Savour Saigon’s blend of Asian culture and European flair.
There’s plenty to do in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, from shopping to visiting war relics – here’s just the beginning!
Glimpse into the past at the Independence Palace (Dinh Doc Lap) where the vestiges of Vietnam’s war-torn history can be unearthed.
135 Nam Ky Khoi Nghia, Ben Thanh
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One more for the history junkies: the Cu Chi Tunnels are quite something. Set aside a half or full day for a tunnels tour.
ap Phu Hiep, huyen Cu Chi
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If the mark of a great Vietnamese eatery is a delish bowl of pho, then Pho Phu Vuong is it! Order the Special Pho with generous cuts of beef in a rich broth.
339 Le Van Sy, Tan Binh
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Dong Khoi Street is a treasure trove of upscale boutiques and international brands – pick up premium silk creations at Khai Silk.
107 Dong Khoi, Ben Nghe
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On a budget? Find everything from aromatic coffee beans, tea leaves to super cheap “designer” jeans at the quintessentially local Ben Thanh Market.
Phan Boi Chau, Ben Thanh
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By Pinky Chng / Updated August 2019