25.11.2020, 11:55

8 places to visit in Saigon not to be missed

Referring to Hanoi tourism, people will think of the ancient beauty with a little more dreamy and strange peace, when it comes to the place to visit Saigon, everyone is eager for the bustling magnificence on each child. city.

Indeed, Saigon never ceases to be bustling even at night. Saigon is like that, always full of vitality and brilliance that makes people curious: What’s in this city so exciting? Join us to check out tourist destinations in Saigon below, you will understand immediately.

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Places to visit Saigon can not be missed

1. Independence Palace ( Reunification Hall)


8 places to visit in Saigon not to be missed

Independence Palace (photo collection)


Opening hours: Morning 7:30 – 11:00, afternoon from 13:00 – 16:00 on weekdays
Ticket price: for adults is 30,000 VND / person / time, students get a discount: 15,000VND / person / time, students: 3,000VND / person / time, group guests from 20 people will be reduced by 1/3 fare.

Located at 135 Nam Ky Khoi Nghia Street, the Independence Palace is an architectural work in the history of the nation. During the resistance war against the US, this was the workplace of the government apparatus of the Republic of Vietnam. After the liberation, this place was classified in the list of special national monuments.

The interior design of the Independence Palace

This work is designed according to feng shui and architecture of the Orient, but equally modern. Visiting here, visitors will admire first-hand items from the old regime and many traces marking the independent moment of April 30, 1975.

Currently, every year on April 30 or September 2, thousands of people flock here to visit as well as to commemorate the heroes who have fallen for national independence.

2. Notre Dame Cathedral


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Opening hours: Sightseeing: Morning 8:30 – 10am, afternoon 14:30 – 15:30 (Monday – Friday)
Time to take place of Mass: Morning 5:30, afternoon 17:00 (Mon – Sat), Sunday: 5:30, 6:30, 7:30, 9:30 (for foreigners), 16h00, 17h00, 18h30.
Address: No. 1 Paris Commune, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1 City. Ho Chi Minh

Located on the main street of the city center, Notre Dame Cathedral is one of the symbols of Saigon City. This cathedral stands out with European architecture combined with magnificent Roman and Gothic styles and has the largest bells in Vietnam. Notre Dame Cathedral is an important cathedral of Saigon diocese and is the pride of the city people.

Notre Dame Cathedral is a very famous place to visit Saigon

Besides, the campus area around the church is also the place with the most beautiful scenery in Saigon. In particular, there is also a 30/4 park around here, a very famous entertainment place in Saigon at night.

3. Ben Thanh Market


Opening hours: 7:00 – 19:00 daily
Address: Located between the streets of Phan Boi Chau – Le Thanh Ton – Phan Chu Trinh – Quach Thi Trang Square, Ben Thanh Ward – District 1.


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Ben Thanh Market is located in the heart of the city, all 4 doors facing big streets like Phan Chu Trinh, Phan Boi Chau and Le Thanh Ton, the other direction is Quach Thi Trang Square. If you are someone who likes to shop, please write down immediately to the list of places to visit Saigon!

Inside the market, there are enough traditional and modern items that can be used as gifts for family and friends. Ben Thanh Market is also one of the ideal places to enjoy traditional Vietnamese dishes. Stop by the food stalls with local specialties like fried fish or sip some refreshing iced tea. One note is that when shopping here, you should wear to get the best price.

Ben Thanh Market is always bustling

At night, the market becomes more bustling with clothing stores and eateries crowded with visitors.

4. Suoi Tien tourist area


Photos of Suoi Tien tourist area (photo collection)


Opening hours: 8:00 – 17:30 (Mon – Fri), 8:00 – 18:00 (Saturday and Sunday), 6:30 – 22:00 (Tet holiday).
Entrance fee: 60,000VND / adult, 30,000VND / child; Tickets for games: 5,000 – 40,000 VND / time
Address: 120 Ha Noi Highway, Tan Phu Ward, District 9. Suoi Tien has long been a very famous place to visit Saigon, attracting a lot of tourists every day.

Suoi Tien is also a place for cultural and historical education through sightseeing areas built on the idea of ​​national legends, legends and Eastern ideology.

The famous entertainment areas here can be mentioned as: Magic Castle, Treasure Cave, Roller coaster, Tien Ngu Palace, Aquarium, Dong Ngoc Nu Tien Sea …

5. Nguyen Hue Walking Street


Nguyen Hue Walking Street (photo collection)


Opening hours: weekdays
Address: Nguyen Hue, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City

Nguyen Hue Walking Street is an indispensable name in Saigon sightseeing places. Built in April 2015, has a length of 670m and width of 64m. Located in the heart of Saigon, the pedestrian street stands out with granite background, two large fountains, many green trees and modern sound and light control system.

Nguyen Hue Walking Street at night is always crowded (photo collection)

In the evenings and on weekends, people and visitors often come here to take a walk as well as immerse in the vibrant atmosphere here. Along the two sides of the road are stalls selling specialties of Saigon such as broken rice, coffee, bread, tea …

This street is also an amusement place in Saigon at night and is a favorite place for virtual saints too!

6. Museum of Vietnamese History


Vietnam History Museum is a famous place to visit Saigon (photo collection)


Opening hours: Morning 8:00 – 11:30; Afternoon 13:30 – 16:30 (Tuesday – Sunday)
Admission ticket: 2,000VND / adult, 1,000VND / child (Vietnamese), 15,000VND / person (foreign visitors)
Address: No. 2 Nguyen Binh Khiem Street, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1


Inside the Vietnam History Museum (photo collection)

Vietnam History Museum was built in 1929, its predecessor was Blanchard de la Brosse Museum. Visiting here, you will admire and learn about tens of thousands of very valuable artifacts In addition, the museum also has more than 25,000 books, articles and valuable documents for archeological and historical research. Museum of studies, ethnology …

There is also an intact mummy here, attracting the attention of many tourists.

7. Cu Chi Tunnels


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Opening hours: 9:00 – 17:00
Admission: Ticket price: 100,000VND / foreigner, 20,000VND / Vietnamese guest. Entering the tunnels, visitors will eat cassava and free tea.
Address: Phu Hiep Hamlet, Phu My Hung Commune, Cu Chi, City. Ho Chi Minh City, from the city. About 70km from Ho Chi Minh City to the Northwest, this was a transformation map of the Cu Chi army and people during the resistance war.

Cu Chi tunnels make visitors admire by the works located deep in the ground, with many nooks and crannies such as spider webs, many floors, with accommodation, meeting and fighting with a total length of more than 200 km.

Map of Cu Chi Tunnels (photo collection)

Cu Chi tunnels have two points:


Ben Dinh Tunnel: Ben Dinh hamlet, Nhuan Duc commune, Cu Chi district. To get here, visitors can take bus number 4 from Ben Thanh to Ben An Suong, then take bus number 122 from An Suong station to An Nhon Tay.
Ben Duoc Tunnel: now belongs to Phu Hiep hamlet, Phu My Hung commune, Cu Chi district. Visitors can take routes 13 and 79, take bus 13 from Ben Thanh to Cu Chi bus station, then take bus 79 from Cu Chi bus station to Ben Duoc.

Note that when coming to Cu Chi Tunnels, you should wear sports shoes to facilitate movement in the tunnels. (See also: What does Cu Chi play  ?)

8. The Starlight Bridge


Address: Ton Dat Tien, Phu My Hung, District 7, City. HCM City


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Anh Sao Bridge is a very famous entertainment place in Saigon at night. The bridge between Ho Ban Nguyet and Dao canal in Phu My Hung urban area. This is known as the most beautiful bridge for pedestrians in Saigon.

The bridge is designed with a water spray system of 7-color led lights on both sides of the bridge, giving visitors the feeling of walking on the galaxy. Not only that, the two sides of the bridge also have a large square, designed to simulate the moon and the sun. Anh Sao Bridge is a very popular place to visit Saigon, especially for young tourists.