Top Attractions in Ho Chi Minh City
Famous Attractions in Ho Chi Minh
Here, we take a closer look at the most unique and top attractions in Ho Chi Minh City and where tourists can see what this city offers. Ho Chi Minh City, or Saigon, is the most populous city in Vietnam and the financial center of this country. The French architecture, beautiful temples and exciting culture of this city have attracted the attention of many tourists.
Dam Sen Water Park near Dam Sen Square Market
Among the tourist attractions in Ho Chi Minh City, Dam Sen Water Park should not be neglected, which has several lakes, a butterfly garden, sports equipment, a flower garden, an artificial beach, a children’s pool, a zoo, a musical fountain, and a puppet theater. It includes countless fun in the water and play equipment. You can also ride an elephant in this park and go boating on the lake. Of course, the water park section has a separate entrance, and people of all ages can enjoy its entertainment.
You might ask how much is Dam Sen water park? The answer is that currently, adults pay around 200,000VND and children 160,000VND. This water park is also very close to the Dam Sen Square Market.
Museum of Traditional Vietnamese Medicine
Museum of Traditional Vietnamese Medicine (Museum of Traditional Vietnamese Medicine) deals with the traditional treatment methods of this country, which are influenced by Chinese philosophy and medicine. In the olden days, Vietnamese people prepared potions and medicines from natural ingredients such as fruits, vegetables, and plants. For example, they get help from Lemongrass plant to treat blood pressure problems. This museum’s building combines traditional and modern architecture and has six floors and 18 exhibitions. It also contains over 3,000 artifacts dating back to the Stone Age.
Suoi Tien Theme Park in District 9
Suoi Tien Amusement Park is another one of the fun attractions in Ho Chi Minh for all family members. This park, located in District 9, was originally a wasteland. Over time, it was transformed into an amusement park with an oriental theme, and oriental architecture and symbols were used in its design. This park is a suitable environment for learning the culture and traditions of Vietnam, and they hold various traditional festivals in every season. Different toys such as electric cars, roller coasters, etc. are intended for all ages in this park. The Suoi Tien Theme Park ticket price currently starts from 430,000VND to 480,000VND depending on the type of the amusement park.
Ben Thanh Market in Center of District 1
“Ben Thanh” market is the most famous attractions in Ho Chi Minh for those who want to buy all kinds of Vietnamese souvenirs. This market has a convenient location in the center of District 1. It also has a good reputation among foreign shoppers and travelers. You can buy souvenirs, clothes, shoes, jewelry, embroidery, watches, bags, hats, fabrics, food, kitchen utensils and more from this mall.
Nguyen Hue Walking Street in Downtown
Ho Chi Minh Square is easily accessible from Ben Thanh Market. Also, it leads to Nguyen Hue Street, one of the most beautiful and oldest attractions in Ho Chi Minh City. The municipal building of Ho Chi Minh City overlooks this famous square and the statue of “Uncle Ho and Children” (Uncle Ho and Children) is placed in front of this building and shows the interest of Vietnamese people in Ho Chi Minh City. Gardens, trees, Vietnam flag and buildings on both sides of this street are illuminated at night, creating an exciting sight.
War Remnants Museum in District 3
The War Remnants Museum was opened in 1975 and focuses more on the Vietnam War. But there are other exhibitions whose topics and contents go back to other wars of this country. The name of this museum has changed several times throughout history and each room is focused on a specific historical period. Also, various military equipment such as war planes, M48 Patton tank and Bell UH-1 Iroquois helicopter are displayed in the courtyard of War Remnants Museum.
Bitexco Financial Tower near the Port
Bitexco Financial Tower, with 262 meters of height and 68 floors, is the tallest building in Ho Chi Minh City. The American architect Carlos Zapata designed this building in 2007 and completed its construction 3 years later. This tower has complex engineering and unique architecture and includes 6 floors of shops, cinemas and food courts, and several restaurants are located on the 50th and 51st floors. The Saigon Skydeck is found on the 49th floor with a panoramic view. This Skydeck is one of the more famous attractions in Ho Chi Minh where foreigners should visit. You can access the Saigon River and the spectacular view through the tall glass windows.
Cu Chi Tunnel Historical Attraction
“Cu Chi Tunnels” are located in the northwest of Ho Chi Minh City and are stretched to 250 km. These spiral tunnels were dug with primitive tools during the French rule and expanded during the Vietnam War in 1960 to shelter people from the American attacks. Today, the lighting of this tunnel has been taken care of, its width has been expanded, and tourists can visit its two parts.