13 Sights in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (with Map and Images)

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Explore interesting sights in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 13 sights are available in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

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1. Bitexco Financial Tower

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Bitexco Financial Tower Photo: Tri Nguyen; this version by Prenn / CC BY 2.0

Bitexco Financial Tower is a skyscraper in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. At its completion in 2010, it became the tallest building in Vietnam and kept this status until January 2011, when it was surpassed by Keangnam Hanoi Landmark Tower. With 68 floors above ground and three basements, the building has a height of 262.5 metres (861 ft), making it the second tallest building in the city, fourth tallest in Vietnam, and the 412th tallest in the world, as of May 2022.

Wikipedia: Bitexco Financial Tower (EN), Website

2. Independence Palace

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Independence Palace

The Independence Palace, also publicly known as the Reunification Convention Hall, is a landmark in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. It was designed by architect Ngô Viết Thụ and was the home and workplace of the president of the Republic of (South) Vietnam. It was the site of the Fall of Saigon on 30 April 1975 that ended the Vietnam War, when a North Vietnamese Army tank crashed through its gates.

Wikipedia: Independence Palace (EN)

3. Notre Dame Cathedral

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Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica of Saigon, officially Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of The Immaculate Conception is a cathedral located in the downtown of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Established by French colonists who initially named it the Church of Saigon, the cathedral was constructed between 1863 and 1880. The name Notre-Dame Cathedral has been used since 1959. It has two bell towers, reaching a height of 58 meters (190 feet).

Wikipedia: Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica of Saigon (EN)

4. Bảo tàng Lịch sử Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh

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The Ho Chi Minh City Museum of History is located at 2 Nguyen Binh Khiem Street, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Formerly known as the Musée Blanchard de la Brosse, built by Auguste Delaval in 1926, and The National Museum of Viet Nam in Sai Gon, it received its current name in 1979. It is a museum showcasing Vietnam's history with exhibits from all periods. It should not be confused with the National Museum of Vietnamese History in Hanoi. The topics covered by the exhibits include the following:Prehistoric period. Metal Age, including artifacts related to the Dong Son culture of northern Vietnam and the Sa Huỳnh culture of central Vietnam. Chinese Domination and Struggle for National Independence in the Red River Valley Óc Eo culture of the Mekong Delta region Stone and bronze sculptures and other artifacts of Champa Stone sculptures of Cambodia Ngô, Dinh, Anterior Lê, Ly dynasties (939–1225) Tran and Ho dynasties (1226–1407) Dynasties from the Lê to the Nguyên (1428–1788) Tây Sơn dynasty (1771–1802) Nguyễn dynasty (1802–1945)

Wikipedia: Ho Chi Minh City Museum of History (EN)

5. Ho Chi Minh City Hall

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Ho Chi Minh City People's Committee Headquarters is one of the classical buildings in Ho Chi Minh City, which was built from 1898 to 1909. During the French colonial period, the building was known in French as H ô tel de Ville and in Vietnamese as Palace Xa Tay. During the republic of Vietnam, it was known as the Saigon Metropolis because it was the capital government's workplace and meeting place. Since the reunification of Vietnam, the building has been the workplace of the Ho Chi Minh City People's Committee, the Ho Chi Minh City People's Committee and a number of other institutions.

Wikipedia: Trụ sở Ủy ban Nhân dân Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh (VI), Website

6. Giác Lâm Pagoda

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Giác Lâm Pagoda

Giác Lâm Temple is a historic Buddhist temple 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 temple is located at 118 Lạc Long Quân, in the 23rd ward of Tân Bình district, in the Phú Thọ Hòa region of the city. It stands on Cẩm Sơn, and is also known as Cẩm Đệm and Sơn Can.

Wikipedia: Giác Lâm Pagoda (EN)

7. Ben Thanh Tourist Market

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Bến Thành Market is located in the center of Hồ Chí Minh City, Vietnam in District 1. The market is one of the earliest surviving structures in Saigon and an important symbol of the city. Ben Thanh Market is a famous destination for many local and foreign tourists from all around the world. The market operates all year round and opens at around 6am every day until the official closing time at 6pm. After 6pm, the day market transitions into a night market which runs until 10pm.

Wikipedia: Bến Thành Market (EN), Website

8. Khu Du Lịch Suối Tiên

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Khu Du Lịch Suối Tiên

Suối Tiên Amusement Park is an amusement park in District 9, Thu Duc City, Hồ Chí Minh City, Vietnam. The park includes several entertainment areas. The landscaping and attractions in the park illustrate Vietnam's history and legends, such as Âu Cơ and Lạc Long Quân as well as the Battle of Son Tinh and Thuy Tinh. An artificial seawater pool is located in the park for sea-bathers. There is also a dinosaur garden and a roller coaster called "Roller Coaster".

Wikipedia: Suối Tiên Amusement Park (EN), Website

9. Statue of Ton Duc Thang

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Statue of Ton Duc Thang

Tôn Đức Thắng was the second and last president of North Vietnam and the first president of the reunified Vietnam under the leadership of General Secretary Lê Duẩn. The position of president is ceremonial and Thắng was never a major policymaker or even a member of the Politburo, Vietnam's ruling council. He served as president, initially of North Vietnam from September 2, 1969, and later of a united Vietnam, until his death in 1980.

Wikipedia: Ton Duc Thang (EN)

10. Bến Dược Memorial Temple

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Bến Dược Memorial TempleMike Fernwood from Santa Cruz, California, United States / CC BY-SA 2.0

The Bến Dược Memorial Temple is a cultural history project of the Communist Party Committee and people of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. It was built to memorialize the significant contributions of the soldiers and people who were killed in the Saigon-Gia Định region during the anti-American and anti-French fighting. The temple is sited at the Bến Dược hamlet, Phú Mỹ Hưng village, end of the Củ Chi tunnels.

Wikipedia: Bến Dược Memorial Temple (EN)

11. Củ Chi Tunnels

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Củ Chi Tunnels Lars Curfs (Grashoofd) / CC BY-SA 3.0 nl

The tunnels of Củ Chi are an immense network of connecting tunnels located in the Củ Chi District of Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam, and are part of a much larger network of tunnels that underlie much of the country. The Củ Chi tunnels were the location of several military campaigns during the Vietnam War, and were the Viet Cong's base of operations for the Tết Offensive in 1968.

Wikipedia: Củ Chi tunnels (EN)

12. Saigon Zoo and Botanical Gardens

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The Saigon Zoo and Botanical Gardens is Vietnam's largest zoo and botanical garden. The Saigon Zoo and Botanical Gardens was commissioned by Admiral Pierre-Paul de La Grandière in 1864, and was opened to the public in 1869, making it one of the world's oldest continuously operating zoos.

Wikipedia: Saigon Zoo and Botanical Gardens (EN), Website

13. Bach Dang Wharf Park

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Bach Dang Wharf is the name of the park area and river pier along the Saigon River in the first district of downtown Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. This is a place where city residents and tourists come to play, and it is also a place to watch fireworks every holiday and Spring Festival.

Wikipedia: Bến Bạch Đằng (VI)


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