Ho Chi Minh City Tour Suggestions

Ho Chi Minh City Tour Suggestions

If participants want to travel on their own, here are some famous destinations of Saigon and some nearby places.

A modern Saigon
Ho Chi Minh City Hop On Hop Off Pass

Explore the sights of Ho Chi Minh City at your own pace on a tour bus, hopping on and off at popular sites, including Notre Dame Cathedral, Saigon Central Post Office, Independence Palace, War Remnants Museum, Ben Thanh Market, Nguyen Hue Street walking street, Bitexco Financial Tower, Underground cuisine Taka Plaza, Huyen Si Church, Bach Dang Pier and Opera House

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A O Show at Saigon Opera House

Experience the richness of Vietnamese culture with a spectacular show combining the acrobatics of contemporary circus, the theatricality of the stage, and traditional folk songs.

Add: The Opera House

Water Puppet Show

Experience a water puppet show in Ho Chi Minh City, and marvel at this form of traditional Vietnamese art.

Add: 55B Nguyễn Thị Minh Khai Street, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City


Nguyen Hue Walking Street:
This is the most beautiful street in Saigon where there are many high buildings and a lively nightlife.

Add: Ben Nghe ward, District 1

Bitexco Financial Tower:
Bitexco is the tallest building in Saigon located in the centre of the city. What makes this building so special is the design and the view from the top floor to Saigon river with a luxurious bar.

Add: Ngo Duc Ke street, Ben Nghe ward, District 1


Book Street: This street is the place where you can find every imaginable book from new to old from every book publishing brand in Vietnam. On Saturdays, there are usually Vietnamese traditional musical instrument shows.

Add: Nguyen Van Binh street, Ben Nghe ward, District 1

War Remnants Museum: The museum that recollects heroical memories of devastation and destruction in the Vietnam War, from 1961 to 1975.

Add: 28 Vo Van Tan street, ward 6, District 3

April 30th Park: This is the place where Saigon citizens gather to have street coffee, which is a special feature of this city.

Add: Pasteur street, Ben Nghe ward, District 1

Ban Nguyet Lake – Anh Sao Bridge: The scenery here are spectacular at night

Add: Tan Phu ward, District 7

Bach Dang port: Along with a river view park, this is where you can take the river bus to travel around the city. We recommend that you should go to the third station: Thanh Da, because if you go further, it will take a lot of time to get back to your hotel. You can find the schedule right at the port.

Add: Ben Nghe ward, District 1

Artinus 3D museum: Artinus 3D museum is an interactive art gallery which gives its visitors a truly wonderful experience in the magic of 3D.

Add: 2 No.9 street, Tan Hung ward, District 7

Cho Lon
(a.k.a Saigon’s Chinatown):HCM City’s Cho Lon is Vietnam’s largest Chinatown with roots dating back to 1778; it is also a place of great historical and cultural importance.

Add: District 5

Aodai museum:
Honoring Vietnam’s national clothes, this large and private museum is in District 9, which is very a long way from the city center. However, your mind will be blown by its surrounding scenery, which makes you feel like you are now in Mekong Delta, surrounded by water coconut trees and canals.

Add: 206/19/30 Long Thuan, Long Phuoc ward, District 9

Tan Dinh market: You can enjoy many kinds of famous Vietnamese traditional sweets.

Add: 48 Ma Lo, Tan Dinh ward, District 1


A Religious Saigon

Notre Dame Cathedral:
This 130-year-old cathedral is the symbol of Saigon with the signature Gothic architecture. Located in the city downtown, Notre Dame Cathedral is the most attention-worthy location in Saigon.

Add: Ben Nghe ward, District 1

Jade Emperor Pagoda:
A 100-year-old pagoda with great Eastern architecture, wood-carved masterpiece and altars depicting scenes from Taoist and Buddhist myths are what make this place well-known for tourists.

Add: 73 Mai Thi Luu street, Da Kao ward, District 1


The great seminary of St. Joseph:
Being one of the first Roman Catholic institutions founded by Bishop Dominique Lefèbvre following the French conquest of 1859, the rarely-visited St Joseph’s Seminary offers a unique oasis of calm in a busy city.

Add: 6 Ton Duc Thang street, Ben Nghe ward, District 1

Dang Quang Minh Pagoda:
Named after an influential Vietnames monk, this institute would give you instant peacefulness thanks its quiet and calm surrounding. This is a place where people come to do meditation and being mindfulness.
Add: Mai Chi Tho street, An Phu ward, District 2


Jamia Al-Musulman:
This is where most of Muslim foreigners in Saigon gather everyday for Solah ceremony. The trees and cool stones make this place an ideal visiting destination during in this hot weather.

Add: 66 Dong Du street, Ben Nghe ward, District 1

An Ancient Saigon

Ben Thanh market:
The market is one of the earliest surviving structures in Saigon and an important symbol of Ho Chi Minh City, which is popular with tourists seeking local handicrafts, textiles, Aodai and souvenirs, as well as local cuisine.

Add: Ben Thanh ward, District 1

Central Post Office:
Standing near Notre Dame Cathedral, you may find a French-polished post office sparkling under the delightful sunlight of Saigon.

Add: 125 Cong xa Paris, Ben Nghe ward, District 1

Independence Palace:
The historic Independence Palace will astonish you with many architectural anecdotes, hottest events and fabulous lifestyle during the Vietnam War.

Add: 135 Nam Ky Khoi Nghia street, Ben Thanh ward, District 1

HCM City People’s Committee:
The building was built and put into use in 1909 as a hotel whose original name was Hôtel de Ville. It was designed by Gardes, a famous French architect. This building is thus one of the oldest, biggest and most beautiful French style buildings in Ho Chi Minh City, functioning both as a city institution and the city’s most prominent landmark today.

Add: 86 Le Thanh Ton street, Ben Nghe ward, District 1

Municipal Theatre:
Saigon Opera House was built in 1898 by the French architect – Eugene Ferret, following the “flamboyant” style of the French Third Republic. It was set to be two meters higher than the street surface with two door layers, to prevent traffic noise.

Add: 07 Cong Truong Lam Son, Ben Nghe ward, District 1


HCM city Fine Arts Museum:
This yellow-white grand colonial-era mansion is a combination of French and Chinese styles which brings about a typical colonial feeling through its marble floors throughout and the spacious, airy rooms. It’s no wonder that the building is considered as a masterpiece itself.

Add: 97A Pho Duc Chinh street, Nguyen Thai Binh ward, District 1

Travelling destinations near Saigon
My Tho – Ben Tre: (about 80km to the south from Saigon) Coming to the Mekong Delta area of Vietnam, you can enjoy fresh air and fruits and especially a strange but unforgettable culture. Also, you can enroll for the popular ecotourism, in which you can learn about Vietnamese cuisine and daily activies.

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Vam Sat Eco-Park – Monkey Island
Monkey Island and Vam Sat Eco-Park is located in Can Gio District, Ho Chi Minh city. During the war against the US, Vam Sat was destroyed by bombs, yet it is now the most gorgeous world biosphere reserve of mangrove forests.Source: https://www.thesinhtourist.vn/

Cu Chi Tunnel: This tunnel is where Southern Vietnam soldiers lived and fought during the Vietnam War. It is a sophisticated underground tunnels system designed smartly for fundamentals daily demands. Only when you come to this historical destination, you can feel the greatness of this construction.

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Vung Tau
If you want see the beach near Saigon, Vung Tau is the best choice.Source: https://www.thesinhtourist.vn/
Mui Ne
Mui Ne beach is a top tourist destination for visitors to Ho Chi Minh City. This popular resort town is a so-called paradise. It is the attractive destination with boundless sand dunes.Source: https://www.thesinhtourist.vn/