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Top Attractions And Landmarks In Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh attracts not only many visitors from all over the country but also international tourists every year. Anyone who has visited the city could never forget its overwhelming beauty, which is greatly contributed by famous attractions.

Ho Chi Minh City attractions are well-known for their diversity and unique features. Some get you back to the past, showing you the traditional values of ancient Saigon. Some feature the vibe of the vibrant and modern city, giving you a chance to feel the vibrant atmosphere. The other stunning views and sceneries can allow you to take some great pictures for your travel collection.

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Notre Dame Cathedral - a must-see Ho Chi Minh City tourist attraction

Each destination offers tourists a different experience and will never let you down during your time in the city. 

Based on the vibes, features, and activities that the attractions offer, they are divided into three main groups: Historical & Cultural sites, Walking Streets, and Check-in Points. 

Historical & Cultural Sites

Ho Chi Minh City offers a wide range of famous historical sites. Learning about the local culture together with the history, and appreciating the traditional values of the city might be the best experience when visiting these places.

Some recommended cultural places to visit in Ho Chi Minh are:

  • Cu Chi Tunnels, linked to the Vietnam War of the 70s in Ho Chi Minh and is the force base of the Liberation Army of South Vietnam
  • Independence Palace, offering a chance to review history and learn more about the past
  • War Remnants Museum, one of the oldest museums in Saigon providing significant history knowledge

Independence Palace of Ho Chi Minh City

Independence Palace of Ho Chi Minh City


Walking Streets

If you spend time in Ho Chi Minh city even only for a few days, getting out on the walking streets is indispensable.

Nguyen Hue and Bui Vien are the most famous walking streets that are filled with both locals and foreigners. Shortly, Nguyen Tri Phuong, Turtle Lake, and Nguyen Thuong Hien streets will be open for visitors.

Saigon walking street

Saigon walking street with the typical nightlife in Ho Chi Minh City

Besides, if you come with your friends and want to spend time with them, there are many bars, restaurants, and cafes along Ho Chi Minh's walking streets. At night or on special occasions, these streets are even more stunning with colorful lights and maybe flowers.

During this time, you can easily feel Saigon's vibe through its nightlife and people. A plus for walking streets in Ho Chi Minh is that they will cost you nothing to enter. Therefore, visiting these streets can be the most suitable for budget travelers. 


Check-in Points

As the city for young people and lifestyle, Ho Chi Minh is never short of check-in points. Almost anywhere inside the city can offer you enough stunning views and sceneries to check in.

If you come to the city to take photos for your travel collection, some recommended points are:

  • "Bệt" cafes
  • Thu Thiem Tunnel
  • Anh Sao Bridge
  • Ben Thanh Market
  • Bitexco Tower
  • Turtle Lake
  • Cho Lon (Chinatown)
  • Saigon Opera House, etc.

Beautiful view over Saigon River

Beautiful view over Saigon River

Considering your demand and liking, you can come to some of those recommended to explore and learn more about Ho Chi Minh city. Check out specific details about these most outstanding attractions below.