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Saigon attractions belong to a big city with many attractive entertainment and entertainment places. All the tourist attractions in Saigon have probably never been visited, so if you decide to travel to this city, choose the closest and most visible place where you stay.

Independence Palace

The first Saigon attraction we recommend you go to when joining a Saigon tour. Although it is extremely modern and opulent, this skyscraper was created using feng shui principles and traditional oriental style. Visiting the Independence Palace, you will have the opportunity to admire many items dating back hundreds and thousands of years and witness the relics marking the moment of independence of the Vietnamese nation on April 30, 1975. The opening time of Independence Palace is in the morning from 7:30 – 11:00, from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. from Monday to Sunday.

Notre Dame Cathedral 

Notre Dame Cathedral 
Notre Dame Cathedral  – Source: Internet

This church is located right on the main street of downtown Saigon. Saigon’s iconic Notre Dame Cathedral is a well-liked tourist destination. Highlighting European architecture combined with beautiful romantic and classic style, with the giant pair of bells in Vietnam, Notre Dame Cathedral is the second attraction, and also a destination that almost every tourist who visits Saigon also passes by once.

Notre Dame Cathedral is a splendid cathedral with the most essential meaning of the Diocese of Saigon. It is also a source of pride for the residents of the city. The region surrounding Notre Dame Cathedral is regarded as the most beautiful in the entire city.

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Cho Lon – Lon Market

Cho Lon – Lon Market
Cho Lon – Lon Market – Source: Internet

Cho Lon, known as Binh Tay market, is in Chinatown. It is considered a focal commercial center, supplying goods to many Southern provinces and cities throughout the country. Interests in Cho Lon are diverse, from dry food items such as cereals, seafood, clothes, shoes, and children’s toys to adult items… Because it belongs to the Chinese living area, most of the living practices and the operation of Cho Lon are also heavily influenced by them.

Can Gio

Can Gio
Can Gio – Source: Internet

Located about 50km from the city center, Can Gio has forest and sea and has countless fresh seafood, an ideal Saigon attraction for holidays or weekends. Can Gio has many attractive attractions such as Vam Sac mangrove forest, Monkey Island, tourist areas and beaches April 30, Nam Hai Mausoleum…

Every year, on the 16th day of the 8th lunar month, a vast Nghinh Ong festival will be held here, and many boats flock here to attend. You can take a bus from Ben Thanh to Nha Be to reach Can Gio. On the first day, the vehicle will stop on this side of the Binh Khanh ferry. To go to Can Gio, you must acquire a ferry ticket. After that, take another bus to the beach.

Because the bus in Can Gio doesn’t stop, you can get off along the way to visit any location. If you’re riding a motorcycle, you can begin in District 7’s Nguyen Van Linh Boulevard and turn right onto Huynh Tan Phat Street. At the end of the road is Binh Khanh ferry and then take a boat to the other side of the river.

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Ho Chi Minh City Museum of History

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

Built 86 years ago, Ho Chi Minh City Museum of History was formerly the Blanchard de la Brosse Museum. Coming here, you will be able to admire thousands and thousands of artifacts of historical value. In addition, nearly 2.5 thousand books and precious materials for archaeological, ethnological, historical, and museum research exist here.

War Remnants Museum

The War Remnants Museum, which can be found in District 3 at 28 Vo Van Tan Street, is a nearly exact replica of a time when there was a terrible civil war. Then you come here to feel the best of the present, this is a top historical Saigon attraction. Ancient artifacts such as airplanes, cannons, tanks, guillotines, and two compartments of “tiger cages”,… were reconstructed almost to the same size in Con Dao prison. Additionally, this fight Remnants Museum features galleries devoted to the conflicts over the Spratly Islands, the fight to defend the Northern Border, and the war on the Southwest Border.

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Cu Chi Tunnel

Cu Chi Tunnel
Cu Chi Tunnel – Source: Internet

Located about 70km northwest of the city center, Cu Chi Tunnel is a miniature of the transformation map of the army and people of Cu Chi during the 30 fiercest resistance. Due to its deep underground location, numerous floors, spiderweb-like passageways, and locations where people can gather to eat, live, and fight, the tunnel has been the subject of resistance from many generations. Its entire length is more than 200 kilometers. That’s a pretty impressive number. Cu Chi Tunnels have two points: The first is Ben Duoc Tunnels. This is the Saigon – Gia Dinh Military District & Party Committee base preserved to this day.

Some memorable notes when going to Cu Chi Tunnels:

  • Visiting and traveling time takes about half a day.
  • The cost for domestic people is about 20,000 VND and for foreigners about 100,000 VND. Going into the tunnel, you can eat tapioca and drink FREE tea.
  • Additional modes of transportation: If you’re riding a motorcycle to the Cu Chi Tunnels, you can follow the bus route or inquire about the road. Going from the city center to here costs about 600,000 – 700,000 VND/turn if you take a taxi. Or you can rent a package tour car if you travel a lot of people.
  • It is best to bring sneakers to go in the tunnel.

Saigon River Cruise

Saigon River Cruise
Saigon River Cruise – Source: Internet

The view of the river at night is beautiful. It is the most beautiful and beautiful painting of Sai Thanh land. Try to experience once sitting on a river cruise, you will have the opportunity to discover something unique about Saigon. On a river cruise, you can admire the attractions of Saigon guests on both sides. The beautiful scenery is a little sad and melancholy. Sometimes a wind passes, the river’s surface is swollen, making the river more peaceful than ever.

You can choose types of yachts on the Saigon River, such as sitting on a boat on Nha Be, Can Gio, Canoe to Lai Thieu… Alternatively, depending on the level of service and the price of the river cruise, you can savor the scenery while eating dinner on board.

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