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Looking for handicraft, apparel and street food? Then Ben Thanh Market, centrally located at District 1 of Ho Chi Minh City, is not to be missed for anything authentically Vietnamese. When shopping here, remember that bargaining is allowed. Personally, the rule of the thumb is, not to pay the asking price, but at the same time, ... continue reading »

Located in the former US Information Service building at District 3 of Ho Chi Minh City, War Remnants Museum is one of the more popular museums in Vietnam, receiving half a million visitors annually, especially those who are interested in the histories of Vietnam War and Indochina War. When the museum was first opened in 1975, ... continue reading »

Just across the street from Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of The Immaculate Conception (originally Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Saïgon) is the majestic building of Saigon Central Post Office that features a neoclassical architectural style. It looks more like a railway station in Europe than a post office in Southeast Asia. This is one of the ... continue reading »

A historical reminder of French colonists in Saigon is the Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of The Immaculate Conception (originally Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Saïgon), or simply known as Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon. With all building materials imported from France, including red tiles from Marseille and bricks from Toulouse, the cathedral was consecrated in 1880. Although ... continue reading »

Built on the site of Norodom Palace along Nam Ky Khoi Nghia Street, Reunification Hall in Ho Chi Minh City was previously known as Independence Palace. A major landmark in the city, it was designed by an award-winning Paris-trained Vietnamese architect by the name of Ngô Viết Thụ in the 1960s. Beyond its grand facade and ... continue reading »

One of the touristy things to do when in Ho Chi Minh City is to have an unparallelled panoramic view of the city from a high view point, such as from Landmark 81 or Bitexco Financial Tower. While Landmark 81 is the top choice of many by virtue of the fact that it is the tallest ... continue reading »

Located along Saigon River in Ho Chi Minh City's District 2, a newer section of the city, is this luxurious riverside urban resort by the name of Villa Sông Saigon. Sông means "river" in Vietnamese and Sài Gòn is the former name of the city. Offering peace and serenity away from the chaotic traffic conditions of ... continue reading »

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