Saigon for Art Lovers
Art & Culture |26/06/2023amanaki icon4 minute
Staying at Amanaki Thao Dien means you’ve chosen to stay at a place where we embrace art as a part of our identity. In this itinerary, we will share a collection of places we love to go when we're in the mood for some introspection and creative activities.

9 AM - Have a coffee while enjoying art at 11:11 Espace

Photo: 11:11 Espace

A cup of coffee in your hand and being surrounded by art pieces to enjoy is a great way to spark up any inspiration. And you can have that experience right here at Amanaki Thao Dien without having to leave our doorstep.

Located on our 7th floor, 11:11 Escape is an artspace that offers an immersive experience for art enthusiasts, featuring an exhibition space, engaging art workshops for insightful discussions, and delightful coffee service.

After enjoying your breakfast at our restaurant, we recommend you stop by 11:11 Espace to engage in a relaxing moment, accompanied by the charming coffee aroma, before starting your day.

Address: 7th floor, 10 Nguyen Dang Giai, Thao Dien Ward, District 2, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Opening hours: 9:00 - 18:00


10 AM - Join an art workshop at KULA #3065

Photo: KULA #3065

There is no better way to start a creative day than a relaxing art class. Even though you are not an artist, you can still surprise yourself with the creative works that you can do, with the help of KULA #3065.

KULA #3065 is an art workshop that offers drawing classes and tutorials suitable for both adults and childrens, with the aim of fostering creativity and improving drawing skills. They are located right here at Amanaki Thao Dien, on the 4th floor and have art classes available everyday for your inquiries.

Address: 4th floor, 10 Nguyen Dang Giai, Thao Dien Ward, District 2, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Opening hours: 9:00 - 18:00


2 PM - Visit an exhibition at May Artspace

Photo: May Artspace

After letting all your creativity be expressed on your own canvas at a KULA workshop, it's time to find more inspiration by enjoying other artists’ creative work.

On your way to explore Saigon at the city center, remember to stop by May Artspace, an art gallery located in a quiet neighborhood in Binh Thanh district. Because this gallery was renovated from an old villa, it possesses a nostalgic charisma as well as an graceful experimental touch, enough to charm any art lover.

Address: 36/70 Nguyen Gia Tri, Ward 26, Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Opening hours: 9:00 - 18:00


3 PM - Learn about Vietnam art history at Ho Chi Minh Museum of Fine Arts

Photo: Wikipedia

An art activity that you cannot miss and will love when staying at Saigon is visiting the city’s Museum of Fine Arts.

Located in an older neighborhood in Nguyen Thai Binh ward, Ho Chi Minh Museum of Fine Arts is an enchanting destination for art lovers, featuring French architecture and a stunning collection of exquisite, and most precious paintings, sculptures that offer a journey through Vietnam art history.

On any normal weekday, you can see many local people, especially art students, coming here to enjoy a quiet moment in the middle of a bustling city and indulge in the museum's historical beauty.

Address: 97A Pho Duc Chinh, Nguyen Thai Binh Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Opening hours: 8:00 - 17:00


6 PM - Go shop for some art supplies and relax at Reading Cabin

Photo: Reading Cabin

The next stop for our art-cruising day is a special stationary store & cafe that we love to stop by when we want to buy art supplies and gifts for ourselves and our loved ones.

Reading cabin, like its name, is a small cabin located in a quiet alley on the bustling Nguyen Thi Minh Khai street. The place is like an intimate club for art lovers and friends to come and enjoy their time, because it’s not just a store, whose collection includes unique and high-quality craft & stationery products, but it also has a hidden library that anybody can come and enjoy a peaceful moment with poetry and books.

Next to it is a bar & cafe with indoor and outdoor spaces where you can order some homemade drinks and snacks to pair with your relaxing evening in Saigon.

Address: 18A/33 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai, Da Kao Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Opening hours: 8:00 - 22:00

8 PM - Enjoy the one-of-a-kind AO Show
Photo: Lune Production
As one of the most unique art experiences you can get in Saigon, the Vietnamese Bamboo Circus "A O Show" is the one thing art lovers and cultural enthusiasts cannot miss when visiting this city. This 1-hour show will be the perfect way to wrap up our day indulging in Saigon's art culture.
The contrasting portrait of Vietnam country life and bustling urbanization, the creative use of bamboo, combination of circus arts, dance, and music, the majestic atmosphere of the 121-year Opera House,... these are just a few factors that made the show a fascinating display of traditional Vietnamese culture.
Address: 07 Cong Truong Lam Son, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Opening hours: To view the show schedule, please visit below website
À Ố Show - Lune Production
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