Address : Intersection of Le Loi, Ham Nghi, Tran Hung Dao Avenues and Le Lai Street, Quan 1, Ho Chi Minh City
The market developed from informal markets created by early 17th century street vendors gathering together near the Saigon River. The market was formally established by the French colonial powers after taking over the Gia Định citadel in 1859. This market was destroyed by fire in 1870 and rebuilt to become Saigon's largest market. In 1912 the market was moved to a new building and called the New Bến Thành Market to distinguish over its predecessor. The building was renovated in 1985
Address :1 Cong Xa Paris, Phuong Ben Nghe, Quan 1
In 1959, Bishop Joseph Pham Van Thien, whose jurisdiction included Saigon parish, attended the Marian Congress held in Vatican and ordered a statue of Our Lady of Peace made with granite in Rome. When the statue arrived in Saigon on 16 February 1959, Bishop Pham Van Thien held a ceremony to install the statue on the empty base and presented the title of "Regina Pacis". It was the same bishop who wrote the prayers "Notre-Dame bless the peace to Vietnam". The next day, Cardinal Aganianian came from Rome to chair the closing ceremony of the Marian Congress and solemnly chaired the ceremony for the statue, thus the cathedral was then-on called Notre-Dame Cathedral.
Address : Nguyễn Huệ, Quan 1
Nguyen Hue walking street is chosen as a place for big events of Ho Chi Minh city as parade, meetings, street festivals, Nguyen Hue flower path. Moreover, this path also takes place activities of culture exhibitions, sport, art performances, etc.
Address : 48/10 Dien Bien Phu, Phuong 22, Quan Binh Thanh
Van Thanh is not just the restaurant, It is a small very nice park that actually holds a few restaurants, coffee and a swimming pool. The place is a real gem in the heart of Saigon, All in a walking distance. (at the park) The park or seating in the restaurants is very peaceful. The food is great.
Address :: 7 Lam Son Square, Phuong Ben Nghe, Quan 1
Beautiful building in the heart of Saigon. Located between the two most famous and historic hotels in the city. Caravelle Hotel on the one side and Continental Hotel on the other. It is one of those buildings you need a picture of when you are in Ho Chi Minh City
Address : 2 Cong Xa Paris, Phuon Ben Nghe, Quan 1
Even if you don't have a bundle of postcards to send to the relatives back home, you should still drop into Saigon Central Post Office to admire its interior. Check the working phone booths, and the beautiful, handpainted maps on either side of the interior walls that depict Saigon and the surrounding area in 1892, and the former telegraph lines of Cochin China. Souvenirs stalls off either side of the entrance sell the usual memorabilia. Everything is wonderful
Address : 135 Nam Ky Khoi Nghia, Ben Thanh, Quan 1
Since its construction, the building has gone through several renovation. A major work was undertaken from 1962 to 1963, which made the President change his office temporarily to Gia Long Palace, which is now the location of Ho Chi Minh City Museum. Much political turbulence led to the come and go of several South Vietnam President, until 1975 when the war officially ended and Vietnam became one country.
Address :: 2 Nguyen Binh Khiem, Quan 1
The wonderful architecture of the history museum was formerly home to the École Française d’Extrême Orient in Vietnam. It is an elegant, ochre-coloured structure built between 1925 and 1932. French architect Ernest Hebrard was among the first in Vietnam to incorporate a blend of Chinese and French design elements. Highlights include bronzes from the Dong Son culture (3rd century BC to 3rd century AD), Hindu statuary from the Khmer and Champa kingdoms, and beautiful jewellery from imperial Vietnam. More recent history includes the struggle against the French and the story of the Communist Party.
Address :: 28 Vo Van Tan, Quan 3
This is a wonderful museum, for two outstanding exhibitions, the first being about the war photographers . Some of the pictures are amazing. The second is the agent orange, where you can learn loads about this dark period in Vietnamese history which still affects this country today.
Address : Bui Vien, Quan 1
If you are planning to come to Ho Chi Minh city, you must visit the Bui Vien Street and enjoy the night life. This street is the hustle and bustle of Saigon, great bars and restaurants with lots to do. This street is interesting. You can see people & foods here from all around the world. Meet Vietnamese & foreigners here. Drink beer. Get a massage. Play pool. Watch basketball or other sports on the TVs. There are general stores every block or so. There are street foods here. You can buy meals for a dollar each or so. There are street performers who walk by. Some will breath fire. There are live music at bars.
Address : 97 Pho Duc Chinh, Nguyen Thai Binh, Ho Chi minh
It remains colonial-era yellow-and-white buildings and it brought for you a lot of surprise of its beauty. It's contemporary architecture on wall, on floor, statues in the garden, pictures in exhibition rooms according to stages, old Vietnamese currency since the first kingdom...You know, even its toilet doors are so impressive and hidden on the graffiti walls. You will not waste any second in this museum absolutely !
Address : 65 Ly Tu Trong, Ben nghe, Quan 1
Address : 710 Nguyen Trai, Phuong 11, Quan 5
This gorgeous 19th-century temple is dedicated to the goddess Thien Hau and always attracts a mix of worshippers and visitors, who mingle beneath the large coils of incense suspended overhead. It is believed that Thien Hau can travel over the oceans on a mat and ride the clouds to save people in trouble on the high seas.
Address: 1147 Binh Quoi, Phuong 22, Quan Binh Thanh
A peaceful botanical garden only 10-15 minutes outside city, lovely respite area away from city jungle, nice gardens, lawns, great cafe, right on river. You can come there to watch the sunset over the river, fantastic. Would be a good place for kids to let off steam also, hardly any tourists there, i dont think it is publicised very well, anyway have a look if you want a peaceful moment in City
A private half day tour to Cu Chi Tunnel will show visitors an amazing tunnels that was built by local citizens during Vietnam War. With experienced tour guide, there are a lot of stories about American and French war. It’s worth for all visitors to spend only half day tour to this impressive Cu Chi Tunnels.
Address: 206/19/30 Long Thuan, Long Phuoc, Dist 9
Website : baotangaodaivietnam.com