Things to Do in Ho Chi Minh City

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War Remnants Museum

The War Remnants is a museum in Ho Chi Minh City dedicated to the military and war thematics. War Remnants has different thematic exhibitions placed in various rooms and halls. All the exhibitions have military equipements and ammunition including helicopters, fighters and boms.

Cu Chi Tunnels

Củ Chi tunnels are underground network in Củ Chi District, Ho Chi Minh City. The tunnels were built during the Vietnam war, and served as hiding point for soldiers. The tunnels were also used for communication, food receiving, hospitals and even living spots.

Central Post Office

Saigon post office was built during 1886-1891, when Vietnam was a part of the French Indochina. The style of the building is a mixture of Gothic, Renaissance and French architecture.

Ben Thanh Market

Bến Thành is a huge market in Ho Chi Minh city. It is a symbolic area, which is considered to be one of the most recognizable emblems of the city. In the marketplace there are a large variety of local handicrafts, textiles and souvenirs. Ben Thanh is also famous for the most delicious local cuisine in the city.

The Independence Palace

Independence Palace was built in 1962. It used to be the workplace of the President of South Vietnam during the Vietnam War. The palace symbolizes the end of Vietnam war and is a popular landmark in Ho Chi Minh City. It is also associated with the fall of the city in 1975.

Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral

Saigon Notre Dame is a famous cathedral situated in downtown of Ho Chi Minh City. It was built between 1863 and 1880 by French colonists, who gave the name Notre Dame to the cathedral. The cathedral stand proudly in the center of the city with its 2 58 meters high bell towers. The towers hold six bronze bells.

Bitexco Financial Tower - Saigon Skydeck

Bitexco Financial Tower is a popular tourist destination in Ho Chi Minh City, which was considered to be the tallest building in Vietnam til January 2011 . The skyscraper is constructed with the shape of lotus, the symbol and the national flower of Vietnam. The skyscraper has 68 floors in total.

Saigon Opera House (Ho Chi Minh Municipal Theater)

Saigon Opera House is the main hall for concerts, cultural events and meetings in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The structure is a typical example of French colonial architecture. Saigon opera house has a capacity of 800 seat. By its shape and design it reminds the Opéra Garnier in Paris.

Ho Chi Minh Squares

Ho Chi Minh Square occupies the central part of the city and is surrounded by French colonial style buildings. The most notable building in the square is the City Hall, which is a popular tourist site On the other side of the square stands Rex Hotel and a huge shopping mall.

Bui Vien Street

Bui Vien is one of the main streets in Ho Chi Minh City. It is a well-known area especially for the budget travelers and tourists who want some local experience and adventures. The street is full of cheap restaurants, bars and shops. The street is famous as “backpackers area.

Golden Dragon Water Puppet Theater

Golden Dragon is the well known puppet theater in Ho Chi Minh City. It consist of the puppets, dancing, playing and singing on the tanks of water. The duration of the shows are 45-40 minutes every day. riding a water buffalo, catching frogs, fishing are the regular parts of the show.

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