• Attractions in Sai Gon
  • Attractions in Sai Gon

  • on Mar 17, 2018       By: Hai Anh
  • Saigon is famous for the colonial architecture since Vietnam was occupied by the regime of France. It is a busy and bustling city, filled to the brim with market stalls, street vendors, and shops where merchants sell a massive range of items to the passersby. Tourists and the more affluent residents of the city frequent the bars, clubs and nightclubs that the city is also famous for. The constant buzzing of the thousands of motorbikes packed in the street, and the honking and street vendors yelling, is what gives this city its unique chaotic charm. Modern skyscrapers stand side to side with ancient temples and rundown apartment buildings. Wide streets lined with trees lead off from small alleyways and cobbled paths. 

    In today article, Authentik Vietnam Travel suggest you a list of tourists attraction in Sai Gon 

    1. Notre dame cathedral
    2. Dragon house harbor
    3. Reunification palace
    4. Nguyen Hue walking street
    5. Ben Thanh market
    6. Binh Tay market or “Chợ lớn”
    7. Dam Sen water park

    1. Notre dame cathedral 

    tourist attraction in saigon - Notre Dame cathedral

    Opening: 8.30 am – 10 am & 14.30 pm – 15.30 pm (Monday – Friday)
    Ceremony: 5.30 & 17.00 (Monday – Saturday); 5. 30, 6.30, 7.30, 9.30, 16.00, 17.00, 18.30   
    Add: No 1 Cong xa Paris, Ben Nghe, district 1                                              

    Built since 1877, Notre Dame cathedral is located in the heart of Sai Gon’s government quarter. Facing Dong Khoi street, Notre Dame cathedral has neo-Romanesque with two 40m – high square towers tipped with iron spires, which dominate the city skyline. Laying in front of the cathedral is a statue of Virgin Mary and the biggest bell of Vietnam. Unlike other cathedral, Nortre Dame Sai Gon has no stained-glass windows, which was destroyed during the War II. A number of tourist and priests are allowed to add a short sermon in French or in English to their longer presentation in Vietnamese. 
    It is no doubt that Notre Dame is one of the most gorgeous and important cathedral in Vietnam, stated in the unmissable travel list. Besides, from here, tourists can easily walk to Reunification Palace, Dimond plaza, or to have a coffee along Han Thuyen Street. 

    2. Dragon house harbor 

    tourist attraction in saigon - Dragon House harbor

    Add: Nguyen Tat Thanh Street, Dist 4

    Dragon house harbor or so call Ho Chi Minh museum is in the old customs house in District 4, just cross Ben Nghe channel from the quayside end of Ham Nghi. The nick name “Dragon house harbor” was set since the day 1911, when 21- year old Ho Chi Minh had signed on as a stoker and galley boy, beginning 30 years’ exile in France, the Soviet Union, China and elsewhere. The museum displays many of Ho Chi Minh personal properties such as his clothing, sandals, a beloved US-made Zenith radio and many other memorabilia. It is one of the most tourist attraction in Sai Gon 

    3. Reunification palace

    tourist attraction in sai gon - Reunification palace

    Opening hours: 7.30 am - 11.00 am & 13.00 am to 16.00 pm 
    Entrance fee: 15,000 VND
    Add: 106 Nguyen Du 

    The striking modern arrchitecture has made Reunification palace one of the most fascinating sights in Sai Gon. Known as a famous symbol for the South of Vietnamese government, this building is preserved almost as it was since April 1975 when the Republic of Vietnam, which hundreds of thousands of Vietnamese and 58,183 Americna has died trying to save, ceased to exist. Reunification is open to visit, accept for the occasion when official receptions or meeting are taking place. Some recent reinnovation include a statue of Ho Chi Minh and a viewing room where tourists can watch a video about Vietnamese history in a variety of languages. English and rench speaking guides are available during openng hours. 

    4. Nguyen Hue walking street 

    tourist attraction in sai gon - Nguyen Hue walking street

    Recently, Nguyen Hue was built as a walking street for people living in Sai Gon, and has become one of the most crowded place during weekend or festive occasion. There are a lot of hotels, luxurious shopping center and ancient houses with western life style along the street. Walking straight ahead to the South East from Nguyen Hue street, you will come across the colorful Ton Duc Thang street lying next to the poetic Sai gon river. 

    5. Ben Thanh market 

    tourist attraction in sai gon - Ben Thanh market

    Opening: 7.00 – 19.00 everyday 
    Add: Between Phan Boi Chau, Phan Chu trinh, Le Thanh Tong road and the Quach Thi Trang construction, Ben Thanh ward District 1

    Known as a historical witness of Sai gon though out ups and downs, Ben Thanh market is known as one of the most significant symbol of Sai Gon. Ben Thanh market interfaces with main road of the center of Sai Gon. Visiting Ben Thanh market, tourists will be spoiled by various shopping choice. 

    6. Binh Tay market or “Chợ lớn” 

    tourist attraction in sai gon - Cho lon

    Opening: 7.00 -18.00 everyday 
    Add: 57A Thap Muoi, Ward 12, District 5 

    As a jewel-box of interesting Chinese style temples awaits in district 5, “Chợ lớn” is well worth heading over to China town within a day of exploration. Asides from the temple and pagodas, tourists can admire some excellent Chinese and Vietnamese food or have a swim at one of the water parks. While roaming or strolling over to the trip of traditional herb shops between Luong Nhu Hoc road and Trieu Quang Phuc for an olfactory experience you will not soon forget. Here the streets are filled with amazing sights, sounds and, most of all, rich herbs smell. 

    7. Dam Sen water park 

    tourist attraction in sai gon - Dam sen water park

    Opening hours: 8.00 - 18.00 Monday - Sunday 
    Add: No 3 Hoa Binh road, Ward 3, Dist 11

    Đầm Sen water park is a common place for many families every summer, attracting a huge number of tourists each year. Coming here, you can have chance to participate in many types of game, enjoying the happy moment with your friends and family. It may be a little get away from the bustling life space of Sai Gon


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