Top must-visit attractions in Ho Chi Minh City

Saigon travel

Saigon is old name of Ho Chi Minh City. When remember it, it may be chaotic with full of traffic and crowded. If you are more patient with discovery, you have a chance to see striking contrast between noisy and modern of the commercial hub and largest city and ancient beauty of temples or French colonial architecture. Sure that the trip seems interesting and unforgettable.

The following will show top must-visit attractions in Ho Chi Minh City which you shouldn’t miss when you travel in there.

1/ War Remnants Museum

Located in 28 Vo Van Tan, Ward 6, District 3, War Remnants Museum is considered as one of the most famous museums in Vietnam.

The museum focus on exhibits historical stories in the Vietnam War with French colonialists. Through photographic images, artifacts like guillotine and the “tiger cages” used for Viet Cong prisoners, military vehicles and weapons, you can see a small part about portray the brutality of war.

Please note that this place is not suitable for the kid.

2/ Golden Dragon Water Puppet Theatre

Located in 55B Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Street, Ben Thanh Ward, District 1, Golden Dragon Water Puppet Theatre is a perfect destination for someone who enjoys light-hearted traditional entertainment, including the kids, parents and grandparents.

Per performance lasts about 50 minutes opening into Vietnamese culture. Through puppet characters, live music, traditional instruments such as bamboo flutes and two-stringed violins, you can discover custom and tradition of the rural villages.

3/ Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica of Saigon

They were built on Neo-Romanesque architecture so they have made a distinctive landmark for beauty of Sai Gon.

This twin height is about 60 meters above the city covered by iron spires and made by red bricks from Marseille. Especially, in 1887, it was decorated extra the clock between the two bell towers. It seems symbol of the strong power of the French colony.