can go wild with rock climbing, racing slides or even unique handicraft making, while you rest, relax and enjoy a nice cool drink to weather off the tiredness in your feet.
For a more one-of-a-kind experience for your kids, KizCity is worth checking out. It is a miniature city created to model after “the real world” where children have the opportunity to understand what it feels like to be part of adulthood and learn about various professions in a fun-filled setting.
#6 Vietnam Cookery Centre
A good way then to teach your kid how to put what they have learned into practice would be to bring them to the Vietnam Cookery Centre where both you and your kid can bond over whipping up a meal together after shopping for your very own ingredients. It is never too late to start cultivating those culinary skills in your child.
However, if you have had enough of the cosmopolitan life, mix up the excitement by extending your travel beyond Ho Chi Minh City to discover other beautiful destinations such as Da Lat, Nha Trang or Phu Quoc within Vietnam for a more calm and scenic experience.
About Vietjet Airlines
Vietjet currently operates 24 domestic and international routes. It offers daily flights from Singapore to Ho Chi Minh City and travellers can easily connect to these other magnificent cities within Vietnam via the airline whereby it has an extensive network of domestic flights. VietJet offers express check-in at all airports for passengers over 65 years of age, expectant mothers, and families travelling with infants. Passengers with special needs and requirements are encouraged to approach VietJet’s express check-in counters for priority boarding and assistance with carry-on luggage.