The most wonderful things to do in Ho Chi Minh city

Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam is once known as “The Pearl of The Far East” and now, she is the most dynamic city of Vietnam.

If coming to Ho Chi Minh City, you should not forget to visit the War Remnants Museum or Cu Chi Tunnels, to wander on Pham Ngu Lao Street and discover the Ho Chi Minh nightlife, to buy some souvenirs in Ben Thanh Market, and other fantastic activities!

1. Welcome to Ho Chi Minh City!

Ho Chi Minh City Airport is Tan Son Nhat International Airport - the biggest airport of Vietnam in term of area and capacity. Ho Chi Minh City welcomes all international tourists at this airport.

 Tan Son Nhat International Airport - the biggest airport of Vietnam in term of area and capacity.

Tan Son Nhat International Airport - the biggest airport of Vietnam in term of area and capacity - Photo: Internet

The Tan Son Nhat Airport is 8 km far from the centre of the City to the North. You can easily enjoy Vietnamese dished such as pho, bun cha, hu tiu, etc. inside or around the Airport. There are a lot of hotels for you to choose in the surrounding area.

When designing a tour, you certainly shouldn’t miss the information of Ho Chi Minh City weather. There are two significant seasons: the rainy season from May to November, the dry season from December to April.

So, prepare the luggage appropriate to the weather!

 2. Ben Thanh Market - a link between the past and the present

. It has a history of 100 years and is one of the symbols of the City.

Ben Thanh Market has a history of 100 years and is one of the symbols of the Ho Chi Minh City - Photo: Internet

Ben Thanh Market is located at District 1, Ho Chi Minh City. It has a history of 100 years and is one of the symbols of the City.

Ben Thanh Market is a favourite destination of most tourists because it is a link between the past and the present. People also can shop and buy a lot of Vietnamese souvenirs such as ao dai, non la, crafts, jewelry, etc. and enjoy Vietnamese cuisine.

3. War Remnants Museum - where you can deeply feel the value of the peace

War Remnants Museum

War Remnants Museum - Photo: Internet

The War Remnants Museum is located at 28 Vo Van Tan Street, Ward 6, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City. It is a place helping tourists to understand the Patriotic Vietnam War against invaders.

The Museum is keeping more than 20,000 documents, items and films, among which more than 1,500 documents, items and films have been introduced to the public.

An air-craft in War Remnants Museum - Photo: Internet

Coming to this destination, tourists can visit the collections of air-crafts, tanks, crackers, artilleries, bombs, guillotines and weapons of Vietnamese people and army

The Museum is open everyday of the week (even holidays), from 7:30 to 12:00 and from 13:30 to 17:00.

The website of the War Remnants Museum is http://www.baotangchungtichchientranh.vn/, with 3 languages (English, Vietnamese, Chinese). 

4. Cu Chi Tunnel - a renowned wonders of the fight against the enemies  

Cu Chi Tunnels

Cu Chi Tunnel - Photo: Internet

Cu Chi Tunnel is about 70 km far from the centre of the City to the North West.

Cu Chi Tunnel includes about 250 km of tunnels spreading like a spiderweb under the ground. There are buildings connecting to the tunnels such as trenches, emplacements, fighting holes, cellars for eating, sleeping, meeting, performing military medicine, warehouses for food, wells, kitchens, etc.

In 30 years against the U.S. military, Cu Chi people and army were living and fighting in the Cu Chi Tunnel and gaining lots of glorious victories.

President of Argentina - Cristina Fernández de Kirchner - visited Cu Chi Tunnels in 2013. - Photo: tham quan Địa Đạo Củ Chi

President of Argentina - Cristina Fernández de Kirchner - visited Cu Chi Tunnel in 2013. - Photo: Internet 

Coming to the Cu Chi Tunnel, you certainly experience the feeling of walking inside the tunnels, enjoying the cassava with sesame salt, watching lively documentaries of the Cu Chi Tunnel.

The English website of the Cu Chi Tunnel is http://en.diadaocuchi.com.vn/.

Visitiing Cu CHi Tunnel, do

Visiting Cu Chi Tunnel, do not forget to taste the cassava with sesame salt - Photo: Internet 

5. Pham Ngu Lao Street - where the world reunions

If you want to know the Ho Chi Minh nightlife, just wander on Pham Ngu Lao Street

If you want to know the Ho Chi Minh nightlife, just wander on Pham Ngu Lao Street! - Photo: Internet

Pham Ngu Lao Street (Pham Ngu Lao Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City) is a part of the “street of the West” in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City. There are a lot of hotels, motels, food stores, traveler centers and tourism services here.

Other streets making the street of the West include Bui Vien, De Tham, Do Quang Dau, etc.

The bustling rhythm in both day and night gives the street of the West a nickname “the street that never sleeps”.

If you want to know the Ho Chi Minh nightlife, just wander on Pham Ngu Lao Street and surrounding streets, calling a beer with some dishes, enjoying street performances.

There are about 100 food stores on the street of the West, and especially, all of them have wifi.

Wish you a wonderful trip to Ho Chi Minh City! Please wait for other interesting posts about this City on whereto.vn!

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