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Things To Do In Ho Chi Minh City

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  • Ho Chi Minh City is a favourite among adventurers. In fact, plenty of travellers have been visiting Ho Chi Minh City to learn about local history and participate in the best activities, and a good percentage of them can't wait to come back. The top things to do can earn the interest of even seasoned travellers, and that includes savvy visitors like you. Our collection includes a wide range of entertainment and opportunities for fun. From unequalled ways to see the best this area has to provide like a Saigon River Dinner Cruise with Water Puppet Show & Cyclo Tour to amazing ways to get the thrill of a lifetime like the Small-Group Cu Chi Tunnels & Mekong Delta Tour, there is a huge selection of things to do at your fingertips when you browse through all the options available here at Expedia.

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Things to Do in Ho Chi Minh City

Vietnam’s largest and most energetic metropolis, Ho Chi Minh City is home to everything from chic designer malls and glass skyscrapers to ancient temples, pagodas and local markets. Boasting a vibrant nightlife, unbeatable food scene and great shopping, the city has more than enough to keep you busy during your stay in Vietnam. Explore Ho Chi Minh City’s museums, monuments and religious sites, party the night away in one of bars or clubs on Pham Ngu Lao Street or jump on a bike and experience this dazzling city on two wheels.

Areas & Neighbourhoods in Ho Chi Minh City

District 1 – District 1 is the most central and action packed area of Ho Chi Minh City. Full of bars, clubs, restaurants and shopping areas, the district is the perfect destination for an unforgettable night out. Explore the evocative streets of the French Quarter, shop for bargains in Ben Thanh Market or learn about the country’s recent past at Reunification Palace.

Cholon – Located in District 5, Cholon is Ho Chi Minh City’s Chinatown. Bursting with life and boasting a fantastic choice of authentic eateries, spend a day exploring the area’s traditional Chinese charm and sampling its many culinary delights.

District 3 – Young, vibrant and packed full of coffee shops, bars and independent shops, District three is popular with Ho Chi Minh City’s students and young professionals. Explore the district’s parks, people watch from one of the many cafes or shop for bargains in the area’s many fashion boutiques.

Cu Chi – The main reason to visit this outlying district of Ho Chi Minh City is the Cu Chi Tunnels. A vast network of underground chambers and passageways, the tunnels will give you a glimpse into what life was like in the city during the Vietnam War.

Things to See in Ho Chi Minh City

Most of Ho Chi Minh City’s sights and attractions are located in the centre of the city. In District 1 you’ll find the iconic Reunification Palace, the fascinating War Remnants Museum, the magnificent Saigon Post Office and the 19th century Notre Dame Cathedral. The atmospheric streets of the French Quarter are also well worth a few hours of your time during your stay in the city, while no trip to Vietnam’s capital would be complete without a trip to the Cu Chi Tunnels.

Things to Do in Ho Chi Minh City

Whether you’re interested in history, food, nightlife or culture, you’ll find plenty to keep you busy in Ho Chi Minh City. Join a street food tour to learn more about Vietnam’s cuisine, explore the restaurants markets and alleyways of Ho Chi Minh City’s Chinatown, meet locals and travellers in the bars around Pham Ngu Lao Street or learn about the country’s history and culture in one of Ho Chi Minh City many excellent museums and galleries. If you’re feeling especially brave, rent a bike or moped and explore this high octane city like a local.

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