Ho Chi Minh City

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  • 1. Central Post Office

    District 1 | 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 Gustave...Read More

  • 2. Reunification Palace

    District 1 | Building/Architectural Site

    This is one of the more potent symbols of the Vietnam War. On April 30, 1975, a North Vietnamese Army tank smashed through the main gate of...Read More

  • 3. Bitexco Financial Tower

    District 1 | 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...Read More

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  • 4. Book Street

    District 1 | Pedestrian Mall

    This leafy 150-meter-long pedestrian-only street lined with bookshops and cafés is very close to the post office and the Notre Dame Cathedral...Read More

  • 5. Caravelle Hotel

    District 1 | Hotel–Sight

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

  • 6. Ho Chi Minh City Museum

    District 1 | Museum/Gallery

    Completed in 1890, the building has been the residence for the French governor of Cochin China, the Japanese governor during Vietnam's brief...Read More

  • 7. Ho Chi Minh City People's

    District 1 | Government Building

    Built by the French between 1901 and 1908 to be Saigon's Hôtel de Ville (City Hall), this elaborate yellow-and-white colonial building now houses...Read More

  • 8. Hotel Continental

    District 1 | Hotel–Sight

    In French-colonial days, the Hotel Continental's open-air terrace—then known as Café de la Hien—was the town's most sought-after lunch spot...Read More

  • 9. Hotel Majestic

    District 1 | Hotel–Sight

    Built in the late 19th century, the Majestic was one of the first French-colonial hotels, and it still has the elegant style to show for it...Read More

  • 10. Municipal Theater of Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon Opera House)

    District 1 | Arts/Performance Venue

    This colonial-style theater was built by the French in 1899 as Saigon's opera house. Later it housed the National Assembly of South Vietnam...Read More

  • 11. Nguyen Hue Walking Street

    District 1 | Local Interest–Sight

    During the daytime Nguyen Hue Walking Street, with its dearth of shade trees, is not very impressive, especially when it's not hosting an exhibition...Read More

  • 12. Notre Dame Cathedral

    District 1 | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Officially known as the Basilica of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception, this neo-Romanesque cathedral, built by the French in 1880, was once...Read More

  • 13. Saigon River

    Scenic Drive/Tour

    You'll regularly catch glimpses of the Saigon River, which snakes its way through many districts of Ho Chi Minh City, while you're sightseeing...Read More

  • 14. Ton Duc Thang Museum

    District 1 | Museum/Gallery

    Dedicated to the first president of the unified post-war Vietnam, Ton Duc Thang, this stark museum is of interest mainly to avid historians...Read More

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