Ho Chi Minh City Travel Guide

Ho Chi Minh City Travel Guide

Ho Chi Minh City, also known as Saigon, is the largest city in Vietnam. Boasting charming French colonial architecture, elegant boulevards, and various historical and religious sites, it has become one of the most popular cities among Vietnam tours.

It is a hot, bustling and dynamic city with rich history and culture to soak up. You can buff up on your history in the War Remnants Museum which shows the Vietnam War through Vietnamese eyes; experience a touch of Paris in the magnificent Notre Dame Cathedral built with French bricks to recreate the feel of the cathedral in Paris; crawl in the immense underground Cu Chi Tunnels for an eye-opening experience; get high in the Bitexco Financial Tower for an unrivaled panoramic view of the city; wander through timeless alleys to feel the seamless blend of its past and present; visit some art museums and galleries to appreciate the artworks inspired by both Western and Eastern styles due to its history; eat like a local in street restaurants for authentic foods; haggle for various Vietnamese arts and crafts as souvenirs in Ben Thanh Market, the biggest and best market in this city.

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Top Attractions in Ho Chi Minh

Cu Chi Tunnels

Many come to Ho Chi Minh City without missing visit the world-known Cu Chi Tunnel, one of the most famous battlegrounds of the Vietnam War and today, the top tourist attraction.

The tunnel, a 75-mile-long underground maze, was originally built during the time of French occupation in the 1940s. It was enlarged during the American presence in the 1960s, providing refuge for Vietnam citizens and defensive fortification against invading forces.

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  • Notre Dame Cathedral

    Notre Dame Cathedral sits in a quiet corner of the sizzling downtown of Ho Chi Minh City. Constructed in the 19th century by French colonists, it's peaceful and somber in the Gothic and Roman style that is strangely out of place.

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  • Reunification Palace

    Of all Vietnam's tourist attractions, the one you should not drop is the iconic Reunification Palace. It was first designed as the residence and workplace of the U.S backed former Vietnam President Ngo Dinh Diem until his death.

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  • Cao Dai Temple

    60 miles away from Ho Chi Minh City you'll reach Tay Nihn City, where locates the famous Cao Dai Great Temple (translated as Holy See Temple), built in 1926 and has a rich blend of Caodaism (a religion founded in 1926 teaching the major world religions), Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism, and Catholicism.

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  • Thien Hau Pagoda

    Ho Chi Minh City is so packed with worshiping sites like churches, pagodas, and mosques that in every ten meters you'll encounter one. It's no shortage of new styles, but they're also some ancient ones that have been standing for hundreds of years. Thien Hau Pagoda, is built by the Chinese in the early 19 century to honor the goddess Thien Hau, the Lady of the Sea. 

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  • War Remnants Museum

    Primarily containing exhibits associated with the American phase of the Vietnam War from 1961 to 1975, the War Remnants Museum was opened in 1975. As one of the most popular attractions in Ho Chi Minh City, the museum has been drawing tens of thousands of foreigners' attention.

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  • History Museum

    Since Ho Chi Minh City is the largest city in Vietnam and has witnessed historical changes in this nation, museums conveying the culture and history dot every nook and cranny. Among them, the one that stands out is the History Museum showcasing Vietnam's history with exhibits from all periods.

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  • Ben Thanh Market

    Being the most famous landmark in Ho Chi Minh City, the Ben Thanh Market enjoys a history of over 150 years. It was established during the French occupation, but a fire burnt it to the ground in 1870. After which it was rebuilt to be the city's largest market.

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  • Jade Emperor Pagoda

    Being a real gem among Chinese temples, Jade Emperor Pagoda is a Taoist temple built by the Cantonese Chinese community in Ho Chi Minh City during the 19~20 century.

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