Mekong River Delta
The size or the region that water covers largely depends on the season. Popularly known as ‘biological treasure trove’, exotic ancient as well as new species like Laotian Rock Rat, Lizards, Fishes, Plants, and Mammals have this place as their origin. It is also referred to as ‘rice bowl’ of Vietnam as it produces rice crop in large quantities along with other vegetables and fruits. Also, this area is rich in green vegetation and the lifestyle that people of this place follow is serene and relaxing.
Highlights: Tropical Wildlife Species, Lush Green Vegetation, Rice Crop Plantation, Biological Treasure Trove, peaceful and serene pace of life.
Cu Chi Tunnels
Ho Chi Minh City Cruise Port
Highlights: The Ho Chi Minh City Cruise Port is fast paced and quote innovative. Skyscrapers can be witnessed along the brightly colored Hindu and Buddhist temples. The French colonial buildings are also quite popular and prominent here. The rise of the city along the Saigon River can be prominently witnessed. Plenty of tours are conducted from here, and therefore, it is a popular site of attraction for tourists.
Bach Dang Pier
Highlight: This place has an elegance of its own. Visitors can find large numbers of authentic eateries, coffee shops, and bars. The bustling area also attracts the attraction of lots of locals sipping drinks and doing tai chi in the morning
Location: It is located at Ton Duc Thang, just next to the ferry terminal. It is also very closely located to the Renaissance Central Hotel.
Price: Several cruise tours are available here and the prices range from 90000 Dong to 100000 Dong.
Can Gio Mangrove Biosphere Reserve
Highlights: Before venturing into the wilderness of the Reserve, travelers are often made to see the Riverside marker and the Can Gio Museum.
Location: The wetland is about 40 km southeast of Ho Chi Minh City.
Price: The nature of the trips varies, and it can be approximately 85000 Dong. These include transportation, entrance, meals and guides.
Saigon Opera House
Highlight: The essence of France’s belle époque is captured in the Opera house. Right from ballet to modern musicals and dance, lots of performances are carried out here. AO Show is a popular event hosted here, and it is a combination of dance, music and acrobatics. It also showcases traditional Vietnamese dance using bamboo. Live performances attract the attention and interest of large numbers of people.
Location: The place is located at 7 Lam Son Sq, Ho Chi Minh City.
Price: The price range from 504, 000 VND to 1, 176, 000 VND for show tickets.
Notre Dame Cathedral
Vietnam Cookery Center
Highlights: The Vietnam Cookery Center can even offer one day professional course suited to the needs of different individuals. The Chefs giving instructions are friendly and professionals and they speak good English. As a result, it is not difficult for foreign nationals to get an idea of the professional cooking in Vietnam.
Price: The price is approximately about 780, 500 Dong based on the nature of the class selected.
Highlights: The tourist village of Binh Quoi is located on this river. Another popular attraction is the underwater tunnel that passes below the river. This tunnel is open to public since 2011. It is said to be the longest cross river tunnel in the overall Southeast Asia.
Location: This River is easily accessible at Binh Thanh District of the Ho Chi Minh City.
Price: Visiting the river is free, but the prices of conducting trips to the tunnel and village might vary from 800, 000 Dong to 950, 000 Dong.
Highlights: There are some uncluttered sidewalks along with some malls and cafes. It gives a feeling that someone has left the Vietnam and moved to a different country. The bridge spans across a lake with beautiful waterfall cascading down. These waterfalls are illuminated by flash light of different colors, which makes the site altogether more appealing and attractive.
Location: The Bridge is situated at Ton Dat Tien, Tan Phu, Ho Chi Minh City.
Price: The entrance is free for everyone.
Temple of the Buddha's Relic (Xa Loi pagoda)
Highlights: On full moon and new moon day, special prayers are conducted from 7 am to 9 am and from 7pm to 9 pm. Apart from that, prayers are held every Sunday from 8am to 10 am. Chinese characters present in front of the temple makes it highly prominent and it is pronounced as Xa Loi Chua. The giant golden historical Buddha can be witnessed by taking the staircase on the right by women and the left by men.
Location: The temple is situated at 89 Ba Huyen Thanh Quan
Price: The entrance is free for all.
Chua Vinh Nghiem
Highlights: It is said to be the first pagoda made with concrete. The main sanctuary comprises of a large building in the middle of the courtyard. Inside the sanctuary, there is a long hall with a large shrine and some other important relics. There are different things to see in different halls located in the main floor.
Location: It is situated at 339, Nam Ky Khoi Nghia Street near Ward 7, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City.
Price: There is no entrance fee
Ben Dinh Tunnels
Highlights: The tunnels are about 1.2 meters high with a width of 80cm. This is also a good place to understand how clever the Vietnamese were in terms of the tunnel system. Visitors are given an idea of how people lived and fought from inside the tunnel during the war.
Price: Various trips are conducted to the tunnel and the prices might be approximately about 160, 560 Dong.