Ho Chi Minh City is cluttered with pubs, restaurants and motorbikes along with fascinating history and architecture. It is the type of place you could visit in 2 days or 20. Here are some our favourite things to do in Ho Chi Minh City.
Cu Chi Tunnels
Explore the tunnels and defence created during the Vietnam War; for more information you can read our detailed blog post on the Cu Chi tunnels.
A museum that holds objects, artefacts and machinery from the Vietnam War, the War Remnants museum cost 15,000 VND for admission and is open from 7.30am – 12pm and 1.30pm to 5pm.
Ben Thanh Market
A busy and popular market area full of everything. There are some great food vendors around the outside of the market but make sure you haggle, tourists are often given higher prices. The market is open all hours and is free to enter.
Notre Dame Cathedral
Vietnam’s very own Notre Dame can be found in the government quarter; boasting romanesque towers with iron spires and beautiful stained glass windows. The Cathedral is open from 8am to 5pm with free admission.
Saigon Botanic Gardens
Escape the busy streets and motorbikes and head here for a few hours. There are a few cafes and ice cream stands as well as an amusement park that runs occasionally. Admission fee is 8,000 VND and includes entrance to both the gardens and the Saigon zoo.
Although the Garden is beautiful, the Zoo itself is small but has squeezed in some fairly big animals which just doesn’t seem right to us, so we don’t encourage a visit to the Zoo itself.
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