Thien Hau Temple Also known as Chua Ba, this beautiful Saigon pagoda was built by the Chinese in the early 19th century.
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Suoi Tien Theme Park is located about 40 minutes from downtown Ho Chi Minh City, in Thu Duc district.
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Notre Dame Cathedral is the largest church and the most particular in Ho Chi Minh City.
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Museum of War Remnants is a comprehensive collection of the machinery, weapons, photos, and documentation of Vietnam.
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Giac Lam Pagoda is one of the oldest pagodas in Ho Chi Minh City.
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General Post Office is the largest post office in Vietnam.
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Presidential Palace is was declared to be a National Cultural and Historical Relic in 1976 and designated as one of the very first ten National Special Relics in August 2009
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Dam Sen Park with 25 aquatic equipments and a wave pool of 3000m2.
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Ben Thanh Market is just beside our hotel , the Liberty Central.
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Quan Am Pagoda, Chinese Town - One of Cholon’s most active and colourful temples.
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The most prominent area in the Ho Chi Minh city is around Dong Khoi Street in District 1, boasting fashionable shops, museums, and fine dining.
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Everywhere you look, no matter what the time of day, there are people eating and preparing food. On the streets, down alleyways, and in every other “hole in the wall”, something food related is occurring.
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Ho Chi Minh City or stilled called Saigon is the largest city in Vietnam and the former capital of the Republic of Vietnam.
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Ho Chi Minh City’s architecture and lifestyle is the reconciliation between American and Chinese influence
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Ho Chi Minh City overview

Ho Chi Minh City, formerly still known as Saigon, the largest city in Vietnam, with over 9 million people, can be an overwhelming sight, especially with over 7.5 million motorbikes weaving in and out of traffic.

You may be surprised to see several passengers on one motorbike – children eating snacks, some sitting sideways, some barely hanging on, but quite at ease. After becoming a pro at crossing the street, you start to feel this vibrant city and appreciate its beautiful architecture.

Best time to visit Ho Chi Minh City 

Ho Chi Minh City belongs to Southern Vietnam. Generally, Saigon is warm all year, with an average humidity level of 75%, and an average temperature of 28°C (82°F).

In this city, a year is divided into two distinct seasons: the rainy and the dry season, the hot and dry season starts in November and finishes at the end of April, often reaching around 30°C (85°F). Rain falls between May and October, but the weather still remains warm, usually between 25°C and 32°C (77°F and 90°F).

How to travel to Ho Chi Minh City?

Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City is the largest international airport in Vietnam, it is also simple to take a short flight from this large city to the most popular destinations both within and outside the region, such as:
•  Phu Quoc island/ Con Dao island:   45min flight
•  Nha Trang (the city of beach):  1hr flight
•  Danang/ Hue (the central of Vietnam):  1hr flight
•  Hanoi (the north of Vietnam):  2hrs flight
•  Bangkok, Thailand:   1hr 15min flight
•  Singapore:   2hrs flight
•  Siem Reap, Cambodia: 1hr flight

It is also easy to reach many other scenic destinations from Ho Chi Minh City by car or bus such as:
•  Cu Chi Tunnels:  1hr 15min drive
•  My Tho & Ben Tre of Mekong River Delta:  2hrs drive
•  Mui Ne beach:    4hrs by car/ 5hrs by bus
•  Ba Den Mountain:   2hrs drive
•  Vung Tau beach:     2hrs drive

Attractions in Ho Chi Minh City

1. The Reunification Palace
2. Notre Dame Cathedral
3. The Saigon Post Office
4. Jade Emperor Pagoda
5. Fine Arts Museum
6. The Saigon Opera House
7. Cho Lon (the great market)
8. Chinese Town
9. Ben Thanh Market
10. Cu Chi Tunnels
11. War Remnants Museum
12. Thien Hau temple
13. Jade Emperor Pagoda
14. The Bitexco Financial Tower
15. Bui Vien Walking Street

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Some not-to-miss sights include the Reunification Palace, an important Vietnamese landmark where you can step back in time to see banquet halls and government offices from decades ago, and the skyscraper Bitexco Financial Tower, with its 360-degree panoramic views of the vibrant city below.

Some other beautiful architectural landmarks include Notre Dame Cathedral, the Saigon Post Office, Jade Emperor Pagoda, Fine Arts Museum, the Saigon Opera House, especially Cho Lon, Chinese Town, and Ben Thanh Market where you can experience Vietnamese Southern daily life, but also don’t forget to explore the Cu Chi Tunnels, an incredible underground tunnel network of approximately 200 kilometers constructed by Vietnamese fighters during the long struggle for independence. The War Remnants Museum is also a must-see Vietnam War Memorial which shows the Vietnamese viewpoint regarding the war in their country, very educational, yet often emotional and very worthwhile.

Ho Chi Minh City’s food specialties

Ho Chi Minh City is known to have the best street food in Vietnam and the street markets there could easily fulfill your food fantasy. Delicious smells will possibly lead you to the Ho Thi Ky street food market with over 50 vendors, or possibly to Banh Mi Hong Hoa, where they make their own baguettes to create sandwiches of Banh Mi (pork with spices, shredded carrots and cucumbers, chili peppers, fish sauce, and jalapenos).

You can spot banh mi sellers on almost every corner, as it is eaten all day long. Especially, known as the daily dishes of the locals in Ho Chi Minh City such as bánh xèo (southern-style savory pancakes) and com tam (broken rice). Pho (noodle) is the dish that most tourists want, but also don’t forget to try some Bun Thit Nuong, (noodles, crushed peanuts, crunchy spring roll, and grilled pork), reason to stay in Ho Chi Minh City as an extra day!

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