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!
The Pagoda of the Lady Thien Hau (Chùa Bà Thiên Hậu) is a Chinese styled temple which has been built to pay homage to the Chinese Goddess of the sea Mazu. Located in the Ho Chin Minh city on the 5th district, the temple is on the busy Nguyen Trai Street. It can be easily accessed through its iron gate and it offers supreme architecture and Chinese heritage. The walls are neatly decorated with porcelain figurine and the interior of the temple is covered with scenes of battles and duels between the gods.
Phuoc Hai Tu Buddhist Temple is also known as the Jade Emperor Pogoda. The temple is nicely designed to cater to the needs of the general public. The design of the temple offers tourists a chance to enjoy supreme architecture in the area. On top of that, the temple was built by the Chinese Community in the year 1909 and it is so famous that it has been visited by foreign dignitaries such as President Obama. The temple is located on the 1st District in the Ho Chi Minh city.
The Thanh That Saigon Buddhist Temple is also known as the Cao Dai Great Temple. It was founded back in the year 1926 and it is located in the east of the village Long Hoa. The Great Temple is home to several places of worship and also offers a complex array of buildings which includes offices, residences for officials, hospital for Vietnamese herbal medicine among other things. The Temple is home to hundreds of worshippers each day for prayers and tourists can enjoy the spiritual side of the city through these temples.
The Cu Chi Tunnels are a testament of the war torn history of the country. These tunnels which are impressively built and located in the Cu Chi District of the Ho Chi Minh City, are a small but significant part of a network of tunnels that were used by the Viet Cong as their base. Tourists can enjoy a tour of the tunnels to take a closer look at the history and struggle of the people against occupants.
There are few Cathedrals in Asia that can match the grandeur and brilliance of the Norte Dame Cathedral in Ho Chin Minh City. The Cathedral is a reminder of the French influence in the country. Located in the downtown of the city, it was made by French colonists. The Cathedral reaches a height of 58 meters and it has two massive bell towers. The material for the original building were imported from France and tourist can enjoy a pleasant day enjoying the grandeur of the place.
There are seldom churches in Vietnam that offer a unique portrayal of French architecture. The Cho Quan Church is one such place which is one of the largest churches in the area. It offers a massive hall, a steep climb to the top of the roof and a breathtaking view of the whole city surroundings. Located on the eastern fringe of district 5, the place is perfect for worship, photography and sightseeing since it overlooks the city and offers consistent architectural brilliance.
If you want a tropical and historical feel to your journey in Vietnam, the Cham Tam Church is your go to place. The Cha Tam Church which dates back to the 19th century is a reminder of not only the religion of the country but also its politics. Coated in white and mint green, the church is heavily decorated and offers images of station crosses which tourists can enjoy as they move through the mass gathering held at the church every day.