43 Top Things To Do And Attractions In Ho Chi Minh City

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Ho Chi Minch City - known to many as Saigon - is Vietnam"s largest thành phố & former capital of the south. Impossibly busy & hectic most of the time, Ho Chi Minc City can certainly raise an unsuspecting traveler"s blood pressure.

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With the motorbike-driven chaos also comes a wealth of interesting things to lớn do & see around Ho Chi Minc City. Don't just run for the nearest travel agency to lớn book a bus out - kiểm tra out these things khổng lồ bởi in Ho Chi Minc City first!

New to Vietnam? Read ourtravel guide to Vietphái mạnh, or check out ourtop reasons to lớn visit Vietnambefore proceeding.


The twin-towered Notre Dame Cathedral in Saigon merits at least a visit and a pholớn. Constructed between 1863 và 1880, the church was built by the French colonists entirely from materials brought over from France. The somber atmosphere inside Notre Dame Cathedral in Saigon is a testament to lớn the thousands of prayers for peace given there throughout both the French and American wars in Vietphái mạnh.

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A highlight of seeing the cathedral is the Virgin Mary statue which reportedly shed tears in 2005, causing a frenzy of traffic & onlookers. Although the church's official stance is that no tears were shed, thousands of witnesses clayên ổn otherwise.

The Notre Dame Cathedral occupies a large blochồng east of the Reunification Palace on Pasteur Street. Directly across the street you'll find the Saigon Central Post Office, another must-see in the city!