Saigon is known as the largest economic and political center city in the South, Vietnam. Besides the bustling “Pearl of the Far East”, this place is also a tourist center with many famous tourist attractions. Today, let’s explore with us what these places are and how attractive they are.
The Independence Palace was recognized as a national historical and cultural relic by Decision No. 77A/VHQĐ dated June 25, 1976, of the Minister of Culture.
On August 12, 2009, the Prime Minister of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam signed Decision No. 1272/QD-TTG ranking the Independence Palace Historic Site as one of the top 10 special national monuments. first of the country.
This is where the Vietnamese flag was flown on the roof of the Palace, ending 30 years of arduous and heroic war for the Vietnamese people. Located on Nam Ky Khoi Nghia Street, District 1, Independence Palace is now a tourist destination attracting many domestic and foreign tourists. This place is also a meeting place, receiving guests of central and city leaders.
In the Independence Palace, there are many rooms to receive guests, meeting rooms, restrooms, activities, entertainment areas, movie rooms, … for high-ranking officials at home and abroad. The palace also preserves jeeps, tanks, and planes associated with the 1975 Southern Liberation Revolution. It also displays topics ranging from the Paris Agreement to the Ho Chi Minh Campaign through documents. archives, thematic Ho Chi Minh Road, photo exhibition,…
- Address: 135 Nam Ky Khoi Nghia, District 1, HCMC
- Opening hours: All days of the week
- Morning: 7:30am – 11:00am
- Afternoon: 13h00 – 16h00
- Adults: 40,000 VND/person
- Student: 20,000 VND/person
- Children (6 – 17 years old): 10,000 VND/person
Notre Dame Cathedral
Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica of Saigon (official name: Basilica of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, referred to as Notre-Dame Cathedral for short) is the cathedral of the Archdiocese of Ho Chi Minh City, one of the unique architectural works of Saigon, the destination of domestic and foreign tourists, the characteristic of Vietnam tourism.
It is an architecture that has been built for 135 years by the French to serve as a place of worship for Catholics in the expeditionary army. The external impression of the church is that there are 2 large bell towers and on the top of each tower there is a cross. In front of the church is a park and in the center of the park is a statue of Our Lady of Peace.
Today, this place is not only a place for people to come to pray, but it also becomes a tourist attraction attracting many domestic and foreign tourists because of its magnificence, art and great historical value. . Especially during the Christmas holidays, there are many visitors to visit.
- Address: No. 1 Paris Commune, Ben Nghe, District 1, City. Ho Chi Minh City
- Business hours:
- Monday to Saturday: 5:30am – 5:00pm
- Sunday: 5:15 am – 6:30 pm
Ben Thanh market
Ben Thanh Market is a market located in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City. The market started construction from 1912 to the end of March 1914 when it was completed. In many cases, the image of the clock at the south gate of this market is seen as the unofficial symbol of Ho Chi Minh City.
Don’t miss Ben Thanh market when you come to Saigon. Located in the center of District 1, all visitors can easily recognize Ben Thanh market with a large clock tower in front of the market gate.
This is the oldest market in Saigon, with a variety of items. This place attracts many domestic and foreign guests by the daily bustle, by enjoying traditional Vietnamese dishes. Visitors can experience bargaining while shopping at the market. The market is stocked with a variety of items from the smallest souvenirs to traditional or modern costumes.
- Address: No. 36 – 34 – 32 – 30, Phan Boi Chau, Ben Thanh, District 1, City. Ho Chi Minh City
- Opening hours: All days of the year from 6:00am – 6:00pm
Building Bitexco Financial, Bitexco Financial Tower, or Bitexco Financial Tower is a skyscraper under construction in the heart of District 1, Ho Chi Minh City. The building was built on an area of nearly 6,100 m². Total investment capital is estimated at 400 million USD, invested and built by Vietnam’s real estate group, Bitexco Group, based in Hanoi. The project was completed and put into use on October 31, 2010, becoming the tallest building in Vietnam until Keangnam Hanoi Landmark Tower surpassed it in 2011. Currently, the building is the 4th tallest building in Vietnam. South, after Landmark 81, Keangnam Hanoi Landmark Tower and Lotte Center Hanoi. With architecture inspired by lotus bud, this is a symbol of the modernity, dynamism and development of Ho Chi Minh City.
Bitexco building has 68 floors, especially the building is designed with a helipad. Inside the building are office buildings and luxury shops, a food court, cinema, entertainment area. On the 49th floor, visitors can see the whole city of Saigon with a 360-degree view. Because of these things, the building is visited by many tourists.
- Address: No. 19-25 Nguyen Hue, Ben Nghe, District 1, City. Ho Chi Minh City
- Opening hours: Weekdays from 10:00 to 21:00
- Adults: 200,000 VND/person
- Children or the elderly: 130,000 VND/person
- Children (from 04-12 years old) must be accompanied by an adult, Elderly people (from 65 years old and above): 130,000 VND/person
- Group of 50 people or more: 180,000 VND/person
- Group of 200 people or more: 160,000 VND/person
- Children under 3 years old (maximum 2 children accompanied by 2 adults): Free
Saigon Zoo and Botanical Garden (short name: Zoo and Botanical Garden, popularly known as Zoo) is a plant and animal conservation park in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. It is the 8th oldest zoo in the world. This large campus is currently located near the downstream of Nhieu Loc – Thi Nghe canal with two entrances located at 2B Nguyen Binh Khiem Street and 1 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Street, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City.
This is the place to preserve animals and plants in Saigon, which is one of the oldest parks in Vietnam. When coming to the Zoo and Botanical Garden, you can not only visit the flora and fauna, enjoy the fresh air, but also be entertained with games in the entertainment area for all ages. Therefore, this place is very attractive to tourists to visit.
- Address: No. 2 Nguyen Binh Khiem, Ben Nghe, District 1, City. Ho Chi Minh City
- Hotline: (028) 3910 0885 (Zoo Education Center)
- Opening hours: Saigon Zoo and Botanical Garden is open from Monday to Sunday and on public holidays and New Year according to 2 time frames:
- 5:00 – 6:30 : Open for individuals to participate in nutrition and exercise.
- 7:00 – 18:30 : Open for visitors.
- Children under 1m in height (accompanied by family) : Free
- Guests from 1m to less than 1m3 tall: 30,000 VND
- Guests from 1m3 and above: 50,000 VND
- Ticket prices for groups and students participating in the zoo education program:
Vietnam History Museum
Vietnam History Museum, also known as Ho Chi Minh History Museum , was established on August 23, 1979. This is the place to collect and preserve the unique cultural heritage of our nation. from the time when King Hung built the country. Located right on Nguyen Binh Khiem street, right in the center of District 1, not only the artifacts displayed inside the museum, the building, in particular, is also a valuable heritage and a place not to be missed. once in a lifetime.
The Vietnam History Museum is a place to display and preserve thousands of rare and precious artifacts at home and abroad. It was built in the style of modern Indochina architecture. Currently, the museum is storing more than 30,000 documents and artifacts from the time of birth until the birth of the Communist Party of Vietnam (1930). The museum is divided into many different display areas such as the gallery of antiquities of the Ngo – Dinh – Tien Le – Ly dynasties, antiquities of the Tay Son period, king and queen robes, etc. The museum is very attractive to domestic and foreign tourists.
- Address: 25/2 Nguyen Binh Khiem, Ben Nghe, District 1, City. Ho Chi Minh City
- Opening hours: From Tuesday to Sunday
- Morning: 8:00am to 11:30am
- Afternoon: 13h30 to 17h00
- Ticket price: 20,000 VND/person
Dam Sen Cultural Park
Dam Sen Cultural Park is an amusement park located on Hoa Binh Street, District 11, Ho Chi Minh City. The park has an area of 50 hectares, including 20% of the lake surface and 60% of trees and flower gardens.
With a beautiful design from classic to modern, fresh green air accompanied by amusement parks, zoos, aquariums, … this place attracts a lot of tourists. Coming here, visitors will experience a lot of interesting water games with many different and interesting feelings in Dam Sen water park.
Dam Sen is one of the largest and most unique tourist areas in Vietnam. The architecture is a perfect combination of East-West culture and a little bit of Roman beauty. In addition to amusement parks, Dam Sen also has restaurants, hotels and dozens of other types to serve tourists. Dam Sen is a very attractive entertainment place for domestic and foreign people.
Especially “Dam Sen Aquarium” is a new work for sightseeing and entertainment of Dam Sen Cultural Parkinvested by Phu Tho Tourism Service Corporation and Hai Thanh Trading & Service Co., Ltd. The aquarium is located at Nam Tu Thuong Uyen Garden – Zone A Dam Sen Cultural Park. The new building opened phase 1 on August 4, 2013 and is currently continuing to build phase 2 with new and unique auxiliary works to serve visitors.
- Address: No. 3, Hoa Binh, Ward 3, District 11, City. Ho Chi Minh City
- Business hours:
- 7:30 am – 6:00 pm (Monday – Sunday)
- 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.
- Public holidays from 7:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
- Entrance price:
- Over 1m4: 100,000 VND/person
- 1m – 1m4: 60,000 VND/person
- Free for children under 1m
Suoi Tien tourist area
Suoi Tien Cultural Tourist Area is an entertainment complex in District 9, Ho Chi Minh City. Architectural styles and entertainment genres are embedded in historical images and Vietnamese legends such as Lac Long Quan – Au Co, King Hung, the legend of a hundred eggs, Son Tinh Thuy Tinh, the story of Banh Chung and Banh Chung. thick, the accumulation of watermelons, nine layers of hell, the four souls converging Long – Lan – Quy – Phung, an underwater amusement park, especially Tien Dong sea, the first man-made sea in Vietnam (at present) there is an artificial sea in Dai Nam Van Hien tourist area). This is a place that attracts a large number of entertainment visitors of Ho Chi Minh City and other local tourists.
Coming to the Suoi Tien tourist area, visitors will be able to visit an aquarium with many rare fish species, a snow castle, an artificial sea model and an amusement park. With all the interesting points in this tourist area, it is very attractive for tourists to visit and experience.
- Address: 120 AH1, Tan Phu, District 9, City. Ho Chi Minh City
- Business hours:
- From Monday to Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
- Saturday, Sunday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m
- Holidays: 7:00am – sold out
- Entrance price:
- Adults: 80,000 VND/person
- Children: 40,000 VND/person
Cu Chi Tunnels
The Cu Chi Tunnels are an underground defense system in the Cu Chi district, 70 km northwest of Ho Chi Minh City. This system was dug by the Viet Minh and the National Front for the Liberation of South Vietnam during the Indochina War and the Vietnam War. The tunnel system includes a clinic, many rooms, a kitchen, a storage room, an office, an underground tunnel system. The tunnel system is about 250 km long and has ventilation systems at the location of the bushes. Cu Chi Tunnels was built on the land known as “steel land”, located at the end of the Ho Chi Minh Trail. During the 1968 Tet Offensive, the National Front for the Liberation of South Vietnam used this tunnel system to attack Saigon.
In 2015, the historic site of Cu Chi tunnels received the title of Hero of Labor for outstanding achievements in labor and creativity. In 20 years of operation, the relic has welcomed more than 20 million domestic and foreign tourists to visit and learn. On February 12, 2016, the historic Cu Chi tunnels area received the rank of Special National Monument.
Today, this place has become a very attractive place for tourists, especially veterans. All visitors want to come here to experience life in the tunnels, eat local dishes. In addition, visitors can also relax in the entertainment area such as water painting, watching movies, swimming, …
- Address: Phu Hiep Hamlet, Phu My Hung, Cu Chi, City. Ho Chi Minh City
- Entrance fee: 20,000 VND/person, if you visit the re-enactment area of the resistance base, the total ticket price is 40,000 VND/person.
- Ben Duoc Tunnels: Entrance fee is 20,000 VND/Vietnamese and 80,000 VND/foreigner.
- Opening hours: All days of the week from 7:00 to 21:00
Nha Rong Harbor
Nha Rong Harbor, The official name is Ho Chi Minh Museum – Ho Chi Minh City Branch is the common name to refer to the cluster of architectural monuments – the museum is located on the Saigon River, in District 4 (Ho Chi Minh City. This used to be the headquarters of the Messageries Maritimes shipping company in Saigon from 1864 to 1955. However, this place is well known because it has a cluster of architectural monuments marking the event of June 5, 1911. , the young Nguyen Tat Thanh (later known as Ho Chi Minh) got off the ship Amiral Latouche Tréville to work as a cook in order to be able to go to Europe, opening his revolutionary journey. In 1975, the architectural relic cluster of Nha Rong trading port was rebuilt by the State of Vietnam as a memorial to Ho Chi Minh, and June 5 was chosen as the day Uncle Ho left to find a way to save the country in Vietnam.
This place started as a major trading port of Saigon. In 1911, it was here that the great Uncle Ho, when he was a young man, boarded a French ship to find a way to save the country. Nha Rong was built by the French after capturing the port land, for the purpose of general management and ticket sales. Especially on the rooftop is decorated with a pair of very beautiful dragons. Later, this place was built into the Ho Chi Minh museum, inside there are stored a lot of documents and objects related to the venerable Uncle Ho, and there is a pavilion to worship President Ho Chi Minh.
- Address: No. 1 Nguyen Tat Thanh, Ward 12, District 4, City. Ho Chi Minh City
- Opening hours: All days of the week
- Morning 7:30am to 11:30am
- Afternoon 13h30 to 17h00
- Ticket price: 2,000 VND/person. Students are free.
Nguyen Hue Walking Street
Nguyen Hue Walking Street is one of the top places in Saigon. Many people think that Nguyen Hue pedestrian street is like a miniature corner of European streets, where people feel relaxed and comfortable. Perhaps that is why this place has many unique street activities. Here is bustling with the laughter of many Saigon people and tourists, they form bands with drums and guitars that are extremely fun and exciting. In addition, this is also a rendezvous for groups of young people who come here to chat, take selfies, check-in, or date couples.
In addition, when coming to Nguyen Hue pedestrian street, you can also set up a team to bomb many restaurants, milk tea shops, and luxury restaurants around this area. Those who love shopping, they will also be satisfied with quality shopping stores. When you come to the pedestrian street, you can go to the typical 42-story apartment building here for more places to stop. With a well-invested sound and light system, Nguyen Hue pedestrian street is an appropriate place to hold many big events. On the days of these shows, the atmosphere at Nguyen Hue pedestrian street becomes more and more bustling.
- Address: Nguyen Hue, District 1, City. Ho Chi Minh City
Bui Vien West Street
Saigon has many attractive nightlife destinations. Among them, the most famous is Bui Vien walking street. Three streets Bui Vien, Pham Ngu Lao and De Tham located in the center of District 1 are the destination of backpackers when visiting the busiest city in Vietnam, Saigon West Street is always bustling with visitors from all over the world. where to return. The name “Western Street”, it also has the characteristics of Westerners. That is, you can play comfortably at night, especially late at night and this place is likened to “the road that never sleeps in Saigon”.
When you come here, you will see many art performances from the sidewalks to the roadbed, the atmosphere is very exciting. Besides, Bui Vien West Street is also known as the place where many bars and pubs gather for you to chill at the weekend. The bright lights and vibrant music emanating from the cafes, bars and pubs on both sides of the street make visitors feel extremely excited and excited. Bui Vien Walking Street has many restaurants and eateries from luxurious to popular, creating a diverse and rich cuisine with many dishes that you should not miss when you have the opportunity to come here.
- Address: Three streets Bui Vien, Pham Ngu Lao and De Tham located in the center of District 1, HCMC
One of the famous entertainment places of Saigon that attracts many tourists is Landmark 81 . Landmark 81, officially named Vincom Landmark 81, is a skyscraper in the Vinhomes Central Park project complex. This is a shopping center full of high-end fashion brands and restaurants with the most attractive and unique flavors from all continents around the world. The culinary world in the 700m2 campus with 30 restaurants from all over the world will conquer the most demanding diners.
Not stopping there, if you come to Landmark 81 in the evening or at sunset time, you can go up to Landmark 81 Skyview Observation Deck to see the city view from above. Around this area, there are many hotels and homestay systems with various prices for tourists to rest. Inside and out, there are virtual living corners everywhere, you will have luxurious photos of thousands of likes when checking in at this 461m high building.
- Address: 208 Nguyen Huu Canh, Ward 22, Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City.
Above are the top most beautiful tourist destinations in Saigon that Vinlove would like to introduce to you, if you intend to travel to Saigon, do not forget to visit these interesting places.