“The Lunar New Year” and “Ao dai” are key phrases that Vietnamese people always look forward to, as the Lunar New Year is the biggest and most meaningful holiday in Vietnam. During this time, many people will dress up in their finest Ao dai to take pictures to show their families and friends. If you have ao dai but don’t know where to take pictures, don’t worry. Don’t worry, SBS has suggested for the current hot-trend shooting locations:

  • The Independence Palace 

Independence Palace, also known as Reunification Palace, is Saigon’s cultural and historical symbol. The palace has a large area, many trees, and modern and classic architecture so that the visitors can comfortably take pictures and pose here.

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Address: 135 Nam Ky Khoi Nghia, Ben Thanh Ward, District 1

Opening hours: 8:00 – 15:30

Ticket price: Adults: 40,000 VND/person, Students: 20,000 VND/person, Children: 10,000 VND/person.

  • Youth Cultural House

This is the next place that SBS wants to introduce to you, especially without any fee entrance. Besides, the Cultural House has eye-catching and vibrant decorations with the colors of peach blossom and apricot blossom. At this place, you can also admire and visit the curvy calligraphy strokes drawn by the calligraphers. However, with this attraction, you should go early to be able to go inside and take photos.

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Address: No. 4, Pham Ngoc Thach Street, Ben Thanh Ward, District 1

Ticket price: Free admission

  • Saigon Central Post Office

You are no longer unfamiliar with this location because the Central Post Office is also a symbol of Saigon. Because the project was designed by French architect – Gustave Eiffel, he is the author of many famous masterpieces such as the Eiffel Tower (France), and the Statue of Liberty (New York). Therefore, the Central Post Office also has classic European architecture and when you come here to take photos, you will have photos bearing the essence of “Miss Saigon”.

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Address: No. 2, Paris Cong Xa Street, District 1

Opening hours:

Monday – Friday: 7:00 – 17:00

Saturday and Sunday: 7:00 – 18:00

Ticket price: Free admission

  • Diamond Plaza

Diamond Plaza started decorating for Tet very early with an eye-catching, attractive decoration style full of Vietnamese Tet essences such as banh chung, peach blossoms, apricot blossoms, and colorful lanterns. At that time, visitors can pose with eye-catching models and take many “million-like” photos.

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Address: 34 Le Duan, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1.

Opening hours: Free

Ticket price: Free admission

  • Ho Chi Minh City Museum of Fine Arts

This is a famous destination for many young people today because of its classic and luxurious European design. Just raise the camera and you will get excellent photos. The Museum of Fine Arts has the main colors white and yellow, and the nooks and crannies have an old nostalgic style but are also very modern. Therefore, when you come here, you should choose outfits that match the above design style.

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Address: 97A Pho Duc Chinh, Nguyen Thai Binh Ward, District 1

Opening hours: 8:00 – 17:00 (Monday – Sunday)

Reference ticket price:

Adults: 30,000 VND/person

Pupils – students: 15,000 VND/person

Children under 6 years old and adults over 60 years old: Free admission

  • Ao Dai Museum

When it comes to taking photos of Ao Dai, the Ao Dai Museum location must be on the list. The museum has a traditional Vietnamese style, and the space here is extremely peaceful, with a quiet pond and rows of green trees. This place recreates an ancient Vietnamese village from ancient times and displays more than 300 different ao dai models with high historical value. This is the place you have to go when you want to take pictures in elegant clothes, especially Vietnamese ancient costumes.

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Address: 206/19/30 Long Thuan, Long Phuoc Ward, District 9

Opening hours: 8:30–17:30 (Monday–Sunday)

Reference ticket price:

Tourists: 50,000 VND/person

Pupils, students, and children: 30,000 VND/person

Children under 2 years old and people with disabilities: Free admission (Note: Proof of age or disability status required)

  • Binh Quoi Tourist Village

This is not the place that everyone thinks of taking photos because this is a tourist attraction for family or groups of friends’ entertainment. However, Binh Quoi 1 possesses a cool natural landscape, filled with green plants, sparkling ponds, and small thatched houses, as if visitors are transformed into elegant girls and guys of the countryside. When you come here, you will be immersed in the quiet and poetic atmosphere of the landscape. Just like the Ao Dai Museum, visitors can wear colorful ao dai or traditional Vietnamese costumes from ancient times to take photos.

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Address: Thanh Da Peninsula, 1147 Binh Quoi, Ward 28, Binh Thanh District.

Opening hours: 7:00 – 22:00

Reference ticket price: 50,000 VND/person (for tourists taking individual photos)