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

Cu Chi Tunnels

The Viet Cong tunnel network at Cu Chi, 70kms from Saigon, was an important base in the communist guerilla campaign against US... Read more

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Cu Chi Tunnels
70kms northwest of Saigon
90,000 VND

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River Life - Exploring the Saigon River

The Saigon River is the lifeblood of the city. It’s the reason for its existence. Until recently it’s tended not to figure... Read more

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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Cao Dai Temple - Tay Ninh

The Cao Dai Temple at Tay Ninh is the spectacularly gaudy Holy See for the Cao Dai sect - a homegrown religion with around 2... Read more

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Cao Dai Temple - Tay Ninh
Just under 100kms northwest or 3 hours from Saigon

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Mekong Delta for a day - Ben Tre

The best option for a Mekong Delta day trip from Saigon, Ben Tre retains an authenticity lost in nearby My Tho. The recent... Read more

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Mekong Delta for a day - Ben Tre
Under 2 hours - around 86kms from Saigon - past My Tho.

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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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