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Saigon Travelling To Do List

11 Mar

1/ Visit Notre Dame Cathedral
Notre Dame Cathedral or Grand Cathedral is a magnificent building in the heart of the city near the Tu Do (Dong Khoi) Street which was a former red-light district. The cathedral was built 1877-1880…

2/ Visit the reunification palace
The palace is centrally located so getting there won’t be a problem. It provides an insightful look at how the powerful lived in times past because there is no modern equipment. It also needs a bit of…

3/ Visit Cu Chi tunnel
The tunnels give you an unbeleivable perspective of what conditions the people of Vietnam (as well as Americans) faced during the war. It is amazing to be able to climb through the very same…

4/ Vist Post office.
Architecture – You can just wander on foot around the city and see the wonderful architecture and influences of various cultures. The lovely colonial General Post Office right next to Notre Dame…

5/ Visit Ben Thanh market
Saigon’s central market offers enough excitement for a whole morning. Hundreds of market stalls arranged in a series of rabbit-warren-style pavilions offer household goods, food items you’ve never…

6/ Visit China town market
Cholon (Saigon Chinatown) is one of those neighborhoods you must visit on the East bank of Saigon River. The markets are cool and while you may think twice about purchasing from me, the goods are…

7/ Visit Temples
Saigon has many Buddhist temples. These aren’t just tourist attractions; the locals actively worship there weekly and on holidays. Buddhist temples are remarkable for their openness; anyone can enter…
8/ Take a trip down the Mekong Delta
The Mekong Delta is a place I’d heard of long before I was there (mainly because of U.S. made Vietnam War movies). Even if you haven’t heard of it, it is a worthwhile place to visit. The Delta…
9/ Other activitive
You can drink bia hoi, eat vietnamese food, have a drink at top of rex hotel, buy lacquer wares..

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