13 interesting experiences when travelling to Ho Chi Minh city

Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) is the largest city in Vietnam. It has skyscrapers, architectural works, historical sites, traditional markets or simple street food. If you are planning to visit this beautiful city, https://evivatour.com recommends 13 interesting experiences for you.

Notre Dame Cathedral, Saigon
Notre Dame Cathedral, Saigon

1. Take a Saigon river tour by waterbus

You can’t come to Ho Chi Minh City and not experience it by taking the Saigon river bus watching the whole city. You can see Saigon from a different angle, more peaceful and comfortable, not noisy, traffic jam or smoke on the street. On the train journey, you will be able to pass famous bridges such as Saigon Bridge, Thu Thiem Bridge and watch the great architectural works of the city named Uncle Ho such as Landmark 81 building, metropolitan area Vinhomes Central Park town and magnificent commercial buildings.

2. Visit Notre Dame Cathedral

Notre Dame Cathedral was built from 1877 and 1883 and sits in the heart of the city. The cathedral is designed in the neo-Romanesque style and you can check out the towers on the two sides, here which soar to a height of 40 meters and are topped with impressive iron spires, a statue ‘Peaceful Notre Dame’ holding a globe, standing upright and looking up at the sky placed in the center of the flower garden.

3. Walking on Nguyen Hue Street

If you are looking for some nightlife in Ho Chi Minh City then you need to walk on Nguyen Hue Street. Nguyen Hue walking street with a length of 900 m, width of 60 m, in front of People Committee Establishment of Ho Chi Minh city. It has become a gathering place as well as interesting walking street of Ho Chi Minh city. Here, you can take a stroll, selfie with friends or take a seat on one of the benches, to have a look at the daily life and routine of the locals. Moreover, you can watch art performances, culture exhibitions, enjoy simple street food such as: mixed rice paper, bingsu, ice cream, milk tea,…

4. Shopping in Ben Thanh market

Going to Ho Chi Minh but you have not set foot in Ben Thanh market will really be a big regret. Ben Thanh Market in Ho Chi Minh City’s District 1 is a great place to shop and eat. On a visit to the market you will find a dry area where you can pick up some souvenirs. You can also shop for items like local handicrafts and ceramics,… Here, you’ll find eating stalls inside the market where you can get a taste of hawker-style Vietnamese cuisine or simply cool off with a cold drink.

5. Check-in virtual living at the Ho Chi Minh City Museum of Fine Arts

Ho Chi Minh City Museum of Fine Arts is one of the largest museums in Ho Chi Minh City, was built in the French architectural style of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, harmoniously combining Eastern architecture in decorative tile roofs, ceramic columns and ceramic motifs on the roof. Here, you are free to pose for photos at corners of the museum: corridors, window frames, spiral staircase, domes, galleries, etc.

6. Visiting Reunification Palace

If you are passionate about learning history, you cannot miss Reunification Palace. It was the former home of the president of South Vietnam during the Vietnam War. Here, you can not only look back at the unique artifacts of the past such as: the UH-1 helicopter of President Nguyen Van Thieu, the jeep M152A2, art works, pottery,… but also learn more about the historical details are hidden in it.

7. Sip coffee at Cong Café and watch Tan Dinh pink church

Along with Notre Dame Cathedral, Tan Dinh Church is one of the famous ancient churches with Roman, Gothic and Renaissance architecture. To see the image of the church, you can go to Cong cafe located on the front of Hai Ba Trung street opposite Tan Dinh Church. Grab a balcony seat, sipping coffee and enjoying the bird’s eye view of Tan Dinh pink church.

8. Enjoy the view of the city from Landmark 81 SkyView

Landmark 81 is a supertall skyscraper in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. At 461 meters, Vincom Landmark 81 is currently the tallest building in Vietnam and Southeast Asia. Observation deck is situated on the 79th to 81st floors of the building; you can get on and enjoy the view of the city from the sky. You can also experience a Vietnamese-made VR game called Top of Vietnam, which gives you a feeling as if they were skydiving from an altitude of 461 meters.

9. Visiting Giac Lam Pagoda

Giac Lam Pagoda has the claim to fame of being the oldest temple in Ho Chi Minh City and dates from 1744. You can walk around the grounds and admire the picturesque architecture here and take in the serene atmosphere at the same time.

10. Have fun at Suoi Tien Cultural Amusement Park

About 19km from the city center, Suoi Tien Cultural Amusement Park is one of the city’s entertainment venues. Coming here, you can enjoy waterslides at the artificial Tien Dong Beach, roller coaster rides, a 4D theatre and an aquarium,…

11. Admire colorful fountain in Starlight Bridge – Crescent Lake

It will be an interesting experience when you come to Ho Chi Minh to watch the modern fountain at Starlight Bridge – Crescent Lake in the evening. Walking on the bridge, you feel like walking in the sky with countless bright stars. From Starlight Bridge, you have chances to enjoy the nice views of Crescent Lake, a modern fountain on two sides of the bridge, illuminated in a wide variety of colors. Remember to go from Thursday onwards or holidays to fully enjoy this scenery.

12. Walking around Little Tokyo in Saigon

Of all Japanese Towns in Sai Gon, Little Tokyo is the most famous one. You can choose either the entrance on Le Thanh Ton street or the one Thai Van Lung street to get tin this town. From the outset, you was liking stepping into the land of cherry blossoms with wooden doors, paper lanterns, and bilingual publications. The shops with Japanese sign, from food, pub, coffee shop, convenience store,…

13. Exploring Saigon’s Apartment at 42 Nguyen Hue

If you are searching for the best photogenic spots in Ho Chi Minh City, never skip the 60-year-old building on No.42 Nguyen Hue walking street. When you come here, you will see many restaurants, bookshops, fashion boutiques, coffee shops, and a host of almost 30 other cafes and stores . As you climb the floors, you’ll see signs and menus for the various cafes and shops. After visiting beautiful stores, let’s step out to the balconies and take a look. From there you’ll get an overview of the busy walking street, Saigon River in a far sight and some iconic skyscrapers of Ho Chi Minh city

Hopefully, through the above sharing from EvivaTour, you will have the best experience when coming to this vibrant city.