Top Tourist Destinations in Ho Chi Minh City (part 1)

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Located in the middle of the southern area of Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City is a major transportation hub that connects with other provinces in the region and also the gateway of Southeast Asia.

For those who are planning a memorable trip to this largest city of Vietnam, don’t miss these following tourist destinations to ensure that you will not miss any special thing in this charming city.

War Remnants Museum

Location: 28 Vo Van Tan, District 3

Opening hours: Daily 07.30 – 12.00 and 13:30 – 17:00

This museum is one of the must-see places in Ho Chi Minh City. It first opened to the public in 1975 after the first independent days under the name Exhibition House for the US and Puppet Crimes.

War Remnants Museum features a variety of photos, artifacts, war equipment and weapons of American military such as guillotines, fighter planes, helicopter, tanks, canons, and about 6.8 tons of conventional bombs, which altogether makes lively evidence of the longest and most brutal time of Vietnam War, lasting from 1945s to 1975. The other highlight of this museum is tiger cages with the same size as in Con Dao prison. These cages were used by the Southern Vietnamese Government in order to keep the political prisoners.

War Remnants Museum also has pavilions displaying Vietnam’s traditional culture of Vietnam.

Reunification Palace

Location: Nam Ky Khoi Ngia Street

Opening hours: Daily 07:30-12:00 and 13:00-16:00

Reunification Palace, constructed on July 1st, 1962 and inaugurated on Oct 31st, 1966, is a unique architectural building of architect Ngo Viet Thu. The name of the palace symbolizes global history time when the North Vietnamese Military crashed through the main gate in 1975, meaning to end the war of Vietnam against the American Army and start the new era of Vietnam Independence.

The Reunification Palace is one of the must-see destinations in Ho Chi Minh City. In the present, the Reunification Palace still hosts significant national events of the country, such as APEC summits.