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Tao Dan Park in District 1


Ho Chi Minh City is one of the most developed cities in Vietnam. Together with its fast growth rate, more and more constructions appear, and the number of personal vehicles increases constantly. Every inch of green space becomes more precious. Therefore, Tao Dan Park, an open park in the central district of the city, is frequently visited by many c...

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Ton Duc Thang Museum


There are many museums in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) and in Vietnam as a whole. Each has its own theme, its own flair, and its own meaning. For today, the museum this article will cover is the Ton Duc Thang Museum. Introduction to Ton Duc Thang Museum First of all, you can’t talk about this museum without mentioning Ton Duc Thang – the namesake of t...

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Water Puppet Theatres in Vietnam


If you come across a question about what a must-watch show in Vietnam, the answer might always be water puppet show. While puppet dancing is popular all over the world, water puppet only exists in Vietnam. Thus, there is no reason to drop by water puppet theatres in Vietnam if you have a chance to visit our country. Some Water Puppet Theatres in Vi...

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Vietnamese Cooking Classes - What to Expect


Vietnamese foods are famous for its delightful taste as well as healthy ingredients. Some of them are really easy to master like fresh spring roll (Goi cuon) or Canh chua (sour soup) if you have the ingredients available. Some would be more challenging as it requires patience and skills like Pho and Banh xeo. Another thing about Vietnamese dis...

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Musulman Mosque in Ho Chi Minh City


The Muslim population of Vietnam is utterly modest, but there are around a dozen mosques in Ho Chi Minh City, scattered across downtown districts. Read our guide to know more about Islam in Vietnam, Islam in Ho Chi Minh City, why so few Vietnamese follow this globally popular religion, and what is special about an international mosque called Musulm...

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Vietnam's History with Opium


An old picture of the first opium manufacturer in southern Vietnam Opium addiction was a real issue in Vietnamese society during the French colonial period in Vietnam. In fact, one of the first public opium factories of Indochina was in Vietnam at 74 Hai Ba Trung Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City. So what is opium, how was it first introduced to...

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Bui Vien and Backpackers’ District in Ho Chi Minh City


Similar to Khao San Road in Bangkok or Pub Street in Siem Reap, Bui Vien and a few nearby streets (Pham Ngu Lao, De Tham, Do Quang Dau) are called the backpackers’ district because this area is filled with many foreign visitors, especially backpackers. There are many inexpensive restaurants with various cuisines from around the world, convenience s...

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Top Museums in Ho Chi Minh City to Visit


Vietnam War remnants, history, arts, and unique cultural heritage are all presented in museums, and Ho Chi Minh City is an ideal place to visit the top museums in Vietnam. Visiting museums might not be of interest to everyone, but for those who love them, they do not fail to disappoint in Ho Chi Minh City.  War Remnants Museum Address: 28 Vo V...

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Best Outdoor Activities in Ho Chi Minh City


Saigon (or Ho Chi Minh City) does not just attract tourists with its special landmarks around the city; there are also various other outdoor activities that you should try once in the city. This guide talks about some best outdoor activities in Saigon that you should try to experience and adventure. Sightsee on Motorbikes Many people love this expe...

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Cao Dai Temple in the Tay Ninh Holy See

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There are over 10 official religions in Vietnam, and Caodaism is an indigenous one. Constructed in the holy land, Toa Thanh Temple (or as some called: "Cao Dai Temple", but its official name is Toa Thanh Temple) has stood vividly as a headquarter, a home of Caodaists, and an important religious place in Vietnam. About Cao Dai Religion Caodaism, or ...

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Itineraries for a Saigon Walking Tour


As a center of economy in Vietnam, Saigon welcomes visitors from all over the world to the city for business trips and touring. It is not difficult to explore the culture of the city since there are many kinds of attractions and activities in Saigon. Touring Saigon on a motorbike is the most convenient option for full exploration, but getting aroun...

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Saigon Zoo and Botanical Garden


Established over 150 years ago, the Saigon Zoo and Botanical Garden is one of the oldest zoos in the world. This place is a historical and iconic landmark of the Ho Chi Minh City with wide collections of rare animals and plants. Some of them are on the list of the high risk of extinction. This place is also a familiar destination for city dwellers,...

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An Dong Market in Ho Chi Minh City


An Dong Market is another popular market after Ben Thanh Market and Cho Lon in Ho Chi Minh City. This market is located in the Chinatown area and has served many shop owners of boutiques and local customers in the city since it was built. This is also a special local landmark where tourists rarely know about to explore and visit. Our local gui...

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The Fito Museum of Traditional Medicine in Ho Chi Minh City


Being the first and the only one private museum in Vietnam about traditional medicine, Fito Museum has done a great job with rich collections of unique artifacts. Moreover, the whole museum is neat and well-organized with English-speaking staffs. Visiting this museum could offer a great insight into thousands of years of the Vietnamese traditional ...

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What to Do on Ho Chi Minh Shore Excursions

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On the voyage to travel around the world or Southeast Asia by cruise ships, Ho Chi Minh City is a great destination that will surely bring you an interesting trip. Are you looking for what to see and explore in Ho Chi Minh City shore excursions? Our local guide can help you get a glimpse of what to do on Ho Chi Minh City shore excursions. Your Drop...

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Must-Visit Top Art Museums in Ho Chi Minh City


Ho Chi Minh City is well-known for its rich and diverse culture. It is clearly visible through monuments, historical attractions, and displayed remnants in places like the museums. Coming to these art museums, you will learn more about the history, culture as well as the mindset, and lifestyle of people living in the city. If you have the opportuni...

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Bach Dang River Bus to Thu Duc District


Want to cruise down the Saigon River on your travel? Check out the Bach Dang river bus to Thu Duc, a pilot for a new kind of public transportation in Ho Chi Minh City to reduce the traffic load on the streets. It is currently the only route of the river bus, so if you are looking for convenient transportation, this type is not recommended. However,...

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Ky Dong Church in Ho Chi Minh City


Located in a quiet crossroad in District 3, Ky Dong Church is one of the best local churches that you should pay a visit when coming to Ho Chi Minh City. With a simple design well combined with modern and traditional Roman style, Ky Dong Church will bring you a peaceful feel in the middle of bustling Saigon. How to Get to Ky Dong Church Address:&nb...

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Museum of Vietnam History in Ho Chi Minh City


Besides the famous War Remnants Museum which can help you understand the contemporary history of Vietnam, the Museum of Vietnam History in Ho Chi Minh City is the place that can you have a journey way back. In this guide, we will go through each room from the prehistoric period to the present days. About Museum of Vietnam History in Ho Chi Minh Cit...

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The Fine Arts Museum in Ho Chi Minh City


This attraction is one of the hundreds of ancient houses from the French colonial period that have been preserved in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon). Nowadays, the building is used as the Fine Arts Museum exhibiting many of the most famous artworks representing every Vietnamese historical stage. When visiting here, you will have the chance to admire the ...

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