The Must-Dos In Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Coming to Ho Chi Minh City, there are lots of things you can do to have fun. But according to many tourists who have been there, something is considered as “must-do”, and you absolutely have to try them out. is happy to give you the list.

Try out all the famous street food in Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City is famous for its diverse cuisine and delicious street dishes, with such affordable and cheap prices as well. You can easily find restaurants and stalls selling food on the streets of Ho Chi Minh City, from rice cake, soy milk, baked egg,… All in all, Ho Chi Minh City is a junk food paradise.

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Ho Chi Minh City has many delicious street dishes once recommended some delicious dishes that you should absolutely try in Ho Chi Minh City, take a look and don’t miss out on the chance.

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Watch the Ho Chi Minh City view from above

The Ho Chi Minh City is extremely beautiful in the night, with thousands of lights brighten up the place and the bustling lifestyle of people wandering around the city. It will be a waste if you don’t try to climb up a high building and watch the shimmering city from above.

A place that can recommend for you is Bitexco, the tallest building, the new symbol of Saigon. The place brings you many exciting experiences, with bright lights at night, Skydeck building and observation deck on the 49th floor. From there you can feel all the beauty and bustle of the most vibrant city in Vietnam.

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The night view of Ho Chi Minh City from above is absolutely breathtaking

You can also join the rooftop bars, where you can not only taste the unique drinks, make new friends but also watch the lovely city from above.

Conquer the famous Cu Chi Tunnels

Not only is one of the longest tunnels in the country, but Cu Chi is also at the top of the most underground works in the world (voted by CNN in 2013). There are three experiences you should try when coming here, which are conquering the underground basement with some other places that lie close to the new wool, nibbling boiled tubers, taking a nap in the hammock between two tree trunks.

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Going down the tunnels of Cu Chi

In Cu Chi Tunnels, you can also relive the heroic history of Vietnam by watching document movies, try shooting real guns and many other exciting activities.

The tunnel is located in Cu Chi district, about 25 kilometers from the city center. If want to go there, you can ride a motorbike, rent a taxi or take the bus route Ben Thanh - Cu Chi market (from 05:00 AM to 05:00 Pm every day).

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Lots of foreign people love the tunnels in Cu Chi

Travel on a cruise on Saigon River

Saigon River is the most important and famous river in Ho Chi Minh City. There are some options for you to make the journey to discover Ho Chi Minh City on the water, including joining a cruise tour to have dinner onboard, travel on small canoes or yacht. Each option has a unique feature.

Among those, dining on restaurant ships is more economical and convenient. If you are still worried about the after-meal cost, you can choose to buy buffet tickets at Saigon cruise restaurants.

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The cruise tour on Saigon River

Another choice is to join’s cruise tour, where you can watch the romantic sunset, enjoy the delicious dinner and take in the stunning view of Saigon at night.

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Shopping at Ho Chi Minh City

If you are a shopping fan, do not forget to save names such as Nguyen Trai night market (District 5), Saigon Square, Ben Thanh market, etc. All of them have beautiful, cheap and unique products. Here, you can choose to buy the latest styles of all things, from clothes to dresses or accessories, the products are updated continuously with surprisingly cheap prices.

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Ben Thanh market - the symbol of Ho Chi Minh City

You can also visit the malls, with a little more expensive price but with high-quality pieces of stuff and bright and dazzling lights. Ho Chi Minh City has tons of malls like that so you won’t find it boring to take a look.

Visit Phu My bridge, Ho Chi Minh City

Phu My bridge is the largest cable-stayed bridge in Ho Chi Minh City, connecting District 7 and District 2. Besides the impressive scale, architecture, design, the bridge is also considered by many people, especially by many photographers, to have the most beautiful and widest view of the city.

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The stunning view of Phu My bridge

If you are a passionate photographer or just want to take some stunning pictures, Phu My bridge is somewhere you should not pass. However, for safety reasons, you should not circulate in this area after 07:00 PM. If you want to visit the scenery, do not go to groups of less than 5 people.

Drink Saigon coffee on the sidewalk

Vietnamese coffee is really different from Western coffee. But it is not the taste that charm you, is the warming and friendly atmosphere you get when drinking coffee. Street coffee shops on the sidewalk have become something familiar to the people here, and as visitors, you should not miss this experience.

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Drinking coffee on the sidewalk is a familiar feature in Ho Chi Minh lifestyle is offering lots of tours to explore Ho Chi Minh City, so don’t hesitate to scroll down our website and choose one that is suitable for you. We wish to see you in Vietnam really soon.