Ho Chi Minh City Things to Do

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  • Ben Thanh Market, Ho Chi Minh City

    1. 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...

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

    2. 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...

  • War Remnants Museum, Ho Chi Minh City

    3. War Remnants Museum

    4 out of 5 stars

    The museum is excellent if one critically keeps in mind that only one side of the coin is shown here. Rooms are modern and with AC and text in English and Vietnamese. Many tourists come to this museum...

  • Mekong Delta, Ho Chi Minh City

    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...

  • Notre Dame Cathedral, Ho Chi Minh City

    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...

  • Reunification Palace, Ho Chi Minh City

    6. 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...

  • Post Office, Ho Chi Minh City

    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...

  • Chinatown, Ho Chi Minh City

    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...

  • Massages, Ho Chi Minh City

    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,...

  • City Hall, Ho Chi Minh City

    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...

  • Temples, Ho Chi Minh City

    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...

  • Parks, Ho Chi Minh City

    12. 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...

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

    13. 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...

  • Water Puppet, Ho Chi Minh City

    14. 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...

  • Rex Hotel, Ho Chi Minh City

    15. 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...

  • Jade Emperor Pagoda, Ho Chi Minh City

    16. 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...

  • Saigon River, Ho Chi Minh City

    17. 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...

  • Museum of History, Ho Chi Minh City

    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...

  • Former US Embassy, Ho Chi Minh City

    19. 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...

  • Revolutionary Museum, Ho Chi Minh City

    20. 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...

  • Binh Tay Market, Ho Chi Minh City

    21. 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...

  • Opera House, Ho Chi Minh City

    22. 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...

  • Saigon Water Park, Ho Chi Minh City

    23. Saigon Water Park

    Cool of at the water park. There are Swimming pools, Water rides, Childrens pools, Slides, and Wave machine. Good place to go to get out of the busy streets for half a day. Costs around $5. Open from...

  • Zoo & Botanic Garden, Ho Chi Minh City

    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...

  • Tours, Ho Chi Minh City

    25. 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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  • 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.


    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.


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