Ho Chi Minh City Things to Do

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  • 1. Out of Saigon - Cu Chi Tunnels

    It's definitely a must-go place if you visit HCMC. Although it's kind of far from the city, you still can get there by bus or motorcycle. It took me around 2-3 hours by bus, and fortunately some good...

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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. War Remnants Museum

    4 out of 5 stars

    We went to this museum twice. It is an extremely important museum, in my opinion, and one which ought to be seen. However, it evokes strong reaction, and can be upsetting. What I found upsetting were...

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  • 4. Mekong Delta

    We took a day trip to the Mekong Delta with a private guide (we chose to book the guide who had picked us up at the airport). Our guide was originally from the Mekong Delta, and so had an insider's...

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  • 5. 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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  • 6. 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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  • 7. 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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  • 8. 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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  • 9. Massages

    I can warmly recommend Indochine Spa. I love traditional Thai massage, and they do a really good one here. It's more expensive than average spas in HCMC, but compared to another spa, which I visited,...

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  • 10. 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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  • 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. 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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  • 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. Parks

    Tao Dan Cultural Park is located in District 1, surrounded by the Nguyen Thi Minh Khai, Cach Mang Thang Tam, Nguyen Du, and Huyen Tran Cong Chua streets. If you need a short break from the hectic Ho...

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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. 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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  • 17. 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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  • 18. Saigon River

    This is one of the few moving boat with onboard restaurant as its attraction.This boat will depart at 8.15pm and will cruise about 1.5 hours before it get back to its jetty Varieties of...

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  • 19. Binh Tay Market

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Part two of my Bitexco Financial Tower tips with more pictures in and around the bitexco financial tower (separate tips for the Saigon Sky Deck) the last time I was in Saigon in 2007, there was no...

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  • 20. Former US Embassy

    Unfortunately the building no longer stands but here is a little information about the compound that is back in the hands of the U.S. today. Remember the footage during the Vietnamese American War of...

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  • 21. 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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  • 22. 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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  • 23. Saigon Sky Deck

    FINAL PART of my Saigon Sky Deck Tips with more pictures the assorted scenes of Saigon, taken at the Saigon Sky Deck with my ultra zoom camera, the Canon Powershot SX 40. this will be a multi part...

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  • 24. Tours

    If you do the tour to the Tunnels and Temple with Rainbow Adventure tours, (probably other tours as well) then a morning tea stop is at the handicapped persons workshop. Here you see them making...

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  • 25. 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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  • 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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