Royalty Free Sound Effects For Music.

Ho Chi Minh City Sound Effects

Ho Chi Minh City Soundscape

Royalty Free Sound Library

Traffic, Crowds & Industrial Sounds
$ 3
  • Specs: 29 files • 24 bit / 192 kHz • 6.4 GB Includes metadata
  • Duration: Approx. 90 Minutes
  • Delivery: Instant - Blazingly-Fast - Digital Download On Bandcamp
  • Unlimited Downloads
  • No copyright claims or royalty fees
  • License type: Royalty-Free
Recording Ho Chi Minh City Sound Effects

If you haven’t been to Ho Chi Minh City yet then get your headphones ready, sit back, and listen to the crazy sounds this city has to offer!

In January 2019 I rented a motorbike and traveled from the south to the north to record sounds. My goal was to create a huge Vietnam library with recordings captured in all the regions. At this time I also used the new (at the time) Zoom H3-VR for recording ambisonic sounds in addition to my stereo setup.


My time spent in Ho Chi Minh City

Before starting my 2-month journey, I spent four days in district 3 of Ho Chi Minh City. Recording around the city offered its own challenges like avoiding music with blasting loudspeakers. For example, if I tried to record traffic sounds, just a few streets away a shop would turn on their loud speakers and then it’s over. This happened more times than I can count which could be quite frustrating!

Another situation that I often encountered was friendly and very curious locals asking me I was doing while I was recording. The language barrier made it difficult for me to explain what exactly I was doing so I would respond with “Tôi thu âm” which means “I record sounds”.

One of the best parts of Ho Chi Minh City is that security is everywhere and always present. Look out for the people in the blue shirts because they almost always a security guard keeping an eye on things.


What I recorded in Saigon

During my time in the city, I decided to focus on creating a traffic sound library. That means you can expect a lot of crazy traffic sounds filled with honkings, motorbikes, trucks, cars drive by, and ambulance sirens. The sounds were recorded on super busy roads, small side streets, fast highways, from a distance, and very close drive-bys.

Besides traffic, I recorded a train pass by on a small railway crossing with the majestic and loud train horn and the warning beeping signal coming from the barrier.

Also, I obtained many crowd sounds from places like Cathedrale De Notre Dame, the Central Post Office of Ho Chi Minh City, and at the train station during nighttime.

One of my favorite recordings was from the container harbor which I found on accident while roaming on a little walkway along the Saigon River! You can hear great mechanical sounds produced by a crane moving the containers, a tug boat passing by and also some underwater hydrophone recordings! I had to try out my Priezor which is an electromagnetic field antenna by LOM and sounds were abundant everywhere!

Four days in Ho Chi Minh City was clearly not enough time! If you’re looking for more sounds from Vietnam check out an entire premium Vietnam Sound Library which includes EVERYTHING I recorded during the 2-month journey across the county!


Review & download the metadata here!

Files: 29 files • Including metadata 

Size: 6.4 GB

Sample Rate: 192-24 WAV

Duration: Approx. 90 min

Gear: Zoom F8n, DPA 4060, Usi Pro & Usi Pro Micro, Limpet Mics, & Priezor

Delivery: Instant – blazingly-fast – digital download on Bandcamp

License type: Royalty-free

Price: $3


Interest in our travel equipment, bags, camera & field recording gear? Click HERE!

Downloading or buying  our sound libraries on Bandcamp comes with a lot of benefits!
  • you can listen to each single track inside the library!
  • you are not forced to download or buy  the complete library. If you need only one or two recordings you can just download or buy the one you need!
  • unlimited downloads & streamings whenever you want & from wherever you want!
  • If you lose the files or your hard drive fails you can always re-download the files without having to purchase again!
  • I always upload files in the highest possible quality but Bandcamp gives you the options to choose between MP3 V0, MP3 320, FLAC, AAC, Ogg Vorbis, ALAC, WAV, AIFF what is super awesome!
  • with creating a free account you get automatically notified if I publish a new library without signing up for a newsletter!
Can I edit the files?

Yes! All sounds are royalty-free & you can edit & manipulate our recordings.

 Can I sell the files?

Well, not in its original form but:

  • in any manipulated form if you are a sound designer
  • in any musical compositions without limitations
  • within podcasts, audio dramas, games, post-production for film & video production, apps & many more!

We have an awesome license agreement made just for your needs!

How often can I download & use this library?

If you have downloaded or purchased the library on Bandcamp you have unlimited downloads plus unlimited & lifelong use in all your projects!

I only need one sound! Do I need to download or purchase all the sounds?

No, On Bandcamp you can just buy or download the track you like without buying or downloading the complete library! This is something you are not getting on other sound library platforms and is an awesome feature!

How can I download the library?
For free downloads just type in “0” and choose the format you want! Bandcamp creates a zip folder with all files. For all other libraries just type or name your price! 
I have more questions…

We are real people so please message us anytime at [email protected] and we are super happy to answer all your questions!

at [email protected] and we are super happy to answer all your questions!


Our recordings are provided as wav files and can be used with Logic Pro, Cubase, Nuendo, Ableton, Pro Tools, Reaper, Audacity, Adobe or any other audio/video editing software!

The library tracks are recorded in 192 kHz 24 bit which gives you all the flexibility you need. 

Since we embedded these files with rich metadata like file description & keywords you are able to quickly find the sounds. We suggest using professional audio management tools like Soundly, Soundminer, Basehead or Sound Grinder.

You may also like...


Stay up-to-date on our latest news & get a special discount to our Bandcamp Full Discography



Every sound on this site have been recorded by us Libby & Marcel! Learn more about our journey traveling full-time as sound recordists...


Get 120 GB
Sounds of Iceland in
The All In One Bundle​!

For only $20 you can access over 1TB of high-quality sounds recorded around the world!

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website.