Ho Chi Minh City ToursDiscover Ho Chi Minh city home of history, culture, and flavor.

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About Ho Chi Minh City

Vietnam's southern metropolis is an intriguing mix of the country's past, present, and future. Ho Chi Minh City or Saigon as it is also still referred to) played a pivotal role in the Vietnam War and there's no better place to get a handle on the historic events that unfolded. Today the city is a cosmopolitan hub full of life and culture. With no shortage of things to see and do visiting Ho Chi Minh city is a must when visiting Vietnam. Local landmarks include, The War Museum, Notre Dame Cathedral, the Saigon Opera house and so much more.

No trip to Ho Chi Minh would be complete without visiting the local shops and markets where you can pick up some souvenirs and local delicacies. Take a trip to the Chinese quarter where you can find the huge Bình Tây Market and Thiên Hậu Pagoda. Grab a bite to eat at the Ben Nghe Street Food Market with over thirty stalls of traditional Vietnamese food before taking an evening walk down the enigmatic Nguyen Hue Street to do some people watching.

Tours to Ho Chi Minh City

Take a trip around Ho Chi Minh city with one of our English-speaking guides and discover the history of the city. Our tours take you to the Reunification Palace a former political hub of Vietnam. Here you can go through the museum and see the war room where North Vietnamese forces officially took control over Vietnam in 1975 marking the end of the war. Visit the Notre Dame Cathedral and Saigon central post office to see the impact French colonialism had on the architecture of Ho Chi Minh city before visiting the marketplaces for some delicious street food. Our tour guides make sure you experience all that Ho Chi Minh has to offer, so book today and experience the largest city in Vietnam.

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What is Ho Chi Minh City known for?

Ho Chi Minh City is famous for its bustling streets filled with motorbikes, street vendors, and vibrant energy. Expect to immerse yourself in the lively atmosphere as you navigate through the city's maze of alleys and boulevard. Expect to find a mix of traditional pagodas and temples blended with the bright lights and loud streets. From towering skyscrapers to hole in the wall cafes Ho Chi Minh city is a unique blend of old and new, giving tourist the opportunity for an unbelievable adventure.

What to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Ben Thanh Market
Ben Thanh Market

Ben Thanh Market

The Ben Thanh Market is one of the oldest surviving buildings in Ho Chi Minh city. Standing at over 100 years old the building has a unique French Indochinese design that stands out among the modern buildings in the city center. The market is split into two, the day market and the night market. The day market runs from 6am to 6pm where you can find vendors selling various items from clothing and ceramics to desserts and tea. The night market sees the building decorated in bright lights and the emphasis is on food, some of the stalls even bring out tables and chairs to become sit down restaurants. The market is the perfect place to immerse yourself in the culture of Vietnam as well as find some delicious food and souvenirs to remember your trip by.

The Reunification Palace, Vietnam
The Reunification Palace

The Reunification Palace

As the site of The Fall of Saigon, where Northern Vietnamese armies took over the palace and the Vietnamese war officially ended, the Reunification Palace plays a crucial role in the history of Vietnam. When visiting the palace, you can see where the palace was bombed, tanks in the grounds and military conference rooms among other things. Today the place attract tourist who wish to indulge in the history of Vietnam and to learn more about the Vietnamese war.

Ho Chi Minh City at night
Ho Chi Minh City at night

Pho Tay (Western Street)

Formally called Bui Vien this street gets its nickname Pho Tay (Western Street) due to the Western features and because it is a hotspot for forging backpackers. The street is full of restaurants, cafes and bars frequented by tourists and locals alike. With its bright lights and bustling crowds, the nightlife at Pho Tay is an experience all on its own. Indulge in some drinks and street food as you watch the day turn to night.

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Is Ho Chi Minh city safe?

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Ho Chi Minh city is generally regarded as a safe destination for travelers. With a relatively low crime rate when compared to other major cities Ho Chi Minh is a safe option for tourists. Of course, our number one priority is your safety, this is why we have knowledgeable trustworthy tour guides to keep you safe throughout your trip.

Where are the best places to shop for souvenirs in Ho Chi Minh City?

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When is the best time to visit Ho Chi Minh city?

The best time to visit Ho Chi Minh city is between December and April. The city’s southern location makes it warm year-round with half the year being dry and the other half being rainy. Visiting between December and April is the best way to experience the warm weather without getting caught up in heavy rains.

Conclusion

Brimming with culture, history Ho Chi Minh city is the perfect place to explore on your Vietnam tour. The city’s cosmopolitan feel mixed with the traditions of the old Vietnam gives visitors the best of both worlds. Indulge in delicious Vietnamese cuisine and wander around the markets looking for textiles, jewelry and everything in between. From the many museums to busy backstreets Ho Chi Minh city should be on everyone’s Vietnam itinerary.

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