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Tourist destination in Ho Chi Minh City: Top 10 tourist destinations you must go to in 2023 (Part 1)

Ho Chi Minh City is a lavish and immense metropolis waiting for you to explore. This place contains a lot of exciting things, making people come here not to be curious and want to explore a lot. However, if you are still indifferent and need to know which places to explore in this vibrant city, let this article help you. Here are the top 10 tourist destinations in Saigon that Lily’s Travel recommends, which will make you take notice of.

Independence Palace

Inside Independence Palace
Inside Independence Palace – Source: Internet

Reunification Hall, popularly known as Independence Palace. Currently, this is one of the tourist destinations of Saigon, with a long history associated with the national account. The magnificent work is highly famous, and the years of resistance are the regular working place of the Government apparatus of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam.

Experiencing a brutal struggle against American imperialism, the Independence Palace was renovated on the old ground and officially completed in 1966. In 1976, the state recognized this place as a National Historic and Cultural Monument, and it was an honor to be on the list of the first 10 National Monuments in Vietnam in 2009.

The architectural style of Thong Nhat Hall is designed with oriental breath. The building has 2 basements, 1 ground floor, 3 main floors, 2 mezzanines, and 1 terrace to support the helicopter landing. When visiting this place, visitors can see the ancient artifacts preserved from the old regime until now. This is one of the places to go in Saigon, especially on April 30 and May 1 every year, everyone gathers here a lot to celebrate the day of the complete liberation of the South in 1975.

  • Located at 135 Nam Ky Khoi Nghia in District 1’s Ben Nghe Ward.
  • Hours of operation: 7h30 – 11h00 and 13h00 – 16h00 on weekdays
  • Ticket price to visit Independence Palace: From 3000 – 30,000 VND/ticket/person (each type of visitor will apply different fares).

Ho Chi Minh City Post Office

Ho Chi Minh City Post Office
Ho Chi Minh City Post Office – Source: Internet

Ho Chi Minh Central Post Office is also a famous place in Saigon, shaking the city’s tourism market, the most in recent years.The extraordinary structure was constructed in 1886 by Gustave Eiffel, a well – known French architect. The process of construction and completion lasted for 5 years until 1891. Therefore, it is not strange if you realize that the architecture of the post office is like the buildings in Europe.

The Saigon Central Post Office makes a strong impression on visitors because it wears a prominent yellow shirt. The highlight is the antique clock installed right in the middle, above the door. The blue combination of the doorways looks ingenious, deep blue reduces the glare of the main background. Hoa Lo Prison is in the capital and the new Hanoi Newspaper Building, which also carries this unique design.

It’s just an outer cover. Deep inside, every detail in the post office building makes visitors surprised when they enter, because the beauty is like a palace, the ceiling of the arch soars to the sky. The extreme background captures hundreds of thousands of interactions.

  • Address: 125 Paris Commune Street, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1
  • Hours of operation: 8h00 – 17h00 daily
  • Post office ticket price: Free

Notre Dame Cathedral 

Notre Dame Cathedral 
Notre Dame Cathedral  – Source: Internet

Notre Dame Cathedral has the full name Notre Dame Cathedral. This is a Saigon tourist destination that tourists often visit when visiting the magnificent city. The church is centrally located and considered a tourist symbol of District 1 and Ho Chi Minh City.

Coming here, you will immediately be attracted by the imposing architecture — the perfect combination of Roman and Gothic styles with a European touch. The interior consists of a central chamber and two auxiliary chambers, with two more rows of chapels. Overlooking the cathedral area, it looks dangerous, accommodating more than 1000 people.

A large, grassy campus with numerous food vendors serving delectable delicacies surrounds the chapel.  The early sun is always soothing, which will make your heart light. The picture is beautiful with the “no dead corners” design, no matter where you stand in the corner. In particular, the right background of the church is rated the most beautiful.

Notre Dame Cathedral is a spiritual tourist destination. This place is not only a place to live, exchange and organize Masses for Catholic parishioners throughout the city, but also a symbol of the pride of most people here. If you are still looking for places in Saigon, Notre Dame Cathedral should be the preferred choice.

  • Address: 1 Paris Commune, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1
  • Operation time: 8:30 – 10:30, 14:30 – 15:30 from Monday to Friday
  • Ticket price to visit Notre Dame Cathedral: Free

Nguyen Hue Walking Street 

Nguyen Hue Walking Street 
Nguyen Hue Walking Street – Source: Internet

Recognizing the walk on the Nguyen Hue walking street when coming to Ho Chi Minh City is necessary. This is a vibrant place where visitors can enjoy the rich life of the city’s people and participate in a variety of exciting entertainment activities on weekends.

Nguyen Hue walking street features a large fountain with hundreds of trees around, creating a fresh and fantastic space in the heart of District 1 – the busiest place in Saigon. In addition, coming here, visitors can also experience the typical and amazing Saigon street food that is sold along both sides of the road.

  • Address: Nguyen Hue Street, District 1
  • Opening hours: Open all day
  • Price: Free

To be continued

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