Ho Chi Minh City, also referred to as Saigon, is the biggest city in
Vietnam. It is a high-octane city of culture and trade that has driven the
country forward with its incredible energy. Ranging from the cheap
guesthouses to the finest of inns, the enjoyable street food to the most
tasteful of restaurants, the crowds of business sectors to the choicest of
boutiques, Ho Chi Minh is a city of innovation and energy. Vacationers can
stroll through long and excellent backstreets to radiantly constructed
temples alongside modern high-rise buildings mixing the two universes
Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City
Thien Hau Temple
Thien Hau Temple, built in 19th century, is one of the oldest
Chinese temples in The city. This temple is dedicated to the Chinese
goddess called Lady of the Sea or Thien Hau. It was made using materials
sourced from China. The sanctified temple has an air of traditional Chinese
revering style and devotees will also find quite a lot of ornately designed
porcelain dioramas here.
War Remnants Museum
War Remnants Museum depicts a sad tale of how wars had depleted this
beautiful city and country, and how their psychosomatic and economic
effects endure to haunt the masses even today. The museum is dedicated to
the Vietnam War and the First Indochina War that happened during last
century. War Remnants Museum puts on show the photographs that portray the
cruel face of the adversaries.
Notre Dame Cathedral
Notre Dame Cathedral is a late-19th century cathedral erected as
a place of worship for the French colonial missions in the country. It is a
worth mentioning example of Neo-Romanesque architecture and is features a
red-brick exterior. The twin square towers of this cathedral rise about 60
meters into the city’s skyline and boast a clock between the two late 19 th century bell towers.
Best Time to Visit Ho Chi Minh City
Dry season, the months from December to April are the best times to book
flights from Boston to Ho Chi Minh City. Visitors can book flights from BOS
to SGN during this season to enjoy Christmas and New Year celebrations.