Ho Chi Minh City 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.
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
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 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.
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
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.
- Notre Dame Cathedral
- Reunification Palace
- Cu Chi Tunnels
- War Remnants Museum
- Ben Thanh Market
- Saigon Central Post Office
- Cao Dai Temple
- Ho Chi Minh City Hall
- China Town Saigon
View location on mapHo Chi Minh City Hall Ho Chi Minh City Hall Best for: Architecture lovers, Families
View location on mapBen Thanh Market Ben Thanh Market Best for: Shoppers, Group travelers
View location on mapWar Remnants Museum War Remnants Museum Best for: Historical lovers, Budget travelers
View location on mapJade Emperor Temple Jade Emperor Temple Best for: Pilgrim, Culture devotee
View location on mapChina Town Saigon China Town Saigon Best for: Foodie, Culture lovers
View location on mapNotre Dame Cathedral Notre Dame Cathedral Best for: Budget travelers, Christianism devotee
View location on mapReunification Palace Reunification Palace Best for: Group travelers, Solo
View location on mapCao Dai Temple Cao Dai Temple Best for: Pilgrim, Culture vulture
View location on mapCu Chi Tunnels Cu Chi Tunnels Best for: Group of friends, Adventure seeker
View location on mapSaigon Central Post Office Saigon Central Post Office Best for: Families, Architecture enthusiasts