Offices are usually open from Monday to Friday from 7:30am or 8:00am until 5:00pm or 6:00pm, and often close for lunch between 11:30am and 1:30pm. Some offices (including S Vietnam Travel) also open Saturday morning.
Shops open early and close any time between 6:00pm and 10:00pm. Most shops and restaurants are open 7 days a week.
Post offices keep longer, from 6.30am to 9pm.
Banks open from 8am to 4pm and Saturday’s morning.
Museums also open in the weekend for visitors but close on Monday.
Temples and pagodas open every day, from around 5am to 9pm.
Markets open at 7am and close at 5pm, except Night market (from Hang Dao Str. to Dong Xuan market – walking streets, in the evening of Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 8pm to 3am)
Super-markets (mini-marts) open from 8am to 8pm or 9pm.