Ho Chi Minh City Top Attractions

Ho Chi Minh city is much closer to the equator so the temperature is warm all the year, with the averaging temperature around 28°C. The region has a tropical climate of the two distinctive seasons. Firstly, dry and then it experiences the wet. It is suggested that visitors should visit  the place during the dry seasons so that they can enjoy the fullest. The climate starts from December and it continues to be the same till April. This is known to be the hottest of the year with the average temperature of 28°C (82°F). It may even reach up to 39°C ( 102°F) in the noon and it is usually found in the late April. But, in the December the temperature may fall to 16°C (61°F) in the morning.

Humidity is very much moderate in the month of December and the climate begins to decrease from January and in the April; the temperature reaches to its peak. In case the travelers are traveling during this time, then the foreign travelers can easily escape from the sticky weather condition of Saigon.

In case, the tourists want to enjoy the activity and want to celebrate Christmas and New Year with local people then they can certainly visit from December to April. These times, streets and hotels are filled with colorful decorations, people hang out and enjoy shopping in a lot of sale-off shops. It is also a great opportunity to see how Southern Vietnamese enjoy their own “Tet” Festival.

It is also said that any time of the year is a good time to visit the place. It offers a pleasant climate and hardly suffers from the natural disasters.

Notre Dame Basilica

Notre Dame Basilica

With its French inspiration, all building materials for the Notre Dame Basilica were even brought over from France. Whether you simply view it from the exterior or take a trip inside, it’s quite the sight. Many brides will come and have...
Reunification Palace

Reunification Palace

Also known as the Independence Palace, this building marks, for many, the end of the Vietnam War. Free tours with an English-speaking guide can be arranged in the lobby.
War Remnants Museum

War Remnants Museum

Again, war tourism is not my thing, but the War Remnants Museum was fascinating. Unlike other sites where I found there was a pride at loss of life, the War Remnants Museum was much more neutral and educational. The section on Agent Orange can...
Cu Chi Tunnels

Cu Chi Tunnels

A visit to the Cu Chi Tunnels is one of those things that every tourist typically does. While I’m glad I saw it, I can’t say it was enjoyable. Educational, yes, but I find war tourism very difficult to stomach. David, on the other...
Water Puppet Shows in Ho Chi Minh

Water Puppet Shows in Ho Chi Minh

Traditional Vietnamese Water Puppet Shows remain one of the cultural draws for most travellers to Ho Chi Minh City. 
War Remnants Museum

War Remnants Museum

The War Remnants Museum once known as the ‘Museum of American War Crimes’ first opened to the public in 1975.
Pham Ngu Lao Street

Pham Ngu Lao Street

Pham Ngu Lao Street in Ho Chi Minh City is on the western edge of District 1 and is renowned as the place where most backpacking travellers stay during their holiday. 
Mariamman Hindu Temple

Mariamman Hindu Temple

Situated close to the Ben Thanh market, the Mariamman Hindu temple serves the small community of 100 or so Chinese and Vietnamese Tamil Hindus living in Ho Chi Minh City.
Saigon Opera House

Saigon Opera House

The Saigon Opera House in Ho Chi Minh is an elegant colonial building at the intersection of Le Loi and Dong Khoi Street in District 1, very close to the famous Notre Dame Cathedral and the classic Central Post Office
Giac Lam Pagoda

Giac Lam Pagoda

Giac Lam Pagoda, built in 1744, is the oldest Buddhist temple in Ho Chi Minh City and as such was listed as an important historical site by the Vietnamese Department of Culture in 1988.
Dong Khoi Street in Ho Chi Minh

Dong Khoi Street in Ho Chi Minh

Home to many French colonial buildings, Dong Khoi Street has witnessed many changes in Ho Chi Minh City. During the French occupation, it was the centre of glamour and was called Rue Catinat.
Ho Chi Minh's Chinatown

Ho Chi Minh's Chinatown

Ho Chi Minh City’s Cholon is Vietnam’s largest Chinatown with roots dating back to 1778; it’s also a place of great historical and cultural importance. Chinese minorities hid here from the Tay Son and subsequently had to...

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