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PLACES TO SEE
- Reunification Palace: 135 Nam Ky Khoi Nghia Street.This is also called Independence Palace, it's a memorial to the 1960's and has been left largely undisturbed since the Fall of Saigon. Enjoy a look at the last palace of the president before communism took over the city, and there are some interesting propaganda pieces too. Entry fee: 30,000 Dong
- War Remnants Museum: 28 Vo Van Tan Street.Here you'll find several floors of US military hardware left behind in Vietnam, as well as records of the war from a Vietnamese perspective, including the obligatory face saving bias you'd expect. It's just round the corner from the Reunification Palace so it's worth combining a visit to the two at once. Entry fee: 15,000 Dong
- Museum of Vietnamese History: Intersection – Le Duan St. & Nguyen Ninh Khiem.Enjoy a stroll through the Botanical Gardens and go inside for an impressive collection of Vietnamese antiques and art – but avoid the zoo, it's not very pleasant for the animals inside. Entry Fee: 15,000 Dong
- Ho-Chi Minh Museum: Duong Nguyen Tat Thanh, District 4.Detailing the life story of Ho Chi Minh itself as the key exhibit and set in a nice French colonial building – it's worth a visit.
- Thien Hau Pagoda: 710 Nguyen Trai Street, Cholon (2 hours).Interesting local temple dedicated to the Sea Goddess, and there's a festival every March 23rd(lunar calendar) so if you're around at the time, enjoy!
Below we have a list of things to do in Ho Chi Minh City and the places where you want to spend the best moments of your trip. At the same time, the city offers you the best neighborhoods to explore and new foods to try.
This list should help you in deciding and prioritizing what you should plan on your Ho Chi Minh City getaway. Find a mix of must-see tourist spots, underrated local hangouts, and maybe even a few new experiences you can try out.
Make the most of your trip to Ho Chi Minh City with confidence.