Ho Chi Minh City or Saigon City with 300 years of history has many attractive places having a value of history and sight. Below, we will introduce to you top ten tourist sites here.
1. Reunification Palace (Independence Palace):
The building is designed according to Eastern feng shui and architecture but very modern. Independence sightseeing, tourists can see with their eyes many things of the Republic Vietnam Regime and the remnants marking the independent day – 30.4.1975.
Open time: Morning 7:30 – 11:00, Afternoon 13:00 -16:00.
Address: 135 Nam Ky Khoi Nghia.
Saigon Notre-Dame Cathedral:
Located on a main road, in the center of the City, in the present, Saigon Notre-Dame Cathedral is one of the symbols of Saigon City. The Building has a character of European architecture, Roman and Gothic and has the biggest pair of bells in Vietnam. Saigon Notre-Dame Cathedral is the most beautiful and important of Saigon diocese. In addition, the cathedral area has the nicest sight in the City. Saigon Notre-Dame Cathedral is the pride of Saigonese.
Open time: Morning 8:30 – 10:00, Afternoon 14:30 – 15:30 (Monday – Friday).
The time happens Mass:
Morning 5:30, Afternoon 17:00 (Monday – Saturday)
Sunday morning 5:30, 6:30, 7:30, 9:30 (for foreigners)
Sunday afternoon 16:00, 17:00, 18:30.
Address: 1 Cong Xa Paris, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1.
2. Ben Thanh Market:
The market is located at the center of the City, 4 doors overlook Quach Thi Trang Square and other large roads of the City as Phan Boi Chau, Phan Chu Trinh, and Le Thanh Ton. Inside the market, people display many traditional and modern items. At night, around the market is busier because of clothing stores and restaurants.
Open time: 7:00 – 21:00 everyday.
Address: the center of the roads Phan Boi Chau – Phan Chu Trinh – Le Thanh Ton – Quach Thi Trang Square, Ben Thanh Ward – District 1.
3. Binh Tay Market:
Located in Chinese Town area, Binh Tay Market (Vietnamese: Chợ Bình Tây or Chợ Lớn or Chợ Lớn Mới) is a wholesale market providing goods for many Cities and provinces at South Viet Nam and the whole nation. Belonging to the area having many Chinese people living, so activity way of Binh Tay Market is also affected a lot.
Open time: 7:00 – 18:00 everyday.
Address: 57A Thap Muoi, Ward 12, District 6.
4. Can Gio:
Located about 50km from the center of Ho Chi Minh City, Can Gio has both forest and sea, so it is available fresh seafood. Besides, there are also many attractive sightseeing sites such as Vam sat mangrove forest, Monkey Island, 30-4 Beach, Nam Hai Marine General Mausoleum. On August 16thevery year, Whale Festival is organized very solemnly with hundreds of boats, ships attending.
5. Suoi Tien Park:
Located at Northeastern Saigon gateway, 19km from the center of the city, Suoi Tien is an entertainment site attracting many tourists when coming Ho Chi Minh City. Suoi Tien is also placed to educate about culture and history through sightseeing areas built on the national legends and Eastern thoughts.
Open time: 8:00 – 17:30 everyday.
Address: 120 Ha Noi Highway, Tan Phu Ward, District 9.
6. Vietnam History Museum:
Vietnam History Museum is built in 1929. At that time, it was named Blanchard de la brosse. Coming on sightseeing here, you will get to see and study about tens of thousands of very valuable artifacts. Besides, the museum has over 25,000 valuable books, newspapers, and documents for searching archaeology, ethnology, history and museology.
Open time: Morning 8:00 – 11:30, Afternoon 13:30 – 16:30 (Tueday – Sunday).
Address: 2 Nguyen Binh Khiem, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1 (Next to Saigon Zoo and Botanical Garden).
7. War Remnant Museum:
The tourists come here to learn about a violent war period, to respect what is having in the present. In the yard, there are remnants as planes, tanks and guillotines and 2 “tiger cave” built the same size as Con Dao Prison. Inside the museum, there is a large exhibition room displaying the pictures of the wars in Vietnam before.
Open time: 7:30 – 17:00 everyday.
Address: 28 Vo Van Tan, District 3.
8. Cu Chi Tunnels:
Cu Chi Tunnels are 70 km from the center of Ho Chi Minh City to Northwest. The structure is in deep underground with many floors and many tunnels the same as an ant’s nest. In it, there are meeting and flighting places with a total length of 200km.
Cu Chi Tunnels have 2 sites:
– Ben Duoc Tunnels: Located in Phu Hiep Hamlet, Phu Hung Commune, Cu Chi District. They are the basis of Saigon City’s leaders.
– Ben Dinh Tunnels: Located in Ben Dinh Hamlet, Nhuan Duc Commune, Cu chi District. They are the basis of Cu Chi District’s leaders.
Saigon River Section of Ho Chi Minh City area:
Saigon River Section of Ho Chi Minh City area having the length of 37km is a very beautiful sight. Going for a ride on a yacht in the river, you will experience a special sight with gentle water stream and cool wind in the middle of a busy urban place. Sightseeing forms consist of going along the river to Nha Be, Can Gio; Going to Lai Thieu by canoe; going on sightseeing and having dinner on the restaurant ship.
Address to start sightseeing tours: Bach Dang Harbor, on Ton Duc Thang Street, District 1 or Saigon Harbor, 3 Nguyen Tat Thanh, District 4.
Above, we introduced to you 10 the most famous tourist sites in Ho Chi Minh City. If you have a chance to travel to Ho Chi Minh City, spend time discovering these places.