7 Reasons to Visit Ho Chi Minh City in 2019

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Ho Chi Minh (Saigon) is a beautiful city surrounded by the Saigon River. It was once called Paris of Indochina. Nowadays it still exists many hundreds of years old French-style buildings interwoven with the skyscrapers. Here are 7 Reasons to Visit Ho Chi Minh City in 2019.

1. The local food

Saigon's multi-ethnic culture and heritage has served up a multitude of colorful cuisines, each with its own flavor and aroma. Do as locals do and join a snaking hawker queue to feast on authentic local eats, or discover local flavor where you might not expect it.

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2. The Museums

Dedicate a peaceful afternoon to exploring the War Remnants Museum. Admire Vietnam's best art collections at the Saigon Art Museum or learn about Vietnam's history at Independence Palace.

In 2018, TripAdvisor Readers voted the War Remnants Museum as one of the top 10 museums in the world.

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3. The Nightlife 

Ho Chi Minh City besides called Saigon also has another name is The non-sleeping city because as late at night, this city is more beautiful and striking.

As of late, cafes, bars and pubs increasingly more crowded. Saigon people are generous and hospitable so they often gather friends at night to chat and sip a glass of rice wine.

You can enjoy the nightlife in Saigon on Bui Vien Street, Nguyen Hue Walking Street or at a small coffee shop along roads.

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4. The Temples

Vietnam is the country of pagodas and temples. Pagodas are a big part of Vietnamese's spiritual. Whether you believe in God, Buddha or not, but if possible, let's go to the temple in Vietnam once, and pray something, maybe it will become true!

In Saigon, the temples are everywhere, the temples here have characteristics architectural style of multi-ethnic culture as the Chinese, Thai or native beliefs.

The famous temples you should visit: Jade Emperor Pagoda, Ba Thien Hau Temple and Minh Dang Quang Pagoda.

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5. The Wildlife

Find a peaceful respite with nature when you take a walk through Can Gio Mangrove. You might even catch a glimpse of the native monkeys.

Animal lovers can also head to wildlife conservation destination as Saigon Botanical Gardens.

6. The Theme Park  

Saigon people know how to have fun. Thrill-seekers can get at Dam Sen Park. For a theme park with a unique twist, head to Suoi Tien Theme Park, where you can put mettle to the test and brave the "12 Courts of Hell" exhibit.

For your kids, Dam Sen Water Park is a great choice with hundreds of water games.

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7. The Iconic Architecture 

Saigon was once called Paris of Indochina. Nowadays it still exists many hundreds of years old French-style buildings as the City's Hall, Notre Dame Cathedral, Ben Thanh Market, and Saigon Central Post Office.  These are buildings with unique architecture, proofs of history and ups and downs of the times.

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Above are 7 Reasons to Visit Ho Chi Minh City in 2019. You can click on each image to see specific content.

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