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A boat tour round Ho Chi Minh City on the Saigon River offers a slice of Vietnamese life surrounding this busy metropolis. Along the riverbanks are villages, underground passages dating back to the Vietnam War, city skyscrapers and ancient houses.
Saigon Opera House
As the Municipal Theatre of Ho Chi Minh City, the Saigon Opera House was built in the late 19th century, and at one point was used as the home of the Lower House assembly of South Vietnam.
Tran Hung Dao Statue
A statue that pays homage to 13th century Vietnamese military hero Tran Hung Dao.
A shopping mall with a lovely vibe that houses a medley of luxury brand labels and dining options.
Ben Thanh Market
One of the earliest surviving structures in Saigon, Ben Thanh Market is an important symbol of Ho Chi Minh City. Check out its local handicrafts, cultural costumes, textiles, and savour the street cuisine!
Saigon Zoo & Botanical Gardens
Listed as one of the oldest zoos in the world, opened in 1865 by a French botanist, there are more than 550 animals and over 1,830 trees and 260 plant species with some dating back over 100 years. It is also home to a monument dedicated to Vietnamese killed in World War I.
Nguyen Hue Street
The first pedestrian-only street in Ho Chi Minh is also considered as one of the most beautiful streets in Ho Chi Minh City with lively decorations and water fountain system. During the Tet holiday, flowers of all kinds and colors decorated splendidly can be seen abounding the entire street!
Hard Rock Café
A Rock ‘n’ roll themed chain with a high energy vibe serving burgers and American classics. A vibrant bar that never fails to impress its throngs of fans!
Le Van Tam Park
Swing by and watch, or even take part in, the many vibrant activities in the one of the major, centrally located parks in Saigon. Dance waltz, join an aerobics class or pick up a badminton game in the former site of the famous European Cemetery in Saigon.
Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica
Officially known as Basilica of Our Lady of The Immaculate Conception, it was constructed in the late 19th century by the French colonists, it has two bell towers, which reach a towering height of 58 meters (190 feet)!
Also known as Reunification Palace, the Independence Palace was both the home, and the workplace, for the President of South Vietnam during the Vietnam War. Do you know that it was where the Vietnam War ended during the Fall of Saigon on 30th April 1975?