Travel is not just going places. It's about creating memories wherever you go. No matter if this is the first visit or returning trip to the lively city, Saigon always has something that awaits your exploring. Discover the mixed and diversified culture of the city through its local events to get to know more about your destination by the real local life here. Our Concierge team at InterContinental Saigon Hotel & Residences will guide you for where to go adn what to do in Saigon, this lively city.

Teh Dar Show

The idea behind ‘Teh Dar’ goes back to the early days of Vietnam when people were collective ethnic tribes living on different parts of this peninsula. Once tribal men and women came around the fire, hunted, danced and harvested together, they formed the circles within which, cultural stories that inspired ‘Teh Dar’ began. In K’Ho, one tribal tongue from the South Western highland called Tây Nguyên, the world ‘Teh Dar’ means ‘going in circle’. It is what Teh Dar artists do: keeping the symbolic circles of tribal cultures going, giving them new life on stage, preserving beautiful aspects of their traditions. The show features bamboo cirque, acrobatics and live tribal music.

6:00 pm From 4 June to 21 August
Saigon Opera House
Water Puppet Show

Traditional Vietnamese Water Puppet Shows remain one of the cultural draws for most travellers to Ho Chi Minh City. The idea behind the Water Puppet Show originates in the sodden rice paddies of the Red River Delta in North Vietnam, depicting the culture, traditions and folklore of Vietnamese life. Visitors are entertained by puppets acting on a 'stage' of water accompanied by live old-fashioned music played on authentic instruments. In Ho Chi Minh city, the two most popular places to see a water puppet show are the Golden Dragon Water Puppetry Theatre and the Vietnam History Museum.

The Golden Dragon Water Puppetry Theatre