Ho Chi Minh City Sights

Ho Chi Minh City is a fascinating destination, but a chronic lack of infrastructure, not to mention oppressive heat and seasonal rains, can make navigation difficult. A fearless visitor might embrace the chaos by jumping on the back of a xe om (motorbike taxi) with a hit-list of cultural attractions and must-eat street food dishes, but most visitors prefer to traverse the city by taxi. Whatever

your mode of transportation, spread your sightseeing over two or three days and let yourself unwind—despite the pulsating street life, this is also a city of soul-soothing spas, hidden cafés, and rooftop bars.

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Ao Dai Museum

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Honoring Vietnam's national dress, this private museum is set on stunningly picturesque grounds that are a very long way from downtown.

Ben Thanh Market

  • Market/Bazaar

This bustling market is worth a visit for the people-watching opportunities alone, but there is also plenty of shopping and eating to...

Binh Chau Hot Springs

  • Bath/Hot Spring

The hot springs section of this complex, attached to the sprawling Binh Chau Hot Springs Resort Hotel, appears well maintained and looks...

Binh Tay Market

  • Market/Bazaar

This wholesale market, in a colonial-era Chinese-style building about a half-hour drive from downtown, is not so much a shopping destination...

Bitexco Financial Tower

  • Building/Architectural Site

A symbol of contemporary Ho Chi Minh City, the 68-floor Bitexco Financial Tower is the city's tallest building, and you can enjoy high-altitude...

Caravelle Hotel

  • Hotel–Sight

Most of the foreign correspondents stayed at this hotel during the Vietnam War, and during the 1968 Tet Offensive, journalists filmed...

Central Post Office

  • Government Building

Be sure to go inside to check out the huge map of old Indochina in this classic French colonial building, designed by French architect...

Dam Sen Cultural Park

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Next door to Dam Sen Water Park, this attraction has an amusement park as well as its cultural aspects, which makes it a good choice...

Dam Sen Water Park

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For a rollicking day out for kids of all ages, this park has a variety of slides and pools (one with a wave machine), a zip-line, and...

FITO Museum

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The outside of this museum showcasing the history of traditional Vietnamese medicine might be plain, but inside it's a fabulous carved...