Ho Chi Minh City Things to Do

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  • 1. War Remnants Museum

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    There are lots of reviews of the War Remnants Museum on here and elsewhere, so I was expecting a particularly harrowing and one-sided affair. It wasn't quite like that, perhaps because I was already...

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  • 2. Ben Thanh Market

    I wasn't sure whether to put Ben Thanh market in the tourist trap section. When I went there at night, the main market was closed, but there were many tourist souvenir stalls in the street beside,...

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  • 3. Out of Saigon - Cu Chi Tunnels

    The war was ended for a long time, but on annual occasion of 30th April, the whole country recalls the tenacious battle and hardships of the Vietnamese Revolution. On occasion of a long holiday: 30th...

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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. Notre Dame Cathedral

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Architectural Masterpiece Notre Dame Cathedral – Saigon. Notre Dame Cathedral (also known as the Big Church, Basilica, and Cathedral) in Ho Chi Minh City is magnificent, beautiful, and stable in the...

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  • 6. 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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  • 7. Post Office

    4 out of 5 stars

    Located in the city center, the Saigon Central Post Office is a must-visit destination to foreign tourists. With unique architecture, high aesthetic and at the age of 130, the post office really...

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  • 8. Reunification Palace

    4 out of 5 stars

    Independence Palace- Reunification Palace is a must- visit tourist attraction in Ho Chi Minh city. The Independence Palace is situated at 135 Nam Ky Khoi Nghia street, Ben Thanh, district 1, Ho Chi...

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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

    City Hall, or the building for the People's Committee, was once the centre of the French colonial system in southern Vietnam (Cochinchina) - that's why some locals will tell you it used to be a hotel...

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  • 11. Water Puppet

    The Water Puppet show is performed based on the scenario of a festival in a village. So sometime there is a “MC” announce the information, and people/audience responded. The content describes the...

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  • 12. 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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  • 13. 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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  • 14. Out of Saigon - Cao Dai Temple

    Only if you're already in Tay Ninh: The people are a different religion than most other Vietnam people. They worship the one eyed religion and they wear the white dress robe (ao dai) Don't forget to...

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  • 15. Revolutionary Museum

    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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  • 16. Parks

    this will be my Ho Chi Minh Statue Night View Pictures Uncle Ho (as Ho Chi Minh is most commonly referred to in the west) is most famous for leading the Viet Minh independence movement from 1941...

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  • 17. Saigon River

    The Saigon river is Ho Chi Minh City's main drinking water source, which might be a little bit alarming given the range of industry you can see along it. Walking alongside it, there are a few dubious...

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  • 18. 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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  • 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. Opera House

    Saigon Opera House- Ho Chi Minh Municipal Theatre. Located in a convenient location in the city center, this is seen as the central and municipal theater where takes place theatrical and art...

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  • 21. Dong Khoi Street

    4 out of 5 stars

    A lively street in the heart of Ho Chi Minh. It became famous during French rule when it was known as the Rue Catinat, with five star hotels, posh restaurants and elegant boutiques standing next to...

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  • 22. 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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  • 23. 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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  • 24. Zoo & Botanic Garden

    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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  • 25. Saigon Sky Deck

    The Bitexco Financial Tower is a relatively recent addition to the Ho Chi Minh city tourist scene, having a 49th floor viewing panoramic window also known as the Saigon Skydeck. It's the tallest...

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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