41 things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

There are many things that you can do in Ho Chi Minh City. Here are the top 41 things to do in Ho Chi Minh City.

1. Visit the City Hall
2. Visit the Opera House
3. Visit the Norte Dame Cathedral

Notre Dame Cathedral

Notre Dame Cathedral

4. Visit the Post Office
5. Take a walk in the 30-4 Park
6. Teach english to the students in the park
7. Visit the Renunification Palace
8. Take a trip to various museums in the city
9. Shop at the Ben Thanh Market
10. Bargain as hard as you can in Ben Than Market
11. Take a cyclo ride
12. Visit the Jade Emperor Pagoda
13. Watch the prayers at Jamia Al Muslimin Mosque
14. Take photo of the Bitexto Financial Tower
15. Take a bus to Cholon
16. Visit the pagodas in Cholon
17. Eat at the Binh Tay Market

Binh Tay Market

Binh Tay Market

18. Chill out at the Dam Sen Water Park
19. Take a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels
20. Have a beer at the famous street bars in Bui Vien Street
21. Drink coconut water which costs 10,ooo VND

Women selling coconut water

Women selling coconut water

22. Shake your leg at one of the many night clubs
23. Play pool with strangers, until you loose
24. Window shop at the high end malls in Dong Khoi area
25. Take a demonstration of the massage chair in any of the mall
26. Talk to the beautiful sales girl in those malls
27. Photograph yourself in front of the new Vincom Center
28. Eat Pho at the Pho 2000 restaurant near Ben Thanh Market
29. Buy Japanese sushi at street stalls at far end of Pham Ngu Lao
30. Eat the tasty fried shrimp noodles at the stall near Crazy Buffalo
31. Buy open tour bus ticket to other parts of Vietnam
32. Visit the art galleries Le Loi street
33. Get a Vietnamese style haircut
34. Buy some snake wine to take back home
35. Try eating a fried frog
36. Never miss a seafood hot pot in one of the many Vietnamese restaurant
37. Spend some time watching the boats in the Saigon river

Saigon River

Saigon River

38. Or take a boat ride in the river
39. Buy lighters which have the carving of the military soldiers
40. Hang out with the locals
41. Stop for some drip coffee

If I missed something, post it in the comments.

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Sai Karthik Reddy Mekala

Karthik Reddy has been traveling around the world since completing his M.B.A in 2012. He is passionate about photography, trying out new food, meeting new people, experiencing different cultures and explore places solo.

2 Responses

  1. Raza says:

    These are some of the amazing points to do while visiting this city. I have always had the strong urge to roam in this great city of Vietnam, and someday I will visit it.

  2. Henry Charlwood says:

    Vietnam is really a great place to pay a visit at least once in a lifetime. I was planning for a family trip in this Asian country. I find this blog very useful and informative. All the given information really helps me to plan the entire trip.

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