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, 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 Ho Chi Minh City Female Escorts
- 3 Red Light Districts
- 4 Prostitution
- 5 Street Hookers
- 6 Karaoke & Hostess Bars
- 7 Strip Clubs & Lap Dance
- 8 Freelancer Bars
- 9 Restaurants Boom Boom
- 10 Coffee Shop Blow jobs
- 11 Brothels
- 12 Erotic Massage Parlors
- 13 Barber shops (BSS) / Beauty Salons
- 14 Transsexuals / Shemales
- 15 Transsexual Escorts
- 16 Gay & Lesbian
- 17 Sexual Services for Women
- 18 Sex Shops & Adult Stores
- 19 Sleeping
- 20 Stay Safe
- 21 See Also
Sex Scene and Prostitution
Prostitution in Vietnam is illegal, although the government estimated that between 30,000 people in the country are prostitutes. Another estimate puts the number between 20,000 and 70,000 individuals.
In Ho Chi Minh City, many of the prostitutes are quite young and 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").
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Red Light Districts
Here are Saigon red-light district:
- Main red-light districts in Ho Chi Minh City is Hoa Binh Park, located on the corner of Hung Vuong and Nguyen Chi Thanh streets
- Other streets for prostitution, 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 prostitutes publicly waving down passers-by.
- Price to have sex with hooker in Ho Chi Minh City is around (VND300,000 or US$15) for full service, rent of room included. Also full night service is available. Price depends on quality.
On a stretch of street that is only 500 meters long, running from Nguyen Chi Thanh Street to Hoa Binh Park, prostitution activities seem to go on around the clock. Prostitutes parade themselves on this street every day from early morning till mid night. They used to cruise the street only at night but recently have started to hang around here all day long.
It is estimated that around 40-50 prostitutes of the night work this stretch of the street.
- 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.
Price for street prostitute in Ho Chi Minh City is (VND300,000 or US$15), rent of room included, but you have to negotiate to get this price and often asking price can be much higher.
- One of the current hot spots in Ho Chi Minh City is 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.
- You can also find motorcycle girls from Phan Ngu Lao and Bui Vien streets and the alleys that run between them.
Karaoke & Hostess Bars
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: VND300,000 – 500,000 (US$14-23) 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.
Here are some KTV bars in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon):
- Tuan Quynh Cafe Karaoke, Tel:858-64545, Dc 817 Nguyen Van Linh-Sai Dong Long Bien Ha Nqi. GIRL FINE 500000 VND
- Tip top Karaoke, Tel:0839308396, Số 9 Trương Định, Quận 3, http://www.tiptopkaraoke.info/. GIRL FINE 500000 VND
- Phuong Do, Tel:6271-7941, 2428 Tran Hung Dao Dist. 1. GIRL FINE 500000 VND
- Con Co, 244 Tran Binh Trong Dist. 5. GIRL FINE 500000 VND
- Hoang Ahn, 177 Tran Binh Trong Dist. 5. GIRL FINE 500000 VND
- 98, 98 Tran Binh Trong. GIRL FINE 500000 VND
- Tan Hoa Hong, Tel:9235-249, 224 A Cao Dat Dist. 5. GIRL FINE 500000 VND
- Karaoke Bambi, 21 A Nguyen Thi Thap. GIRL FINE 500000 VND
- Son Ca Karaoke, 342 Nguyen Van Linh Dist. 7. GIRL FINE 500000 VND
- Phoung Nam Karaoke, Dien Phu Phi. GIRL FINE 500000 VND
- Nhac Viet Karaoke, E49-E50 Xuan Hong P. 12 Q. GIRL FINE 500000 VND
- Anh Kiet, 40 Duoy Soi Binh Tri Dong. GIRL FINE 500000 VND
- Nhung Nho, 46 Duoy Soi Binh Tri Dong. GIRL FINE 500000 VND
- Viet Han Karaoke, 228 Duoy Vanh Dai Truong. GIRL FINE 500000 VND
- My Son, 232 Duoy Vanh Hai Trang. GIRL FINE 500000 VND
- Thien An Karaoke, 396 Ten Lua Phuong Binh Tri Dong. GIRL FINE 500000 VND
- Nam Ho 231 Karaoke, 209 Binh Tri Dong. GIRL FINE 500000 VND
Strip Clubs & Lap Dance
Here is a list of Strip Clubs in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon):
- Bar Thien Thanh, 24 Chan Maul Diel
- Cosy Corner Pub, 74A P1 Hai Ba Trung Street District 1
- Miss Saigon, 74A1 Hai Ba Trung St
- Thien Dang Paradise, 74 / 6 Hai Ba Trung St
Here are some freelancer bars in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon):
- Little Princess Bar, 5e Nguyen Sieu Dist. 1. GIRL FINE 500000 VND
- Crazy Buffalo Saigon, De Tham 212, GIRL FINE 500000 VND
- Trai Tac, 13 Dong Du P Ben Nghe Dist. 1, GIRL FINE 500000 VND
- Ngoc Tram, 60 Tran Binh Trong Dist. 5, GIRL FINE 500000 VND
- Q7, 348 Nguyen Van Linh Dist. 7, GIRL FINE 500000 VND
Restaurants Boom Boom
Here are some restaurants with working girls in Ho Chi Minh City. Girl fine is usually 400 - 500.000 VND:
- The KY 21, Tel:08-3835-6833. 383 Vo Van Tan St., Dist. 3
- Tan Nguyen Thai, (84-8) 38303864. 102D-102E An Duong Vuong St., Ward 9, Dist. 5
- Cam Tu, 189 Tran Binh Trong Dist. 1
- Bang Lang, 436 Nguyen Thi Thap Dist. 7
- Bi Bo, 266 Duoy So 1 Binh Tri Dong
- Thien Thanh, 292 Duoy So-1 Binh Tri Dong
- Hoang Chau, 162 Duoy Ten Lua Binh Tri Dong
- Phuong Tin, 206 Duoy Ten Lua Binh Tri Dong
- Kim Tien, 188 Duoy Ten Lua Binh Tri Dong
- Tan Minh Cuong, 41 Douy Ten Lua Binh Tri Dong
- Ngoc Nho, 244 Ten Lua Phuong Binh Tri Dong
- Ngoc Kim Chiu, 248 Ten Lua Phuong Binh Tri Dong
- Song Tinh, 256 Ten Lua Phuong Binh Tri Dong
- Khanh Han, 303 Ten Lua Phuong Binh Tri Dong
- Hoang Anh, 471 Ten Lua Phuong Binh Tri Dong
- Phi Phung, 238 Duong So-1 Binh Tri Dong
- Tan Song Tien, 225 Duoy So-1 Binh Tri Dong
- Thanh Hien, 24 Duoy So-6 Binh Tri Dong
- Tan Nguyen, 82 Duong So-7 KP 9, P Binh Tri Dong
- Gringos Bar & Grill, 38 Ton That Thiep Dist.1
Coffee Shop Blow jobs
Here are some coffee shops in Saigon:
- Tam Quam Xoa Bop Cafe Giai Khat, 258 Nguyen Van Linh, GIRL FINE 300000 VND
- Ngoc Phoung, 165 Le Van Loung Dist. 7, GIRL FINE 300000 VND
- Binh Dan, 593 B Le Van Luong, GIRL FINE 300000 VND
- Diem Trinh, 519 Le Van Luong Dist. 7, GIRL FINE 300000 VND
- Truc Mai, 56 Nguyen Huy Khanh, GIRL FINE 300000 VND
- Phoong Ngh, 43 Duoy Sui Binh Tri Dong , GIRL FINE 300000 VND
- Hong Nhung, 133 Buong So 1-P Binh Tri Dong, GIRL FINE 300000 VND
- Phong Tra Song Tint, Vanh Hai Trang, GIRL FINE 300000 VND
Erotic Massage Parlors
Few erotic massage parlours are on the most popular tourist street Bui Vien in Saigon. Those are cheap and easy to find. Most massage girls are good looking, but often they have a lack of massage skills. However Happy Endings they offer are usually done with skills.
Here are some erotic massage parlors in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon). Girl fines are usually 400.000 VND unless the list says something else.
- Zest Spa, 60 Bui Thi Xuan
- Thien Hai Massage, Tel:0822429244. 506 Nguyen Thi Thap Dist. 7
- Vinh Thing Massage, 416 Nguyen Thi Thap
- Thu Phuong Massage, 268 Nguyen Thi Thap
- Son Tra Massage, Tel:3775-4828. 156 A Nguyen Thi Thap Dist. 7
- Hoang Duc, Nguyen Huy Khanh
- Tuan Thanh Massage, 75 Nguyen Huy Khanh
- Thanh Dat 2, 106 Dinh Bo Linh
- Hoang Coi Massage, 111 Dinh Bo Linh
- Thanh Dat Massage, Dinh Bo Linh. GIRL FINE 500000 VND
- Nhu Quynh, Dinh Boi Linh
- Bao Lan, Dinh Bao Linh
- Dan Nguyen, Hoang Van Thlu Q. Phi Nhan
- De Nhat ( Spa & Health Club), Hoang Viet Q. Tan Binh
- Dang Hoa, Duoy Binh Tri Dong
- Hoang Ty, Duoy Binh Tri Dong
- Quynh Anh, 235 Duoy So-1 Binh Tri Dong
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 call these "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.
- Le Duyen Hair Salon, 46-48 Bui Thi Xuan. (08) 3825 0494.
- Phoung Hat Hot Toc Goi Dau, 22 A Dinh Bo Linh Q Bt.
- Levy Beauty Salon, 90 Bui Thi Xuan
- Thien Thanh Beauty Salon, 45 Bui Thi Xuan
- Binh Phoung Beauty Salon, 178 Vo Van Tan P 5 Dist. 3
- Khaly, Tel:388- 23195. 164 Cong Quynh Dist. 1
- Le Duyen 5, 32 Nguyen Cu Trinh Dist. 1
- Khahan, 40 Nguyen Cu Trinh
- Gia Han, 48 Nguyen Cu Trinh Dist. 1
- Duyen Dang 1, Tel:382-47771. 44 Truong Dinh Dist. 1
- Duyen Dang 3, 48 Truong Dinh Dist 1
- My Anh, Tel:627-83692. 60 Truong Dinh Dist. 1
- Dong Kinh, 194 Lytu Truong Dist. 1
- Le Duyen 4, 72-74 Truong Dinh
- Tao Thanh, 356 Nguyen Thi Thap
- Hoang Yen, 334 Nguyen Thi Thap
- Anh Kim, 44 B Dinh Bo Linh
- Dan Truong, Dinh Bo Linh
- Men, 22 Ten Lua phuong Binh Tri Dong
Transsexuals / Shemales
- Ladyboys 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.
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Gay & Lesbian
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.
- Quite possibly the best party night for gay travellers in Ho Chi Minh City. This popular monthly event is held at various venues and attracts a young, trendy and fun-loving gay/lesbian/straight crowd.
Gay Bars & Clubs
- Mecca Club & Lounge
- 129A Nguyen Hue District 1,
- New gay lounge bar in Saigon! Mecca is a well-designed club featuring international DJs spinning various sounds. Attractive go-go dancers with regular special events. Drinks are on the pricey side, but there is no cover charge. Gets busy at the weekend.
- God Mother Bar
- 129 Cong Quynh Street,
- Gay-friendly bar, restaurant and guesthouse in Ho Chi Minh City. God Mother serves both Asian and Western food. DJ plays in the evening. Occasional special events featuring live music shows. Also offers rooms for rent. Free WiFi.
Gay Spas & Saunas
- Nadam Spa
- 12/29/1 Highway 13, Hiep Binh Chanh Ward, Thu Duc district, Tel: +84 083 726 8028,
- Exclusively gay sauna and spa (possibly the best in Vietnam) offering massages, body scrubs, facials and haircuts. Nadam has well-maintained facilities which include a steam room and large jacuzzi, but there are no private cabins. Massage service and free WiFi available. A café/bar serves drinks and light snacks. Nadam’s nice atmosphere, clean facilities and friendly staff make it a popular destination for locals as well as visitors. Very busy on the weekends.
- Weekday opening times: 12:00 - 23:00
- Weekend opening times: 12:00 - 23:00
- Features: music, cafe, restaurant, shop, swimming pool, steam room, massage, sauna, jacuzzi / hot pool, dark room, spa.
- Ha Son Spa, 310 Huỳnh Văn Bánh
- M. House Sauna, 652/55/12 Cộng Hòa, P 13
- Toan Thang Sauna, 126 Thanh Thai, P.12
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.
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.
Sex Shops & Adult Stores
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.
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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