Discover Ho Chi Minh City - A City of Adventure
Ho Chi Minh City is the largest city in Vietnam. Being the biggest metropolis with great history, each year it is visited by a large number of tourists. This city provides you with speckles of French tastes and styles, as well as the mix of traditional Vietnamese culture. Follow us and discover the many influences as you explore the city of wonders.
1. Legendary tunnel
Cu Chi tunnel is very well-known; created during the Vietnam War, it is an underground tunnel that stretches for miles. Take the guided tour and discover the many secrets and the history.
2. The Jade Emperor Pagoda
The Jade Emperor Pagoda is a very popular tourist location that can be found away from the bustling city. You will find many artefacts, wood carvings and sculptures. However, these are not the only things that are attracting tourists here. While at the pagoda, you should look out for the abundant tortoise population living there.
3. Chill out at the islands beach
Relax in a dream-like setting with exotic fruits lining the whole island, which is filled with rich golden sands and crisp blue water. The Phu Quoc islands are made up of many different beaches all rolled up into one and they provide you with the best relaxation ever. Where else would you want to spend a lazy afternoon?
4. War history on display
Visiting Ho Chi Minh City is no adventure without taking a visit to the Vietnam War Remnants Museum. The legacy of the war is shown through the photos, sculptures and even excerpts from the locals who have lived through that era.
5. Something for the kids
Ho Chi Minh City is said to be a very kid-friendly city. Make sure you visit the Suoi Tien Theme Park - a Buddhist-themed amusement park, decked out with the latest pools, rides, and incredible elements like the giant head of Hung King carved in the mountain.
6. Fresh foods for you
Everywhere you turn you will find stalls upon stalls that sell authentic Vietnamese food. Binh Tay market is one of the few famous ones, known to sell some of the best snacks in the city from exotic fruits, to Vietnamese spring rolls and sticky rice. Head to the streets for the authentic flavours of Pho and Banh Xeo - it will blow your mind.
7. French styles in Vietnam
Many will know the history between France and Vietnam; it is explicit through the many Western-style buildings, designed in a French style dating back to the 19th and 20th centuries. One of the examples is the Hanoi Opera House built in 1911, considered nowadays as one of Hanoi's best architectural landmarks.