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Vacations: Visiting Ho Chi Minh

 

Ho Chi Minh City or commonly called as Saigon is a Southern Vietnam City that played a crucial role in the Vietnam War, with famous French colonial landmarks such as the Notre-Dame Cathedral built with all French materials, and the well-known Central Post Office. When you plan your next holiday getaway, try visiting Ho Chi Minh City and experience Asian culture at its best in Vietnam.

 

Get to see the large marketplace Ben Thanh market, which is an important symbol of Ho Chi Minh City, where tourists seek locally made handicrafts, textiles, souvenirs, and their famous Vietnam cuisine, and it is considered as one of the oldest and surviving structures found in Saigon. Pham Ngu Lao street is named after a national hero, where tourists and locals flock to its market area buying cheap apparel, souvenir items, shoes and war memorabilia. Pham Ngu Lao street has many cafes and bars, with affordable guest houses, apartments and mini hotels, and their tourist agencies cater primarily to budget tourists. For more facts about Vietnam, visit this website at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/news/hoi-an-vietnam/.

 

Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica of Saigon, was built between 1863 and 1880, and now officially as the Cathedral Basilica of our Lady of The Immaculate Conception is situated in downtown Ho Chi Minh City, that was established by French colonists with two bell towers of fifty-eight meters in height. In Hanoi Vietnam, the Ho Chi Minh Museum is found that was built as dedication to Ho Chi Minh, the famous late Vietnamese revolutionary leader against foreign powers. A Taoist pagoda which is the Jade Emperor Pagoda was built in 1090 by a Chinese community, and was recently visited by United States president Barack Obama on May 22, 2016. In Ho Chi Minh, you can also find the famous Chinese-style temple of a Chinese sea goddess, the Thien Hau Temple or Bau Thien Hau Pagoda. Know the things to do in ho chi minh here!

 

A sixty-eight floor building Ho Chi Minh City's skyscraper Bitexco Financial Tower is the tallest building in Vietnam until it was surpassed by Keangnam Hanoi Landmark tower in 2011, a Vietnamese pride and symbolism of financial and economic success. A French colonial architecture, Saigon Opera house, was built in 1897 with eight hundred seating capacity used as the home of South Vietnam's lower house assembly. Discover the Cu Chi tunnels which are interconnecting underground tunnels that were used by Vietnamese soldiers as communication channels, secret hiding place during combat wars, and also served as supply routes for food, medical supplies, and weapons. Come and visit Ho Chi Minh City and experience Vietnamese culture from motorbike tours vietnam and engage with friendly Vietnamese people.