The southern city is a great place for travelers to enjoy the biggest party of the year in Vietnam, offering an unforgettable experience for New Year’s Eve, the foreign media outlet stressed.
Thousands of people usually celebrate this special time with their friends and families along the Saigon River as they wait for the midnight fireworks near the Bitexco Tower, once the tallest building in the country.
The travel website also suggested that if tourists don’t want to join the crowds, then they should instead take a cruise on the Saigon River to admire the colourful fireworks displays.
There are numerous nice restaurants or rooftop bars on offer throughout the city where travelers can spend the whole afternoon waiting for the countdown and the midnight fireworks.
Asiahighlight.com recommended that for a short trip, tourists could spend time exploring the oldest Buddhist shrines in Ho Chi Minh City, such as Giac Lam Pagoda. The War Remnants Museum is also a good place to learn more about the Vietnam War.
Another fantastic trip is the Bonsai River Cruise, which allows travelers to take in night views of the city along the river, writer Mike Ho shared.
Bangkok, the amazing capital of Thailand, is one of the most popular destinations in Asia for welcoming in the New Year thanks to its fantastic and colourful fireworks on New Year’s Eve and great parties.
Siem Reap (Cambodia) is full of flea markets and many temples, ranking second in the list.
Elsewhere, Singapore and Bali (Indonesia) came third and fourth, respectively. The others in the top 10 consist of Goa (India), Kyoto (Japan), Vientiane (Laos), Hong Kong (China), and Unawatuna (Sri Lanka).
Fantastic fireworks, exciting street countdown parties, friendly people, and rich travel opportunities, not to mention warmer weather, make Asia a perfect place for the festive season, according to Asiahighlight.com.