Ho Chi Minh Attractions

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  • Reunification Palace
  • Thien Hau Pagoda
  • Thu Thiem
  • phuong Nguyen cu Trinh
  • One of the major complaints from visitors to Ho Chi Minh City is that it is somewhat short in really compelling tourist attractions. We're not going to lie to you; it's tough to make a strong case to counteract that claim. Whereas other Asian cities are full of architectural wonders, landmark buildings or awe-inspiring temples or historic sights, HCM City is a place that carries you along for the ride with its unique atmosphere and general lust for life rather than its roster of show-stopping places of interest. Dig deep enough though and you'll find that there's much more to the place than first-impressions might suggest. The city is, of course, perhaps most closely associated in many peoples' minds with the Vietnam War and the most popular conventional sights are both associated with the conflict that brought the country back together amid unimaginable agonies and bloodshed. The War Remnants Museum is the most visited attraction in the city and offers a moving and well-executed (if one sided) take on the events of the war. Meanwhile, the Reunification Palace, the former seat of the South Vietnamese Government, which remains pretty much unchanged since the fall of Saigon in 1975, is also affecting in a faintly eerie way. The other big war sight is the Cu Chi Tunnels around 35km from the city. This labyrinthine network of underground passages provided refuge for Viet Cong fighters in the Ho Chi Minh City area and was bombed mercilessly by the Americans to little avail. In addition to the war attractions, Ho Chi Minh City has a decent enough crop of museums and art galleries, while its effervescent street life makes for fine theater by itself.

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    War Remnants Museum

    28 Vo Van Tan St
    District 3

    Compelling Reminder of the Horrors of War... read more

    Ben Thanh Market

    Phan Bội Châu
    At the intersection of Le Loi, Ham Nghi, Tran Hung Dao, and Le Loi sts. District 1

    A City Landmark... read more

    Cu Chi Tunnels

    Cu Chi
    65 km northwest of Saigon

    A tight fit... read more

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    Ho Chi Minh City Bonsai Dinner Cruise on Saigon River

    Dinner and Music on the Saigon River... read more

    Reunification Palace

    135 Nam Kỳ Khởi Nghĩa

    Zoo and Botanical Garden

    Nguyen Thi Minh Khai

    A Pleasant Urban Oasis... read more

    The Ho Chi Minh Fine Arts Museum

    97A Pho Duc Chinh St
    District 1

    The Most Interesting Collection of Art in Ho Chi Minh City... read more

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    Dam Sen Park and Water Park

    Hoa binh 3, Ho Chi Minh City, Hồ Chí Minh, Viet Nam

    A Fun Watery Diversion For the Family... read more



    Chinatown... read more

    History Museum

    2 Nguyen Binh Khiem
    District 1

    From the Bronze Age Onwards... read more

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    Future Shorts

    Cutting Edge Contemporary Short Movies in Saigon...
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    Saigon South Golf Club

    South Saigon Avenue

    Good central choice for golf addicts... read more

    Thang Long Water Puppet

    57b Đinh Tiên Hoàng
    Hoan Kiem

    Thang Long Water Puppet... read more

    Dong Khoi

    Dong Khoi

    Take a Stroll Down Saigon's Most Historically Resonant Street... read more

    Vung Tau

    Saigon's Seaside... read more

    Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica, Ho Chi Minh City, Hồ Chí Minh

    Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica, Ho Chi Minh City, Hồ Chí Minh

    Sở Thú

    Nguyễn Bỉnh Khiêm

    Caravelle Hotel

    công trường Lam Sơn, phường Bến Nghé, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

    Notre Dame Cathedral, phường Bến Nghé, Ho Chi Minh City

    Notre Dame Cathedral, phường Bến Nghé, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

    Zoo von Saigon

    Ho Chi Minh City ex Saigon, Vietnam

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