When my good friends Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt visited Saigon in 2006, they dropped by the Temple Club which is one of the most atmospheric and romantic spots in Ho Chi Minh City.
Back in the 1900s, this place was indeed a temple with some of the original woods said to have remained intact. With high ceilings, exposed bricks as walls and antique furniture, Temple Club is divided into 3 sections: a bar, dinning area and the lounge.
The picture below is the walkway leading up to Temple Club.
Pictures of the lounge area:
Pictures of the classic bar area:
The dinning area at Temple Club:
If you have been following Vietnam720.com, you’ll know that I’m a cheapo. And you’d have guessed that there’s something about the prices at Temple Club that brought me here. You are right. Take a look at the drinks menu below. 333 Beer cost only US$2.50 and a cappuccino at only US$2.20- these prices for soaking (the whole day if you want) in one of the coolest place in Saigon.
My Vietnamese filter coffee below came at under US$2. See how pretty they are being served. There’s even a piece of chocolate as an aftertaste.
Parting shot: Even the ash tray is so bloody classic- makes smoking my cheap cigarettes feels like doing an expensive cigar
See all pictures of Temple Club in the slideshow below.
Temple Club Saigon
Address: 29-31 Ton That Thiep Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City.