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Best things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Market
“Ben Thanh Market is an old market. It is sold many practical items for local people. This is also the place that many tourists choose to visit because of its unique architecture, ancient beauty and lovely souvenirs”
184 locals recommend
Church
“Built between 1863 and 1880 by French colonists, the Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica of Saigon is the most impressive cathedral in Vietnam. Modeled on Notre-Dame de Paris and built with materials shipped over from France, the cathedral is the religious center for Vietnam’s 6.2 million Catholics. you can just take a look at the cathedral's impressive architecture from the surrounding grounds. ”
176 locals recommend
Museum
“This is the presidential building before the reunification of Vietnam. You can discover a lot about Vietnam War ”
169 locals recommend
History Museum
“It´s a place to remember and honor the horrible events that are a result of war. Very informative. You should take your time (2-3 hrs.) so you can see everything. Not for children because of uncensored pictures. - opening hours: mo-su 07:30 - 18:00 - entrance fee around VND 15,000 per visitor - district 3”
152 locals recommend
Bar
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“Highlighted on the terrace of the AB tower, Chill Skybar is a place with the ideal space for bursting moments. Chill Sky bar is divided into many areas such as restaurant, smoke-free area and outdoor space with beautiful view. Chill Skybar also offers delectable cocktails and fine dining with carefully selected ingredients and skilled chefs. Make sure you don't wear short and flip-flop please.”
131 locals recommend
Post Office
“the building was constructed when Vietnam was part of French Indochina in the late 19th century. It counts with Gothic, Renaissance and French influences. It was constructed between 1886-1891 and is now a tourist attraction. Inside the Saigon Central Post office of special note are two painted maps that were created just after the post office was built, the first one located on the left side of the building is a map of Southern Vietnam and Cambodia titled Lignes telegraphiques du Sud Vietnam et Cambodge 1892 which translates to "Telegraphic lines of Southern Vietnam and Cambodia 1892". The second map of greater Saigon is titled Saigon et ses environs 1892 that translates as "Saigon and its surroundings 1892". ”
117 locals recommend
Department Store
“Shopping mall complex with a nice blend between luxury and other merchandises.”
69 locals recommend
Opera House
“The Saigon Opera House in Ho Chi Minh is an elegant colonial building at the intersection of Le Loi and Dong Khoi Street in District 1, very close to the famous Notre Dame Cathedral and the classic Central Post Office. The restored three-storey 800-seat Opera House was built in 1897 and is used for staging not only opera but also a wide range of performing arts including ballet, musical concerts, Vietnamese traditional dance and plays. Performances are advertised around the building and information can be found in the state-operated tourist information central close by.”
119 locals recommend
Pub
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“Located in the heart of District 1, Bui Vien, Pham Ngu Lao and De Tham are the destinations of dust tourists when visiting the most crowded city of Vietnam, West Saigon is always bustling with visitors from The West Road is not only home to foreigners but also tourists in the country. Here your first impression will be the noisy and bustling with all kinds of languages, all skin color.”
120 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“This mall have Zara, H&M so many clothes brand and the price is much cheaper than other countries. Movie theater and convenience supermarket included. ”
67 locals recommend
Park
“Park with a dining area, cheap shopping and a variety of souvenirs with rooms in the way of Vietnam The park is located right next to Bui Vien street”
41 locals recommend
Museum
“The Fine Arts Museum is indispensable for those who are keen on Vietnam arts and culture. Although the museum itself is not big and modern enough, its abundant collections can make up for these mistakes. The museum focuses on collecting, keeping, preserving and displaying fine artworks typical of Vietnamese people, especially Ho Chi Minh City and the South. Worth the go for its French-Chinese architecture.”
63 locals recommend
General College & University
“one of the highest tower in Viet Nam, you can go to the EON51 Cafe, which is The Highest Café – Restaurant – Bar in Saigon. ... consecutive levels 50-51-52 of Bitexco Financial Tower”
102 locals recommend
Zoo
“Saigon Zoo and Botanical Gardens is a plant and animal conservation park in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. This is the 8th largest zoo in the world.”
65 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“The beauty of Saigon was once inspired by French architectures during the last century. As a desire to bring back the resonance of the immemorial Saigon. Not only delicious pizzas but also great experiences in the poetic space here. ”
96 locals recommend
Park
“Leafy public park featuring manicured gardens, a Buddhist temple, play areas & sports facilities. Favorite places by the youth and the elderly to hold any outdoor activity ”
40 locals recommend