Ho Chi Minh City Overview

Known as the largest destination in Vietnam with a lot of beautiful and magnificent landscapes as well as tasty dishes to explore and enjoy, Ho Chi Minh is really a must - visit destination in Vietnam. Every year, Ho Chi Minh attracts a lot of tourists coming here to visit famous landscapes and enjoy the hustling atmosphere in the city.

You do not have to worry about where to go, which festivals and events to take part in or where to go shopping in Ho Chi Minh as there is a long list of things to do in Ho Chi Minh that you should not miss on your trip. Some of the popular spots in Ho Chi Minh City to visit and explore such as: War Remnants Museum, Notre Dame Cathedral, Jade Emperor Pagoda, Ben Thanh Market, Reunification Palace, Central Post Office. These are the most attractive sites in Ho Chi Minh that no tourist misses to visit when visiting Ho Chi Minh City. It is a great chance for you to know more about culture and history of the city as well as give your eyes an opportunity to admire beautiful and well - known landscapes. 

In addition, one of the things that makes tourist come back the city that is the special and delicious foods. Some of famous foods in Ho Chi Minh which are the passion of many people include: Banh mi, Pho, Bun mam, Bun Bo Hue, Banh da cua, Banh cuon, Banh xeo, Hu Tieu, Goi cuon, Com tam. Enjoying the specialties of Ho Chi Minh City will help you get more memories and unforgettable experience in the modern and bustling city. All are waiting for your exploration and experience. Do not hesitate to visit this beautiful city.

Places to go

Our Ho Chi Minh City trips

Trip name Days From USD
2-Days Private Cu Chi Tunnels - Mekong Delta Cruise Package Tour Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to Can Tho, Vietnam 2-Days Private Cu Chi Tunnels - Mekong Delta Cruise Package Tour 2 days $91 View Trip
Private Long Tan (Australian Base) Nowadays Full Day Tour Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to Ba Ria - Vung Tau, Vietnam Private Long Tan (Australian Base) Nowadays Full Day Tour Full Day $36 View Trip
Private Mekong Delta (My Tho - Ben Tre) Full Day Tour Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to Ben Tre, Vietnam Private Mekong Delta (My Tho - Ben Tre) Full Day Tour Full Day $29 View Trip
Mekong Delta (My Tho - Ben Tre) Full Day Luxury Group Tour Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to Mekong Delta (My Tho - Ben Tre) Full Day Luxury Group Tour Full Day $35 View Trip
Cu Chi Tunnels Morning Luxury Group Tour Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to Cu Chi, Vietnam Cu Chi Tunnels Morning Luxury Group Tour Half Day $25 View Trip

Shopping

Haggle for bargains in Ben Thanh market

Ben Thanh market is one of the more exciting places to visit in Ho Chi Minh City. It’s a chance to truly get stuck in with the locals and test your bargaining skills. It’s a very...
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Shop the Markets, Shop the Malls

If you’re itching to bring home a souvenir, you won’t be at a loss for shopping in Saigon. Ben Thanh Market is famous for its many stalls and traditional goods, or if you’re...
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General Information

Indulge in the Street Food

Trying to figure out what to eat from street vendors in Vietnam can be extremely overwhelming, but thanks to the Legal Nomad’s Guide to Saigon Street Food you can explore and taste with...
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Explore Vietnamese History BEYOND the War

Vietnam is and should be known for more than the terrible war, which is where the Museum of Vietnamese History comes in. See gorgeous artefacts from the many regions of the country and learn what...
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Travel Tips

Best street for street food in Saigon

The street food scene in Saigon permeates every district, neighbourhood, and alleyway; the city boasts so many street food outlets that, at times, Saigon feels like one gigantic, open-air...
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Barbecue Your Own Dinner

The barbecue garden provides a unique take on dinner – cook it yourself! Escape the chaotic streets in the lush garden restaurant, order your preferred dishes and cook them to your liking....
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Top Attractions

Ben Thanh Market in Ho Chi Minh

Situated in downtown Ho Chi Minh City, bustling Ben Thanh Market in District 1 is a great place to buy local handicrafts, branded goods, Vietnamese art and other souvenirs.
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Central Post Office in Ho Chi Minh City

The Central Post Office in Ho Chi Minh is a beautifully preserved remnant of French colonial times and perhaps the grandest post office in all of Southeast Asia. Located next door to Notre Dame...
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Travel Experiences

Fast and Furious Foodie Tour

By far our favourite thing we did in HCMC was the XO Foodie Tour. We visited multiple districts and ate many foods that were new to us, but part of the thrill was zipping through Saigon traffic...
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Take a Cyclo Ride

Not the most efficient method of cruising through the city, but a very old and popular way of experiencing Saigon .
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Food Culture

Bun Mam

Bun mam is a robust Vietnamese soup that’s packed with contrasting flavours, textures and colours. Pungent, fishy, sweet, sour, dark, vibrant, silky and crunchy, this is a soup that...
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The best street foods in Saigon

One of the best things that tourists can do when traveling to Saigon is try all the best street foods is not just looking around and visiting the amazing historical sites. Following maybe some...
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Blogs

Vietnam is a beautiful country which is well known for natural beauty, long history and multiple cultures. Therefore, it is easy to understand the reason why the number of tourists landing in Vietnam is increasing to a greater extent. People who are wishing to visit a country famous for both cultural and natural beauty can prioritize Vietnam without any constraint.

Even though there are thousands of places to visit, here are some highly recommended tourist spots which should not be missed once after landing in the Vietnam land: The 1000 year old capital Hanoi, breathtaking Halong Bay, peaceful Hoi An town, bustling and modern Ho Chi Minh City and countless of white sand beaches along the country from the North to the South. Each minute of you in Vietnam will be surrounded by friendly people who are eager to introduce you the unique culture or authentic cuisine of Vietnam which are now popular all over the world. Vietnam is now awaiting for your footprints to explore.

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