Many attractions in central Saigon are tinged with history from the French and American resistance wars. The historical activities here are fascinating and suitable for all ages. Walking around Saigon, you see the past come to life, with many famous places of interest scattered throughout the city.
Two must-visit destinations in Saigon
Cu Chi Tunnels
Cu Chi Tunnels is a tourist destination located northwest of Saigon, allowing visitors to experience the feeling of being Vietnamese soldiers. During the war, they used an extensive network of tunnels to move around undetected by the enemy. When visiting Cu Chi Tunnels, you will see a documentary film and will be guided to visit the daily life of soldiers hiding in the forest.
And one of the experiences that you certainly cannot forget is that you will be directly crawling in the tunnel. When crawling in the tunnel, you will be a little confused at first because the tunnel is quite dark, but rest assured, there will be guide lights, and they will also show you how to crawl a short distance to experience rather than being allowed to crawl too far to avoid getting lost.
You can book the Cu Chi Tunnels tour of Lily’s Travel for the best experience.
Opening hours: From 07:00 to 17:00.
Location: Cu Chi District, HCMC
Unspoiled Biosphere Reserve in Can Gio
Can Gio is one of Vietnam’s first biosphere reserves recognized by UNESCO. It is famous for its mangrove forest along with its wealthy wildlife population. This is also the area with the sea closest to the tourist destinations of Saigon.
When participating in this biosphere reserve tour, you will experience a lot of natural activities such as boating, exploring the life of local people in the Mekong Delta, visiting bat lagoon, crocodile fishing, feeding deer, learning how to choose crabs, visiting monkey island. Can Gio is also one of the places to check in Saigon; you must pay attention to it.
With only 2,000,000VND/person, you will experience the following Can Gio tour schedule:
- From 07:30 to 08:00, the car will pick you up at hotels in the center of District 1 or other locations as required to move to Tan Cang Pier.
- From 08:00 to 09:15, travel to Can Gio by super-speed train; you will be served breakfast on board.
- From 09:15 to 09:30, go to Can Gio and start the journey.
- From 09:30 to 12:00, participate in morning activities:
- Visit the Bat Dam—boating three boards in the mangrove forest.
- Visit and experience crab fishing, and learn how to choose a good crab at the crab pond—a panoramic view of Vam Kham ecological area on Tam Bong tower.
- Try feeding the deer and feeling adventurous on the suspension bridge
- From 12:00 to 14:15, participate in many exciting activities in the afternoon: lunch at Vam Kham restaurant. Please find out how crocodiles hatch their eggs at the crocodile sanctuary. Look at the typical long-haired monkeys of Can Gio on monkey island. Discover more than 10,000 species of birds, 26 different species in the bird park.
- From 14:15 to 15:30, return to Saigon.
3 ways to explore Ho Chi Minh City
Hop-on, hop-off bus ride to Saigon
To be able to walk a full round of tourist attractions in Saigon, the Hop-on Hop-off bus is a highly suitable way. With a ticket price of less than 100,000 VND/person, this will be an extremely convenient choice for those who want to see the city in the style of “sitting on the bus.”
You will learn about famous historical sites in Saigon, such as Notre Dame Cathedral, Ben Thanh Market, War Remnants Museum, Saigon Skydeck, and Independence Palace. In addition, on the bus, there are audio lectures in many languages so that foreign friends can understand the culture of Vietnam.
Attractions Name: Hop-on Hop-off Bus
Opening hours: 08:30 to 18:30
Location: 210 Dien Bien Phu, Ward 7, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City
Sitting Waterbus watching Saigon from the middle of the river
If you do not like to ride the Hop-on Hop-off bus but want a bit of cool air from the river water, then Waterbus is a reasonable option.
Saigon Waterbus will bring you an unprecedented sightseeing experience. You will get a spectacular view of the famous tourist attractions in Saigon from the Saigon River itself. Along with the airy and spacious space, you will have an extremely comfortable tour after months of hard work.
Try to breathe the cool river breeze with Saigon Waterbus, only 15,000VND/person, too cheap.
Sightseeing spot name: Saigon Waterbus.
Opening hours: from 08:30 to 19:25
Opening time: from 11:00 to 23:00.
See Saigon with Landmark 81
The next Saigon tourist destination that Lily’s Travel wants to introduce is Landmark 81. Vincom Landmark 81 is not only the tallest building in Saigon but also the tallest building in Southeast Asia, the pride of the Vietnamese people. And, of course, if you look at the panoramic view of Saigon from such a high place, there is nothing like it.
It would help if you visited the tallest building in Vietnam and Southeast Asia when you came to this place. Officially opened in 2019, this building has attracted visitors thanks to its exceptional design and the Skyview observatory located at the tower’s highest point, with a height of 461.3 meters.
With a beautiful panoramic view of the city from the observatory, this is truly an experience you cannot ignore.
Remember to bring your camera to save the moment because this is a highly virtual living and luxurious check-in place. Vincom Landmark 81 will help you get millions of likes and views.
With only 220,000 VND/person visiting Vincom Landmark 81, you can comfortably watch, film and take pictures of the whole of Saigon.
Venue Name: Vincom Landmark 81
Opening hours: from 09:30 to 21:00
Location: 720a Nguyen Huu Canh, Ward 22, Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City
With the above places, it is sure that the above Saigon tourist destinations will bring you the most unexpected experience. Although Saigon has resumed operation, you should still pay attention to comply with safety epidemic prevention rules. Stay healthy for your family and yourself to have a fun trip in Saigon.
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