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12 best places to visit in Ho Chi Minh City (Part 1)

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Here are 12 places that Lily’s Travel advises its tourists to visit during their trip to Ho Chi Minh City. These tourist attractions are not only famous and iconic places of the city. Ho Chi Minh City is also a place with cultural characteristics and preserving the history of a prosperous and magnificent Saigon in the past.

Independence Palace

Independence Palace
Independence Palace – Source: Internet

Independence Palace is one of the historical relics in Ho Chi Minh City that is highly famous to Saigon people and foreign tourists. However, many young people today often pass by but do not have the opportunity to visit. Independence Palace is the largest and most monumental Ho Chi Minh museum, always open to welcome visitors every day of the week.

With only a few tens of thousands of VND, you can enter the Independence Palace to visit and learn more about Vietnam’s Independence Day. In particular, the National Day of September 2 is approaching, everyone should go to Independence Palace to review the most heroic moments of the Vietnamese people in the newly liberated period. Not only can you learn more about history, but you can also take beautiful photos immediately because the Palace’s scenery is extremely magnificent.

In this place, there are many events, memories, and relics of Vietnam against France, Japan,… You have to come to this place to experience a golden era of the Vietnam People’s Army and how our ancestors fought and sacrificed.

Vietnam War Remnants Museum

Vietnam War Remnants Museum
Vietnam War Remnants Museum – Source: Internet

If you love the history of the Vietnam War, you will not miss the Vietnam War Remnants Museum. This is a historical relic in Ho Chi Minh City that still preserves a lot of wartime items. Not only stories, through books, pictures,… At this Ho Chi Minh City museum, you will see the artifacts with your own eyes and experience them with your own hands.

At this historical relic, there are displays of tanks, airplanes, helicopters, artillery…, which were once fought far away to repel the enemy. The museum also has hundreds and thousands of artifacts collected after the war. Everyone will see firsthand the weapons of our army and the enemy in wartime.

There are also many other impressive artifacts, such as Agent Orange, bombs, bullets,… In particular, the Vietnam War Remnants Museum has artifacts from an infrequent and super-rare event. That was the impressive image of two bullets piercing each other.

Read more: 12 best places to visit in Ho Chi Minh City (Part 2)

Ho Chi Minh City History Museum

Ho Chi Minh City History Museum
Ho Chi Minh City History Museum – Source: Internet

If you do not like the war, you can go to the Ho Chi Minh City History Museum to learn about the ancient culture of our Vietnamese people. There are countless memorabilia from many ages at the historical relic in Ho Chi Minh City. Traditional items and utensils from the Confucian period to the near-modern of all ethnic groups in Vietnam are almost sufficient.

Not only that, this Ho Chi Minh Museum of History also preserves quite a lot of memorabilia from the Stone Age, bronze,… Many ancient artworks are on display and in quite an intact condition, enough for visitors to be strategized and to understand the ancient culture of the old Vietnamese partly. If this is the first time you have come to the Ho Chi Minh City History Museum, you will surely be captivated by these ancient works of art.

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Ho Chi Minh City Museum of Fine Arts

Ho Chi Minh City – Museum of Fine Arts – Source: Internet

The Museum of Fine Arts is a historical relic in Ho Chi Minh City, a place to visit that is quite familiar to young people today. There are many unique works of art stored here, in particular, the more the museum is built in a very Western style full of luxury and nobility. Check-in at the museum will be guaranteed to be a “number.”

However, in addition to the charming landscape, the architecture is full of art, and people will also admire the paintings of the masterpiece. Artworks here are considered precious treasures of Vietnam, with all kinds of art forms, diverse styles, and delicate depictions of traditional Vietnamese life.

Coming to this museum, you will recognize not only ancient works of art but also contemporary works. This shows that Vietnamese young people are still very interested in the national tradition, lighting the fire of enthusiasm for many other young generations.

Nha Rong Wharf

Nha Rong Wharf
Nha Rong Wharf – Source: Internet

There is one thing that Lily’s Travel dares to ensure, which is that more than 90% of young people in Ho Chi Minh have been to Nha Rong Wharf at least once. This is the most famous historical relic in Ho Chi Minh City because it was where Uncle Ho’s footprints were imprinted. Nha Rong Wharf is the place where Uncle Ho chose to go to find a way to save, creating a turning point in the history of the liberation of the Vietnamese people.

Coming to this historic site, people will discover more about Vietnamese architecture in ancient times with traditional design style and exquisite dragon statues. In addition, in the museum, many adaptation.

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