Ho Chi Minh City is also known as Saigon – the city is best known for its scrumptious pork rolls and noodles. This is a high energy city, which is the place of culture and pulsating energy. This is a busy city, a tourist hub with plenty on offer. There are several places of interest in this dynamic city. Tourists should plan their schedule in advance, so that they do not miss out some of the best opportunities. Explore this vibrant Vietnamese gem!
Scooter tours are an integral part of travel and tourism in the city. There are more than 5 million motorbikes in the city, as this is the most popular form of transportation. Travellers can avail an organized tour, with emphasis on some unusual attractions, visit to iconic sights, great food and wonderful nightlife. Longer excursions are also available for day long tours.
A Bonsai river cruise offers a splendid experience for the tourist. As one cruises on the Bonsai river, they can have a glimpse of beautiful city lights during sunset. Traditional dragon boats cruise on the river, which itself is an amazing experience. Tourists enjoy great meals and entertainment shows as they travel.
People who visit Ho Chi Minh spend an hour in the Reunification Palace, admiring the glory of the place. The Palace has been well preserved. There are guided tours for those who are interested in understanding the history of the palace. You can also have a leisurely walk around the palace.
Thien Hau Temple (Pagoda):
This beautiful temple is dedicated to Thien Hau. The temple has amazing intricate details and exquisite carvings.
Saigon Cathedral of Notre Dame:
This is an important landmark of Ho Chi Minh City. This is a beautiful cathedral which stands tall. The statue of Virgin Mary is located in the front lawn. The Cathedral has wooden pews, stained glass windows and plaid floor tiles.
The Opera House is the best representation of French Colonial architecture. There are several traditional Dance shows held in the Opera House. Book for a performance in advance, if you are interested!
Ho Chi Minh City is always known for its daring exotic foods. You can try some rare dishes like deep fried snake dishes or a fermented scorpion dish or fertilised egg duck platter. There are several kinds of wines available to try out!