Ho Chi Minh Vietnam Halal Trip: The Ultimate 3D2N Itinerary
Vietnam – ah…where do we start? It is a beautiful country with rich historical heritage, exquisite local foods, textile shopping heaven, and its strong coffee? It is to-die-for! So, whenever we have the chance to share the ultimate Muslim friendly Vietnam 3D2N itinerary, we get all excited. So, without further ado, let’s start our journey, starting from Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh!
A fun-filled and Muslim friendly Vietnam 3D2N itinerary for you to follow
Day 1 – Arriving at the Historical City of Ho Chi Ming
Let’s start this Muslim friendly Vietnam 3D2N itinerary by sharing the plan for your first day. As soon as you arrived in the largest city in Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh, take a bus (no. 152 if you are staying near Ben Thanh Market) or a taxi (ideally Vinasun Taxi) from the airport and head over to your chosen hotel.
There are many choices of accommodations that you can pick in this city. You can either book one of the many budget hotels near Ben Thanh Market so that it is easier for you to walk around in the city or pick high-end hotels like Park Hyatt Saigon and The Reverie Saigon for a taste of luxury.
For this Muslim friendly Vietnam 3D2N itinerary, we recommend:
- Blessing 1 Saigon Hotel – 48, Nguyen An Ninh, District 1, Ho Chi Minh
- Thanh Thu Hotel – 34, Nguyen An Ninh, District 1, Ho Chi Minh
- Silverland Central Hotel – 14-16, Le Lai Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh
- Anpha Boutique Hotel – 202, Le Thanh Ton, District 1, Ho Chi Minh
The reasons? They are situated near Ben Thanh Market and other halal restaurants.
The vibrant city of Saigon – Source: Takasphoto.com
Start Enjoying Your Halal Holiday in Ho Chi Minh City
After checking in to your hotel in the afternoon, get ready to explore the vibrant city. First, head over to some of the beautiful historical buildings in town to absorb the true feel of the city.
Central Post Office – Source: Vietnam-guide.com
You can go to the famous Ho Chi Minh Central Post Office located in District 1. This 100 years old French building has become one of the most important attractions in town for many years. To relive the history of French colonial, you can send a postcard home from this post office.
Oh, do you know that it has been designed by Gustave Eiffel? Yeap, the same person who designed the majestic Eiffel Tower!
Visit Ben Thanh Market – Source: Max Ho on Flickr
Then, wander at the famous landmark in Ho Chi Minh – Ben Thanh Market. It is a local market that sells just about anything – food, clothes, textiles, accessories and much more!
Muslim friendly Vietnam 3D2N itinerary – Enjoy Halal Food in Saigon
If you are feeling hungry and would like to have the first taste of local delicacies, there are several halal food restaurants in Ho Chi Minh for you to try. Most of them are Malaysian/Singaporean/Indonesian restaurants as well as several stalls opened by the Muslim Vietnamese.
Halal restaurant in Ho Chi Minh – Source: Wanderlustdj.blogspot.com
- Samsudin Halal Restaurant – 445, Le Hong Phong Street, District 10
- D’Nyonya Saigon – 55, Dong Du Street, District 1
- Halal Amin – 40, Nguyen An Ninh, District 1
Pray at Saigon Central Masjid – Source: Sophiachu22.pixnet.net
For a prayer stop, there is Saigon Central Mosque located on Dong Du Street in District 1. It is a beautiful mosque that is very well maintained and architecturally breathtaking.
Reunification Palace in Ho Chi Minh – Source: Theguardian.com
If you are up for some historical lessons, you can visit the War Remnants Museum, Museum of Vietnamese History, and Reunification Palace. They are situated not far from each other. Here, you can find exhibitions and galleries that display the history of Vietnam Wars.
War Remnants Museum in Saigon – Source: Farahzulkifly.wordpress.com
Mr. & Mrs. Halal Traveling Tip: The museums open from 8 am to 5 pm every day. The ticket is 40,000 Vietnamese Dong for adults. They are very interesting and touching, so remember to take your time and savor each exhibit.
Get Close to the Locals At Night
At night, you can wander at the night market near Ben Thanh Market to shop for some clothes, shoes, wallets, and other leather goods. This is the best time to polish your bargaining skills!
Enjoy lively ambiance at a night market near Ben Thanh – Source: Washi88 on Flickr
You can also try some of the local street foods here. For an original taste of Vietnam’s famous pho (beef broth noodle soup), you can go to Kampung Pandan Restaurant.
Savor the taste of Bun bo hue – Source: Pinterest.com
For a bowl of hot bun bo hue (hot and spicy rice vermicelli noodle soup), you can try Pho Muslim – owned and cooked by the local Muslim Vietnamese.
Head back to your hotel and get ready for another adventure in the outskirt of Ho Chi Ming – we are going for a trip to Cu Chi Tunnel!
Day 2 – Complete Your Trip to Vietnam by Visiting The Remnants of Vietnam War’s Tunnels
Ready for day 2? Keep reading this Muslim friendly Vietnam 3D2N itinerary! In the morning, after having a breakfast at your hotel, get on a bus to go to Cu Chi Tunnels located about 70 kilometers up north from Ho Chi Minh city.
Jeep Tours at Cu Chi Tunnel – Source: Vietnamjeeptours.com
Mr. & Mrs. Halal Traveling Tip: Sign up to any Cu Chi Tunnel tour to fully learn about the history of the tunnels. You can also take Jeep Tours.
Here, the tour will bring you into the jungle and to the exact locations where the Vietnamese soldiers built one of the most extensive underground tunnels in the world – they are as long as 200 kilometers!
Cu Chi Tunnels – Source: Amusingplanet.com
You will also learn how the local soldiers managed to move around in the jungle without being spotted by the enemies and ultimately won the Vietnam War.
You will also be given a chance to enter the underground tunnel and crawl from one end to another – a great opportunity to know how it feels like to live underground for many long months during the war. Indeed, Vietnam is one of the best destinations in Southeast Asia for you if you’re into history!
Delicious Halal Street Food
This educational and memorable trip to Cu Chi will take your whole day. In the evening, you will head back to Ho Chi Minh city center. For dinner, there are tons of other Halal restaurants for you to try.
Halal pho noodle at Daun Restaurant – Source: Thedaun.com
- Saigon Green House Halal Restaurant – 52, Truong Dinh, District 1
- Halal @ Saigon – Quan 1, Ho Chi Minh
- The Daun Restaurant – 194, Le Thanh Ton Street, District 1
It’s time to go back to your hotel and have a good rest. Tomorrow is your last day in Ho Chi Minh.
Day 3 – Shopping Before Boarding the Flight
On the third day, why don’t you wake up early in the morning and have a walk in the city? You will find many roadside small stalls opened after the dawn, selling one of the must-try delicacies in Vietnam – a cup of ca phe soon!
The famous Vietnam coffee – Source: Lamsao.com
Vietnam is very famous for its strong, thick coffee. They are so deep in flavor you can turn into a coffee addict after a sip of it! This coffee has been introduced by the previous French colonizer.
Mingle with the locals through coffee – Source: Lonelyplanet.com
Even though there are many modern coffee shops for you try, nothing beat like the traditional sidewalk coffee stalls! Another perk of drinking a cup of morning coffee here is you can mingle with the locals of all ages.
Shop at Ben Thanh Market – Source: Elegancepalacehotel.com
In the afternoon, before checking out of your hotel, head over to Ben Thanh Market for the last time and shop away! You will find many things here. They are cheap and can make a good piece of souvenir for your loved ones.
So, there you go – the ultimate 3D2N itinerary for your trip to Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam. Give it a go and see how the country changes your perspectives with its delicacy, history, and hospitality!
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