Old Saigon, of powerful history! Will you come and see this old capital, proud from wars and culture, rebuilt more beautifully? Do try the renowned Vietnamese cuisine, a mix of local and European recipes, and do meet the gentleness of your guests…
The city of Ho Chi Minh is amazing and no visitor has ever regretted visiting it. Also on your list of things to do in Ho Chi Minh Vietnam are the War Museum, Cu Chin Tunnels, Cho Chuan Church etc...Its beauty, nice people makes tourists from all around the world want to come again, it is definitely a place for you to visit!
Independence Palace is a beautiful building that marks the end of the Vietnam War and the fall of Saigon. The palace has also been dubbed the Reunification Palace. The site stands at the site of the landmark Norodom Palace. The Palace is a historical place which is filled with war memoirs. Tourists can enjoy the working of the state apparatus by taking a look at the Banquet Chamber, the President’s office, the old war room and even T 54 tanks used in the Vietnam war.
For a park to be named after a city, it has to be special. That is the case with the Ho Chi Minh Park. The park is spread out over a large area of land and it offers considerable area for sports and other leisure activities. At the end of the day, the Ho Chi Minh Park is home to hundreds and thousands of people who go to the city and make the most of their leisure time. Tourists can enjoy sports, jogging, relaxing walks, etc. in the park.
The motor Bike City Tour is available in most famous cities of Vietnam but the one in Saigon is the most impressive one. While it may come off as scary at first to ride a bike through the city as a tourist, but the Motor Bike City Tour is one of the easiest ways of taking a tour through the city. It is up close and personal, taking tourists through small lanes close by areas and even giving them a tour of the river that runs through. The tour is helmed by professionals who take proper care of security and safety of the travelers.
The Hoang Long war Museum was established in the year 1975. The museum was set up to pay homage to the exquisite building and singularly amazing history of the proud people of Vietnam. The museum is designed as a step by step guide for tourists to enjoy one archeological artifact from a war after another and so on and so forth consisting of different war periods in the history of Vietnam. Stand out collections in the city’s museum include ceramics, old maps of the city, boats used in the 13th century and a beautiful soothing garden.
The Thao Cam Vien Saigon is the largest zoo and botanical gardens area in the city of Saigon. The zoo offers locals and tourists the chance to enjoy hundreds of animals and birds under one roof. The zoo and botanical garden has a variety of different living things on display such as ornamental plants, rare orchids, mammals, birds and reptiles, etc. The garden also has monuments that aim to pay tribute to those men and women who lost their lives in the Vietnam War.
The Dong Koi Street is at the heart of everything hip and happening in the city and the Downtown Duong Dong Koi Ho Chi Minh Street areas are the center of shopping and fun activities in the city. The area is filled with stylish cafes, high rise office towers, expensive and luxurious restaurants and international standard boutiques. These places overlook the famous hotels and historical buildings in the city. Tourists can go clubbing, dining and partying out in the downtown area of the Dong Khoi Street.
There are seldom buildings in Vietnam that offer the same grandeur and historical value as the Ho Chi Minh City Hall at Dong Khai Street. The primary attraction of the hall is its historical significance which means hundreds of people flock to it to take pictures and understand the history of the place. The hall comes with a bronze statue of Ho Chi Minh a revered figure in Vietnam to celebrate his 100th Birthday. It offers special lighting in the night for pictures to be taken.
Shopping in Vietnam doesn’t’ get better than this; the market was developed throughout the 17th century by street vendors who still hold forth in the market today. The market at one time was the largest market in the city of Saigon. Cho Ben Tham market offers a wide variety of shops for tourists and locals alike to shop, move around and appreciate the culture of the city of Saigon. It is especially popular for its handicraft, textiles and souvenirs.
The Binh Tay market is conveniently located on the Thap Muoi Street. The market spans four street blocks and is often referred to as the old market. The market has a long and colorful history to go with its variety of shopping items. People can shop, walk and read about the history of the market on their tour. It has a heavy Chinese influence on it and tourists can enjoy the unique cultural mix of the Vietnamese and Chinese heritage in one place.
Getting fresh produce is one of the stand out features of life in Vietnam and the Vietnamese Fruit and Herbal market has an important role to play in that. Spread out over a sizeable area of land, the market is packed with shops and street vendors offering a wide variety of fruits and herbs which the country is famous for. The market offers world famous Vietnamese fruit specialties and rare herbal medicines. Tourists can rest at one of the many junctions to have food, etc.