Things To Do

Ben Thanh market

Ben Thanh Market (from Vietnamese Ben meaning “wharf”, and Quy Thanh meaning “turtle citadel”) is a big marketplace in the downtown area of Ho Chi Minh City, viet nam, in District 1. The market is one of the earliest surviving structures in Saigon and today is considered one of symbols of Ho Chi Minh City, popular with tourists seeking local…

War Remnants Museum, Ho Chi Minh City

The War Remnants Museum (Vietnamese: Bảo tàng chứng tích chiến tranh) is a war museum at 28 Vo Van Tan, in District 3, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. It primarily contains exhibits relating to the American phase of the Vietnam War.Operated by the Vietnamese government, the museum was opened in September 1975 as “The House for…

Notre Dame Cathedral, Ho Chi Minh

Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica, officially Basilica of Our Lady of The Immaculate Conception is a cathedral located in the downtown of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Established by French colonists, the cathedral was constructed between 1863 and 1880. It has two bell towers, reaching a height of 58 meters (190 feet).Following the French conquest of…

The Saigon Opera House

If you have a chance to go to Ho Chi Minh City, you certainly can’t take your eyes off the elegant architecture of the Saigon Opera House. Located at the start of the famous Le Loi Avenue, the building still retails many lively evidences for the influence of French architecture in Vietnam. If you have a chance to go to Ho Chi Minh City,…

Cao Dai Temple

Saigon may well be an alluring city. But if you need a break – physically, mentally and spiritually – from this city’s frenetic pace during your stay, there are plenty of day trip options out of the city to choose from. Saigon in fact doubles up as great stepping-stone in the south of Vietnam. Many of the traveller’s cafes and tour…

Saigon’s Chinatown

Cholon, Saigon’s Chinatown, is not the place to come for a quiet respite from the downtown frenzy. In fact Cholon may be the epicentre of the city’s hyperactivity. The name Cho Lon translates literally as “big market” and that’s exactly what it is.Amidst the cacophany of motorcycles, street vendors and the different tones of the…

Reunification Hall

Independence Palace, also known as Independence Hall or Reunification Hall, is an original architectural work which carries a number of historical values of Ho Chi Minh City. This palace was started constructing on July 1st 1962 and then was inaugurated on November 31st 1966. It was carried out by the designing group of the architect Ngo Viet…

Quoc Tu Pagoda

The Quoc Tu Pagoda is a located in District 10. This relatively new (built in 1963) pagoda is easily spotted when cruising down the busy street of 3 Thang 2. At seven stories tall, it’s pretty hard to miss.It’s also a shame to miss, as the pagoda is full of colorful, oversized statues of religious figures which make for some fun…

Jade Emperor Pagoda

Set to the north of the botanical gardens on Nguyen Binh Khiem, the Jade Emperor Pagoda is easily Saigon’s most atmospheric. If you’ve got time for just one pagoda, this should be the one. Constructed by the city’s Cantonese community at the turn of the century,the Jade Emperor guards the entrance to heaven – deciding who gets in…

Mariamman Hindu Temple

 Mariamman Hindu Temple, the only Hindu temple still in use in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) is a little piece of southern India in the centre of Saigon. Though there are only 50 to 60 Hindus in Saigon – all of them Tamils – this temple, known in Vietnamese as Chua Ba Mariamman, is also considered sacred by many ethnic-Vietnamese and…

Revolutionary Museum

Location: Revolutionary Museum is located on No.65 Ly Tu Trong Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City. Characteristic: The Revolutionary Museum used to be enlisted as the Governor of Nam Ky’s residence.The construction of the museum started in 1885 and was completed in 1890 under the design of French architect Alfred Foulhoux. Following…

Pagoda and Temple system

Vinh Nghiem Temple, Ho Chi Minh City Located in 339 Nam Ky Khoi Nghia Street, Ward 7, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City, Vinh Nghiem Temple is the most spectacular of all the Buddhist temples. The temple was constructed between 1964 and 1971. Its construction was based on the design planned by the architect Nguyen Ba Lang and his associates. Like…

Mekong Delta

The Mekong Delta is the region in southwestern Vietnam where the Mekong River approaches and empties into the sea through a network of distributaries. Mekong delta is made up of 13 provinces: Long An, Tien Giang, Ben Tre, Hau Giang, Kien Giang, An Giang, Đong Thap, Tra Vinh, Soc Trang, Vinh Long, Can Tho, Bac Lieu and Ca MauMekong delta is…