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Where to visit in Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam

Where to visit in Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam

Where to visit in Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam

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    1. Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica

    Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica


    Shortly after capturing Saigon, the French built a church to serve as a place of worship for the Catholics. The church was built on the road number 5, on the side of a small Vietnamese temple was abandoned. In addition to the purpose of worshiping places, the construction of the cathedral is for the purpose of exaggerating Catholicism and the greatness of French civilization to the colonists.

    Notre-Dame Basilica is one of the unique buildings in Saigon, always attracting the attention of domestic and international tourists. This is a truly great architectural work of great historical and architectural art. This is a living proof of a historical period of Vietnam. Although the Notre-Dame Basilica has lived for over a hundred years, today it still exists as a living relic of the religious freedom of the country.

    2. Dragon Wharf

    Dragon Wharf


    If you are a fan of history, Dragon Wharf is a must-see attraction in central Ho Chi Minh City. Dragon Wharf also is known as Ho Chi Minh Museum, is a place of great spiritual significance to Vietnamese people. Dragon Wharf is a courtesy, a place to transmit a lot of valuable material. Specifically, the Museum is currently exhibiting about 11.372 items, along with about 3.300 books on the subject of President Ho Chi Minh. The exhibits are displayed in different spaces to attract visitors.

    3. Ben Thanh Market

    Ben Thanh market


    Located right next to Quach Thi Trang Square and park: 23/9 is Ben Thanh Market. The market has four gates, each with a clock gate and facing the main streets such as North Gate overlooking Le Thanh Ton Street, South Gate overlooking Le Loi Street, East Gate overlooking Phan Boi Chau Street, West Gate overlooking Phan Chu Trinh street and the main gate tower overlooking Quach Thi Trang.

    One of the reasons that Ben Thanh Market is always busy, crowded is the central location and Ben Thanh brand. Visitors, tourists, especially overseas Vietnamese, foreigners … have come to Saigon, they prefer to visit Ben Thanh market because it is characteristic of the market of the Saigon people.

    4. Vietnam History Museum

    Vienam History Museum


    Vietnam History Museum in Ho Chi Minh City was established in August 1979. The forerunner of this museum is “Museum Blanchard de la Brosse” (from 1929-1956) and “Vietnam National Museum in Saigon “(from 1956-1975) with the purpose of showing mainly in the ancient art of some Asian countries.

    The Museum was built according to the French architect name Delaval. At first, the museum has only 2,893 antiques, up to now, the museum has more than 16,000 artifacts, including a mummy. An intact mummy over a hundred years ago is being stored and displayed at the Vietnam History Museum in Ho Chi Minh City. This makes many tourists curious.

    5. Nguyen Hue Walking Street

    Nguyen Hue Walking Street


    Walking Street Nguyen Hue has become a destination not only attract tourists but also with the local people in Saigon. This lively pedestrian street is located on Nguyen Hue Street, in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, stretching from the headquarters of the People’s Committee to Bach Dang. Since its inauguration, this has always been one of the most bustling, fun and exciting destinations in Saigon, with many cool and interesting activities as well as beautiful condominiums and shops, eateries, bustling cafes.

    6. Binh Tay Market

    Binh Tay Market


    Binh Tay Market, also known as Cho Lon (Big Market), was built in the 1920s. The market is built in the ancient style of Asian style. There are over 2,300 stalls in Binh Tay Market with more than 30 groups of products. Market items are plentiful and diversified in types and prices suitable for the purchasing power of middle-income earners. With the ancient architecture of China and a long history, the market attracted many tourists to visit.

    7. War Remnants Museum

    War Remnants Museum


    War Remnants Museum (at 28 Vo Van Tan Street, Ward 6, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City) is one of the favorite places in Ho Chi Minh City for both Vietnamese and foreign tourists. Visiting the Museum, visitors will have the opportunity to learn about the history of the struggle of the Vietnamese people in the war years fierce. The War Remnants Museum is a trenchant witness to war crimes. At the same time, this is also a heroic demonstration of the Vietnamese people who have been resisting fierce fighting, sacrificing against the forces of aggression, bringing peace and freedom to the present generation.

    8. Reunification Palace

    Reunification Palace


    History and architecture are the two main reasons the Reunification Palace became an important tourist attraction of Saigon. In 2009, Reunification Palace was recognized as one of 10 national historical relics of Vietnam. Therefore, the Palace always attracts the most number of tourists in the city. This is a work associated with many important historical events of Vietnam.

    The special feature of the Reunification Palace is designed like hieroglyphics. This is said to be the traditional architecture of the East. Reunification Palace is surrounded by many trees. Standing in the middle of this green space, visitors seem to be in a green forest with nature, plants, not in the center of the crowded city.

    Ticket price:

    • Adult: 40.000 VND/person
    • Student: 20.000 VND/person
    • From 6 years old to 17 years old): 10.000VND/ person
    • Under 6 years old: Free

    9. Visiting Saigon Opera House – A symbol of Art and Architecture

    Located at the intersection of Le Loi and Dong Khoi Street in District 1, Saigon Opera House boats elegant colonial architecture which is very close to the famous Notre Dame Cathedral and the classic Central Post Office. Having an area of nearly 3,200 m2, Saigon Opera House was constructed with facade architecture as well as motifs similar to the Petit Palais museum in Paris. Considered to be a versatile theater that specializes in theatrical performance and also venue of a lot of major events, Saigon Opera House receives hundred visitors every week.

    Saigon Opera House

    Location: Lam Son Revenue, Dong Khoi Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. It is about 7,5 kilometers from Tan Son Nhat International Airport.
    Transportation: car, local bus, motorbike, taxi, bicycle
    Travel duration: 30 minutes from Tan Son Nhat International Airport by taxi Square: 3,200 m2
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    22 Jan 2020
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