Ho Chi Minh City

Attractions

Pham Ngu Lao Street

Ho Chi Minh City’s Biggest Party Every major destination has an area where young backpackers congregate. In Ho Chi Minh City, that area is Pham…

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Saigon Central Post Office

Historical Snail Mail The Central Post Office was designed by none other than Gustave Eiffel–better known for his famous Eiffel Tower in Paris. Built near the…

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Saigon Notre-Dame Cathedral

A French Religious Relic From the 1700s all the way to the 1950s, France had a major influence in Vietnam. Unsurprisingly, much of the architecture in…

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Jade Emperor Pagoda

Tortoises at the Tortoise Pagoda Like most Vietnamese towns, Ho Chi Minh City has a wealth of temples. But Jade Emperor Pagoda is one of…

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Independence Palace

History on Top of History When the French ruled Vietnam, they constructed a large stone fortress in the center of Saigon known as Norodom Palace.…

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Bitexco Financial Tower

Symbol of a Modern Country For years, Vietnam suffered through the horrific effects of multiple wars. But now the country’s economy is growing swiftly, and…

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Chua Ong Temple

Chinese Temple in Vietnam Located in Ho Chi Minh City’s Chinatown, the Chua Ong Temple–sometimes known as Hoi Quan Nghia An–still operates as a Taoist…

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Ba Thien Hau Pagoda

Protection from the Sea One of the most prominent temples in Ho Chi Minh City’s Chinatown, the Ba Thien Hau Pagoda is dedicated to Mazu,…

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