Things to do in Saigon
Saigon also known as Ho Chi Minh city is one of the biggest cities in Vietnam and has become an popular tourist spot in Vietnam. It is also known as a city with thousands of motorcycles. There are so many tourists who visit Saigon every day.
Certainly, Saigon has a lot of attractions that are worth to visit during your holiday. So, what are things to do in Saigon during your vacation time? Here are several nice things to do in Saigon that you should not miss.
Explore the Underground Cu Chi Tunnel
Cu Chi Tunnels is an underground tunnel in Ho Chi Minh City, located in Cu Chi District. It takes 1 hour by Bus to head to Cu Chi Tunnels. Cu Chi Tunnels has a length of about 121 km, formerly used as a hideout for the Viet Kong soldiers during the war. But, now Cu Chi Tunnels has been used as a war memorial park as well as a tourist spot.
Visit the Reunification Palace
The Reunification Palace or Independence Palace is a building which was once used as a residence for the presidency of southern Vietnam at the time before it was united. The hallmark of the presidential palace in general is a vast expanse of green grass in front of the Reunification Palace and it also is arranged very neat and clean. So, you may spend one hour to enjoy this Palace anyway.
Visit the War Remnant Museum
War Remnant Museum has various relics of the Indo-Chinese war in which at that time Vietnam faced with French colonial. The items on display at War Remnant Museum include American war equipment (jets, helicopters, and tanks), documentation of cruelty and torture during a war that looks a bit dreadful but makes you curious. War Remnant Museum is open daily from 07.30-17.00 and it is located at 28 Vo Van Tanh Street, District 3.
Enjoy the View of Ho Chi Minh City Hall
It is located at the end of Nguyen Hue Street. The building originally called Hotel de Ville Saigon was built-in 1902-1908 during the French colonization. You are recommended to visit City Hall at night because the lights on the outside of the building are turned on. And the effects of the illumination of light are very interesting at night. Unfortunately, you cannot enter the City Hall because this place is not open to the public, so you just enjoy the outside of City Hall only.
Shop Some Items at Ben Thanh Market
It is also known as Cho Ben Thanh as the biggest and the oldest market in Saigon. It was first built-in the 17th century. Been located in District 1 and has a clock tower as its characteristic in the entrance. Most of the tourists who visit this market may buy some local handicrafts, souvenirs, clothes, and local culinary. Before you return to your hometown, then you must visit this market and do not forget to bargain to get cheaper prices anyway.
Hope these things to do in Saigon are helpful and will provide some inspiration on your travels while in Saigon, Vietnam. Please feel free to leave a comment or if you have any suggestions please leave a comment!