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Southern Women's Museum in Ho Chi Minh City


When you are traveling, it would be a nice idea to stop by Southern Women’s Museum in Ho Chi Minh city since it would showcase how brave women were during the famous Vietnam War, their daily lives, religious beliefs, and a traditional costume, Ao dai. Southern Women’s Museum in Ho Chi Minh city is currently saving 30,431 artifacts, including 929 it...

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Mariamman - A Hindu Temple in Ho Chi Minh City


While most of the ancient pagodas and temples in Ho Chi Minh City were originally established by the Vietnamese or the Chinese emigrants, Mariamman Hindu Temple is a special architecture of the Indian culture that was built in the early of the 20th century by the Tamil after they had settled in this area. Beside some famous attractions such as Ben ...

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What to See at the Cu Chi Tunnels


The tunnels at Cu Chi is one of the most famous attractions in Ho Chi Minh City that you should visit to understand more about the Vietnam War. A visit to this monument will let you see the living conditions of Vietnamese soldiers during the war and how the tunnels system contributed to the victory of the People's Liberation Armed Forces of South V...

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Nhi Phu (Ong Bon) Temple in Ho Chi Minh City


Religious sites are special features of Vietnam travel. There is a variety of temples and pagodas in Ho Chi Minh City such as Vinh Nghiem Pagoda and Thien Hau Temple. These religious sites have contributed substantially to the holy aspect of the long-established city. That is also the reason why temples are irreplaceable despite changes in city's l...

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Vinh Nghiem Pagoda in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)


After more than 10 centuries since Buddhism first came to Vietnam, a lot of temples and pagodas have been built across the country. Besides Jade Emperor Pagoda and Xa Loi Pagoda, Vinh Nghiem Pagoda in Ho Chi Minh City is one of the famous and most important pagodas to Buddhism in Vietnam. Read our guide to this beautiful religious attraction and ad...

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Flower Festival at Tao Dan Park During Vietnamese Tet

flower-festival-at-tao-dan-park-during-vietnamese-tet An Apricot Blossom on Display for Admiration at Tao Dan Park

In celebration of the biggest national holiday in Vietnam - the Lunar New Year, locally known as Tet, Ho Chi Minh City opens up multitudinous entertainment activities, namely colorful flower streets and festivals. The flower festival at Tao Dan Park in District 1, is one of the major hot spots for an impressive exhibition of Vietnamese flowers bloo...

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Hanh Thong Tay Church


Hanh Thong Tay Church has its main gate facing one of the most crowdest and busiest streets of Go Vap District. Although the traffic seems to be heavy for most time of the day, the atmosphere inside the area of the church remains calm and peaceful. This church is a representative of Saigon’s Other Sides, the part with a great cultural identity that...

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Minh Huong Temple - Phuoc An Assembly Hall


Nestled in the bustling commercial hub of Saigon's Chinatown is a small quiet temple named Minh Huong. The temple is frequented by Chinese (“Nguoi Hoa") and Vietnamese alike for its famously sacred atmosphere as well as the cultural representations in Ho Chi Minh City. General Information of Minh Huong Temple - Phuoc An Assembly Hall Address: 184 H...

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Saigon on Bikes through Local Markets


Local markets, big or small, selling general merchandises or some other specialties, are the signature of Saigon. Traveling Saigon on bikes through local markets will always bring you a fun adventure exploring and seeing the locals’ daily life and culture. Why You Should Explore Local Markets in Saigon on Bikes Saigon might not be the biggest city ...

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Ong Pagoda - Nghia An Assembly Hall in District 5


Ho Chi Minh City is considered as a cosmopolitan city since it is a combination many cultures. In particular, the most prominent is the development of the Chinese community, especially Trieu Chau people (Chaozhou). For over 100 years, ethnic Chinese brought along their cultural heritage from their fatherland to Southern Vietnam, in which General Qu...

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Ho Chi Minh Vespa Adventure Tours with Kids


Traveling with your family is fun but planning where to go and what to do is never an easy task. You want to explore Ho Chi Minh’s streets on a motorbike, but that might be too dangerous for your kids? Then this guide to Ho Chi Minh Vespa adventure tours with kids is for you. Is it safe to join Ho Chi Minh Vespa adventure tours with kids? The motor...

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Le Thi Rieng Park in Ho Chi Minh City


If you’re finding a green oasis in Ho Chi Minh City to retreat from the noise and the vehicles, Le Thi Rieng Park, one of the biggest parks in Ho Chi Minh City, (plus the lovely Nhan Van bookstore within it) is the place for you! Where is Le Thi Rieng Park? 875 Cach Mang Thang Tam Street, Ward 15, District 10Hours: 5:00 AM to 10:00 PM It is about 4...

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Sa Dec - The Flower Capital of The Mekong Delta


Many tourists have heard about Sa Dec Mekong Delta but not be very clear about this location. Sa Dec Flower Village is located in Tan Quy Dong Commune, Sa Dec City, Dong Thap Province. This is a traditional village with the history of over hundred years, situated on the banks of Tien River which is always windy, fertile, full of sunlight year-round...

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Ho Chi Minh City Attractions and Activities

ho-chi-minh-attractions Saigon Central Post Office

While Hanoi has over 1,000 years of history, Ho Chi Minh City is a relatively new settlement. The 300 years old Ho Chi Minh City, formerly Saigon, welcomes people from different walks of life coming to settle their new life. The name Saigon was first registered in official documents in 1698. After the Saigon Port was built in 1862, it quickly becam...

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What to do in Hoi An Travel Guide


Hoi An Ancient Town is a place you should have on your Vietnam travel list. Not only because of many rave reviews from travelers about it but also because of its charm and beauty. In our Hoi An Travel Guide packed with local recommendations on when to visit, what to do, and foods to eat, you will find it is worth to visit and discover all of i...

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Buckwheat Flower in Ha Giang Vietnam


Why should you go and see for yourself the buckwheat flower in Vietnam? Well, Ha Giang is rising as one of the most travel-worthy cities in Vietnam, all thanks to these flowers. What is Buckwheat Flower in Vietnam? Buckwheat is a healthier alternative to wheat and is widely used in Asian countries such as India, Korea, and Japan. Food and drinks ma...

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Ho Chi Minh City Itineraries


With these Ho Chi Minh City itineraries, you can make the best of your time in the city, enjoying many great sights and cuisine of the Vietnamese. Touring Ho Chi Minh City: 1 day3 daysIn 5 days36 hoursWalking tourWalking in Cho LonWalking in City CenterAs LGBTWith the elderlyFor family Day Trips from Ho Chi Minh City: Can Gio District is 60km ...

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Cat Tien National Park


If you have done strolling around the busy Ho Chi Minh City, booking a nature retreat to Cat Tien National Park would be a great way to continue your Vietnam journey! You can trek, cycle, camp, learn and help, all in the same place! When to visit Cat Tien National Park Cat Tien National Park (also known as Nam Cat Tien, 160 km from Ho Chi Minh City...

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15 Best Places for Cycling in Vietnam


Vietnam is filled with natural beauty: long-stretching mountain ranges, sun-filled valleys, ever-extending paddy fields, deep blue beaches, serene rivers, and so many more scenic rural views. Perfect for taking a stroll and gazing at the wonders of the world, isn’t it? Riding a bicycle in Vietnam and immersing yourself in the majestic views&nb...

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Attractions at Nguyen Hue Pedestrian Street

attractions-at-nguyen-hue-pedestrian-street-cover-1 Nguyen Hue pedestrian street during Tet Holiday - a 360 degree pic

About Nguyen Hue Pedestrian Street Since its official launch in 2015, the 640-meter-long Nguyen Hue Pedestrian Street has become one of the top free attractions in Ho Chi Minh City. The broad promenade starts in the front of the City Hall and ends at Bach Dang Wharf by the Saigon River. Running alongside the streets are an assortment of busy restau...

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