Top tourist destinations in Ho Chi Minh City (part 1)

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If Hanoi is the capital of thousand-year-old culture with the ancient, poetic and peaceful beauty, Saigon or Ho Chi Minh City is extremely magnificent and bustling. Coming to Ho Chi Minh City, you will feel that the city never runs out of energy even though the night falls. After that, this article lists outstanding tourist destinations in Ho Chi Minh City.

Ben Thanh market

Ben Thanh market has been the symbol of Saigon for several decades. This market is located in the district 1 – the center of the city, particularly next to Quach Thi Trang Square and September 23 Park. Ben Thanh Market was started construction in the early years of the 20th century. Since then, business activities have been maintained.

Ben Thanh market

The market consists of more than 3,000 stalls with all kinds of wholesale and retail goods with different quality. It can be said that the commodities here are very diverse. 8 or 9 a.m is the time when almost all the stalls open and serve customers. During the day, the market is always crowded with buyers and sellers. The bustling atmosphere nearly covers the whole market at all times.

Notre Dame Cathedral

Located on the main street of the city center, Notre Dame Cathedral is also one of the symbols of Ho Chi Minh City. This is an outstanding construction of the European architecture combined with Roman and Gothic styles. A unique feature is the largest bell in Vietnam. Notre Dame Cathedral is an important church of Saigon Diocese and becomes the pride of the local people.

Notre Dame Cathedral 

Besides, the cathedral precinct also owns the most beautiful scene in Saigon. Moreover, the April 30 Park, which is a very popular destination at night in Ho Chi Minh City is located nearly.

Saigon Central Post Office

Saigon Central Post Office is an ideal place for young people who love taking pictures. This typical architectural work was designed in a combination of classical Asian and European styles by a French architect.

Saigon Central Post Office

Outside the building is decorated in rectangular boxes that are covered with the shapes of boys and girls carrying laurel wreaths. At the middle of the building is a large clock. In the evening, the lights of the post office become glittering, which highlights the magnificence of the imposing building.

Saigon Opera House

Inaugurated in 1900, Saigon Opera House was one of the oldest opera houses that brought Western architecture. Over the past 100 years, it can be said that this plays a role as a witness of historical stages of Vietnam during resistance wars till the day of liberation of Saigon in 1975. Similar to the Saigon Central Post Office, this work is also influenced by French art in the late 19th century that can be seen through the facade to interior decorations.

Saigon Opera House

Above is the information about some of the popular destinations in Ho Chi Minh City. With this sharing, hope that you will get some experiences of exploring Ho Chi Minh City.