The most animated attractions for 2012 Merry Christmas in HCMC

Published:  01:15 Thursday - December 20, 2012

The most animated attractions for 2012 Merry Christmas in HCMC

Coming Merry Christmas blows the new air covering the whole streets in Saigon. All stores, shopping malls and hotels in HCMC have been decorated with sparkling colors of Merry Christmas. Here are some of best places to welcome the 2012 Merry Christmas in HCMC.

  1. Around Notre Dame Cathedral - Dong Khoi Street

City center is decorated elaborately and brings the warm atmosphere for 2012 Christmas season. Notre Dame Cathedral as well as some popular places of Diamond plaza, Dong Khoi Street, Turtle Lake are also seen as the center of Christmas entertainment venues. You can not only take some beautiful photos here but also have fun or enjoy some kind of dishes with quite great services. If you choose this place to go for a walk in Christmas Eve; however, you will be stuck in traffic.

2. Center of District 1, Nguyen Hue Street.

As Notre Dame Cathedral, center of District 1, especially Nguyen Hue and Le Loi street, is full of decorative lights that are arranged carefully around every street creating impressively colorful pictures. In addition, since many 4 and 5-star hotels are placed here, Christmas atmosphere is here much more impressive and be westernized. Visitors can freely pose for pictures in front of each hotel or shopping center without fee.

3. China Town in Saigon-Hai Thuong Lan Ong

Though people can buy Christmas ornaments in the stores in Saigon, others, especially the young, still prefer to China Town in Hai Thuong Lang Ong. Here not too crowded as the Mid-Autumn festival so those who would like to feel deeply the Christmas atmosphere can come to China Town. In colorful shops, you can take some photos or take advantage of buying Christmas ornaments with reasonable price.

4. Dao hamlet, District 8.

About one week before Christmas, Dao hamlet in District 8 suddenly becomes a great place for Merry Christmas with colorful lights and hundreds of spectacular caves nearly 4km length. Dao hamlet is located on Pham The Hien street. Hundreds of caves, snow-capped pine trees, Santa Claus, statues of Mary and Jesus decorated brightly in front of the houses, on the sidewalk make the Christmas Eve atmosphere more exciting and meaningful.

5. The great churches in Saigon

Tan Dinh Church, District 1-289 Hai Ba Trung, District 3.

Hanh Thong Tay Church-53/7 Quang Trung, District Go Vap.

Chua Cuu The Church-38 Ky Dong, District 3

Cha Tam Church-25 Hoc Lac, District 5

Huyen Si Church-1 Ton That Tung, District 1.


By Nguyen Hao

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