15 Best Things To Do In Ho Chi Minh City

     

Ho Chi Minch City – formally known as Saigon – is one of the best places to visit in Vietnam. From delicious food lớn beautiful French architecture to an up và coming craft beer scene, you’ll find no lack of things lớn vị in Ho Chi Minch City.

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Too often this booming metropolis is just a quiông chồng stopping point on many people’s Vietnam itinerary before heading khổng lồ the north to lớn Hoi An, Hanoi, & Halong Bay. But we think it’s a shame not lớn spkết thúc at least a few days in this big, bustling city. You can learn about the Vietnamese-American war at the War Remnants Museum, sip coffee at endless dễ thương coffee shops, và tiệc ngọt at posh rooftop nightclubs.

After traveling all over Vietnam giới, we actually made the decision to live sầu in Saigon. And having explored all of the incredible things that this thành phố has khổng lồ offer, we have compiled our list of the best things khổng lồ do in Saigon. Enjoy!


Ho Chi Minh City Travel TipsWhere to lớn Stay in Ho Chi Minc City1. Visit the Reunification Palace2. See the War Remnants Museum3. Sover a Letter at the Post Office4. Shop Til You Drop!5. Embrace Saigon’s Coffee Culture6. See the Skyline from the Bitexco Tower7. Sample Saigon’s Craft Beer8. Eat Seafood on Vinh Khanh khô Street9. Stroll along the Pedestrian Mall10. Party on Bui Vien Street11. Chechồng out the Ho Chi Minh City Museum12. Listen to Live Music13. Dine on Dumplings in Chinatown14. Take a Trip to the Mekong Delta15. Climb Through the Cu Chi Tunnels
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Ho Chi Minh City Travel Tips

The currency in Vietphái nam is the Vietnamese Dong (VND). At the time of writing the conversion rate was ~23,500 VND lớn $1 USD. So if we say that something costs 100,000 VND, that’s just about $4.33 USD.

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The Reunification Palace (also known as Independence Palace) was originally called Norodom Palace và was the base for Vietnamese General Ngo Dinch Diem until his death in 1963. Diem was incredibly unpopular & the palace was bombed by his own air force in 1962 in an attempt to assassinate him. So he decided lớn build a new residence there, but one that included a bomb shelter in the basement in case it happened again. His fears were realized when he was murdered by his own troops.

The new residence, the Reunification Palace became the home page khổng lồ the President of South Vietnam during the Vietphái nam War (or American War as it is called here). It is an incredible example of 1960s architecture. It is open-air, with classic 60s-style furniture & decor. Meeting rooms dominate the lower floor, with an impressive bar on the second floor, and a bomb shelter và communication hub in the basement.

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This was also the site that ended the Vietnam War when a North Vietnamese army tanker crashed through the main gate in 1975. These days, a visit to lớn Reunification Palace is on every visitor’s Ho Chi Minc City bucket list. It is also depicted on the 200,000 VND note.

Opening Hours: Daily from 8:00 – 11:00, và again from 13:00 – 16:00Entrance Fee: 40,000 VND for adults, 20,000 VND for children