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The 10 best things to do in ho chi minh city

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Referring to Saigon, people will immediately think of a bustling and bustling city even at night. Not only is it the largest economic center in the country, it is also known as the leading entertainment paradise with all kinds of activities.

Where to go to play in Saigon? Probably the question of many people when they intend to travel to Saigon . Don’t worry, discover in turn the following:

1. Saigon Notre-Dame Cathedral

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Notre Dame Cathedral is one of the tourist attractions in Saigon in District 1 , considered as a typical symbol of the city.

Located in an central location, this cathedral is distinguished by its European architecture that combines both Gothic and Roman styles. The church is the pride of the city’s people.

In addition, around the church campus is a culinary paradise with delicious fruit cakes, fried foods, etc… for you to enjoy.

  • Address: No. 1 Paris Commune, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1
  • Opening hours: 8:30am – 10:00am, 2:30pm – 3:30pm (Monday – Friday)
  • Ticket price: Free

2. Independence Palace

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Independence Palace, also known as the Reunification Halla witness to the historical transfer between the two regimes and associated with the history of the Vietnamese nation.

This is also one of the special national monuments. This is a place associated with national history.

Coming here, you will be able to see with your own eyes the ancient items and monuments marking the time of independence.  The Independence Palace attracts thousands of tourists from all over the world to visit.

  • Address: 135 Nam Ky Khoi Nghia, District 1
  • Opening hours: 7:30 am – 11 am and from 13 pm to 16 pm
  • Ticket price: 1-2$/person

3. Saigon Opera House

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This is considered a typical and most expensive cultural work of the French colonial period in Saigon. Construction started in January 1900 and was renovated for the second time in 1998. This is also one of the most impressive works in Saigon.

Currently, the Theater is a place specializing in organizing art performances and big events.

  • Address: Lam Son Square Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City

4. Saigon Central Post Office

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Every day this place welcomes a lot of visitors to visit and explore. The post office was built from 1886 to 1891 by a French architect, impressing with its vibrant yellow color in the afternoon sun. All of which attract visitors from the first time they arrive. 

  • Address: No. 2 Paris Commune, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1.
  • Opening hours: 7:00am – 7:00pm
  • Ticket price: Free

5. Ben Thanh Market

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As the famous typical name of Saigon, Ben Thanh market is located in the city center, all 4 lanes are bordered by big roads. The market is both a place to trade, exchange, buy and sell goods and a tourist destination that attracts many tourists, especially foreign tourists.

Here you will find a lot of items that can be bought as gifts for family and friends and enjoy traditional Vietnamese dishes such as Pho,  fried rice cakes, etc.

  • Address: Ben Thanh Ward – District 1.
  • Opening hours: 7:00am – 7:00pm
  • Ticket price: Free

6. Landmark 81

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Landmark 81 is still a hot hit tourist destination in Saigon . It was once known as the tallest building in Vietnam. The most prominent of which is the highest facade with glossy glass doors.

  • Address: Vinhomes Central Park, 208 Nguyen Huu Canh, Ward 22, Binh Thanh District
  • Ticket price: Free

7. Bui Vien Street

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If you have the opportunity to visit this city, you must definitely discover here. The Street is an extremely attractive destination with many entertainment activities and unique street food. The lively performances of live music, pub, bar, etc. are easy to attract others.

Perhaps this is one of the great places for you to feel the soul of a land that many people still call the city that never sleeps.

  • Address: Bui Vien – Pham Ngu Lao – De Tham, District 1

8. Beer Alley: Lost in HongKong

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This alley takes the main concept of a bright street of LED lights, neon signs, yolk lights and posters like Hong Kong.

Come here to “get” super quality photos. There are many delicious beers here and the prices are relatively “soft”, accompanied by snacks when drinking with beer very bold flavor of Hong Kong.

  • Address: 175/19 Pham Ngu Lao, District 1
  • Opening hours: 15h00 – 5am

9. Can Gio eco-tourism area

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Can Gio is a coastal district of Ho Chi Minh City and is the only place in this city that has a sea.

Coming to Can Gio on weekends or holidays, you will get away from the hustle and bustle of crowded urban places, to immerse yourself in the cool sea water, enjoy a wonderful resort space keeping nature in the fresh air.

If you have time, you should spend 2 days to explore this coastal district with places such as monkey island, Vam Sat tourist area. , Thanh An island commune,… Can Gio is a suitable place to “change the wind” at the weekend.

10. Cu Chi Tunnels

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Cu Chi is known as the “city in the ground” by many people because it not only has a maze-like tunnel system, but also has many rooms, warehouses, kitchens, infirmaries, offices,…

It is not only a national relic but also a famous daytime tourist destination in Saigon , attracting about 20 million foreign visitors each year.

  • Address: Cu Chi District, Ho Chi Minh City
  • Ticket price: 4-5$/foreigner

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