Ho Chi Minh City Off The Beaten Path

  • In the monastery.
    In the monastery.
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  • Children play on a tank.
    Children play on a tank.
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  • Mekong Delta.
    Mekong Delta.
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Most Viewed Off The Beaten Path in Ho Chi Minh City

  • Mekong, Ho Chi Minh City

    1. Mekong

    After visting My Tho we boarded a boat and set out to explore the Mekong Delta. It was Hogmanay we had lunch in a little restaurant on an island and the local children played us Auld Lang Syne on...

  • Out of Saigon - Cu Chi Tunnels, Ho Chi Minh City

    2. Out of Saigon - Cu Chi Tunnels

    On our trip to Tay Ninh and Cu Chi we also visited a lovely Buddhist temple in Chau Doc. Chau Doc is best known for a massacre. On July 11 1957 anti-Diem insurgents stormed a bar in Chau Doc and...

  • Out of Saigon - Cao Dai Temple, Ho Chi Minh City

    3. Out of Saigon - Cao Dai Temple

    The capital of the same-named province, Tay Ninh is situated 95km northwest of Ho Chi Minh City and is the original home of the Cao Dai religion which has around 3 million adherents in Southern...

  • Reunification Palace, Ho Chi Minh City

    4. Reunification Palace

    The Huge Park facing the Reunification Palace (Nam Ky Khoi Nghia Street) that ends in front of the Diamond Plaza Mall in Pham Ngoc Thach Street and bisected by le Duan Street is a favorite of...

  • Out of Saigon - Vung Tau, Ho Chi Minh City

    5. Out of Saigon - Vung Tau

    The nearest beach to Saigon is the one located at Vung Tau about two hours to the east of the city. It's not as nice as the beaches on he Central Coast but it makes for a great escape frpm the city...

  • Out of Saigon - Hoi An, Ho Chi Minh City
  • Cao Dai, Ho Chi Minh City

    7. Cao Dai

    Caodaism is a monotheistic religion, officially established in the city of Tay Ninh, Southern Vietnam in 1926. The religion's followers engage in practices such...

  • Chua Giac Lam Temple, Ho Chi Minh City

    8. Chua Giac Lam Temple

    The Chua Giac Lam (To Dinh Ciac Lam) Temple is not in ther normal tourist areas of Saigon. It is in the Tan Binh District, a very Viet only area towards the...

  • VBL HCMC, Ho Chi Minh City

    9. VBL HCMC

    APB operates through majority-owned Vietnam Brewery Ltd (VBL) and wholly-owned Asia Pacific Brewery (Hanoi) Limited in Vietnam.VBL manages and operates four...

  • BASTOS - Vietnamese Cigarettes!, Ho Chi Minh City

    10. BASTOS - Vietnamese Cigarettes!

    Bastos is actually a portuguese company that manufactures various cigarettes in vietnam (they are available in Europe Too) and they have a variety of local...

  • ONG BON PAGODA, Ho Chi Minh City


    The Cholon District of Saigon being the Chinese District is home to lots of pagodas dedicated both to buddhist and native chinese taoist deities. Among the many...

  • Turtle Lake (HO CON RUA), Ho Chi Minh City

    12. Turtle Lake (HO CON RUA)

    The Turtle Lake or Ho Con Rua is located in Pham Ngong Thach Street, just after passing the Diamond Plaza Hotel and Mall and it located on a roundabout. the...

  • National Treasury Building, Ho Chi Minh City

    13. National Treasury Building

    Nguyen Hue Street is part of the City Center of Saigon and hence many of the landmarks are located in this wide, tree line boulevard that starts at the Saigon...

  • Ho Chi Minh 122nd Birthday Anniversay, Ho Chi Minh City

    14. Ho Chi Minh 122nd Birthday Anniversay

    The Great Communist Revolutionary and President of North Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh was born in May 19, 1890 and since he was responsible in making vietnam a nation...

  • Take a trip to the Mekong delta., Ho Chi Minh City

    15. Take a trip to the Mekong delta.

    The Mekong delta is only a couple of hours drive from Saigon and a nice place to visit for a day or two when you are in Saigon and feel the need of some clean...

  • Paintings at Nam Ky Khoi Ngia Street, Ho Chi Minh City

    16. Paintings at Nam Ky Khoi Ngia Street

    I wanted to get a nice oil painting and the ones at Dong Khoi Street was a tad bit expensive. Then I discovered the Nam Ky Khoi Ngia Street which "housed" a lot...

  • Relax and cool off for a day, Ho Chi Minh City

    17. Relax and cool off for a day

    If you've had enough of shopping, museums and really feel you've been offered one coconut too many then get out of town to the Saigon Water Park in Thu Duc...

  • Handicapped Handicrafts Factory, Ho Chi Minh City

    18. Handicapped Handicrafts Factory

    Handicraft factory on the road between Ho Chi Minh city and My Tao in the Mekong Delta, It's one of many scattered throughout Vietnam, managed by a government...

  • Chua Vinh Nghiem (temple), Ho Chi Minh City

    19. Chua Vinh Nghiem (temple)

    I was actually looking for a tall pagoda with many golden Buddha statues that look over HCM but the clerk at Sapaco misunderstood and gave me directions to this...

  • See how beautiful life can be, Ho Chi Minh City

    20. See how beautiful life can be

    Just take the chance and leave the main streets. Turn into any side street and youu will be in the middle of the real life in...it's not important where you do...

  • A Place Called Nui Ba Den (Black Virgin Mountain), Ho Chi Minh City

    21. A Place Called Nui Ba Den (Black Virgin Mountain)

    Nui Ba Den is situated near the Province of Tay Ninh. The place is now a far cry from what it was in the past. Currently, there's a temple that's located near...

  • Hire a Guide, Ho Chi Minh City

    22. Hire a Guide

    His name is Tung (email him here). He's a himble 60-year old veteran of the American War and a native of Ho Chi Minh City who takes his job very seriously. We...

  • Meeting with a Vietnam War photographer, Ho Chi Minh City

    23. Meeting with a Vietnam War photographer

    I was informed about the photographer by a friend I met during my visit to HCMC. Apparently, the photographer - Mr Cuong (pronounced Keng) - has a private...

  • Relaxing...., Ho Chi Minh City

    24. Relaxing....

    Opportunities for massage abound, but almost exclusively they involve pretty young girls in short skirts make a living on "tips". I dare to say that it is...

  • Eat Where Locals Are!, Ho Chi Minh City

    25. Eat Where Locals Are!

    Don't be afraid to try out all kinds of yummy vietnamese dishes!Eat where the locals are, on the streets, in the market, or just sit beside the roads!Follow...

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