10 best day trips from ho chi minh city


If you have planned for a short visit khổng lồ Ho Chi Minh City, read our local guide on Ho Chi Minch City"s must-see attractions in one day, & let your adventure begins.

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Ho Chi Minc City One-Day Itineraries



8:30 AM - Notre Dame Cathedral (Duration: 30’)

One of the French colonial architect remnants in Ho Chi Minc City built in 1880. In front of the church, there is a garden with the statue of Our Lady of Peace stands in the middle. This statue has only been there for 50 years, but it has also become a symbol of the thành phố center.

9:00 AM - Saigon Central Post Office (Duration: 30’)

On the opposite side of the Notre Dame Cathedral stands the oldest post office in Ho Chi Minch City that is still open until today. Many visitors come to admire the beauty of the architecture as well as using the service here, sending their letters & postcards home page.

9:30 AM - Independence Palace (Duration: 2h)

From the Post Office, it is a 5-minutes walk khổng lồ the government office during the Vietnam-French War và Vietphái mạnh War, a place marking the reunification of the country and the over of the Vietphái nam War in 1975. The building and several items from that time are preserved in their original state & exhibited here.

11:30 AM - Lunch (Duration: 1h30)

Choose one of these typical Vietnamese foods & enjoy a new and flavorful combination of ingredients. These recommended places are all located in District 1, a 10 - 15 minutes xe taxi ride from the Independence Palace.


Com Tam(broken rice): BBQ pork chop with broken rice, egg-meatloaf, và savory fish sauce.Com TamThuan KieuAddress: 114 Yersin, Nguyen Thai Binc Ward, District 1Opening hours: 6 AM - 2 PM Price: VND 40,000 - VND 110,000

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Ga Met (chicken on a tray): The chicken is cooked in many ways & served with sticky rice on a circular bamboo tray.Ga Met QuanAddress: 15K Nguyen Thi Minh Khai, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1Opening hours: 9 AM - 10 PM Price: VND 35,000 - VND 100,000

Bun ThitNuong: Vermicelli with BBQ pork và spring rolls.Bun Thit Nuong Chi TuyenAddress: 195 Co Giang, District 1Opening hours: 7 AM - 8 PMPrice: VND 30,000 - VND 66,000

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1:30 PM - War Remnant Museum (Duration: 2h)

The museum shows a part of Vietnamese history và the Vietphái nam War via remnants, posters, artifacts, & presentation. It is also a reminder about war crimes and its consequences with areas dedicated khổng lồ Agent Orange infected victims và war victims.

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4:00 PM - Ben Tkhô nóng Market (Duration: 1h)

From the War Remnant Museum, it is about a 10 - 15 minutes xe taxi ride to one of the oldest markets in Ho Chi Minch City. Many stores và kiosks here sell a variety of dried goods, produces, foods, textiles and garments, & conical hats. Don"t forget lớn bargain.

5:00 PM - Refresh at your khách sạn before heading out in the evening for dinner.


7:00 PM - Dinner (Duration: 1h30)

Get yourself an authentic local dinner by trying the well-marinated meat or fresh seafood dishes in Ho Chi Minch City. Join in the street-side BBQ & fun.


BBQ5Ku BBQAddress: 29 Tnhị Van Lung, District 1Opening hours: 5 PM - MidnightPrice: VND 100,000 - VND 2trăng tròn,000

SnailsOc DaoAddress: 212B Alley Nguyen Trai, District 1Opening hours: 10 AM - 10:30 PMPrice: VND 60,000 - VND 110,000

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Che (sweet dessert soup): a dessert made from coconut milk, sugar syrup and different types of Vietnamese fruits.Che Thai Y PhuongAddress: 380 Nguyen Tri Phuong, District 10Opening hours: 10 AM - 1:30 AMPrice: VND 18,000 - VND 33,000

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8:30 PM - Bui Vien Walking Street


Stroll down the backpackers" district và treat yourself to lớn some street food snacks and Vietnamese beer. This walking street can get very crowded on the weekends & the holidays, so be mindful of your belongings.

Bui Vien Street, Pmê mẩn Ngu Lao Ward, District 1Free entrance

Our Thoughts on Ho Chi Minh City One-Day Itineraries

From our team of local tour guides, the above sầu suggestions are what we recommkết thúc you must see và eat if you have sầu only 1 day in Ho Chi Minc. If you have sầu more time in the đô thị or looking for more things lớn vị, check out ourWhat khổng lồ vì in Ho Chi Minc in 3 Days Travel Guide.

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