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Saigon-Vietnam is a moving, active and bustling city, with a mix of a bit ancient and a little European. Whether you’re a lover of culture, history, nature or food, Saigon definitely is a must-see destination in your Vietnam tour package. To understand clearly the unique combination of exalted Saigon, here is top things to do to ensure you won’t leave out anything this fascinating city has to offer.
A panorama of Ho Chi Minh City
A little note if you’re wondering that “Is it Saigon or Ho Chi Minh City?”. Officially, the southern metropolis’s name is Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC), Saigon is the name used before The Reunification of North and South. You can use any of these two, people know which city you’re talking about.
French architecture in the heart of the city
Saigon was colonized by the French, so the look of the city has a clear mark of European architecture. Just walking around and tourists can see such architecture are scattered all over the city.
The Notre Dame Cathedral
Was built in the late 19th century, The Notre Dame Cathedral is one of the few remaining strongholds catholic in Vietnam. With a long history and uniqueness in architecture, the Notre Dame Cathedral has become a destination to attract domestic and foreign tourists in any Vietnam tour package.
Saigon Central Post Office
Nearby, there is Saigon Central Post Office - the absolute city high-light points of interest. A glorious example of an architecture combination between East Asian style and French influences. It is located directly across the street from the Notre Dame Cathedral, creating an attractive sightseeing area.
In addition, here are some destinations which will show French architecture:
Saigon Opera House
Ho Chi Minh City Museum of Fine Arts
Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee
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Cu Chi Tunnels
For anyone who in love with history especially the Vietnam/US War, Cu Chi Tunnel is your kind of place. not only is it one of the longest sophisticated tunnel systems in Vietnam, but Cu Chi is also in the top underground works in the world voted by CNN in 2013. The network contains countless trapdoors, storages, weapons factories, and even mini military hospitals. The tunnels have become a major tourist attraction giving a unique experience of how life during the war was like.
Explore Cu Chi Tunnels
Vinh Trang Pagoda
The most well-known destination in the Delta Region, the land of Southern history and culture, is Vinh Trang Pagoda. The exquisite pagoda that exists throughout three centuries has always been referred to as a pilgrimage spot. more and more Vietnamese tourists choose a day trip to Vinh Trang Pagoda in their Vietnam holiday packages to enjoy a peaceful impressive space and architecture.
A glorious Vinh Trang Pagoda
Enjoy delicious food
There is no doubt that Vietnam has the most impressive cuisine in the world. Except for the two world-famous dishes phở and bánh mì, other dishes, are also insanely delicious no matter they are in restaurants or just from some street-side eateries. The choice of food is incredible, you may as well book a food tour package to go prepared.
One more thing to do in Ho Chi Minh City is spending your time to experience the daily lives of its locals by going to the Ben Thanh market. The iconic market of Saigon, where shopping fans will find their paradise. Ben Thanh market has long been a symbol of tourism in Saigon. It was expected to be the shopping center of Indochina (during the French colonial period). So far Ben Thanh market is still a bustling, crowded market, with various items like local handicrafts, branded goods, Vietnamese art, and other souvenirs. In addition, Ben Thanh Market is also a good place to enjoy a wide range of inexpensive local dishes and snacks such as pho, noodles, spring rolls, and
Discover Saigon by waterway
In contrast with the land, discover the city on the flow along Saigon River brings a new picturesque. Look over the city with its sparkling colorful light in a tranquil, enjoy a cool breeze and indulge yourself with a romantic dinner on board while watching the sunset.
Saigon River by night
Night sky city view
Enjoy the night view of Saigon- the sleepless city from rooftop bars is a must. You can easily find a great place to watch the city, yet the best view is from EON51 at the landmark Bitexco Tower.
Having a drink and looking at the city from above is probably an ideal thing to do. Also, Bitexco
Tower has a Skydeck observatory located at of 178m high, on the 49th floor, Skydeck can be
considered a miniature picture of the city.
Bui Vien Street
Another way to enjoy the nightlife of HCMC is turning up at Bui Vien Street - a version of Khao San Road in Bangkok. Bui Vien street has been HCMC’s famous, hectic touristic location for a while. When the sun comes down, soon the street is filled with foreigners, locals. Around VND 100,000 - 250,000 (USD 5-10), you can already eat, drink and party all night. It takes on completely different dimensions of Saigon where the action never stops.
Bui Vien Walking Street
Ho Chi Minh City is the highlight destination when you get tours to Vietnam. Besides, to embrace the rhythms of Hue, do not skip experience exciting activities with locals. Threelanders are always willing to make your Vietnam holiday packages as wonderful as possible. If you have any inquiries, do not hesitate to contact Threeland at website Threeland.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org or via What's app +84342620068 or call +842439262056. Update our activities on facebook Threeland Travel Indochina, Tweeter or Instagram Threeland Travel.
With all these things to do, Saigon definitely is on the list for your Vietnam tour package.