10 destinations attracting most customers in Saigon

Dubbed the "Pearl of the Far East", Saigon is the leading tourist centre of the country. The city of over 8 million people also owns many attractive destinations for domestic and international visitors.

Here are 10 highlights that you should visit when you travel in Ho Chi Minh City if you have a chance.

 

1. Independence Palace

 

Independence Palace is a symbol of victory, peace and territorial integrity of Vietnam

Independence Palace is a symbol of victory, peace and territorial integrity of Vietnam

 

The buildings are designed in accordance with Feng Shui and Oriental architecture but very modern. Visiting the Independence Palace, visitors can admire many items from the old regime as well as the evidence marking the Independence Day, the 30th of April in 1975.

 

2. Notre Dame Cathedral

 

Located on the main street in the centre of the city, nowadays, Notre Dame Cathedral becomes the symbol of Saigon. It features European architecture combining beautiful Roman and Gothic style, together with the largest bell in Vietnam. Notre Dame Cathedral is the most beautiful and most important church of Saigon diocese, the pride of the people of the city. The area around Notre Dame Cathedral has the best view in Saigon.

 

Ben Thanh market is one of the characteristics of Saigon that everyone will remember the first

Ben Thanh market is one of the characteristics of Saigon that everyone will remember the first

 

3. Ben Thanh Market

 

The Market Square is located in the heart of the city, with four entrances to Quach Thi Trang Square and other major streets of Phan Boi Chau, Phan Chu Trinh and Le Thanh Ton. Inside the market is selling all kinds of traditional and modern items that can be used as gifts for family and friends. At night, around the market becomes more bustling with the clothes shop and sidewalk restaurants serving mainly for tourists.

 

4. Binh Tay Market (Big Market)

 

Located in the Chinatown, Binh Tay Market is the wholesale market providing goods to many provinces in the South and the country such as grains, dried seafood to clothing, shoes, children' toys. In the area where many Chinese people live, many activities of Cho Lon take many influences.

 

Binh Tay Market has an area of over 17,000m2 with Asian style

Binh Tay Market has an area of over 17,000m2 with Asian style

 

Being a wholesale market, goods in this market is very cheap if you buy in large quantities. However, the retail prices are not cheap, and the sellers are less enthusiastic. Many shops in Binh Tay market are listed price or not much challenge.

 

5. Suoi Tien Tourist Area

 

Located at the gateway North East Saigon, 19 kilometers from the city centre, Suoi Tien is an entertainment destination that attracts many tourists when they come to Ho Chi Minh City. Suoi Tien is also a place where cultural and historical education through sightseeing sites builds on the ideas of the myths, the myths of the nation and the oriental thought.

 

Suoi Tien Cultural Tourism - a place for family or group of friends to relax, relieve stress after hard working days

Suoi Tien Cultural Tourism - a place for family or group of friends to relax, relieve stress after hard working days

 

6. Vietnam History Museum

 

Vietnam History Museum was built in 1929, formerly the Museum Blanchard de la Brosse. Visiting here, you will be admired and you can learn about the tens of thousands of valuable artifacts In addition, the museum also has over 25,000 books and materials for archaeological study, ethnography, history, museum study and so on.

 

7. War Remnants Museum

 

Travellers come here will feel the most true of a fierce war era, to further appreciate what is in the present. Exhibits such as airplanes, cannons, tanks, guillotines and two tiger cages were built right in Con Dao prison. There is also a gallery on the Southwest Frontier War, the war on the northern border, the issue of the Spratly Islands and the conspiracy of hostile forces.

 

The historic Cu Chi Tunnels Heritage Site is a historic site with a proud history of the nation.

The historic Cu Chi Tunnels Heritage Site is a historic site with a proud history of the nation.

 

8. Cu Chi Tunnels

 

Cu Chi tunnels are about 70 kilometers northwest from Ho Chi Minh City. This is an area that is the miniature battles of Cu Chi and its people in the fierce resistance of 30 years. The Cu Chi tunnels today are admired by the works are deep in the ground, with many layers, many niches such as spider webs, accommodation, meeting and fighting with a total length of more than 200 kilometers.

 

9. Yachts along the Saigon River

 

Sitting on the boat, visitors just enjoy the food and sightseeing Saigon at night

Sitting on the boat, visitors just enjoy the food and sightseeing Saigon at night

 

The blowing wind of the Saigon River through the city of 37kilometers is a beautiful landscape. Trying a river cruise experience, you will explore the very features of Saigon with beautiful scenery and the man of the river in the midst of bustling urban. The forms of sightseeing include: boat trips along the river to Nha Be, Can Gio; Boat to Lai Thieu and sightseeing with dinner on the boat restaurant Depending on the quality of service. The cost for a trip along the Saigon River is from 80,000VND per person.

 

10. Can Gio

 

About 50 km from Ho Chi Minh City centre, Can Gio has forests and sea, so fresh seafood is available. There are also many interesting attractions such as Vam Sa mangrove forest, Monkey Island, tourist resort and 30th of April Beach, Nam Hai Water Throne Tomb and so on. Every year on 16th of August, according to lunar calendar, Nghinh Ong festival  is held very ceremoniously here with hundreds of boats to attend.