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|Guests select from the delicious buffet at Binh Quoi 2 Tourist Area in HCMC’s Binh Thanh District - Photo: Courtesy of Saigontourist|
Fireworks night at Majestic Hotel Saigon (1 Dong Khoi Street, District 1, tel: 3829 5517)
The program will feature seafood dishes at the Breeze Sky Bar on the hotel’s fifth floor from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
The bar is also ideal for guests to enjoy the National Day fireworks show with live music, juggling and bartender performances. Tickets are priced from VND918,000 per adult and VND458,000 per child, inclusive of wine, soft drinks and mineral water.
At the hotel’s Serenade Restaurant on the seventh floor, guests can enjoy buffets with European and Asian dishes, accompanied with a free drink and entertainment. Tickets are priced at VND728,000 per adult and VND368,000 a child.
The hotel’s M.Bar on the eighth floor is another good venue for tourists to join with family or friends to admire the fireworks and enjoy live music performed by the Coco band.
Gala buffet at Grand Hotel Saigon (8 Dong Khoi Street, District 1, tel: 3829 4046)
The hotel will serve a buffet program with selected dishes such as seafood, mixed vegetables with Ha Tien seaweed, a delicious range of sushi, grilled clams with cheese, roast turkey American style and Russian style grilled pork.
Buffet lunch on September 1 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the hotel’s Chez-Nous Restaurant will cost about VND149,000 per adult and VND99,000 per child, inclusive of a bag of Russian beer or fruit juices.
Buffet dinner at the restaurant will be prepared from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on September 2, accompanied with ethnic music performed by Phu Sa band and singers Bich Phuong, Phuong Thuy and Anh Tho. Tickets are VND319,000 per adult and VND159,000 per child, inclusive of drinks such as Russian beer, cocktail and wine. After the buffet, stay to dance with the Philipin band and enjoy the fireworks from the hotel’s rooftop 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tickets are priced at US$20.
People who purchase 10 tickets before August 31 will get one free.
Grilled seafood buffet at Gio Noi Restaurant (265 Pham Ngu Lao Street, District 1, tel: 3836 5172)
Come to the party on the ninth floor and take in the panoramic view of Saigon by night while the chefs grill the fresh seafood. Tickets are priced at VND320,000 per adult and VND160,000 per child, inclusive of beer and soft drinks. Guests that purchase tickets before August 31will get 10% discount.
Binh Quoi 2 Tourist Area (At the end of Binh Quoi Street, Binh Thanh District, tel: 3556 5470)
The buffet will be served with more than 60 dishes from coastal regions and new grill dishes. Buffet lunch will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and buffet dinner will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the price of VND170,000 per adult and VND100,000 per child. There are a flamenco show with the Latin Eyes band plus circus and juggling performances by sorcerer Tran Long to entertain gourmets.
Van Thanh Tourist Area (48/10 Dien Bien Phu Street, Binh Thanh District, tel: 3512 3025)
A buffet featuring more than 50 dishes will be served in the garden from 5 p.m. on September 2. Guests can also join folk games and children can have fun making sand paintings or coloring figurines. Tickets are priced at VND170,000 per adult and VND100,00 per child.