TOP 10 PLACES TO VISIT IN HO CHI CITY
Ho Chi Minh City is the biggest city in Vietnam. It has long been known as the Pearl of the Far East not only because of its prosperity but also by the harmony of natural beauty, and there are many places to visit. Here are top 10 places to visit in Ho Chi Minh City in 2018.
1. Ben Thanh Market
Ben Thanh Market is the biggest market in District 1 - The heart of Ho Chi Minh City. It was built in 1912, experienced many years of vicissitudes of the war with many restorations. It is now considered the symbol and soul of Saigon.
Address: Le Loi Street, Ben Thanh Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City.
2. War Remnants Museum
Founded in 1975, it is a destination not to be missed for those who come to Saigon, especially those who love history.
It has many images and artifacts of the war crimes in Vietnam as Agent Orange, which millions of Vietnamese suffer the consequences to this day.
In 2018, TripAdvisor Readers voted the War Remnants Museum as one of the top 10 museums in the world.
Address: 28 Vo Van Tan, Ward 6, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City.
Fare: 40,000 dong.
3. Bui Vien Walking Street
Bui Vien is a street in district 1, where many Western tourists choose to stay and relax (most of them are backpackers). The name “Pho Tay” is named by the local people. This is the multinational and multicultural place because of being not only western tourists but also other locals and foreigners visit here. Having many exciting activities to do and lots of Vietnamese traditional food to try, with affordable price.
This is a great place to experience Ho Chi Minh nightlife. Choosing a restaurant on the roadside, enjoy some bottles of Saigon beer with a few street foods, watch the passers-by, and maybe you will love Saigon from this moment.
4. Cu Chi Tunnels
Cu Chi Tunnels was built in 1946 - 1948, was the revolutionary base of Vietnam soldiers (Viet Cong) supply weapons, ammunition, food, and living quarters during the Indochina War and the Vietnam War.
Address: Cu Chi District, Ho Chi Minh City.
Fares (entrance ticket): 100,000 dong.
5. Jade Emperor Pagoda
Jade Emperor Pagoda is an ancient temple, style of Chinese temples decorated with brilliant vignettes. The pagoda was built of bricks, roofs covered with yin-yang tiles, rooftop decoration, roof corners with many colored pottery statues. There are many artworks in the pagoda: altarpieces, statues, altars, pillars and incense made from wooden, ceramic and paper materials.
On May 24, 2017, US President Barack Obama paid a visit to the Jade Emperor during his official visit to Vietnam.
Address: 73 Mai Thi Luu., Dakao Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City.
6. Notre Dame Cathedral
Notre Dame Cathedral is located in the downtown of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The cathedral was constructed between 1863 and 1880. With its unique architecture, it is also considered a symbol of Saigon along with Ben Thanh Market and is a place you should visit once, especially for those who follow Christianity.
Notre Dame Cathedral area is a lively area in Saigon, in front of the cathedral is the park (the park 30/4), next to the Saigon Central Post Office and surrounded by modern business centers.
Address: 01 Cong Xa Paris, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City.
7. Nguyen Hue Walking Street
Nguyen Hue is a walking avenue in central District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, connecting Headquarters City People's Committee for Bach Dang Pier, Saigon River. Nguyen Hue is a beautiful and modern walking street in Saigon, where is the convergence of street bands, street artists and a large number of local people. Along with Bui Vien, this is a great place to experience Ho Chi Minh City nightlife.
8. Independence Palace
The Independence Palace is a historic spot in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Within the campus more than 12 hectares, it’s a good choice for your trip to discover Vietnam’s war. In addition, the unique architecture and green space promise an interesting trip!
Address: 135 Nam Ky Khoi Nghia Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (central Ho Chi Minh city).
Opening: 7:30 am - 11:00 am; 13:00 pm - 16:00 pm.
Fare: 40,000 dong.
9. Ho Chi Minh City Museum of Fine Arts
Ho Chi Minh City Museum of Fine Arts is built on an area of 3,514m² in art-deco style - the architectural style that harmoniously combines the two schools of Asian and European art. The museum includes three buildings show collections featuring Vietnamese artworks in sculpture, oil, silk painting, and lacquer painting, as well as traditional styles including woodcut paintings in the “Hang Trong”, “Dong Ho”, and “Kim Hoang” styles.
Address: 97 Pho Duc Chinh, Nguyen Thai Binh Ward, District 1, HCMC.
Fare: 30,000 dong.
10. Saigon Central Post Office
Address: 02 Cong Xa Paris, Ben Nghe District 1, Ho Chi Minh City.
Opening: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm.
Located in district 1 - the heart of Ho Chi Minh, the Saigon Central Post Office is one of the must-see destinations when you visit Saigon. It is one of the oldest buildings in Saigon, and one of the symbols of Ho Chi Minh City.
Above are top 10 places to visit in Ho Chi Minh City. You can click on each image to see specific content or refer to the Destinations column for more information.
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