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

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Cu Chi Tunnels

Cu Chi Tunnels
Cu Chi Tunnels – Source: Internet

Referring to the historical relics in Ho Chi Minh City, there is no shortage of Cu Chi tunnels, which terrified the invaders with the intelligence and perseverance of the ancient Vietnamese armed forces. All the relics are tunnels used during the resistance war against the enemy designed with highly sophisticated and intelligent minds.

Not simply the tunnels connecting the wild but underground in Cu Chi Tunnels is a fortified castle full of complexity. This is how we help our soldiers hide, transport weapons and food, and attack without the enemy knowing. The architecture of Cu Chi Tunnels was highly complicated, and many leading military experts and architects in the world at that time also had to respect it.

Notre Dame Cathedral (Ho Chi Minh City)

Notre Dame Cathedral
Notre Dame Cathedral – Source: Internet

Notre Dame Cathedral is a famous tourist attraction known to Vietnamese and international people. Located in the heart of Saigon, the majesty and magnificence of Notre Dame Cathedral make everyone burst for the feat and beauty. Notre Dame Cathedral is built in a very unique European – Romanesque style. The outside has high and dignified looks; the inside is more luxurious and special.

Every brick and tile built in Notre Dame Cathedral was imported from France 100%. And on each brick is engraved the names of the units produced. Thanks to the use of high-quality and imported European construction materials, this historical relic in Ho Chi Minh City retains its integrity after hundreds of years. However, Ho Chi Minh Cathedral is in the process of remodeling, visitors can only take photos, visit the outside and do not enter the church.

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

Tourism of Red Areca Garden in District 12

Red Areca Garden
Red Areca Garden – Source: Internet

A historical relic in Ho Chi Minh City that must be addressed is Red Areca Garden Tourism in District 12. This is a city museum built in memory of the people in An Phu Dong for their dedication and shoulder-to-shoulder service to the Vietnam People’s Army and the Army during the resistance war against France and the United States.

At this location, people can not only visit historical sites but also visit and travel to the West with river activities. The Red Areca Garden has green, ripe orchards, immense rivers, lively gardens, houses with ancient architecture,… In particular, this place is only 17km away from the center of Ho Chi Minh City, very suitable for sightseeing and entertainment during the day.

A historical relic in Ho Chi Minh City that many foreign tourists enjoy is the secret bunker containing weapons of the anti-American resistance war in District 10. These underground bunkers are located right at people’s houses and are exceptionally sophisticatedly camouflaged; if used with the naked eye, they will be challenging to recognize. The basement was filled with squarely cut foundation tiles without a gap.

When opening this secret bunker door, underneath were more than 2 tons of weapons of the Saigon Dong in the anti-American era. Not only in District 10 but also in Districts 3, 5,… there are secret bunkers containing similar weapons. The Vietnamese state government has recognized all historical relics in Ho Chi Minh City. People should try to visit these exciting places to learn more about the Vietnam War against the US.

Read more: Bat Trang Ceramic Village – a unique tourist destination near Hanoi

Ba Giong intersection relic in Hoc Mon district

Ba Giong intersection relic
Ba Giong intersection relic – Source: Internet

Ba Giong intersection in Hoc Mon district is also one of the most famous historical sites in Ho Chi Minh City. Although located quite far from the city center, many people visit this place every year to visit and pay respects to the national heroes participating in the Cochinchina Uprising. This is where sumptuous feasts are held regularly to remember the heroes who sacrificed for their country.

The relic area is a vast, large area of sky. The memorial site is cared for and kept extremely carefully and clean. There are sculptures of soldiers who died in the Nam Ky Khoi Nghia movement. Although not as unique as many other Ho Chi Minh museums, this place is highly sacred and full of history.

Lang Le Bau Co Historical Site in Binh Chanh District

Lang Le Bau Co Historical Site
Lang Le Bau Co Historical Site – Source: Internet

Lang Le Bau Co Historical Site in Binh Chanh is one of the few museums in Ho Chi Minh City that retains the history of the American Resistance War. This is a museum and a place to remember and pay tribute to those who lay down against this resistance. The scale of the historical relic in Ho Chi Minh City – Lang Le Bau Co is vast, the largest among the remaining vestiges today.

Coming to Lang Le Bau Co relic, people will light incense and pay respects to national heroes. At the same time, visit the museum, admire, learn and see firsthand the items used during the war against the United States.

Phung Son Pagoda

Phung Son Pagoda
Phung Son Pagoda – Source: Internet

Phung Son Pagoda is a historical relic in Ho Chi Minh City, District 11, keeping everything about Buddhism in this place. The pagoda was built following the ancient Buddhist style and has not changed a bit, but has been preserved highly ten thousand times. Everyone will admire the impressive sculptures and statues of Buddha.

Not to mention, this temple is also highly sacred and associated with the gods. If you love religious beauty, you should visit Phung Son Pagoda once. The location is also close to the city center. The roads are convenient and easy to move. The historical relics in Ho Chi Minh Cityand all other relics are national treasures. People can visit these places, learn more about history, and know about the ancient life of Vietnam.

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