Ho Chi Minh is a thriving city in Vietnam, as the financial centre of Vietnam and the biggest city in the country, it’s filled with great attractions for tourists to check out. The city is full of history, from Vietnam war remnants, to the French influence, this city is bustling and perfect for any South-East Asia lovers. If you’re new to travelling in Asia, or Vietnam specifically, check out this list for attractions you can’t miss whilst in Ho Chi Minh.
1. War Remnants Museum
The War Remnants Museum is a stop not to miss in Ho Chi Minh. It features everything from fighter jets and rocket launchers, to historical photographs and war-diary excerpts. Stroll through the museum and learn all about the Vietnam war, America’s involvement in the war, and how it still impacts the country today.
2. Bitexco Tower and SkyDeck
Ho Chi Minh’s Bitexco Tower and Observation Desk is a must-see destination for tourists, as the tallest building in Ho Chi Minh, it has an incredible view of the city. The tower has a shopping district within it, so take some time looking through the shops, or have a cocktail at the observation bar!
3. Cu Chi Tunnels
If history is your thing, the Cu Chi Tunnels are not to be missed. As a key part of the Vietnam War, these tunnels are full of history and are of great historical importance. A tour of these tunnels is a must-do tour in Ho Chi Minh, the Vietnamese tour guides are full of knowledge about the war effort, American influence, and the Viet Cong operations.
4. Cao Dai Temple
The Cao Dai Temple is a beautiful holy place that tourists usually choose to see on a day-trip from Ho Chi Minh City. The temple was constructed in 1933 and showcases the Cao Dai religion, which is a blend of Buddhism, Christianity, Taoism, Confucianism and Islam, creating a beautiful place of worship. This temple is stunning and intricate, and one not to miss whilst holidaying in Ho Chi Minh.
5. Nighttime Food Tour
For a mix of fun, food and adventure, the nighttime food tours in Ho Chi Minh are not to be missed. There are many different tour companies running scooter or bike tours through the city, some of the great ones are run by local university students! You’ll experience street-food like a local, and be able to see the bustling city by night.