What to do and see in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam: The Best Places and Tips

August 16, 2017 Lashaunda Abraham

Vietnam's bustling largest city sets the cultural and economic pace for the country. The former Saigon boasts charming French colonial architecture and wide boulevards, usually thronged and choked with traffic. Taxis are an option for seeing the sprawling city. The War Remnants Museum shows the Vietnam War through Vietnamese eyes. Don't miss the impressive Jade Emperor Pagoda. Go to the frenetic Ben Thanh Market for food, flowers or frogs. Tour through the Mekong Delta, past rice paddies and houseboats.
Restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City

1. Cu Chi Tunnels

Ho Chi Minh City 700000, Vietnam
Excellent
54%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
9%
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1%
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1%
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4.5 based on 19 reviews

Cu Chi Tunnels

Reviewed By araxas - Colorado Springs, Colorado

Sprawling area of a Vietnam War era tunnel complex near Cu Chi. Exhibits and displays represent a partial view of how the communist forces during the war handled logistics and strategic operations. Many US and allied veterans of the war might find some of the displays disturbing as well as some of the narratives, but the war ended over 43 years ago, and the area is well worth a visit.

2. War Remnants Museum

28 Vo Van Tan St, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam +84 8 829 0325
Excellent
49%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
11%
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4.5 based on 25 reviews

War Remnants Museum

War Remnants Museum is a unit under the Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism Ho Chi Minh City. Located in the museum system of Vietnam, the museum for world peace and a member of the World Council of Museums (ICOM), the War Remnants Museum, the Museum of thematic research, collection , storage, preservation and display of the material, photographs, artifacts on the evidence of the crime and the consequences of the war that the invasion force has caused to Vietnam.Museum store more than 20,000 documents, exhibits and films, in which more than 1,500 documents, artifacts, films have been applied to introduce in eight thematic exhibition frequently. In 35 years, the Museum has welcomed over 15 million visitors at home and abroad. Currently with about 500,000 visitors each year, the War Remnants Museum is one of the only cultural tourism to attract high public credibility at home and abroad.

Reviewed By araxas - Colorado Springs, Colorado

Worth a visit if anything to expand one's frame of reference concerning all the principal players in the Vietnam War. The historical presentations are primarily from the Vietnamese perspective, but the exhibits and photo displays do provide interesting information.

3. Central Post Office

At the top of Dong Khoi St opposite Notre Dame Cathedral, Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam +84(08)829-6862
Excellent
29%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
23%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 13 reviews

Central Post Office

This post office also houses a useful office center with phones and fax lines.

Reviewed By BucksFreckles - Northamptonshire, United Kingdom

why you may ask would you want to visit a post office, but it is very nostalgic, retaining many old features, ie the telephone kiosks, now used for internet use.

4. Couleurs d'Asie by Rehahn

151/7 Dong Khoi Street | Floor 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam +84 868 894 376
Excellent
98%
Good
1%
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5 based on 73 reviews

Couleurs d'Asie by Rehahn

Couleurs d'Asie is a permanent gallery featuring Rehahn's world-renowned photography of Vietnam and the region. We're located on Dong Khoi down the "Art Arcade" alley, just next to L'Usine. Entrance is free!

Reviewed By Ayesha A

This gallery houses photos that truly give an insight into life in Vietnam and it leave you feeling closer to the people and with a better understanding of the country! Loved it!

5. Tuyen Fashion Tailor

71 Thu Khoa Huan St., Dist.1, Ho Chi Minh City 700000, Vietnam +84 90 819 94 09
Excellent
95%
Good
2%
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5 based on 141 reviews

Tuyen Fashion Tailor

Reviewed By CountessChloe

Mr. Tuyen and his team made a gorgeous suit for my husband. Nothing like custom clothing, really; you pick to fabric, discuss the design, and someone’s hands magically create something uniquely yours.
Mr. Tuyen lifts this magic to an art form, with skill and genuine care. He’s thoughtful, warm and wants the best for his clients.
Thank you, Mr. Tuyen - all your efforts are very much appreciated! And now we’re thinking about what we would like next time...:)

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