Where to watch Tet fireworks in Saigon

By Bich Phuong   February 9, 2024 | 12:18 am PT
Where to watch Tet fireworks in Saigon
People watch a firework show at New Year's Eve at the Bach Dang Port park in HCMC. Photo by VnExpress/Thanh Tung
Ho Chi Minh City has 11 locations with fireworks shows for Lunar New Year's Eve that will run for 15 minutes starting at 12 a.m. Saturday, and people can enjoy the shows from public places, cafes, or restaurants.

The Saigon Riverside Park is one of the best locations to watch the high-altitude firework performance over the Saigon River Tunnel entrance in Thu Duc City. The new park spans 20 ha and has only just opened to the public in late December last year. It has since become a popular destinations for tourists and locals alike. People should come early to get the best spots for firework viewing.

Bach Dang Port Park is another great location, about 4 km from the firework show at the Saigon River Tunnel. The park is large and faces directly towards the fireworks area. The park itself is also a popular destination for tourists and locals.

The Ben Duoc Martyr Memorial site in Cu Chi District is the second location for high-altitude fireworks shows in HCMC. The site is 55 km from downtown areas, and is a popular site known for its cultural and historical structures, such as the Cu Chi Tunnels.

Other fireworks shows will be held at:

- District 7 Administrative Center Square

- The Binh Tri Dong B neighborhood in Binh Tan District

- The Cu Chi District Cultural House

- Dam Sen Park in District 11

- Van Hoa Park in Go Vap District

- Ben Noc Memorial Temple in Thu Duc City

- Rung Sac Square in Can Gio District

- Lang Le-Bau Co Relic Site in Binh Chanh District

- The Nga Ba Giong Historical Site in Hoc Mon District.

There are cafes and restaurants downtown suitable for firework viewing as well.

The Katinat at the Bach Dang Port will stay open until 2 a.m. The cafe has been operating since December last year, and has a view that encompasses both the Saigon River and the Ba Son Bridge.

Cao Oc & Beer in District 1, in the midst of the Bui Vien backpacker quarter, has a rooftop view over District 1 towards the show at the Saigon River. Reservations for tables are needed beforehand.

The Landmark81 Skyview, located 400 m in the sky, has a citywide view. People can enjoy cocktails and take photos from the balcony patio. Ticket prices range between VND405,000-810,000 (US$16.58-33.16), and there are several restaurants and bars near the location.

The Afterglow Sky Bar is located on the 6th floor of a building on Xuan Thuy, with the view pointing towards the Thu Thiem Tunnel and Landmark81. People need to book tables beforehand, and the sofa lounge area requires down payments. Beverage prices range from VND150,000-399,000.

The Black Lounge, located on the 75th and 76th floors of the Landmark81, is located 5 km away from a firework show. The lounge takes a limited number of customers from 8 p.m.-11 p.m., so people need to book tables beforehand.

People can also watch the fireworks from boats and cruise ships on the Saigon River, for ticket prices between VND179,000-4 million.

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