Ho Chi Minh City Attractions

What To See In Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City attractions are a vibrant mix of old and new, with well-preserved colonial structures and war relics from the devastating Vietnam War as well as sleek skyscrapers, elegant sports clubs, and expansive shopping malls against a metropolis backdrop. Great for immersing in the local culture, no two districts are the same in Ho Chi Minh City and there are plenty of ornate pagodas and Buddhist temples to visit and photograph as well.

Drawing millions of tourists each year, Ho Chi Minh City is also fitted with a wide array of accommodation options of varying price range and styles while unique modes of transportation such as motorcycle taxis and cyclos make it relatively easy to explore the city centre and beyond. From the ornate Mariamman Hindu Temple to the informational War Remnants Museum, there seems to be an endless list of what to see in Ho Chi Minh City.

Best of Ho Chi Minh

Top 10 Things to Do in Ho Chi Minh

With our guide to the Top 10 Best Attractions in Ho Chi Minh you can get all of the information you need to ensure you don’t miss anything this fascinating city has to offer.
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War Remnants Museum

The War Remnants Museum is a shocking reminder of the long and brutal Vietnam War with many graphic photographs and American military equipment on display.
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Notre Dame Cathedral

In a quiet corner of bustling downtown Ho Chi Minh City stands Notre Dame Cathedral, the one remaining stronghold of Catholicism in the largely Buddhist Vietnam.
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Most Popular Temples

Cao Dai Temple

The Cao Dai Temple was finished in 1955 when the Cao Dai Army was formed. Caodaists believe that all religions are ultimately the same.
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The Mariamman Hindu Temple

Situated close to the Ben Thanh market, the Mariamman Hindu temple serves the small community of 100 or so Chinese and Vietnamese Tamil Hindus living in Ho Chi Minh City.
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Giac Lam Pagoda

Giac Lam Pagoda, built in 1744, is the oldest Buddhist temple in Ho Chi Minh City and as such was listed as an important historical site in 1988.
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Best Things to Do in Ho Chi Minh

5 Best Activities in Ho Chi Minh City

There are activities in Ho Chi Minh City to cater to any type of traveller, whether it’s exploring the underground routes of Chu Chi Tunnels or putting your culinary skills to the test with authentic
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Mekong Delta Day Cruise

Mekong Delta Day Cruise is a full-day guided boat trip that’s great for travellers looking to explore a more traditional part of Ho Chi Minh City. Locally known as The River of the Nine Dragons, the
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Saigon Motorcycle Tour

If you’re looking to travel like a local during your holiday, joining a motorcycle tour is an exhilarating (and safe) way to visit popular landmarks and districts within Ho Chi Minh City. Priced at VND
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Cooking Classes in Ho Chi Minh

Vietnamese food was one of the first true ‘fusion’ cuisines in the world, thanks to the history of the area, with its Indian, Chinese, French, Russian, and American influences.
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Golf Courses in Ho Chi Minh

Golf in Vietnam goes back to 1922 and today there are more than 10 courses in the country with as many as 30 more under development.
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Spas & Massage in Ho Chi Minh

Many high-end luxury spas are opening up in Ho Chi Minh City. The therapists have good knowledge of massage and other treatments, mixing eastern philosophy with some western practices.
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Most Popular Attractions in Ho Chi Minh

All Attractions A to Z

Ho Chi Minh can be overwhelming, travellers may feel lost amidst its constantly evolving skyline. Besides Buddhist temples, shopping malls and naughty nightlife, the city has a lot to offer.
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War Remnants Museum

The War Remnants Museum is a shocking reminder of the long and brutal Vietnam War with many graphic photographs and American military equipment on display.
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Cu Chi Tunnels

The Cu Chi Tunnels are basically a huge war museum offering visitors a sneak peak at the underground life of Viet Cong-era soldiers.
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Bitexco Tower & Sky Deck

This Tower stands 262 metres high at the centre of the city’s business district and offers visitors an unparalleled city view from its Sky Deck
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Reunification Palace

The iconic Reunification Palace made its name in global history when in 1975 a North Vietnamese Army tank crashed through its main gate – thus signifying the end of the Vietnam War
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Notre Dame Cathedral

In a quiet corner of bustling downtown Ho Chi Minh City stands Notre Dame Cathedral, the one remaining stronghold of Catholicism in the largely Buddhist Vietnam.
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