Dating Spot in Vietnam: This is where the “Intimidating” starts

Vietnamese dating scene can be easily seen in Ho Chi Minh City especially at every evening and week night. Sometimes you will observe a little bit too much here and there, but as a responsible traveler, it is advisable for you not to stare at them to show your respect. There are some places which you can see more Vietnamese teenagers out for a date.

“Lovey Dovey” in the Park

Coffee Shop 225x300 Dating Spot in Vietnam: This is where the “Intimidating” startsSpend your evening by walking at 23/9 Park at Pham Ngu Lau backpacker area or nearby Notre Dame Cathedral in District 1, you will see many young couples sitting on bench or motorbike, hugging and playing with each other. This scene maybe awkward for some conservative Asians, but you have to admit that this is the cheapest dating ever. Many young Vietnamese are still pursuing their study or just started working, going to coffee shop might be very costly for them. There are some vendors who are selling soft drink and junk food such as Banh Trang Nuong or “Grilled Rice Paper with Scallion and Quail Egg) with price around VND 10,000 each.

“River Pavement” Cruise

Since the Government had spent billions to build a pedestrian walk along a canal in District 1 and District 3, now is the time for their young citizens to take benefit from it. The most popular dating spot is a pedestrian walk along Ben Chuong Duong street until Ton Duc Thang exit which you can see dating couples spending their evening by facing the Saigon River and scenic view of the tallest building in town, Bitexco Financial Tower. The same scene can be seen at riverside pavement at Saigon Pearl Apartment at Binh Thanh district and at the middle of Thu Thiem Bridge. The view at Thu Thiem Bridge is very nice for dating couple as they can see view Saigon at night with lighting and Saigon Pearl at another side or the bridge.

Zoo Dating

In some countries, going to a Zoo is very awkward for a dating couple. But there is a different scene in Vietnam when young couple really enjoying dating while visiting Zoo. With entrance ticket at VND 10,000 for one person and you can buy food in the Zoo area, they can spend a whole day with their love one at the Zoo area. The dating couple can sit on the grass or go around to see animals in the Zoo besides making their relationship closer.

Shopping Mall & Movies

The increasing numbers of shopping malls such as The Crescent, Vincom Centre and Park which attach with entertainment centres turn to be a favorite among Vietnamese couples. While waiting for the movie screening time, the couple can mingle around the shopping mall and of course enjoying the air-conditioned mall instead of getting sweaty in the hot weather outside.

Coffee Shop & Bar Entertainment

This type of dating is popular among professional and graduates in Vietnam. Expected the boyfriend will pay on behalf of girlfriend and drinks for two person normally will cost around VND 100,000 in coffee shop. Coffee garden is a favorite among mature couples and modern coffee shop such as Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf is teenager’s choice. Besides that, modern couples love to hang out for a date in luxury bar or club while sipping their favorite cocktail and of course, dress the best to show off.

Casual Dining Restaurant

This is another dating place for Vietnamese professionals and foreigners in Vietnam. Restaurants in District 1 are very famous for a dating couple to enjoy their evening with their lovers for a romantic dinner before spending time to walk around the city for shopping or sightseeing.
After understanding about where are the dating scenes in town, you may ask yourself about what is your preferable activity for your date. You may choose an economic dating in the park with a lot of fun and enjoying streets food or spending in a luxury places to show your unlimited love to your partner. The most important is, showing your respect towards others and living here peacefully.
This article was published in The Vietnam Guide on June 19, 2012

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