Ho Chi Minh City has the former name Saigon. Ho Chi Minh City has become one of the most exciting cities in whole Asia. The street life is vibrant; it is full of beautiful buildings and all year around warm weather. Vietnam Drive will tell you what to see in Ho Chi Minh City when you visit here.
1. Cu Chi Tunnels
These tunnels are the reason why Americans have lost the war in the Vietnam. You will see how elaborate was the tunnel system and how the Vietnamese used it to get an advantage over the Americans. This is the place and experience that you must do.
Ho Chi Minh City Street – Photo Tran Quang Liem
2. Saigon Opera House
This is a famous opera house in the Saigon. It’s the perfect example of colonial architecture from the past when Vietnam was a French colony. Opera house is at the center of the city so it is easy to reach. And of course, if you want to see a great concert opera house is placed to go.
3. Saigon Central Post Office
Saigon Central post office is an old building which is visited by many tourists, and it is one of the biggest city attractions. The best part is that post office is still operational so if you want to send mail from there you can! And the last point but certainly not least important is that Central post office was designed by Gustave Eiffel.
4. Saigon Notre-Dame Cathedral
The Cathedral is very near the Central Post Office. Many guests come here to take picture during the time they visit Ho Chi Minh City. The Church itself is a beautiful building that you really need to see.
Notre Dame Cathedral – Photo by Lu Quyen
5. Independence Palace
Independence Palace is a famous historical site for visiting. At this palace, tourists can find many documents and photos of the war in Vietnam. It’s also called renamed in the Reunification Palace.
6. Pham Ngu Lao Street
This part of town is known as backpacker district. Pham Ngu Lao Street is the place which attracts people from all walks of life with its offer of all kind of things. From clothing to war memorabilia and all kind of other merchandise can be found here. I would recommend looking for war memorabilia because you could really find a great piece of war history.
7. War Remnants Museum
War Remnants Museum is just as its name says. A museum of a long war history of Vietnam in the 20th-century, you will find there disturbing and depressing parts that defined wars in Vietnam and their fight for independence.
8. Dam Sen Park
Dam Sen Park is for all people who like beautiful nature, calm and charming atmosphere. Park is full of lakes and gardens. You will find peace and quiet there. If you are the person that does not like usual amusement parks then this is the place for you to visit.
9. Ben Thanh Market
Ben Thanh Market is one of the big areas in the city. The local business life shows daily with active life of the Saigon people. You can find many local products for your friends or relatives after the holidays in Ho Chi Minh City.
Above are 9 famous places are what to see in Ho Chi Minh City during your time in Saigon. It can take you around 2 days to visit all of these. Thus, it depends on your schedule; you can select some of them to visit. Vietnam Drive team is here to support your holidays in Ho Chi Minh City if you need customized tour to fix your own hobby.