Ho Chi Minh City, also known as Saigon, isn’t a famous nightlife location, especially for foreigners. There are places like hostess bars around but not a lot else. For lonely foreign men in Ho Chi Minh City days can be even more lively than the nights thanks to an abundance of happy ending massage parlors.
You can wander around going from one mainstream massage parlor to the next hoping that the rub will end with a tug but this kind of blind activity can be a huge drain on your time and money. I’ve had luck at Flamingo Spa and a few second floor places in the backpacker district but that’s about it. You might luck out from time to time but you’ll probably end up with blue balls more often than you’ll bust a nut. Ho Chi Minh City is a truly place where all that glitters is not gold. Often times it’s shit. A basic rule of thumb is that the sexier the women are in a place the less likely you are to get any sexy services.
The fun is only guaranteed in a few places. One is an area of backstreets around Hoang Van Thu Park near the airport. Here there are a lot of massage parlors. You can usually score some boom boom for 1 million Dong if you’re a foreigner. I hear Vietnamese guys aren’t allowed in these places but I don’t know if that’s true because I’ve definitely seen local guys in them. Most of the women in these places are pretty hot but the mamasans can be annoying. I’ve always heard that some of these places have been raided.
Maybe a safer bet are the massage parlors located in big hotels around HCMC. These places are so official it’s hard to imagining anything happening but who knows. Look at the go go bars of Angeles City for an example of how well established places can be hit overnight. I don’t know what goes on behind the scenes but apparently all it takes if for someone with power to get pissed off for the iron fist to come crashing down. For now at least it all still stands and has been since I started visiting the city years ago.
The massage places in the big hotels are usually located on upper floors but sometimes they have their own entrances or even their own buildings. They are clean and professional with big lobbies. You pay for a massage ticket at the front desk which can range from 350,000 Dong up to 750,000 or so depending on what kind of room you get. The VIP rooms are usually around 500,000 Dong and they are big with their own bath tubs and steam rooms. The Super VIP rooms are even nicer but I only take them when all the VIP rooms are full because I go for the ladies and the service not the surroundings.
Some of the places in this category are located in the Saigon Star Hotel, the Hon En Hotel, and the Liberty 2 Hotel. A famous stand alone place is Minh Minh Tam on Le Hong Phong in District 10. You can find them all with Google or by writing down the name and area for a local taxi driver.
The women in the big massage spas usually wear sexy little uniforms that show their legs and cleavage but also try to make it difficult to grope the goods. Some of the masseuses will let you slide a hand up or down their jumpers when the fun gets going and a select few will even get their tits out for full access but many will limit your touching to over the clothes or not allow it at all. They all take care of you though. You will usually get a steam, then they’ll wash you down in the tub, then they’ll give you a decent massage, then they’ll jack you off expertly with a liberal use of oil. I have never seen an ugly woman or an old woman at any of the really well known places. Some of the cheaper and dirtier places have women who look a little skanky but are still up to the task at hand.
The only bad thing is that most of the women in these places can’t speak English and a few will try to negotiate for a tip before they jerk you off. None of this gets in the way of me getting off though. It’s never been really bad in the good places. Begging for tips can be a turn off in some of the dumpier ones though. A fair tip for the woman is between 300,000 and 750,000 Dong.
The most I have ever spent for a full hour of service and a happy ending from a gorgeous 19 year old was the equivalent of 70 dollars American. That ain’t bad. Usually I drop the equivalent of thirty or forty bucks total which is even better. Some of the babes who can speak English have dropped me their phone numbers and met me after work. That’s best of all.