An independent selection of the best things to see and do in Ho Chi Minh City. No paid placements, no advertorial.

Ho Chi Minh City
see and do guide

Museums - the best of Saigon's museums

A guide to Saigon's best museums - as well as some of the quirky less-visited places. We list three for those with limited time... Read more
Museums - the best of Saigon's museums
All within easy reach of downtown

Nui Dat, Long Tan Cross Memorial and Vung Tau day trip

A visit to the former Australian military base at Nui Dat, the Long Tan Cross and Vung Tau, can be covered in a day from Saigon... Read more

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Nui Dat, Long Tan Cross Memorial and Vung Tau day trip
Baria Vung Tau

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Dong Khoi St - Saigon's French colonial architecture

Dong Khoi St has been at the centre of life in Saigon since French colonial times when it was known as Rue Catinat. In the 60s... Read more

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Dong Khoi St - Saigon's French colonial architecture
Dong Khoi St, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City

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Antique Street - Le Cong Kieu St, Saigon

Saigon’s antique market may not be the place for the most discerning collectors but there are plenty of nice finds be they... Read more

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Antique Street - Le Cong Kieu St, Saigon
Le Cong Kieu St, Dist. 1, Ho Chi Minh City - across from Ben Thanh Market

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Cholon - Saigon's Chinatown

Cholon is Saigon’s Chinatown and it’s great place to spend at least half a day. It’s hard to believe but it’s even more chaotic... Read more

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Cholon - Saigon's Chinatown
District 5, Ho Chi Minh City - around 15 mins by cab from downtown

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Cu Chi Tunnels

The amazing 200km Viet Cong tunnel network from which communist guerillas waged their successful campaign against US backed... Read more

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Cu Chi Tunnels
70kms northwest of Saigon
80,000 VND

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Exploring Saigon's colonial era apartment buildings

Saigon is racing ahead with the demolition of its past with regrettable fury. Meanwhile, the city’s young are increasingly... Read more
Exploring Saigon's colonial era apartment buildings
Around District 1

Fine Arts Museum, Saigon

Saigon’s Fine Arts Museum is changing for the better - but change comes slowly. It houses the city’s most important collection... Read more

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Fine Arts Museum, Saigon
97A Pho Ðuc Chinh St., Dist. 1, Ho Chi Minh City
+84838294441
10,000 VND

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Ho Chi Minh City Museum, Saigon

The grand downtown mansion that was the former French Governor’s Residence and the final residence of assassinated South... Read more

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Ho Chi Minh City Museum, Saigon
65 Ly Tu Trong St, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
15,000VND

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Mekong Delta for a day - My Tho

Day trips to the Mekong Delta from Saigon are popular for travellers that don’t have time to make a longer journey into... Read more

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Mekong Delta for a day - My Tho
72 kms or 90 minutes SW of Saigon along Route 1

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Reunification Palace - Saigon

The former Presidential Palace of the US backed South Vietnamese government, is now known as the Reunification Palace. It’s... Read more

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Reunification Palace - Saigon
135 Nam Ky Khoi Nghia Street - District 1 - Ho Chi Minh City
30,000VND

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Saigon and Cholon Heritage tours

WE REGRET TO ADVISE THAT. DUE TO LOCAL REGULATION, TIM DOLING IS NO LONGER OFFERING HIS EXCELLENT TOUR - A GREAT LOSS TO THE CITY. Read more
Saigon and Cholon Heritage tours
Meets at Caravelle Hotel
+84 128 579 4800

Saigon Zoo and Botanical Gardens

Saigon’s Zoo and Botanical Gardens is the largest green space in the city centre. It’s a pleasant place for an early morning or... Read more

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Saigon Zoo and Botanical Gardens
2B Nguyen Binh Khiem Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
50,000VND

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Sophie's Art Tour, Saigon

Sophie's Art Tour is a journey through Vietnamese art and history from 1850 to the present, with British art lover, Sophie Hughes. Read more

Vietnam History Museum - Saigon

Set in a stunning building in the French era botanic gardens, the museum covers the thousands of years of Vietnamese history the... Read more

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Vietnam History Museum - Saigon
2 Nguyen Binh Khiem St, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City - in botanic gardens
15000VND

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War Remnants Museum

Known in the 90s as the Museum of Chinese and American War Crimes, these days it’s the War Remnants Museum and Saigon’s most... Read more

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War Remnants Museum
28 Vo Van Tan, in District 3, Ho Chi Minh City
15000VND

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Xa Loi Pagoda, Saigon

Built in 1956, the Xa Loi Pagoda is of interest for its past rather than its beauty as a Buddhist place of worship. It was the... Read more

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Xa Loi Pagoda, Saigon
89 Ba Huyen Thanh Quan St, Distr. 3, Ho Chi Minh City

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What's On At Morin Hotel, Hue

Sweet B, Youss, Dimitri

The Observatory

5 Nguyễn Tất Thành, District 4, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam | Map
Sat Jul 22, 2017
8PM
---------- ENGLISH BELOW -------------- THÔNG TIN VỀ SWEET B Bắt đầu chuyến phiêu lưu này ba... Read more

Vietnamese Crush The Floor 2017

Saigon Outcast

188/1 Nguyen Van Huong. Thao Dien, D2 | Map
Sun Jul 23, 2017
8AM
Chào anh em homiez trong và ngoài nước. Trở lại với Crush the Floor tournament nào. Giải năm... Read more

Indika Sunday Chill: Gorillaz Edition feat. Cheezy Gangztaz

Indika Saigon

43 Nguyễn Văn Giai, phường Đakao, Quận 1 | Map
Sun Jul 23, 2017
9AM
Welcome to Sunday Chill Gorillaz Edition at Indika! feat. Cheezy Gangztaz spinning all the... Read more

Border Breaks: World Funky Sounds

Rogue Saigon

13 Pasteur (floor 2) | Map
Sun Jul 23, 2017
6PM
Globe-Trekker/Beat-Selector DJ B.O (Tou-JAM) brings planet spanning sounds to Saigon. Expect... Read more