A visit to the chaotic of Ho Chi Minh City is an encounter with dynamic food culture, colonial architecture and memories of war where offers everything one could ask for. From day tours to some truly fascinating historical activities suitable for all ages of this city to countryside to experience the real Mekong River life. See our top 10 things to do and see in Ho Chi Minh city
The War Remnants Museum – a great place to understand Vietnam’s war
The Vietnam War was one of the most iconic wars in history, of course a visit to this museum takes you through each year of the war detailing on the lives lost, aftermaths of the bombings, etc. A visit to the museum it may makes your heart cry out and sad, however this is how brutal truth is. What was great to know was how the local people of a country defeated an army as huge as the US by simple guerilla warfare.
- Opening Times: 07.30am – 12.00pm and 13.30 – 17.00 daily
Take 2 hours to wander through the great spaces full of light and extraordinarily well preserved rooms as well as furniture. The building gives you a glimpse into the South Vietnamese presidents’ working rooms and living quarters. With the great architecture and very historical building. Dont miss any of the rooms and the bunkers or even the tanks and the aircraft on the place grounds
The Cu Chi Tunnels – definitely worth the visit
A great experience going through the tunnels and listening to all the war history of Vietnam. Shows you first hand how the Vietnamese adapt and survive in unimaginable situations and a highlight for you are seeing the different traps which was extremely interesting. Highly recommend to take a private tour and guide.
French architecture and historical buildings in Saigon
When Vietnam was a French colony. Ho Chi Minh has formerly known as Sai Gon. the French also left in Ho Chi Minh some beautiful architecture. Most the historical buildings are very close to each other which early for your visit.
Central Post Office / The Notre Dame Cathedral
It was designed and built by French architect Gustave Eiffel. The Central Post Office began its life from 1886 and still remains one of the country’s most celebrated structures.
The Notre-Dame cathedral was built between 1863 and 1880 by French colonists and it is equally impressive.
Shopping at the Ben Thanh Market
Shopping at Ben Thanh Market is truly one of the highlights of this fascinating city, featuring every type of souvenir the spending traveler desires to buy from souvenir, t-shirts, shoes, fruit, food…. The attraction is one of the earliest surviving structures in Ho Chi Minh and an important landmark of the city.
Join a foodie Tour
A visit to Ho Chi Minh, make sure you will book a street food tour to get the chance to experience real local life and chat with local people. Just hop on the back of a driver who take you to the most popular street stalls and hidden alleyways in the city. Tour guide can show you where is best place to eat and drink. Ho Chi minh Foodies tour is not only a gastronomic tour, but also a great way to explore a part of major attractions in the city.
Hang Out on the Backpackers Area – Pham Ngu Lao street
If you are looking for busy, chaotic, loud, crowded to spend your time. Pham Ngu Lao street – Ho Chi Minh is awesome experience with plenty of restaurants, traditional food from street vendors, bar, spa’s service, local beer,…. This is considered the backpackers area and gets especially busy in the evenings with many thing to explore.