Ho Chi Minh City Things to Do

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  • 1. Out of Saigon - Cu Chi Tunnels

    Visit to the Cu Chi Tunnels, Saigon ,as a private tour arranged by impresstravel.Cu Chi is about 40 km northwest of Ho Chi Minh City in Southern Vietnam. Our guide was Mr.Hoang, he told me a lot of...

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  • 2. Ben Thanh Market

    The Cho Benh Thanh market is just beside our hotel , the Liberty Central.So everyday if we have free time , we would kill our time in here.We found this market interesting, as well as other markets in...

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  • 3. Reunification Palace

    4 out of 5 stars

    President Diem commissioned the building of the Palace but unfortunately was assassinated shortly after construction started. The building was completed in 1966 on the site of the former Norodom...

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  • 4. War Remnants Museum

    4 out of 5 stars

    Visited the War Remnants Museum after went to the Reunification Palace, as a part of Ho Chi Minh city tour. The War Remnants Museum (Vietnamese: Bảo tàng chứng tích chiến tranh) is...

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  • 5. Post Office

    4 out of 5 stars

    Usually a post office is not in our itinerary when we visit a city.But we visited this one , and we are not disappointed. Saigon Central Post Office (in Vietnamese: Bưu điện Trung tâm...

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  • 6. Mekong Delta

    This is a long day tour. You do not see many rice paddies, as housing stretches a long way out. On arrival at Cai Be, a boat takes you to see the floating markets, this is why I did this tour. You...

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  • 7. Chinatown

    Cholon's main market, a Chinese-style architectural masterpiece with a great clock tower in the centre. Much of the business here is wholesale. If you are buying in bulk, this is the place to do...

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  • 8. Notre Dame Cathedral

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    The French colonists did it again - They built this lovely Cathedral between 1863 and 1880. The style of the Cathedral was chosen by holding a "design' competition. Well, French Colonists wanted...

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  • 9. City Hall

    Although city hall is not open to the public, it still is worth hunting it down to have a look at the beautiful architecture. It was completed in 1908, once being known as the "Hotel de Ville." It...

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  • 10. Massages

    For a relaxing massage after a tiring day, you should try Ngoc Anh Spa. Sauna, steam bath and jakuzi is available as well as different types of massage. All the masseurs and masseuses are certified. A...

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  • 11. Temples

    I did a day trip to this temple and the Cu Chi tunnels. This temple is really a must see, make sure that you are there for the midday mass The main attraction is the Great Divine Temple built between...

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  • 12. Parks

    The Zoo and Botanical Garden began in 1864. It is the biggest zoological garden of the country comprising of two separate sections for plants and animals. Hundreds of animals, birds and reptiles are...

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  • 13. Out of Saigon - Cao Dai Temple

    Cao Dai Temple or the Great Holy See Temple is one of the places you must have to see when in HCMC. This is the 2nd place we visited for the whole day tour so we can witness the midday mass held by...

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  • 14. Rex Hotel

    If you are not staying here, then come for a look! The Hotel is located next to City hall and has an important place in the history of Ho Chi Minh City. The Hotel is now a 5 star, 284-room, five-story...

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  • 15. Jade Emperor Pagoda

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    This Temple I was taken to when on my city tour. I was dropped off at the temple courtyard which had a tortoise pool, and quite a few people in the courtyard. On entering the main hall, the first...

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  • 16. Museum of Ho Chi Minh City

    3 out of 5 stars

    This Museum is housed in a former colonial adminstration building known as Gia Long Palace . The museum focus mostly on the war although in the lower floors it does have some decent art/ history...

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  • 17. Saigon River

    Saigon River Express offers VIP speedboat tours to the Cu Chi Tunnels - the Mekong Delta - and jungle canal tours around Saigon. This is the service that was recommended as part of "Three Perfect...

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  • 18. Museum of History

    4 out of 5 stars

    If you are visiting the Botanical garden and Zoo, then pop next door to the History museum (1929) Its a lovely, historical Pagoda style building which typifies Indochinese architecture. The museum...

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  • 19. Water Puppet

    This will be pictures of the Assorted Water Puppets of the Show According to Wikipedia: The orchestra accompanies the performance with traditional music and song Dance of the water fairies Water...

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  • 20. Municipal Theatre

    This beautiful French-colonial building known as Nha Hat Thanh was built in 1899 as a concert hall. It is generally known as the Opera house. The main hall was used as headquarters of the South...

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  • 21. Binh Tay Market

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    This is a local market where you can buy a lot of stuffs in wholesale. The problem here is that the place is too crowded and hot inside and the vendors were not speaking in English. If youre into...

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  • 22. Former US Embassy

    The New US Consulate, Located inside what was the compound of the former U.S. Embassy in the then capital of South Vietnam, the building is only a stone's throw from the presidential palace of the...

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  • 23. Opera House

    Also known as the Saigon Opera House, this wonderful example of French colonial architecture lies in the heart of the city's District 1 area, surrounded by new shopping plazas and posh hotels. Built...

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  • 24. Tran Nguyen Monuments

    The statue of Tran Nguyen Han is located in the roundabout where the streets of Le Loi, Ham Nghi, Tran Hung Dao and Le Lai intersect – just in front of the Ben Thanh Market. General Tran Nguyen Han...

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  • 25. Xa Loi Pagoda

    The Xa Loi Pagoda is the largest pagoda in Ho Chi Minh City. It was built in 1956 to enshrine a sample of the relics of Gautama Buddha, and was also the headquarters of the Vietnamese Buddhist...

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  • martensd's Profile Photo
    Jun 9, 2013 at 11:53 AM

    This may be some help to those heading to Saigon (HCMC).
    Below is a site for article concerning volunteer tourist help being offered in District 1 (main tourist area) for tourist visiting HCMC.

    thanhniennews.com/index/page...

    According to the article, English speaking youth volunteers will be available in three areas 7 days a week. The volunteers will be wearing blue jerseys and can help tourists not only with questions, but alert police if they feel a tourist has been scammed or threatened.

    Sounds like a great idea, that's time is overdue.

    David

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