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  • 01Mekong River Delta

    Also known by the name south-western region or western region, Mekong River Delta is the region where the Mekong River breaks into different tributaries. This river flows in the south western Vietnam and the delta covers a large area of south western Vietnam.



    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.  
  • 02Cu Chi Tunnels

    Connecting the underground tunnels located in the Cu Chi district of Ho Chi Min City of Viatnam, the Cu Chi Tunnels are a wide network as well as a part of a much larger network of tunnels that underline the country. As per the history and origin of these tunnels are concerned, these originated during Vietnam War and were the location of various military campaigns at the time of Vietnam War. Also, these were the base of the Viet Cong’s base of operations for the Tet Offensive in the year 1968. The Viet Cong soldiers used these tunnels as hiding spots during combat. At the same time, these served as communication and supply routes, living quarters, hospitals, and food and weapon caches for numerous North Vietnamese fighters. These played a key role in curbing the American forces and helped to foster the growth of American Military effort. 
  • 03Ho Chi Minh City Cruise Port

    The main city cruise port is locally known as Phu My, and previously it was known as Saigon. Some local even use this name today, and it is one of the popular attractions of the city. It is a commercial port where cruise ships are docked. Mid-sized and smaller sized ships can navigate in the Saigon River and connect to the City Center.

    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.  
  • 04Bach Dang Pier

    This is a famous spot for boat trips to the Saigon River in Ho Chi Minh City. The visitors can easily get access to the different parts of the city that they want to explore. Both tourists and commercial boats move in and out of the Bach Dang Pier in the course of the day and night. There are many operators that even make special arrangements for attractions like Cu Chi Tunnels.
    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.
  • 05Can Gio Mangrove Biosphere Reserve

    Can Gio Mangrove Biosphere Reserve is a wetland and is listed in the biosphere reserve by UNESCO. It is an important wildlife sanctuary and it is characterized by mangrove forests and many rare species. The Reserve gives the opportunity to carry out advanced environmental protection ranging from coastal areas to the boundaries of the city. Mangrove dwelling invertebrates along with fish and shellfish can be found here. In the recent times, it has become a popular point of attraction and it is said to be the green lungs of the city.

    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.
  • 06Saigon Opera House

    The Saigon Opera House is a grand colonial interface built in 1897. It is regarded as one of the most recognizable buildings of the city. Officially, it is known as the Municipal Theatre and several kinds of performances attract the attention of people in large numbers.



    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. 
  • 07Notre Dame Cathedral

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  • 08Vietnam Cookery Center

    In order to get a taste of Vietnamese cuisines, this is a must visit place in Ho Chi Minh City. Different kinds of tours are arranged for locals and tourists alike, and the visitors get an idea of the delicacies associated with the Vietnamese cuisines, as a whole. These tours are very popular, and they get an idea of the different major and minor ingredients used in Vietnamese foods. They even get an idea of the techniques in which Vietnamese delicacies are prepared bringing water to the mouth.

    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.
  • 09Saigon River

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    Saigon River is very famous is Vietnam and it is one of the popular attractions in Ho Chi Minh City. This river is located in the southern part of Vietnam rising near Phum Daung. It empties into the river Nha Be. It is the main source of water supply in the Ho Chi Minh City. In addition to that, it is also the host of Saigon Port with a huge cargo volume.

    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.
  • 10Starlight Bridge

    Located only 6km from the busy areas of the Central Thanh Market, the area with the Starlight Bridge gives a completely different feel compared to the other parts of the city. There is less traffic, and it is quitter, but it is still a popular attraction of the city. It is the ideal place to spend some relaxing time with a loved one, which of course brings a romantic feeling in Saigon.

    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.
  • 11Temple of the Buddha's Relic (Xa Loi pagoda)

    This temple is renowned as a sacred relic of the Buddha built in 1956. Temple of the Buddha's Relic is steeped in history and architecture, and this in turn attracts the attention of large numbers of people to visit this temple from far and wide.

    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.
  • 12Chua Vinh Nghiem

    Chua Vinh Nghiem is located next to the canal at the end of Nam Ky Khoi Street, which is a crowded street. It looks like an ordinary Buddhist pagoda, and it is a popular attraction in Ho Chi Minh City. Even if, the pagoda looks ordinary, yet it is a large one.

    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 
  • 13Ben Dinh Tunnels

    Ben Dinh Tunnels is one of the most visited and a popular point of attraction in the Ho Chi Minh City. This site is a renovated section near the village of Ben Dinh, and it is located about 50km from the main city. The section of the tunnel system that is currently open to visitors is about few hundred meters from the visitor’s center. There are various chambers that snake up and down to finally reach the tunnel.

    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.  
  • 14Visit Dong Khoi

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    Visit Dong Khoi: Home to many French colonial buildings, Dong Khoi Street has witnessed many changes in Ho Chi Minh City. During the French occupation, it was the center of glamour and was called Rue Catinat. It became Tu Do or Freedom Street during the Vietnam War. When the Communists took over Saigon in the late 1970s, the name changed again to Dong Khoi, which means Total Revolution. Now Dong Khoi Street is at the heart of the city’s commercial life. It is still the best place to admire the grand old colonial buildings, although they too are being overshadowed by the nearby high-rise office towers. International brands, boutiques, stylish cafes and high-end restaurants now line this bustling street. Walk along Dong Khoi Street to admire what is left of the colonial architecture. Starting from the southern end of the bank of the Saigon River, have a look at the way at the Continental Hotel, the Opera House, the Caravelle Hotel, the stunning Gustav Eiffel-designed Central Post Office, and the Hotel de Ville, which is now the People’s Committee Building, ending at the Notre Dame Cathedral on Paris Square.


  • 15Jade emperor pagoda

    Visit Jade Emperor Pagoda: Built in 1909 in honor of the supreme Taoist god (the Jade Emperor or King of Heaven, Ngoc Hoang), this is one of the most spectacularly atmospheric temples in Ho Chi Minh City, stuffed with statues of phantasmal divinities and grotesque heroes. The pungent smoke of incense (Huong) fills the air, obscuring the exquisite woodcarvings. Its roof encrusted with elaborate tile work, the temple statues, depicting characters from both Buddhist and Taoist lore, are made from reinforced paper Mache. Inside the main building are two especially fierce and menacing Taoist figures. On the right (as you face the altar) is a 4m-high statue of the general who defeated the Green Dragon (depicted underfoot). On the left is the general who defeated the White Tiger, which is also being stepped on. Worshippers mass before the ineffable Jade Emperor, who presides – draped in luxurious robes and shrouded in a dense fog of incense smoke – over the main sanctuary. He is flanked by his guardians, the Four Big Diamonds (Tu Dai Kim Cuong), so named because they are said to be as hard as diamonds. Outside, a small pond seethes with turtles, some of which have shells inscribed with auspicious inscriptions.
  • 16Visit Reunification Palace

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    Visit Reunification Palace: Reunification Palace (formerly known as Independence Palace) has stayed in the mind of many generations of not only Vietnamese but also foreigners. It is known as the famous historical witness that passed through the two fierce wars against the French and American colonists. The palace was built on the site of the former Norodom Palace, a landmark in Ho Chi Minh City and designed by architect Ngo Viet Thu. As Vietnam was split into North Vietnam and South Vietnam, the building served as presidential home and workplace. Reunification Palace’s architecture is a blend of traditional ritual and modern architecture, typical of the 60s’. However, the design of the complex is not as appealing to tourists as all the historical events related to this building. Wandering around its rooms, visitors may be reminded of various important moments in the past of Vietnam, especially the war command room with its huge maps and old communication equipment, as well as the basement labyrinth. The building now functions as a museum, where visitors can view the F5E fighter plane, which bombed the palace on 8thApril 1975 and tank 843 which led the final assault through the palace gate at 11.30AM on 30th April 1975.

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  • 17Visit Ben Thanh Market area

    Visit Ben Thanh Market area: Situated in downtown Ho Chi Minh City, bustling Ben Thanh Market in District 1 is a great place to buy local handicrafts, branded goods, Vietnamese art and other souvenirs. Here, you’ll find eating stalls in the market where you can get a taste of hawker-style Vietnamese cuisine or simply cool off with a cold drink when the bargaining becomes too much. The market is big, difficult to navigate at times and certainly best avoided during the hottest part of the day, but all the same its well worth a look. When the night falls, restaurants around the perimeter of the market opens their doors creating a vibrant street-side scene filling the air with the scents of wok-fried noodles, barbecued fish, and meats. One of Saigon’s oldest landmarks, Ben Thanh offers a great atmosphere that is absolutely authentic Vietnamese. For shopping heaven head of the market, preferably early morning to pick up some bargains including lacquer ware, bamboo goods, and arts and crafts. Also on sale are clothes, textiles, luggage, watches and an assortment of electronic goods. Spices, nuts, and local fruits heavily scent the air, which is also filled with the chatter of tourists and the locals haggling for bargains.


  • 18Visit Bitexco Financial Tower:

    Visit Bitexco Financial Tower: The 68-storey, 262m-high, Carlos Zapata–designed skyscraper dwarfs all around it. It's reportedly shaped like a lotus bulb, but also resembles a CD rack with a tambourine shoved into it. That tambourine is the 48th-floor Saigon Sky deck, with a helipad on its roof. Choose a clear day and aim for sunset (or down a drink in the Eon Heli Bar instead). Bitexco Financial Tower is a true example of innovation and design. To help redefine the commercial space of Vietnam, Bitexco Group has assembled the very best international development team with a proven international track record and the experience in constructing some of the world’s tallest buildings Inspired by Vietnam’s national flower – the lotus, Bitexco Financial Tower is designed to represent the energy and aspiration of its people. Located in the Central Business District in one of the world’s fastest growing economies, Bitexco Financial Tower stands at the heart of Ho Chi Minh’s Financial Centre. Situated at Nguyen Hue, it is strategically positioned to attract leading companies, both local and global. With its central location and accessibility from the rest of the city, it is well connected to the Saigon Bridge, Thu Thiem Tunnel, Tan Thuan Bridge, and in a close proximity to the Tan Son Nhat International Airport.

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  • 19Visit Mariamman Hindu Temple

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    Visit Mariamman Hindu Temple: Situated close to the Ben Thanh market, the Mariamman Hindu temple serves the small community of 100 or so Chinese and Vietnamese Tamil Hindus living in Ho Chi Minh City. It is the only Hindu temple that is still open in the city and is considered sacred by Hindu and non-Hindu Vietnamese. The temple is rumored to have miraculous powers, giving luck and wealth to those who worship within its walls. Built at the end of the 19th century in honor of Mariamman the Hindu Goddess of strength, the temple’s first purpose was as a place of worship for the Chettiar community. Classically Hindu in style, the colorful temple features vibrant deity sculptures reminiscent of those usually found in Southern India, decorating external walls, rooftops, towers and the shrine inside. The temple was also once used as a factory in which Joss sticks were produced. Sacred images dance on the external walls which feature a royal tower at the entrance that stands 12 meters high. Gods and Goddesses, including Shiva, Kali, Brahma and Vishnu are prominently represented with Simha Vahanam sitting to the left of the entrance.
  • 20Visit Ho Chi Minh City Zoo

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    Visit Ho Chi Minh City Zoo: Saigon zoo is the largest zoo and botanical garden of Vietnam. Ranked as the 8th oldest zoo in the world, the zoo is a humble abode of over 100 species of mammals, reptiles and birds. A must visit of Ho Chi Minh city, the botanical garden within the Saigon zoo is also home to rare orchards and ornamental plants arranged in pretty beds that are a delight to look at. Within the Zoo are many attractions like the Museum of Vietnamese History which displays 25,000 documents and memorabilia of Vietnamese history, culture and ethnography. There is also a monument dedicated to Vietnamese people fallen in the WW II. The animal and plant conservation area within the park is a great place to be! Visit the orchid gardens and click pictures with multi-hues backgrounds! Kids can have fun at the amusement park located within the Saigon Zoo. The zoo is home to big cats, slithering reptiles and everything in between. Creatures from nearly every continent are represented. Stop by the monkey enclosure and the bird aviary, which are two of the zoo’s most popular exhibits.

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Attractions

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Museum of Fine Arts

Visit Museum of Fine Arts: This excellent Fine Arts Museum is housed in two buildings that were once the French Ministry of Information. Treasures abound, including ancient Champa stone carvings and some astonishing effigies of Guan Yin, the thousand-eyed, thousand-armed goddess of compassion. Look out for the lacquered statues of Buddhist monks from the Tay Son dynasty and the substantial collection of contemporary art and folk-naive paintings. The Vietnam National Museum of Fine Arts is located in Hanoi, Vietnam. It is a museum showcasing Vietnam's fine arts from a range of historical periods. The Vietnam Fine Arts Museum is a cultural information and educational institution, directly affiliated with the Ministry of Culture and Information, with the function of conserving and exhibiting historic and contemporary artworks, archaeological and historical materials, and objects important to the history and nation of Vietnam. The Vietnam Fine Arts Museum is a national museum having legal status, its own stamp, and account in the State Treasury and bank. Visitors to the Museum can appreciate and understand the entire history of the Vietnamese fine arts through the collections and exhibitions on display.


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Cholon District

Visit Cholon District: Ho Chi Minh City’s Cholon is Vietnam’s largest Chinatown with roots dating back to 1778; it’s also a place of great historical and cultural importance. Chinese minorities hid here from the Tay Son and subsequently had to rebuild the area twice following an attack with as many as 70% estimated to have died trying to escape on boats. Those who survived settled and began selling a variety of Chinese products. During the Vietnam, War Cholon was a thriving black market for US soldiers trading in American Army issue supplies. The area today is a popular site for those on the tourist trail and also attracts many Taiwanese and Chinese visitors. Colon is an interesting place to see classical Chinese architecture reminiscent of years gone by with plenty of Chinese restaurants. The Binh Tay market at the center is busy, crowded and messy with small aisles selling all manner of goods. This market sometimes disappoints tourists when compared to other markets in Ho Chi Minh as the products are not that varied, but the main draw to Cholon is not to shop, but to enjoy the authentic Chinese atmosphere that has existed here for hundreds of years. It’s a wonderful place to experience at night.


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Mariamman Hindu Temple

Visit Mariamman Hindu Temple: Situated close to the Ben Thanh market, the Mariamman Hindu temple serves the small community of 100 or so Chinese and Vietnamese Tamil Hindus living in Ho Chi Minh City. It is the only Hindu temple that is still open in the city and is considered sacred by Hindu and non-Hindu Vietnamese. The temple is rumored to have miraculous powers, giving luck and wealth to those who worship within its walls. Built at the end of the 19th century in honor of Mariamman the Hindu Goddess of strength, the temple’s first purpose was as a place of worship for the Chettiar community. Classically Hindu in style, the colorful temple features vibrant deity sculptures reminiscent of those usually found in Southern India, decorating external walls, rooftops, towers and the shrine inside. The temple was also once used as a factory in which Joss sticks were produced. Sacred images dance on the external walls which feature a royal tower at the entrance that stands 12 meters high. Gods and Goddesses, including Shiva, Kali, Brahma and Vishnu are prominently represented with Simha Vahanam sitting to the left of the entrance.
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Bach Dang Pier

This is a famous spot for boat trips to the Saigon River in Ho Chi Minh City. The visitors can easily get access to the different parts of the city that they want to explore. Both tourists and commercial boats move in and out of the Bach Dang Pier in the course of the day and night. There are many operators that even make special arrangements for attractions like Cu Chi Tunnels.
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.
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Starlight Bridge

Located only 6km from the busy areas of the Central Thanh Market, the area with the Starlight Bridge gives a completely different feel compared to the other parts of the city. There is less traffic, and it is quitter, but it is still a popular attraction of the city. It is the ideal place to spend some relaxing time with a loved one, which of course brings a romantic feeling in Saigon.

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.
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Pham Ngu Lao Street

Visit Pham Ngu Lao Street: Pham Ngu Lao Street in Ho Chi Minh City is on the western edge of District 1 and is renowned as the place where most backpacking travelers stay during their holiday. A 25-minute taxi ride from Tan Sot Nhat International Airport, it comprises numerous lanes and back alleys through the main thoroughfares include Pham Ngu Lao, De Tham, Bui Vien, and Do Quang Dao streets. Set along these alleyways are western-style restaurants, coffee shops, and international bars, countless tour companies and kiosks, affordable motels, hostels and guesthouses (as well as many of the so-called ‘mini-hotel’ buildings usually with six to seven floors, rarely offering an elevator), internet cafes, pharmacies, and souvenir-and-craft shops. The Pham Ngu Lao Street is not limited to only low-budget travelers. Its own unique vibe draws people from everywhere due to its close proximity to prominent landmarks in Ho Chi Minh City. As there is always something going on in Pham Ngu Lao Street, many visitors prefer to enjoy local street food or people-watching while enjoying the incredibly cheap Bia Hoi draught beer on the roadside.


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War Remnants Museum

Visit War Remnants Museum: The War Remnants Museum is a unit under the Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism Ho Chi Minh City. Located in the museum system in Vietnam, the museum for world peace and a member of the World Council of Museums (ICOM), the War Remnants Museum, the Museum of thematic research, collection, storage, preservation and display of the material, photographs, artifacts on the evidence of the crime and the consequences of the war that the invasion force has caused to Vietnam. Thereby, the Museum of educating the public, especially the younger generation, a mental struggle for independence and freedom of the country, the anti-war sense of invasion, to protect peace and solidarity friendship between the peoples of the world. Museum store more than 20,000 documents, exhibits, and films, in which more than 1,500 documents, artifacts, films have been applied to introduce in eight thematic exhibitions frequently. In 35 years, the Museum has welcomed over 15 million visitors, at home and abroad. Currently with about 500,000 visitors each year, the War Remnants Museum is one of the only cultural tourism to attract high public credibility at home and abroad.


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Ben Thanh Market area

Visit Ben Thanh Market area: Situated in downtown Ho Chi Minh City, bustling Ben Thanh Market in District 1 is a great place to buy local handicrafts, branded goods, Vietnamese art and other souvenirs. Here, you’ll find eating stalls in the market where you can get a taste of hawker-style Vietnamese cuisine or simply cool off with a cold drink when the bargaining becomes too much. The market is big, difficult to navigate at times and certainly best avoided during the hottest part of the day, but all the same its well worth a look. When the night falls, restaurants around the perimeter of the market opens their doors creating a vibrant street-side scene filling the air with the scents of wok-fried noodles, barbecued fish, and meats. One of Saigon’s oldest landmarks, Ben Thanh offers a great atmosphere that is absolutely authentic Vietnamese. For shopping heaven head of the market, preferably early morning to pick up some bargains including lacquer ware, bamboo goods, and arts and crafts. Also on sale are clothes, textiles, luggage, watches and an assortment of electronic goods. Spices, nuts, and local fruits heavily scent the air, which is also filled with the chatter of tourists and the locals haggling for bargains.


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Vietnam Cookery Center

In order to get a taste of Vietnamese cuisines, this is a must visit place in Ho Chi Minh City. Different kinds of tours are arranged for locals and tourists alike, and the visitors get an idea of the delicacies associated with the Vietnamese cuisines, as a whole. These tours are very popular, and they get an idea of the different major and minor ingredients used in Vietnamese foods. They even get an idea of the techniques in which Vietnamese delicacies are prepared bringing water to the mouth.

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.
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Reunification Palace

Visit Reunification Palace: Reunification Palace (formerly known as Independence Palace) has stayed in the mind of many generations of not only Vietnamese but also foreigners. It is known as the famous historical witness that passed through the two fierce wars against the French and American colonists. The palace was built on the site of the former Norodom Palace, a landmark in Ho Chi Minh City and designed by architect Ngo Viet Thu. As Vietnam was split into North Vietnam and South Vietnam, the building served as presidential home and workplace. Reunification Palace’s architecture is a blend of traditional ritual and modern architecture, typical of the 60s’. However, the design of the complex is not as appealing to tourists as all the historical events related to this building. Wandering around its rooms, visitors may be reminded of various important moments in the past of Vietnam, especially the war command room with its huge maps and old communication equipment, as well as the basement labyrinth. The building now functions as a museum, where visitors can view the F5E fighter plane, which bombed the palace on 8thApril 1975 and tank 843 which led the final assault through the palace gate at 11.30AM on 30th April 1975.


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Chua Vinh Nghiem

Chua Vinh Nghiem is located next to the canal at the end of Nam Ky Khoi Street, which is a crowded street. It looks like an ordinary Buddhist pagoda, and it is a popular attraction in Ho Chi Minh City. Even if, the pagoda looks ordinary, yet it is a large one.

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 
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Jade Emperor Pagoda

Visit Jade Emperor Pagoda: Built in 1909 in honor of the supreme Taoist god (the Jade Emperor or King of Heaven, Ngoc Hoang), this is one of the most spectacularly atmospheric temples in Ho Chi Minh City, stuffed with statues of phantasmal divinities and grotesque heroes. The pungent smoke of incense (Huong) fills the air, obscuring the exquisite woodcarvings. Its roof encrusted with elaborate tile work, the temple statues, depicting characters from both Buddhist and Taoist lore, are made from reinforced paper Mache. Inside the main building are two especially fierce and menacing Taoist figures. On the right (as you face the altar) is a 4m-high statue of the general who defeated the Green Dragon (depicted underfoot). On the left is the general who defeated the White Tiger, which is also being stepped on. Worshippers mass before the ineffable Jade Emperor, who presides – draped in luxurious robes and shrouded in a dense fog of incense smoke – over the main sanctuary. He is flanked by his guardians, the Four Big Diamonds (Tu Dai Kim Cuong), so named because they are said to be as hard as diamonds. Outside, a small pond seethes with turtles, some of which have shells inscribed with auspicious inscriptions.
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Gia Long Palace

Presently known as the Hồ Chí Minh City Museum, is a chronicled site and gallery in Hồ Chí Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam. The historical center is arranged at the edge of Lý Tự Trọng and Nam Kỳ Khởi Nghĩa boulevards, situated on 2 hectares of land, close to the Independence Palace. The 2-stunned castle building covers a territory more than 1700 m², utilizing established Baroque design with European and Oriental impacts. The ground surface, staircases and corridors were European-styled, while the rooftop was Oriental-enlivened.

Highlights: The front face of the rooftop is enhanced with grotesques. Other outside basic plans incorporate typical chickens speaking to daytime and owls for evening and ring-encased white blossoms. Numerous different themes emblazoned on the rooftop are a blend of Greek fanciful images, notorious plants and tropical creatures, for example, reptiles and birds.

Location: 65 Lý Tự Trọng, Bến Nghé, Quận 1, Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam

Price: The approximate price starts from 20,000VND.
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Vinh Nghiem Pagoda

If you are still looking for some exciting place to visit in Vietnam then this is definitely the best option for you. Vĩnh Nghiêm Pagoda is a pagoda in a range of 6,000 square metres. This is the main pagoda in Vietnam to be inherent Vietnamese customary engineering style however with cement. Two Vietnamese ministers, Thich Tam Giac and Thich Thanh Kiem, initially conceptualized fabricating a substantial Buddhist focus in Southern Vietnam.

Highlights: In 1964, when friars Thich Tam Giac and Thich Thanh Kiem from the North came there to spread Buddhism, Vinh Nghiem Pagoda was begun building taking after the plan of the planner Nguyen Ba Lang, in view of the model and namesake of the eleventh century Vinh Nghiem Pagoda in Bac Giang Province.

Location: 339 Nam Kỳ Khởi Nghĩa, phường 7, Quận 3, Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam

Price: The entry is free of cost.
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Bitexco Financial Tower:

Visit Bitexco Financial Tower: The 68-storey, 262m-high, Carlos Zapata–designed skyscraper dwarfs all around it. It's reportedly shaped like a lotus bulb, but also resembles a CD rack with a tambourine shoved into it. That tambourine is the 48th-floor Saigon Sky deck, with a helipad on its roof. Choose a clear day and aim for sunset (or down a drink in the Eon Heli Bar instead). Bitexco Financial Tower is a true example of innovation and design. To help redefine the commercial space of Vietnam, Bitexco Group has assembled the very best international development team with a proven international track record and the experience in constructing some of the world’s tallest buildings Inspired by Vietnam’s national flower – the lotus, Bitexco Financial Tower is designed to represent the energy and aspiration of its people. Located in the Central Business District in one of the world’s fastest growing economies, Bitexco Financial Tower stands at the heart of Ho Chi Minh’s Financial Centre. Situated at Nguyen Hue, it is strategically positioned to attract leading companies, both local and global. With its central location and accessibility from the rest of the city, it is well connected to the Saigon Bridge, Thu Thiem Tunnel, Tan Thuan Bridge, and in a close proximity to the Tan Son Nhat International Airport.


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