Things to do in Ho Chi Minh
It’s a vibrant city on the banks of the Mekong River. Ho Chi Minh is very well developed and and forward city. We honestly dint expect this much from Ho Chi Minh. There are very few major landmarks which can be covered by foot. If you are willing to walk a bit it’ll be an easy tour .
We had a walking tour on our own as our agent dint show up on that morning. So we grabbed our Starbucks and started exploring Ho Cho Minh on our own
Reunification Palace (Independence Palace)
The Reunification Palace has five levels. The cellar highlights burrows, a war room and media communications . The war summon room has unique maps on its dividers. Period broadcast communications hardware are likewise in plain view. Its bordering storm cellar rooms show war purposeful publicity materials. On the third floor, there’s a card playing room while the fourth houses a club.Reunification Palace’s housetop patio is fitted with a heliport.
Its a good visit to understand about the histroy of Vietnam. There may be queues depending upon the chinese holiday season. Check before visiting
Image Source : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Independence_Palace
War Remnants Museum
Little away from the Reunification Palace this museum houses numerous remnants from the USA- Vietnam war including the captures helicopters , fighter jets and tanks
There is a room called “Orange Room’’ which displays photographs and stories from the victims of Vietnam War. They are pretty bold and open in saying against USA.
Image Source : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_Remnants_Museum#/media/File:Khu_tr%C6%B0ng_b%C3%A0y_m%C3%A1y_bay.JPG
Image Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_Remnants_Museum#/media/File:Unexploded_Ordnance_War_RemR_Mus_Saigon.jpg
Saigon Post Office
A beautiful yellow French colonial structure and largest post Office in Vietnam. It’s a fun to see working post office and just buying a ticket as a souvenir
Image Source : http://english.vietnamnet.vn/fms/travel/188459/saigon-central-post-office—unique-architectural-complex-in-hcm-city.html
Bến Thành Market
Its one of the old markets in the District 1 of Vietnam mostly with China Made Clothes , Artifacts along with fresh vegetables , fruits and other poultry products.
Be aware they don’t overcharge you .
Image Source : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B%E1%BA%BFn_Th%C3%A0nh_Market
Cu Chi Tunnels
These are the tunnels used by the Vietnamese Soldiers during the Vietnamese War. The tunnels with immense interconnections and traps doors camouflaged
Image Source : https://www.istockphoto.com/photos/cu-chi-tunnel
Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica
Again French catholic church made with two Ball Towers. Nothing fancy but it’s a well preserved monument. Unfortunately we weren’t able to get into the Church but its sort of a picture perfect location for your best poses 😉
Image Source : http://www.vietnamlocalguide.com/destinations/notre-dame-cathedral-in-ho-chi-minh.html
Pham Ngu Lao Street
One of the best spots of Ho Chi Minh City . A lot of small bars and joints with small little chairs directly facing towards the road gives you a heartwarming feeling of local experience. Nothing fancy at all. Simple stalls selling cheap beers and cheap food and full of locals and foreigners. You will find lot of hostels on the street. Everything from Indian Food to Weed is available on this street easily 😉