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Ho Chi Minh City, known for its rich history, captivating culture, and stunning architecture, this vibrant city offers a unique blend of traditional charm and modern attractions. From historical landmarks, ancient temples and cultural sites to vibrant markets, modern skyscrapers and delicious street food, Ho Chi Minh City has something for everyone. In this article, we will take you through some of the must-visit places in Ho Chi Minh City, allowing you to make the most of your visit to this captivating destination.

Ben Thanh Market

Ben Thanh Market is a bustling marketplace located in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City. This historic market has been a central trading hub for over a century. Here, visitors can find a wide array of goods, including clothing, handicrafts, jewelry, spices, and local street food. The market is an excellent place to practice your bargaining skills and immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of Vietnamese commerce. Don't miss the opportunity to try some local delicacies from the food stalls and soak in the lively ambiance.

The Independence Palace

The Independence Palace, also known as the Reunification Palace, played a significant role in Vietnam's history. This iconic building served as the presidential residence and witnessed the end of the Vietnam War. Today, it stands as a museum, showcasing the preserved rooms and artefacts that offer a fascinating insight into the country's political past. Visitors can explore the underground war bunkers, the presidential living quarters, and the beautiful gardens surrounding the palace.

Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica of Saigon

 A testament to Vietnam's colonial past, the Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica of Saigon stands as one of the city's most iconic landmarks. Constructed in the late 19th century, this beautiful cathedral features intricate neo-Romanesque architecture, stunning stained glass windows, and a serene atmosphere. Take a moment to admire its grand facade and step inside to witness its elegant interior. It's a place of worship that welcomes both locals and tourists seeking solace.

War Remnants Museum

The War Remnants Museum offers a poignant and thought-provoking experience, providing a glimpse into the devastating effects of the Vietnam War. Through a collection of photographs, artifacts, and exhibitions, the museum sheds light on the historical events and stories of those affected by the war. Visitors can gain a deeper understanding of the war's impact on Vietnam and its people. It's an opportunity for reflection and a reminder of the resilience and strength of the Vietnamese nation.


Ho Chi Minh City is a captivating destination that invites visitors to explore its history, culture, and vibrant atmosphere. From the bustling markets to historical landmarks, each destination offers a unique experience. Whether you're seeking a shopping adventure, a glimpse into the past, or a cultural immersion, Ho Chi Minh City has something for everyone. Embark on this journey and let the charms of this Vietnamese gem leave an indelible mark on your travel memories.

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Which time is considered best to visit Vietnam?

The best time to visit Vietnam is Spring and Autumn. Visiting Vietnam for over a year can offer you a different experience.

Do we need a visa to enter Vietnam?

Yes, you need a visa to enter Vietnam. The visa process is different for your country. Please check with the local visa agent of your home country where you need to apply for an e visa or visa on arrival is applicable.

Which are the places that cannot be missed in Vietnam?

The places that cannot be missed in Vietnam are Hanoi, Halong Bay, Ho Chi Minh City, Hoi An, Hue, Sapa, Nha Trang, and the Mekong Delta.

Do we need safety to travel to Vietnam?

No, you don’t require safety to travel to Vietnam. Vietnam is considered a safe place to travel but you need to be aware of your belongings and check travel advisories and follow the local guidelines. 

Which currency is used in Vietnam?

The currency used in Vietnam is the Vietnamese Dong ( VND ). Credit cards and online payments are highly acceptable in all tourist attractions but you need to carry cash when you are traveling to remote areas. 

Which are the famous Cuisines of Vietnamese?

 The famous cuisine of Vietnamese is pho (noodle soup), banh mi (Vietnamese sandwich), spring rolls, bun cha (grilled pork with noodles), and com tam (broken rice with grilled meat).

How does the transport system work in Vietnam?

Vietnam has a proper transportation system including flights, trains, buses, and taxis. Motorcycle taxis, known as xe om most commonly used for short distances.

Do the Vietnamese have cultural customs and etiquette?

Yes, Vietnamese have cultural customs and etiquette. They always greet with a little simile and a slight bow. Whenever they visit temples they don’t take footwear inside the temples because of their belief and showing respect to God.

Do Vietnamese people do bargaining?

 Yes, Vietnamese people do bargaining at the same places but in a departmental store or a fixed-price store, you can’t bargain. Please remember that when you bargain be polite and humble towards other people.


What are the gifts that we can buy from Vietnam?

The gifts you can buy from Vietnam are conical hats (non la), lacquerware, silk products, handcrafted ceramics, embroidered textiles, and coffee.

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