Ho Chi Minh City vs Bangkok For Single Men
Ho Chi Minh City vs Bangkok for single men is something that some guys need to figure out before they travel to Southeast Asia. A man with months of time to travel should definitely hit up both, they are two of the coolest cities in the world to visit.
But what about for guys who only have enough time to visit one? Or what if they are considering taking a job in one or the other and need to decide before they can visit either city?
Ho Chi Minh City vs Bangkok for single men will come down to a variety of factors. Most of this site revolves around hooking up with girls so that will of course be a major part of this post and is why we included the word single in the title.
Whether you are looking to whore monger, hook up with a lot of different girls who aren’t hookers, or find a serious girlfriend might really make a difference in which city to choose. We will break down the mongering and the women who aren’t hookers so you have a better understanding of the scene in both places.
We will also talk about the cities in general. Which one is more modern? Which has better food? Nightlife? Infrastructure? Which is more expensive?
All of these questions will be answered by the time we finish this post, and there will be plenty of links for further reading on many subjects as you go along. Since this site mostly deals with mongering we might as well start there.
Mongering In Ho Chi Minh City vs Bangkok
This section is going to have a clear winner, but this was never a fair fight to begin with. The Bangkok mongering nightlife might just be the best in the world, and probably has the most options of anywhere.
Pretty much whatever form of prostitution exists can be found in this city and it is famous worldwide for it. Mongering in Ho Chi Minh City is definitely around, but not on anywhere the same level.
The main places to go would be the massage parlors which are all over, but often times you will only end up with a handjob or blowjob. There are some places to pay for sex, but maybe 10-20% as many as in Bangkok.
Both cities do have blowjob bars which we have compared before, and in Ho Chi Minh City they are probably the best value you will find. The prices for the blowjobs are pretty close at around $20 a piece, but they are a few bucks cheaper in HCMC.
You will find far more freelance prostitutes in Bangkok and can often get cheaper sex from them. There is one main freelancer bar in HCMC but the prostitutes there charge quite a bit.
Plus Vietnamese hookers are known to be extremely cut throat and merciless. They are not easy to deal with, where as you can get a good girlfriend experience from a Thai hooker a decent percent of the time.
You can still find plenty of ways to monger in Ho Chi Minh City, but Bangkok wins this in a landslide.
Comparing The Dating Scene
Now lets compare the dating scene, and once again Bangkok is probably going to win. The main reason for this is because more Thai girls are open for casual sex than Vietnamese girls, and more of them seem to have an interest in foreign men as well.
That isn’t to say that there are no slutty girls in Ho Chi Minh City, every city will have some sluts around. But generally speaking, and there is a lot of generalizing in this section, a higher percentage of Vietnamese women are sexually conservative compared to Thai’s.
We recently did a comparison between Bangkok and Manila for single men and the Filipina girls won this section hands down. But there is still a much higher percentage of easy to hook up with Thai girls than Vietnamese.
When it comes to finding a serious relationship or a wife then there really is no difference. Then it will just come down to personal preference, and we have no idea of knowing which you will like more.
Thai girls often have darker brown skin, where as Vietnamese are usually lighter skinned. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, you can sign up to Thai Cupid or Vietnam Cupid for free and take a look at the available talent in both cities to get a gauge of what is available when you arrive.
Girls in Bangkok are probably slightly better at speaking English than girls in Ho Chi Minh City are. You probably will also find yourself in more position to chat them up, Vietnamese people aren’t necessarily xenophobic but you see them mingling with foreign men less often than Thai’s.
City vs City Comparison
So Bangkok has much more mongering and a better chance of single men hooking up for one night stands. That doesn’t necessarily mean you will find both better because you may find Vietnamese girls way more attractive than Thai women, but it would be hard to argue against us saying there is more.
But what about the cities themselves? From an infrastructure stand point Bangkok is far more modern, it almost feels futuristic where as Ho Chi Minh City kind of feels a few years in the past.
Most foreign men will stay on Sukhumvit in Bangkok and there are many modern malls all along this road. Going above it is the BTS Sky Train which makes getting around the city very easy. Locate yourself along it and you rarely have to worry about any other form of transportation, and there is nothing similar in HCMC.
While Thai food is probably more famous worldwide the food in Vietnam is also excellent. Tastes may vary, but we aren’t going to try and tell you one is better than the other.
However there are more high end restaurants and western food around in Bangkok. Speaking of high end restaurants they are going to be expensive, so lets talk about your budget for both cities.
You can easily live in either city for under $1,000 a month if you have any budgeting skills. However if you want to live like a baller it is much easier to spend a lot of money in Bangkok.
That doesn’t necessarily mean it can be done cheaper though. You could rent a cheap apartment at the end of the BTS Line for around $200-$300 and be able to get into town for a dollar or two a ride.
Overall Bangkok will offer much better apartment value, you might even pay less for a more modern place, but apartments are cheap in both cities. It is easy to eat on a budget as well with all of the cheap local food around.
Budgets are always hard to discuss because each person values different things. Both of these cities can be done very cheaply with relative ease, you have more options to pay for luxuries in Bangkok.
There is also more nightlife there as well, and not just from a mongering perspective. If you are considering moving to either then you also need to know about the visa situation, and Thailand seems to be making it harder for foreign men recently where as Vietnam is making it easier.
One thing to note is that both of these cities are known to have a ‘vibe’ about them that can’t really be explained. They both have a lot of character and are really fun places to visit or live.
So Which City Is Better?
We can’t give you a direct answer because we don’t know what your exact needs are. If you are just looking to take a mongering vacation to Bangkok or Ho Chi Minh City then Bangkok would probably have to be the answer, unless you just don’t find Thai girls attractive at all.
If you want to hook up with a lot of girls but not enter into a serious relationship then it probably also would win. If you cared more about finding a wife then it will come down to personal preference.
Thailand as a whole is just a whole lot more modern and has better infrastructure than Vietnam. If you are a perfectionist or have a higher standard for living then you probably will be happier there.
If you have the chance you probably should visit both. We wrote a Bangkok mongering eBook and a Vietnam travel guide for men that will has even more info on both, mostly focusing on girls and mongering.
Hopefully this post comparing Ho Chi Minh City vs Bangkok for single men helped give you a clearer understanding of what to expect in both.