01 Ben Thanh market

Ben Thanh market

Ben Thanh Market (from Vietnamese Ben meaning "wharf", and Quy Thanh meaning "turtle citadel") is a big marketplace in the downtown area of Ho Chi Minh City, viet nam, in District 1. The market is one of the earliest surviving structures in Saigon and today is considered one of symbols of Ho Chi Minh City, popular with tourists seeking local...
02 Saigon's Chinatown

Saigon's Chinatown

Cholon, Saigon's Chinatown, is not the place to come for a quiet respite from the downtown frenzy. In fact Cholon may be the epicentre of the city's hyperactivity. The name Cho Lon translates literally as "big market" and that's exactly what it is.Amidst the cacophany of motorcycles, street vendors and the different tones of the...
03 Giac Lam Pagoda

Giac Lam Pagoda

Giac Lam Pagoda (Vietnamese: Chùa Giác Lâm) is a historic Buddhist pagoda in Ho Chi Minh City, the largest city in Vietnam. Built in 1744, it is one of the oldest temples in the city. It was officially listed as a historical site by the Vietnamese Department of Culture on November 16, 1988 under Decision 1288 VH/QD. The...
04 History Museum

History Museum

The Pearl of the Orient, Ho Chi Minh City is the largest city in Vietnam and is its economic and cultural capital. The city boasts of many picturesque pagodas and impressive official buildings of the colonial era. That the city takes pride in its culture and history is conveyed by the numerous museums that dot every corner in...
05 Zoo and Botanical Garden

Zoo and Botanical Garden

The tiny S-shaped country of Vietnam in Southeast Asia borders the People's Republic of China to the north, Laos to the northwest and Cambodia to the southwest. To the country's east lies the South China Sea. The country’s population of 85 million makes it one of the most densely populated nations in Southeast Asia....
06 Art Museum Ho Chi Minh City

Art Museum Ho Chi Minh City

The Art Museum in Ho Chi Minh City, also known as the Fine Arts Museum, was established on September 5th, 1987, following the decision made by the HCMC People’s Committee. It is recognized as a first class national museum by the Vietnam’s Ministry of Culture.Housed in a three-story colonial building, the Art Museum in Saigon...
07 Quoc Tu Pagoda

Quoc Tu Pagoda

The Quoc Tu Pagoda is a located in District 10. This relatively new (built in 1963) pagoda is easily spotted when cruising down the busy street of 3 Thang 2. At seven stories tall, it's pretty hard to miss.It's also a shame to miss, as the pagoda is full of colorful, oversized statues of religious figures which make for some fun...
08 Cu Chi Tunnels

Cu Chi Tunnels

Location: Cu Chi Tunnels are located approximately 70km northwest of Ho Chi Minh City centre in Cu Chi Rural District. Characteristic: Cu Chi Tunnels consist of more than 200km of underground tunnels. This main axis system has many branches connecting to underground...
09 Mariamman Hindu Temple

Mariamman Hindu Temple

 Mariamman Hindu Temple, the only Hindu temple still in use in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) is a little piece of southern India in the centre of Saigon. Though there are only 50 to 60 Hindus in Saigon - all of them Tamils - this temple, known in Vietnamese as Chua Ba Mariamman, is also considered sacred by many ethnic-Vietnamese and...
10 Revolutionary Museum

Revolutionary Museum

Location: Revolutionary Museum is located on No.65 Ly Tu Trong Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City. Characteristic: The Revolutionary Museum used to be enlisted as the Governor of Nam Ky's residence.The construction of the museum started in 1885 and was completed in 1890 under the design of French architect Alfred Foulhoux. Following...
11 Xa Loi Pagoda

Xa Loi Pagoda

Famed as the repository of a sacred relic of the Buddha, Xa Loi Pagoda (89 Ba Huyen Thanh Quan St) was built in 1956.In August 1963 truckloads of armed men under the command of President Ngo Dinh Diem’s brother, Ngo Dinh Nhu, attacked Xa Loi Pagoda, which had become a center of opposition to the Diem government.The pagoda was ransacked...
12 Dam Sen Water Park

Dam Sen Water Park

DAM SEN Water Park was opened on 19 November 1999 as a joint venture of PHU THO Tourism and Service Company and Viet Asia Joint-Stock Commercial Bank. Dam Sen Water Park, with modern aquatic equipments installed complying with European standard, harmoniously located in a fresh and verdant Oriental landscape garden of 3 hectares in width...
13 Pagoda and Temple system

Pagoda and Temple system

Vinh Nghiem Temple, Ho Chi Minh City Located in 339 Nam Ky Khoi Nghia Street, Ward 7, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City, Vinh Nghiem Temple is the most spectacular of all the Buddhist temples. The temple was constructed between 1964 and 1971. Its construction was based on the design planned by the architect Nguyen Ba Lang and his associates. Like...
14 Mekong Delta

Mekong Delta

The Mekong Delta is the region in southwestern Vietnam where the Mekong River approaches and empties into the sea through a network of distributaries. Mekong delta is made up of 13 provinces: Long An, Tien Giang, Ben Tre, Hau Giang, Kien Giang, An Giang, Đong Thap, Tra Vinh, Soc Trang, Vinh Long, Can Tho, Bac Lieu and Ca MauMekong delta is...
15 Diamond Superbowl

Diamond Superbowl

The city's newest and most central bowling centre, with 24 lanes and computerised scoring, is on the fourth floor of a shopping centre. Lane hours are charged by the hour and you can rent shoes as well socks. There is also a range of arcade games plus eight pool/snooker tables for hire. And there is a Kentucky Fried Chicken if you get...
16 Binh Quoi Tourist Village

Binh Quoi Tourist Village

Location: Binh Quoi Tourist Village is located on the Thanh Da peninsula by the Saigon River, 8km from the centre of Ho Chi Minh City.Characteristic: This is the city’s biggest resort with its unique scenery.There are 55 modern-equipped bedrooms in the village, which nestle under big trees by the river. The village’s restaurant is...
17 Blue Gecko Bar

Blue Gecko Bar

Open : 4.30 p.m to midnightLive sports on TV & Big Screen 100 inchsFree pool tableDarts boardTidy- Friendly staffFantastic musicExtremely cold beerFree WIFIFree shot by vodka & chocolateClean in Dunny...and..so much more....History of the Blue Gecko Bar: In 1997, a young Nguyen Tung Lam was told by his mother to get out of the...
18 Wild Horse Saloon Ho Chi Minh

Wild Horse Saloon Ho Chi Minh

When you are sold on the idea of being in Vietnam for your next holiday, be prepared to be astounded, mesmerized and amazed!! Vietnam is galloping towards her destination, being a developed city by the end of 2020AD. This country is constantly reinventing herself with the bogies of the past thrown in the deep recess of human...
19 Dai Nam Tourist Park

Dai Nam Tourist Park

The scorching heat of Ho Chi Minh City can drive people insane. Vietnamese try to achieve a more balanced life by engaging in relaxing activities during the weekend not far from the city center. The Dai Nam Tourist Park provides just that. Both locals and tourists can enjoy the great outdoors at the park’s artificial territory to escape...
20 Emperor Jade (Tortoise) Pagoda

Emperor Jade (Tortoise) Pagoda

Saigon is a city filled with places of worship; it seems that every street has at least one pagoda or church -- from the roof of my old house in District 3 I could see at least seven. Most of these spots are nothing particularly special in terms of architectural or historical significance but Saigon does boast a number of pagodas and churches...
21 Can Gio Beach

Can Gio Beach

Can Gio, a coastal district of HCMC which is about 50 kilometers to the southeast of the city is an ideal weekend destination for family and friends to have an outing.This land which was heavily poisoned during the Vietnam War is now an eco-tourist site with wildlife and diverse flora and immense mangrove forests.Visitors can take part in...
22 Reunification Hall

Reunification Hall

Independence Palace, also known as Independence Hall or Reunification Hall, is an original architectural work which carries a number of historical values of Ho Chi Minh City. This palace was started constructing on July 1st 1962 and then was inaugurated on November 31st 1966. It was carried out by the designing group of the architect Ngo Viet...
23 Southern Women's Museum

Southern Women's Museum

The original building in which the Southern Women’s Museum is housed once belonged to Nguyễn Ngọc Loan, Director of the General Police Department under the former Sài Gòn government. In 1984 it became the Traditional House of Southern Women. Another four-storey building was subsequently added and the whole complex became...
24 FITO Museum

FITO Museum

The Fito Museum is the first museum of Vietnamese medicine. On display are nearly 3,000 items dating back to the Stone Age. Exhibits include implements used to prepare medicine, knives, mortars and pestles, documents and objects from a traditional pharmacy. The museum regularly screens a documentary about the history of medicine.LOCAL...
25 Tao Dan Park

Tao Dan Park

Ho Chi Minh City parks are often in disrepair and littered with garbage. Some are even known to be places where drug addicts hang out at night. There are larger parks beyond the city limits that charge an entrance fee, but that still does not guarantee quality.Today, we went to Tao Dan Park which is one of the newer parks in town. There were...
26 Phu Tho Racecourse

Phu Tho Racecourse

Horseracing in Ho Chi Minh is a key source of attraction and entertainment for people who seek for some light fun and relaxation by the weekends. Phu Tho Racecourse is the appropriate place for watching out on teenage jockeys ride their highly trained horses on the ever dusty track. The racecourse goers mostly constitute men who cheer for the...
27 Suoi Tien Theme Park

Suoi Tien Theme Park

Suoi Tien Cultural Theme Park is a Vietnamese water-filled fantasy land, located rather unromantically next to a rubbish dump 15 kilometres South of Ho Chi Minh City. Suoi Tien, or "the fairy stream," is the world's first water park devoted to Buddhism, specifically the Southeast Asian animistic form of Buddhism. The animism works well for...
28 Vinh Nghiem Pagoda

Vinh Nghiem Pagoda

Location: Vinh Nghiem Pagoda is located at 339 Nam Ky Khoi Nghia Road, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City.Characteristic: Inaugurated in 1971, Vinh Nghiem Pagoda is the biggest pagoda in Ho Chi Minh City. Built in modern style, but the structure draws its inspiration from traditional Vietnamese culture and a touch of Japanese architectural style. The...
29 Ton Duc Thang Museum

Ton Duc Thang Museum

The famous Ton Duc Thang Museum in Ho Chi Minh City was founded to celebrate the occasion of the late President Ton Duc Thang's centennial birthday anniversary on August 20, 1988. It is housed within the once residence of Tran Thien Khiem, the renowned Premier of the Saigon government, prior to 1975. The displays Ton Duc Thang Museum vividly...
30 Ong Bon Pagoda

Ong Bon Pagoda

Tourists to Vietnam are left spellbound by the earthy appeal of this tiny country called Vietnam. From the Red River delta in the north to the Mekong Delta in the south and the acres and acres of green paddy fields in the costal areas leaves a lasting impression in your mind. Ho Chi Minh City is the largest metropolis of Vietnam. Formerly known...
31 Bitexco Financial Tower Skydeck

Bitexco Financial Tower Skydeck

With the opening of the Ho Chi Minh City’s tallest building, Bitexco Financial Tower last October 2010, lots were interested if the skydeck will be open to the public.  Who wouldn’t be interested in looking down on Saigon for a change?It was only recently that I found out that yes, Saigon Skydeck is now open.The price for adults...
32 Twenty-Three September Park

Twenty-Three September Park

23 September Park or September 23rd Park is "The Black Hole" of Saigon due to its scale and decade of inactivity. Located on 10 hectares land, the 23rd September Park that is surrounded by Cong Quynh, Pham Ngu Lao, Ton That Tung & Nguyen Trai near Ben Thanh Market.Twenty-Three September Park is located near Phan Ngu Lao Street; near Le Lai...