Ho chi Minh City, formerly Saigon, is Vietnam’s commercial hub and a busy đô thị with motorbikes honking in all directions. This developing metropolitan is famous for its exceptional Vietnamese cuisines, trendy cafes and sky bars, hidden charms, & the desired shopping destination. Since the French Colonial days to the Vietnam War, Ho đưa ra Minh city has had a dark history; & a visit to lớn it will allow you khổng lồ learn more from the Vietnamese side of the story & how the locals fought for independence và liberation. With many things to lớn do, here is our local guide on the đứng top attractions in Ho bỏ ra Minh City.

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Saigon Central Post Office


As one of the leading attractions in Ho đưa ra Minh City, the Saigon Central Post Office is one of the most beautiful and recognizable landmarks at the Cong Xa Paris Square. This building is still in superb condition despite constructed in the late 1800s. Within the Post Office, one of the oldest government working structures in the city, steel pillars support the arched và massively high ceilings. In the center of the vast space, there is a memorial picture of Ho đưa ra Minh. Besides the convenience of centrally located ATMs, telephone booths, & souvenir shops, this Post Office attracts visitors to utilize the traditional mailing method of mailing a postcard trang chủ from Vietnam.

Address: 2 Cong Xa Paris, District 1, Ho đưa ra Minh CityHours: 7 AM - 6 PMPricing: Free

Notre Dame Cathedral


Centrally situated & across from the Saigon Central Post Office, this landmark was designed by a French architect, J. Bourad, in the 1870s when it was the highest structure in downtown Ho bỏ ra Minh City. Due to its prime location, the Cathedral is one of the vị trí cao nhất attractions in the city. Directly in front of the Cathedral is an astonishing square decorated with flowers and the Statue of the Lady of Peace. This center square is a preferred destination for young locals to gather and meet up for some street foods & light snacks in the evening after the heat has cooled down. This đứng top attraction in Ho bỏ ra Minh đô thị is also an ideal pre-wedding and graduation photoshoot location.

Note: The Notre Dame Cathedral is currently closed khổng lồ visitors for renovation until the end of 2017. Outside visit is possible.

Address: 1 Cong Xa Paris, District 1, Ho chi Minh CityHours: 8 AM - 4 PMPricing: Free

Independence Palace


The Independence Palace, also known as the Reunification Palace, is one of the top attractions in Ho bỏ ra Minh City. Formerly, this stood the Norodom Palace, which was a home and workplace for the French during their colonial rule.

This was the infamous site that ended the war when the tanks crashed through the iron gates of the Palace symbolizing the Fall of Saigon in 1975.

Surrounded by tropical gardens and trees, this landmark brings travelers back lớn the 1960s era when they are inside because of secretive & war-time furnished rooms. On the rooftop of this Palace, there is an old helicopter used by the President of South Vietnam to escape in events of emergency. Now, the Palace is still used khổng lồ host important national events.

Address: 135 phái mạnh Ky Khoi Nghia, District 1, Ho bỏ ra Minh CityHours: 7:30 - 12 AM & 1 - 4 PMPricing: VND 40,000

War Remnant Museum


If you love learning about history, this museum of war crimes và graphic images might bring compelling attention to lớn you. Not only does it give you a glimpse of the Vietnamese perspective of the Vietnam War, but it also displays documented atrocities rarely mention in Western history textbooks. Previous known as the Museum of American War Crimes until 1993, the War Remnant Museum is an attraction in Ho chi Minh đô thị that brings a powerful message of the costs of wars, the anti-war movement, and the long-term effect of Agent Orange Dioxin.


Address: 28 Vo Van tan Street, District 3, Ho chi Minh CityHours: 7:30 AM - 6 PMPricing: VND 15,000

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Ben Thanh Market


Without a doubt, Ben Thanh market is one of the top attractions in Ho chi Minh City. It claims lớn have over 3,000 vendors selling almost everything you might need from ceramics, clothes, handbags, souvenirs, Vietnamese noodle soups, spring rolls, sugarcane drinks, and fruits, etc.As a general rule, when items don"t have fixed prices display, you will need lớn bargain.

Around 6 PM, the market closes inside, but vendors will start setting up the night stalls surrounding the market square. Ben Thanh is one of the top night markets in Ho chi Minh City.

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Address: Le Loi Street, Ben Thanh, District 1, Ho bỏ ra Minh CityHours: 6 AM - 12 PMPricing: Free

Bui Vien Walking Street


Also known as the backpacker"s area, sitting parallel to Pham dại dột Lao Street, this street gets very lively and busy at night, especially on the holidays and weekends. Bui Vien is where you can expect to lớn get cheap meals, beers, and meet other travelers from around the world. When walking around crowded places, vị be mindful of your personal belongings.

Since July 2017, to promote tourism and give visitors an opportunity to lớn experience the artistic và cultural side of Vietnam safely, the thành phố has turned it into a walking street.

The area is also trang chủ to a host of budget accommodations, so in case you"re wishing lớn experience the energetic nightlife in Ho đưa ra Minh but still want khổng lồ stay under budget, kiểm tra for the hotels in Bui Vien Street.

Address: Bui Vien Street, District 1, Ho chi Minh CityHours: 6 PM - 2 AMPricing: Free

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Nguyen Hue Walking Street


Nguyen Hue Walking Street was officially opened in April 2015. The street stretches from the People"s Committee Building with the Ho đưa ra Minh Statue all the way to lớn the Saigon River on Ton Duc Thang Street. This area becomes lively & busy at night, và it is an excellent place lớn hang out with many food stalls. We recommend one of the không tính phí attractions in Ho bỏ ra Minh City.


On weekdays, vehicles are allowed khổng lồ go along Nguyen Hue Street, but from 6 PM to lớn 1 AM on the weekends, all kinds of transportation are restricted. Address: Nguyen Hue Street, District 1, Ho chi Minh CityHours: All dayPricing: Free

Thien Hau Temple


Arguably, Thien Hau Temple is one of the đứng đầu religious attractions in Ho chi Minh City. This serene Chinese temple is located in District 5 of Saigon"s Chinatown, & it"s possible khổng lồ get here by bus or a taxi. We recommend visiting in the morning because you will be able to lớn see locals praying, worshipping their gods & the spirits. On the roof of the temple, many ceramic figurines illustrate a wide range of religious beliefs and folklore.

If you would lượt thích to take part in the cultural activity, at the back of the temple, you can buy spiral incense and make a wish by writing your wish on a piece of red paper. The locals will then help you attach the paper lớn the incense and hang it on the ceiling, and it will take about a week before it burns out. Address: 710 Nguyen Trai, Ward 11, District 5, Ho đưa ra Minh CityHours: 7 AM - 6 PMPricing: Free

Binh Tay Market (Cho Lon)


Binh Tay market is also known as Cholon Market in Chinatown, and it is one of the largest wholesale local markets in Ho bỏ ra Minh City. This attraction has a vast selection of dried goods, such as fruits, nuts (pistachios, cashews, almonds), & seafood. This exciting but messy local market is the place lớn go if you wish khổng lồ see real trades used by locals. Due to lớn the crowdedness và narrow passageways, we don"t recommend this attraction khổng lồ families with children.

Note: Binh Tay is currently closed for renovation và stalls are relocated khổng lồ nearby containers outside.

Address: 57 Thap Muoi, District 6, Ho đưa ra Minh CityPricing: Free

Cu chi Tunnels (Ben Dinh và Ben Duoc)


The Cu bỏ ra Tunnels visit is one of the đứng top attractions in Ho đưa ra Minh City, located 45 KM - 65 KM Northwest of the city. Currently, there are 2 tunnel sites opened lớn visitors: Ben Dinh Tunnels & Ben Duoc Tunnels. To lớn learn more about the difference between the 2 sites, visit our Cu đưa ra Tunnels page. A visit lớn the tunnels not only gives you insights into the Vietnam War but also how the people survived & used the tunnels to their advantage fighting against the better-equipped Americans. This historical và strategic fighting area is worth a visit to lớn understand the Vietnam War better, & it is unlike any attractions you have ever seen.

We don"t recommend the tunnels khổng lồ any who is claustrophobic or has high blood pressure.

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Shooting range at the Cu bỏ ra Tunnels

Address: Phu Hiep Hamlet, Cu bỏ ra District, Ho đưa ra Minh CityHours: 9 AM - 4 PMPricing: VND 90,000

Summary of đứng đầu 10 Tourist Attractions in Ho đưa ra Minh City

Whether you are interested in local culture và markets, architecture, history, or art, Ho chi Minh đô thị has many top attractions for everyone to enjoy and explore. Lớn learn more about other things to lớn do, kiểm tra out our fun motorbikeHo đưa ra Minh tours.

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