Ho Chi Minh City (Formerly as Sai Gon) is a young city with a history of just over 300 years of formation and development. Widely known as Saigon, this vibrant city is likened to the "Pearl of the Far East" because of its charming heritage architecture, dynamic, vibrant and bustling atmosphere and friendly people.

Ho Chi Minh City is the economic, commercial and tourist center of South Vietnam. So, from here, you can visit many interesting tourist destinations such as: Mekong Delta, Cu Chi Tunnels, Mui Ne Beach, Da Lat Highland City, Vung Tau Beach City...

Let's explore top 9 interesting places in Ho Chi Minh city with Asia Discovery:

1. Notre Dame Cathedral - Symbol of the city

Reference ticket price: Free

Notre Dame Cathedral is one of the famous tourist attractions in Saigon that any visitor coming here must visit. This church is also known as the Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, also known as the Basilica of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception.

2. Independence Palace - Reunification Hall

Reference ticket price: From 3,000 - 30,000 VND/person/time depending on the type of visitor

Independence Palace was the capital of the South Vietnamese Government before 1975. This is a historical place not to be missed for any visitor when coming to Ho Chi Minh City.

3. Ben Thanh Market District 1 - The busiest market in Saigon

Reference ticket price: Free

One of the tourist attractions in Saigon that many tourists check-in during their trip is Ben Thanh Market. This is a market located in the city center, all four sides are adjacent to major roads, so it is very convenient for moving. For shopaholics, this is a destination not to be missed.

4. Ho Chi Minh City Post Office - Beautiful and impressive Saigon check-in location

Reference ticket price: Free

Ho Chi Minh City Post Office is one of the famous tourist destinations in Saigon. The work has a very unique architecture, attracting hundreds of thousands of domestic and foreign tourists every year.

5. Ho Chi Minh City Museum of History

Reference ticket price: 1,000 VND/child, 2,000 VND/adult and 15,000 VND/foreign visitor

These tourist sites associated with the national history are currently attracting many domestic and foreign tourists to visit. Vietnam History Museum is a famous tourist attraction in Saigon built in 1929. The predecessor of this work is the Blanchard de la Brosse Museum.

6. Nha Rong Wharf – Ho Chi Minh Museum

Parking ticket for reference: 2,000 VND/way

A tourist destination in Saigon that keeps many memories, imprints and images of the great President Ho Chi Minh is Nha Rong Wharf. President Ho Chi Minh left his homeland for 30 years and then returned home in 1941 to found present-day Vietnam..


7. Cu Chi Tunnels

Reference ticket price: 20,000 VND/Vietnamese, 110,000 VND/foreign visitor

Tourist destinations near Saigon are also sought by tourists to have short trips or experience on weekends. Cu Chi Tunnels is currently one of the tourist attractions in Saigon associated with history attracting a large number of tourists to visit every day.

8. Bui Vien West Street - Bustling street, very lively at night

Reference opening hours: All day, only open Saturday and Sunday

A tourist destination in Saigon that is enjoyed by many young people is Bui Vien West Street. This location is quite similar to Ta Hien street in Hanoi - where you can enjoy a variety of cuisines and nightlife activities.

9. Saigon River - A beautiful, poetic river in the heart of the city

Reference river tour price: 100,000 VND/person

Many tourists coming to Ho Chi Minh City often choose for themselves a unique form of tourism, which is to walk along the Saigon River and see the city from many different angles. In addition, visitors can also choose to take a boat ride and admire the unique architectural works on both sides of the river.