Ho Chi Minh City - ongoing dynamic & enchanting
If you have visited a number of cities in Vietnam but forgot Ho Chi Minh City, you have not known much about Vietnam for real. It is considered the capital of the Southern area of Vietnam.
Ho Chi Minh City, also known as Saigon, or by the abbreviations HCMC or HCM, is the largest city in Vietnam. One of the most important commercial and tourist centres in Vietnam.
All the accoutrements of economic success – fine restaurants, flash hotels, glitzy bars and clubs, and shops selling imported luxury goods – are here, adding a glossy veneer to the city’s hotchpotch landscape of French stones of empire, venerable pagodas and austere, Soviet-style housing blocks.
These are some tourist attractions in Ho Chi Minh City:
Ben Thanh Market
Saigon Post Office & Notre Dame Cathedral
Reunification Conference Hall
Museum of Ho Chi Minh City
War Remnants Museum
History Museum & Zoo
Vinh Nghiem Pagoda)
Zoo and Botanical Garden
Cu Chi Tunnel
|Saigon from above. Photo by John Harper|
|Ho Chi Minh City - ongoing dynamic & enchanting. Photo by Nguyễn Thế DƯƠNG|
|Saigon Notre-Dame Cathedral|
Situated right in the heart of Hochiminh City is the most famous landmark as well as core Cathedral of the city, Saigon Notre-Dame Cathedral or Notre-Dame Basilica to be exact, is a famous age-long cathedral in Southern Vietnam. It is a magnificient building located at the paris Square in Hochiminh City downtown, attracting not only Catholics but also most tourists for its neo-Romanesque style architecture and a sacred atmosphere.
|Ho Chi Minh City People's Committee Head office|
|Saigon Central Post Office|
Located in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City’s District 1, the Central Post Office is one of the city’s oldest buildings, an attractive destination for local and foreign visitors.
|Independence Palace, also known as Reunification Palace|
Like Long Bien Bridge in Hanoi, Independence Palace has stayed in the mind of many generations of not only Vietnamese but also foreigners. It is known as the famous historical witness which passed through the two fierce wars against the French and American colonists.
|Saigon Opera House|
If you have a chance to go to Ho Chi Minh City, you certainly can’t take your eyes off the elegant architecture of the Saigon Opera House. Saigon Opera House, lying charmingly in the heart of the city's District 1 area, becomes a theater for a variety of traditional and classical performances such as plays, concerts, ballet, opera, and Vietnamese traditional dance.
|Photo by Tran Minh Phong|
|Saigon by night. Photo by Tonten photography|
|Photo by Tonten photography|
|Saigon beautiful at night. Photo by Tonten photography|
|South East Boulevard. Photo by Tonten photography|
|Ho Chi Minh city with its dynamic nightlife. Photo by Tonten photography|
|Dragon House Wharf|
The Dragon House Wharf, originally called Nha Rong, is located at the junction of the Ben Nghe Channel and the Saigon River. It was built in 1863 and served as the office of a French shipping company. From there, Nguyen Tat Thanh, later President Ho Chi Minh, set sail on a French ship named Admiral Latouche Treville in June 1911.
|Phu My Hung new urban. Photo by Tonten photography|
|Anh Sao or Starlight Bridge in Phu My Hung urban zone in HCMC's District 7|
|Christmas in Saigon|
|New Year's Eve in Saigon|
|Nguyen Van Cu Bridge. Photo by Tonten photography|
|Blue Hour at Mong Bridge. Photo by Tonten photography|
|Ong Lon Bridge. Photo by Tonten photography|
|Phu My Bridge. Photo by Tonten photography|
|Tan Thuan Bridge. Photo by Tonten photography|
|Sai Gon early morning. Photo by Tonten photography|
|Photo by Adde Adesokan|
|Street of Saigon - In the morning. Photo by Mio Cade|
|Cu Chi Tunnel. A great evidence and memorial site of southern Vietnam’s heroic and heart-breaking war against foreign invaders is found in Cu Chi Tunnel, northwest of Saigon. Photo by Sam Antonio Photography|