Top 7 best things you should try when visiting Ho Chi Minh Vietnam

Top 7 best things you should try when visiting Ho Chi Minh Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City also known as Saigon is the largest city in Vietnam and one of the most important economic, political, cultural and educational centers of the country. This city is also a worthy destination in Asia package tours with the interesting experience and the friendliness of the people here. So what to do in Ho Chi Minh Vietnam? Let's read this article and you will find the answer.

Admiring the panorama of the city from above

Bitexco - the tallest building in Ho Chi Minh City is the new symbol of Saigon which brings you a lot of exciting experiences. This building owns the brilliant night lights, Skydeck, and the observatory on the 49th floor. The height of the observatory ensures to make you feel the beauty and bustle of the most exciting cities in Vietnam.

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The panorama of Ho Chi Minh from the 49th floor of Bitexco

Driving in the Thu Thiem tunnel

What to do in Ho Chi Minh Vietnam? Being the first tunnel crossing river in Vietnam, the Saigon's centuries-old work brings you the new and strange feelings. The space at each road of this tunnel has the quite interesting opposition. If at the end of the tunnel in District 1 is a picture of the crowded, noisy and bustling city, the tunnel's end of District 2 is the wide and airy place with green trees.

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Driving a motorbike in Thu Thiem tunnel

Sightseeing on the Phu My Bridge

Phu My Bridge is the largest cable-stayed bridge in Ho Chi Minh city which connects District 7 and District 2. Besides the scale, architecture, and design, Phu My Bridge is rated as the place having the most beautiful and widest sight of the city by a lot of people, especially many photographers. For safety reasons, you should not be traveling in this area after 19.00 pm. If you want to visit to admire the scenery, do not go under 5 people.

Conquering the Cu Chi tunnel

Not only being one of the longest tunnels in Vietnam, Cu Chi is also listed in the top best underground works in the world by CNN in 2013. There are three experiences that you should try when coming here. The first thing is conquering the tunnel with the places that you must lie close to the ground to pass through. The second experience is enjoying boiled manioc and the last one is taking a nap in the hammock which is hung up between the two trees. Cu Chi tunnel is situated in Cu Chi district, far away 25 km from the city center. To get there, you can go by motorbike, taxi or bus on Ben Thanh Market - Cu Chi from 5.00 am to 17.00 pm daily. If you travel to Ho Chi Minh City, do not miss the Cu Chi tunnel and experience the best things to do in Ho Chi Minh.

Cu Chi tunnel

Cu Chi tunnel

Drinking iced coffee

It is known that filter coffee is still a symbol of Vietnamese coffee. In Ho Chi Minh City, you can find great drinks at street stalls or the famous coffee shops in Vietnam such as Trung Nguyen, Highland, and even L'usine. Among them, L'usine coffee located in 10 minutes walk from Saigon Square is the most favorite place of many tourists. This is considered the perfect cafe shop for men who need a place to comfortably wait while their women go shopping!

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Filter coffee in Ho Chi Minh

Going shopping at local stores

Unlike Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh is not a fashion paradise. However, it is a shopping paradise for backpackers. Going shopping at the local stores will be one of the greatest things to do in Ho Chi Minh.  Local foods like G7 are very popular here along with dried fruits such as fried mango, fried potatoes, dried jackfruit and dried lotus seeds which are suitable for purchase as gifts. In particular, when buying clothes in Ho Chi Minh City, you can comfortably bargain until you get the best and cheapest price.

Boating on the Mekong River

What to do in Ho Chi Minh Vietnam? Depending on the boat tours that you join, you can visit the famous floating markets such as Cai Rang Floating Market and Cai Be Floating Market, where the local people buy and sell their local produce such as watermelon, banana, and rambutan, etc. You can also sail by yourself through the canals nearby. In any way, you will end the boat tour at a restaurant where guides will introduce the specialties of the Mekong Delta. In particular, fish here is fresh, delicious and very cheap.

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The floating market on Mekong River

There are also many interesting things to do in Ho Chi Minh what are waiting for you to explore. To know more information about places to visit in Ho Chi Minh, via our website. Share this article if it is useful for you. Thank you for reading!

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