Situated in Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City is the most populated city of the
country. Apart from being the economic center of the country, it is also
vibrating & energetic. Both - the old & new Vietnam can be
experienced here. Head to the heart of the city, District 1 to see all its
major attractions including Notre-Dame Cathedral, Golden Dragon Water
Puppet Theatre, Saigon Opera House, & more. Apart from these, visitors
can head to the District 5 to see one of the oldest Chinese temples in the
city. The War Remnants Museum is situated within District 3 and is said to
be amongst the most popular museums in Vietnam.
Things to Do in Ho Chi Minh City
Saigon Opera House
The Saigon Opera House is also famous as the Municipal Theater of Ho Chi
Minh City. It is a must visit place for all architectural buffs; especially
who are fan of French colonial style. It was constructed in the year 1887
by Eugene Ferret, a French architect.
Museum of Vietnamese History
The Museum of Vietnamese History is situated within the Botanic Gardens. It
unveils the country's cultural evolution from the Bronze Age to the early
20th century. The museum features artifacts from Vietnam's former ethnic
groups including the Dong Son, Funan, Khmer, & Cham civilizations.
Stone & bronze sculptures & Angkor Wat relics are amongst some of
the interesting pieces here.
Ho Chi Minh City Museum
Ho Chi Minh City Museum is situated near the Reunification Palace, in an
impressive Neoclassical building. Here, one can learn about the city's
history and can appreciate its grand architecture. The museum features
exhibits related to the struggle of independence, nature, archaeology,
trade, village handicrafts, currency, & the culture of Saigon.
Best Time to Fly to Ho Chi Minh City
The best time to book cheap flights from Los Angeles to Ho Chi Minh City is
between the months of December & April. It is advised to book LAX to
SGN flights in advance to avoid paying more later.