Ho Chi Minh City
Ho Chi Minh City Sex Guide (Saigon Sex Guide) advises where to find sex, working girls, prostitution, street hookers, brothels, red-light districts, prostitutes, KTVs, erotic massage parlors, strip clubs and escorts in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam.
Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnamese: Thành Phố Hồ Chí Minh), commonly known as Saigon (Vietnamese: Sài Gòn) or by the abbreviations HCMC or HCM, is the largest city in Vietnam and the former capital of the Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam).
- 1 Sex Scene and Prostitution
- 2 Female Escorts
- 3 Red Light Districts
- 4 Prostitutes and Sex Workers
- 5 Street Hookers
- 6 Live Sex Cams
- 7 Adult Locations
- 8 Escort Services and Agencies
- 9 Erotic Massage Parlors
- 10 Strip Clubs and Striptease
- 11 Brothels and Sex Clubs
- 12 Karaoke and KTVs
- 13 Swinger Clubs
- 14 Sex Shops and Adult Stores
- 15 Love Hotels and Short Time Hotels
- 16 Nightclubs and Bars
- 17 Gay and Lesbian
- 18 Other Adult Services
- 19 Dating
- 20 Transsexuals and Shemales
- 21 Sexual Services for Women
- 22 Sleeping and Girl Friendly Hotels
- 23 Stay Safe
- 24 See Also
Sex Scene and Prostitution
Prostitution in Vietnam is illegal and a serious crime, although the government estimated that between 30,000 people in the country are prostitutes. Another estimate puts the number between 20,000 and 25,000 individuals. As a more conservative culture, the Vietnamese have less of a prostitution. Keep in mind Ho Chi Minh City is not a sex tourism destination, Thailand is a best choice for sex tourism. Getting laid in Ho Chi Minh City can be a little bit of a task even for those willing to pay for it. Anyway, it’s not a difficult hunt.
Warning: There is one big problem with the hotels in Vietnam, that is that technically speaking Vietnamese girls are not supposed to be in hotels with foreigners and some of the more traditional hotels will not let you in if you show up with a Vietnamese girl, especially late at night. Many guests have to check in to brand new hotels late at night because they had a girl with them. Make sure your hotel is on the same page as you before you pay. Be sure to have an explicit understanding that your “girlfriend” will be welcome when she “arrives later”.
In Ho Chi Minh City, some of the prostitutes are into the sex work because of economic needs. The prostitutes are both girls and boys called Trai bao ("covered boy") and trai gọi ("call boy").
See also: Ho Chi Minh City Escorts
HCMC has some middle class escorts and mainly they are named call girls. Some of the escorts in Saigon you can find from WikiSexGuide classifieds site.
Red Light Districts
There are no real red-light districts in Ho Chi Minh City.
- Other streets for few prostitutes, such as Le Tuan Mau and Kinh Duong Vuong in District 6, Hong Bang in District 5, Cong Hoa in Tan Binh District, 23-9 Park in District 1, Linh Xuan Bypass in Thu Duc District and An Suong T-Road in District 12, have also seen very few prostitutes waving down passers-by. But you have to face very cruel eyes of Vietnamese men.
- Price to have sex with hooker in Ho Chi Minh City is around (VND1,000,000 or US$50 minimum) quicky, rent of room included. Also full night service is available. Price depends on quality, $150-$300.
Prostitutes and Sex Workers
There are hot tocs, massage parlors, and even clubs with few freelancers (who charge more than the bar girls while looking a lot less hot). But they all leave something to be desired.
Few prostitutes are working also in hostess bars, for example on Hai Ba Trung. These bars are located at 91, 51, 49, 37 and 35 Hai Ba Trung. There are also a few more on nearby streets. Saigon NY is at the corner of Dong Du and Hai Ba Trung. Thien Loc is at the corner of Hai Ba Truong and Mac Thi Buoi.
Bar 29 at 29 Dong Khoi street often offers oral action right on premises, those the girls tend to be a little less beautiful.
- The Crazy Buffalo, De Tham 212, District 1, One of Saigon's most popular night spots, "The Crazy Buffalo" offers outdoor open air seating at one of the busiest intersections in the city. This bar is open 24/7. You can find prostitutes here around 3am.
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Picking up one of the girls on the streets to have a few brief moments of sexual pleasure, male customers sometimes get more than what they have bargained for. As some men are getting ready in the toilet, the girls disappear from the hotel, together with their wallets, money and cell phones. Sometimes, the prostitutes, working in cahoots with mafia gangs, beat up their customers and rob them of all their money.
Most of these street girls operate on motorcycles, stopping to proposition guys. Some prostitutes just walk or stand, waiting for guys on motorcycles. When cops appear, the street whores just switch districts quickly. Some of the prostitute's pimps aren't good people at all. They might blackmail money from you after being with a girl who is working for them.
Price for street prostitute in Ho Chi Minh City is VND 1000,000 to 2 000,000 (US$ 45-$90) for quicky, rent of room included, but you have to negotiate to get this price and often asking price can be much higher.
- You can also find motorcycle girls from Phan Ngu Lao and Bui Vien streets and the alleys that run between them. Rate is VND 1000,000 to 2000,000 (US$45-90) for one hour.
- One of the hot spots in Ho Chi Minh City was Hoa Binh Park, located on the corner of Hung Vuong and Nguyen Chi Thanh streets, lying in the border between two districts 5 and 10. This area is now a days under police watch, hotels are under raid at any time. Prostitutes have been moved from this area.
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Escort Services and Agencies
You are lucky if you can find even a few real escort agencies in Saigon. Vietnam is coming little bit behind from escort services advertising online comparing to western countries.
Erotic Massage Parlors
There are may massage parlours in the most popular tourist street called Bui Vien in Saigon. Those are very cheap (sex is not always possible) and easy to find. Cost is usually 200000 dong for one hour massage but can be bargained sometimes to 100000 to 150000. Most massage girls are good looking, young and have very small bodies but often they have a lack of massage skills. However Happy Endings they offer are usually done with skills. Erotic massage protocol is also different than in Bangkok. Often you do not need to negotiate a price of hand-job during the massage. Some girls will just do the HJ and then expect a tip in the end of the massage.
Common trick that the massage parlor girls do is the following. Each parlor will have the youngest and prettiest girl stopping the clients on Bui Vien and then leading them to the parlor. But once you are in the parlor, the other girls will do the massage who are not as sexy as the girl who brought you in. So make sure you always ask if the girls who gets you in does also the massage.
Strip Clubs and Striptease
There are some Strip Clubs in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) but they are not that usual as in big western cities. These clubs are very different than in Western countries and it's not sure that you will even see bare surface.
Brothels and Sex Clubs
Karaoke and KTVs
Pretty young girls, mainly around 19-20 years old, play the role of hosts at the restaurants and karaoke bars. They are hired to receive foreign men in secluded rooms for karaoke singing and then join the men in their homes after midnight.
Many of the girls are students attracted by copious tips from their night-shift labor: VND500,000 – 1000,000 (US$23-45) for sitting with a male expat for one or two hours, and another $100-400 for spending a night, starting from midnight.
The restaurants karaoke area in districts 1 and 3 in the center of the city, with guests mainly coming from South Korea, China, Japan and Singapore. There, girls are called ladies, and are actually treated like no more than prostitutes, the only difference being price.
There are quite many KTV bars and hostess bars in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon).
Swinger clubs in Ho Chi Minh City are not very popular (at least in public).
Sex Shops and Adult Stores
If you don’t feel like visiting or cannot find any local sex shops in Ho Chi Minh City, you can easily order adult products from Online Sex Shop.
There are some adult shops in Ho Chi Minh City but most of them haven't even their own website.
Love Hotels and Short Time Hotels
There are many short-time hotels in Ho Chi Minh City where you can go and rent a room for an hour of two but basically they are just normal rooms with a shower and cannot be called as a real love hotel.
Nightclubs and Bars
Hai Ba Trung street hostess bars in Saigon offer the easiest access to sexy women in the area, but customers will have to pay for that.
Hai Ba Trung is a main road that stretches through the middle of Ho Chi Minh City. It is sprinkled with a number of bars staffed with handful to couple dozens of sexy women, most of whom are extremely attractive and well dressed. The women are usually from 19 to 25 years old.
The bars at Hai Ba Trung are easy to find. The bar names match with the location. So “51” is located at 51 Hai Ba Trung, “91” is at 91 Hai Ba Trung, and so on. You can reach any of these bars by taxi, motortaxi, or by foot. Be advised that if you take a taxi or motorcycle taxi right to the door, they may try something suspect (like showing you another “better” bar, charging you more and then getting a cut from the bar for “bring you there,” or anything along those lines). It’s preferred to get dropped off on a nearby corner and search the bars yourself. The street numbering in Vietnam is ordered and rational, which can’t always be said for other countries in Asia. Hai Ba Trung is big, open, and safe, so you shouldn’t have any problems.
The bars all work on the same general basis: You walk in, pick a hostess or two to talk to, buy her a drink or two, then either get busy on location or head out for either short time or long time (all night) off premises.
If you walk in looking like a rookie, you will probably have a hustler or one of the more unattractive women hook up to you. They might start rubbing your little guy to get your blow flowing away from your brain. Before you know it, you’re buying dozens of overpriced lady drinks, paying $10 US for a bowl of bar peanuts, and heading to a small room to bang a girl who isn’t even hot. Be cool and collected. Don’t push off any girl who approaches you, but don’t let her take control either. Order a drink for yourself and tell either her or the bartender that you’d like a lineup. Almost every bar will provide this. The lights will usually be turned up and the girls will face you. You can then pick the one you’d like to sit with. Buy her a lady drink and start having fun.
Your drinks should be about 30,000 dong ($1.45 US). A lady drink should be about 50,000. Usually this will all be rounded up into the bar fine of around 300,000 dong ($14.50) if you decide to take a girl out. Kissing, groping and roaming is all permitted and even expected. Refuse any snacks that are brought to your table as soon as they appear, unless you want to pay 5 dollars for them later. Sometimes the ladies will offer to play pool with you. The Vietnamese are known for their need of negotiation. Expect girls to start high. The normal price is $50-100 US not counting the barfine you pay to the venue.
After you pick a girl and pay your fee to the bar, your lady will slip a very plain cover over her dress and then head out to a taxi where you will join her. You can then go to a safe hotel that won’t be bothered by the police. The girls will know where to go. These usually run $25-30. Unless you have some specific info, it’s usually best to avoid your own hotel. Not only is prostitution against the law in Vietnam, it’s also against the law for a Vietnamese national to be in a hotel room with a foreigner unless they are married. This is actually sometimes enforced, and most hotels won’t let you in because of it.
Bars are located at 91, 51, 49, 37 and 35 Hai Ba Trung. There are also a few more on nearby streets. Saigon NY is at the corner of Dong Du and Hai Ba Trung. Thien Loc is at the corner of Hai Ba Truong and Mac Thi Buoi.
Bar 29 at 29 Dong Khoi street often offers oral action right on premises, those the girls tend to be a little less beautiful. A BJ in a bar will usually cost 400,000-500,000 dong. Some of the bars on Hai Ba Trung will occasionally let you get a BJ in a back room, but not always.
Bar 91 is the biggest of all and is often said to have the best selection of girls. I don’t think that’s necessarily true, and besides they are the worst at service and they like to hustle. I prefer other bars for that reason.
Since the Hai Ba Trung bars are so easy and direct, they can be more stress free, especially for new visitors.
Gay and Lesbian
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There are numbers of cute and attractive young Vietnamese man who are always seeking for a hunk boyfriend at 23/9 Park after 9pm onwards. Most of them are sitting on their bike with group of friends in between 9pm to midnight to try their luck to catch a boyfriend for money.
If you are staying along Bui Vien or De Tham Street, you will definitely see this “Massage Boy” on bicycles. The age of these massage boys are around 18 years old to 25 years old and they are riding bicycles to make hundreds of rounds at backpacker areas to find customers. They come with a unique tool to attract tourist attention by putting some steel bottle covers together and make it as a signal ringer. Their target customers are mostly gay tourist or some gay friendly straight men that are curious about their services. They normally offer massage services in customer’s hotel room besides offering sex services. The price for this service can starts from VND200,000 up to VND1,000,000 depends on type of services.
You can find quite a few gay clubs, gay saunas and gay spas in Ho Chi Minh City.
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Gay Cruising, Meeting Places and Glory Holes
- Diamond Plaza
Facilties reported a meeting place for gays under 25 years old. Park at Alexandre de Rhodes, at night.
- Saigon Zoo and Botanical Gardens
Early morning cruising action 5-6am.
- Vincom Center Shopping Mall
Facilities on the lowest floors are very active, particularly B2. Be discreet. Best during the afternoons.
- Vuon Lai cinema, Corner of Tran Nhan Ton St and Vinh Vien St
Some cruising and busiest on friday-saturday. People walking up and down the aisles in the dark looking for fun. Be careful of pickpockets - do not bring expensive things.
Gay Swimming Pools
Swimming pools in Vietnam are known for gay hunting grounds. The best time is around 6pm when families have thinned out. Following their water sports and cruising around the pool, guys get naked and head to the shower rooms which may be discretely shared by more than one person. Make eye contact, and, if your gaze is returned, action may follow.
- Ky Dong Club, Nguyen Thong at Ky Dong
Friday the pool is only for women only. Sauna and massage here is for Vietnamese only. Not very gay, so be discreet.
- Nguyen Tri Phuong swimming pool
Reported to be the gayest of the pools in Ho Chi Minh City. Action in changing room.
- Nha Van Hoa Lao Dong (Workers' Club)
Pool and showers can be very cruisy around 5-6pm. Bring your own towel and swimwear or buy it at the shop on the right side of the entrance. Buy a ticket at the pool to enter the showering rooms. Not very gay, so be discreet.
- Yet Kieu Club, Cau Thi Nghe (just before the bridge),
Two big swimming pools. Most action around 6pm. Not very gay, so be discreet.
Other Adult Services
There are many freelancer bars in Ho Chi Minh City where you can find freelancer prostitutes in Saigon.
Restaurants Boom Boom
Here are some restaurants with working girls in Ho Chi Minh City. Girl fine is usually 400 - 500.000 VND.
Coffee Shop Blow Jobs
There are quite many coffee shops in Saigon where you can get a blowjob and perhaps something other adult services for money.
Barber shops (BSS) / Beauty Salons
You can get more than just a hair cut in many Salons in Ho Chi Minh City. Girl fine is usually 500.000 VND. Locals might call these also "Salon Boom Boom".
Saigon´s barber shops offer the same services you find in blowjob bars in other Asian countries. Things are as simple as possible. Just go inside and you should see very sexy and provocatively dressed girls around. Pay the $5-8 haircut for the cashier. One of the girls will escort you to a barber chair for chat and sometimes a massage. Then you just sit on reclining chair and she washes you and gets down to the action. When you are finished, she will wipe you down. Sometimes girls will let you play with their tits too.
Dating in Ho Chi Minh City can be a bit tricky due to cultural differences, so your best bet is to sign up for a dating site before your trip so you can meet a few locals ahead of time. AdultFriendFinder.com, for example, lets you meet local members in Ho Chi Minh City and get to know them on a personal basis before you arrive. Take advantage of features like live chat rooms and member webcams so you know who you are chatting with before arranging a face-to-face meeting. Since time in your destination may be limited, get to know each other’s desires beforehand so when you do meet, you can skip the awkward introductions and start having some real fun.
Transsexuals and Shemales
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Ladyboys in Saigon can be found from streets around on motorbikes at night around the circle near Hai Ba Trung, Dong Du and Thi Sach. Usually two ladyboys are on the bike, and they try to pass themselves off as GG's looking to take you to a short stay hotel. The government does not allow hotel guests to bring "any" unmarried guest to their room overnight, women or ladyboys, but ladyboys know hotels for short-time sex.
- At night along the Pham Ngu Lao Street after 10pm, there are ladyboys with motorbikes.
Price for ladyboy hooker in Ho Chi Minh City is (VND300,000 or US$15) for short-time.
To get laid with ladyboy escort in Saigon is possible via WikiSexGuide classifieds site.
Sexual Services for Women
In Ho Chi Minh City, Nigerian male prostitutes are known to charge US$25 an hour to service mainly older Vietnamese ladies and some tourists. Around two dozen provide the service out of shared aparments in Tan Binh district. Other areas such as Nguyen Kim Park and adjacent Nguyen Binh Kim Street you can see women and gay men pick up Vietnamese male prostitutes for US$25 to US$50.
Sleeping and Girl Friendly Hotels
Finding an girl friendly hotel in HCMC is very important. Government regulations forbid Vietnamese girls to stay overnight with foreign guys and most hotels follow this rule quite strictly. Some hotels get around the rule by making you to pay for another room and in the event of a raid, the hotel workers will inform you quickly so that the girl can flee to the other room. Some of the hotels charge an extra $5-15 to let the woman in.
Here is a list of girl friendly hotels in Ho Chi Minh City where you can take a guest (girl) in your room:
- Indochine Hotel Hoi An
- A&Em 39 Thu Khoa Huan Hotel
- Hoang Hai Long Hotel
- Tan My Dinh Hotel
- Thien Tung Hotel
- Sophia Hotel
- Lien An Saigon Hotel 2
- Thien Xuan Hotel
- Boss Hotel Saigon
- Dai Nam Hotel
- Empress Hotel
- The White Hotel 3
- N.Y Kim Phuong Hotel
- Lam Binh Hotel
- Thai Binh 2 Hotel
See also: Global list of girl friendly hotels
At night, when you walk along the Pham Ngu Lao Street, (Only for boys/men), the motorcyclists will approached you. They are lookalike very beautiful girls. Beware, they are ladyboys. Do not get confused. Just remember, to say NO. Because along the walk (after 10pm), a lot, a lot, a lot of ladyboys with their motorcycle will come to approach you. They will try to follow you often. You should always ask a motorcycle taxi to drop you of little further from the girlie club you are going to. If they drop you at the front of the club, you might end up paying commission for the driver because club will somehow then pull that money out from you.
Always use common sense when dealing with prostitutes. There are hundreds of stories of rough-looking men (pimps) demanding money from drunken tourists who were just asking where to find a girl partner for a night.
Some prostitutes are also stealing from customers. Do not take a girl to your hotel room and go to sleep when the girl might be awake. You might wake up in the morning without any of your valuables.
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Saigon, Vietnam Abbreviations
- DBL - Dinh Bo Linh
- DBP - Dien Bien Phu
- DK - Dong Khoi
- HBT - Hai Ba Trung
- NKKN - Nam Ky Khoi Nghia
- NPK - Nguyen Phi Khanh
- NTMK - Nguyen Thi Minh Khai
- PMH - Phu My Hung (This is an area in District 7, not a street)
- XVNT - Xo Viet Nghe Tinh