Here are the top 78 tourist attractions to see in Ho Chi Minh City:

43. Pho Binh

4.0 /5

7 km
from city center
43 out of 78
places to visit in Ho Chi Minh City

This unassuming restaurant that serves bowl after bowl of delicious soup hides a rich historical legacy, Pho Binh - which ironically enough means Peace Noodles - was the secret headquarters for the Vietnamese Communists while they were planning the Tet Offensive in 1968. Upstairs are a series of photographs that provide a glimpse into the the restaurant's involvement in the nation-building.

44. Ho Chi Minh Square

3.9 /5

10 km
from city center
44 out of 78
places to visit in Ho Chi Minh City

A lovely open space marked by benches, well-trimmed hedges, and a noteworthy statue at the centre, the historic Ho Chi Minh Square is an important area of public assembly in the city. Being in a busy district full of shopping malls, temples, and noteworthy sites from Vietnam’s history, this square offers a small space of silence and tranquillity. Located right in the middle of District 1, Ho Chi Minh square is a scenic attraction ideal for unwinding after a long day. A statue of the namesake president sits at the centre, surrounded by greenery and a couple of pretty benches. In the evenings, the place comes alive with soft lights and musicians.

45. The Factory

4.0 /5

13 km
from city center
45 out of 78
places to visit in Ho Chi Minh City

The Factory is a contemporary art space located in District 2 of Ho Chi Minh. The arts center exhibits upcoming local artists while providing them with visibility and support. A trendy cafe and bar accompany the gallery, and the centre is one of the best places to get a taste of the Vietnamese art scene.

46. Military Museum

4.0 /5

8 km
from city center
46 out of 78
places to visit in Ho Chi Minh City

The Military Museum in Ho Chi Minh is one of the few museums whose interior exhibits are not as fascinating as the outdoor displays. The historical attraction is devoted to the 1975 spring offensive launched by President Ho Chi Minh against South Vietnam that led to its capitulation. Weaponry displayed at the museum include Soviet and American tanks that were actually used during the war.

47. Crescent Mall

4.0 /5

14 km
from city center
47 out of 78
places to visit in Ho Chi Minh City

Located in Phu My Hung (considered the most popular area of District 7), the Crescent Mall is a premier shopping centre in Ho Chi Minh City with plenty of food, drinks, and entertainment options to keep the entire family happy. Surrounded by lush greenery and water fountains, the mall features more than 40 international brand outlets such as Nike, GAP, Marks & Spencer, Calvin Klein and Oasis. The Lakeview food court on the 5th floor provides a panoramic view that must not be missed.

48. Phuoc An Hoi Quan Pagoda

4.0 /5

8 km
from city center
48 out of 78
places to visit in Ho Chi Minh City

One of the most ornamental temples in Cholon, Phuoc An Hoi Quan Pagoda is a beautiful shrine dedicated to Chinese general Quan Cong. Built in 1902, the temple is surrounded by abundant greenery and features exquisite wood carvings on all altars, walls and columns. A burst of colour greets you as you enter the temple while Quan Cong's red horse faithfully stands on one side.

49. Salon Saigon

3.9 /5

9 km
from city center
49 out of 78
places to visit in Ho Chi Minh City

Salon Saigon is a heritage and contemporary art centre located in District 3 in Ho Chi Minh City. The centre promotes Vietnamese art through exhibitions, educational programs, conferences, screening and performances. Housed within a beautiful French colonial mansion, the gallery mainly focuses on drawn artworks by local and overseas artists and is a must visit for art enthusiasts.

50. Nguyen Hue Walking Street

3.8 /5

10 km
from city center
50 out of 78
places to visit in Ho Chi Minh City

Nguyen Hue Street is a beautiful promenade in District 1 of Ho Chi Minh. The broad walkway is surrounded by the Rex Hotel and People's Committee building, all examples of elegant French architecture. Take a seat at a bench under one of the shady trees or walk to the other side to the Saigon river for a cool breeze.

51. Tan Dinh Church

3.8 /5

8 km
from city center
51 out of 78
places to visit in Ho Chi Minh City

Tan Dinh Church, popularly known in the neighbourhood as 'The Pink Church' is one of the ancient Roman Catholic Churches in Ho Chi Minh City. Located at the busy Hai Ba Trung, this Church would definitely catch the attention of everyone who passes by it. It portrays an astounding architecture, which makes it come under the must-visit attraction at Ho Chi Minh City. Tan Dinh Church is well known for its Sunday Mass.  

52. Giac Vien Pagoda

3.7 /5

7 km
from city center
52 out of 78
places to visit in Ho Chi Minh City

Giac Vien Pagoda is a beautiful Buddhist temple located in District 11 in Ho Chi Minh. Established in 1850 by the monk Hai Tinh Giac Vien, the templeÍs main sanctuary is in worship of Buddha while a statue of the founder stands on one side. It also features 60 intricate wooden engravings and a brilliant brass incense basin adorned with dragons.

53. Cha Tam Church

3.7 /5

8 km
from city center
53 out of 78
places to visit in Ho Chi Minh City

Cha Tam Church is a cultural landmark in the city of Ho Chi Minh. Built in 1900, the church features beautiful gothic architecture and is ideal for some peace and quiet. It's known for being the hiding place where former President Ngo Dinh Diem fled to with his brother after the coup in 1963.

54. Chua Van Phat

3.6 /5

9 km
from city center
54 out of 78
places to visit in Ho Chi Minh City

Chu Van Phat temple is an ancient Buddhist temple located in District 5 of Ho Chi Minh. Also known as the Temple of Ten Thousand Buddhas, the four-storeyed structure is often filled with incense smoke and offerings at the altar. The top floor houses an ornate statue of Buddha measuring over 20 feet, while 10,000 smaller statutes surround it.

55. Ben Thanh Street Food Market

3.5 /5

9 km
from city center
55 out of 78
places to visit in Ho Chi Minh City

For food-lovers visiting Ho Chi Minh, Ben Thanh Street Food Market is a must-visit. The stylish food hall features 20-25 vendors selling Vietnamese street food, while foodies savour the snacks at the benches while listening to the latest hits. Pop art murals decorate the walls, and and the food hall is both a visual as well as a gastronomical delight.

56. Bui Vien Walking Street

3.5 /5

9 km
from city center
56 out of 78
places to visit in Ho Chi Minh City

The nightlife of Vietnam thrives in Bui Vien street in Ho Chi Minh. The street is full of cheap hotels, hostels, pubs, bars, restaurants, massage parlours as well as a few clothing and souvenir stores here and there. The area comes alive at midnight, with dance music buzzing out of the clubs and backpackers seated at various restaurants with a glass of beer.

57. Le Van Duyet Temple

3.5 /5

0 km
from city center
57 out of 78
places to visit in Ho Chi Minh City

One of the most revered heroes in Vietnam, the tomb of Marshal Le Van Duyet is an important historical attraction of Ho Chi Minh city. Van Duyet was a South Vietnamese general who helped unify Vietnam and extinguish the Tay Son rebellion. æHaving undergone destruction due to political turmoil, his tomb is now an ornate, beautiful temple that throngs with pilgrims on his death anniversary.

58. Ha Chuong Hoi Quan Pagoda

3.5 /5

8 km
from city center
58 out of 78
places to visit in Ho Chi Minh City

Ha Chong Hoi Quan Pagoda is a 19th century Taoist temple built in worship of the Goddess of the Sea, Thien Hau. A community of migrant Fujians constructed the temple, which features intricate bas-reliefs and stone pillars decorated with fierce dragons. The temple is best visited during the lantern festival held on the first full moon of the lunar year.

59. Khanh Van Nam Vien Pagoda

3.4 /5

8 km
from city center
59 out of 78
places to visit in Ho Chi Minh City

Khanh Van Nam Vien Pagoda is known for being the only pure Taoist temple in the country. æBuilt in 1943, the pagoda features a 150cm statue of founding philosopher Lao Tzu with a mirror halo and also houses a clinic and elderly home inside. ItÍs classic Chinese architecture and Buddhist statues add to its serene beauty.

60. Couleurs d'Asie by Rehann

3.4 /5

10 km
from city center
60 out of 78
places to visit in Ho Chi Minh City

Couleurs dÍAsie is the photography studio-cum-gallery of renowned Hoi An based photographer æRehahn. Located on Dong Khoi Street, RehahnÍs work captures the raw beauty of Vietnamese, Cuban, Indonesian and Indian culture. Having been featured on National Geographic, RehahnÍs photography is among the most expensive fine art in the country. Famous portraits of Rarindra Prakarsa and Manny Librodo cannot be missed.

61. Nghia An Hoi Quan Pagoda

3.3 /5

8 km
from city center
61 out of 78
places to visit in Ho Chi Minh City

Located in Cholon in District 5, Nghia An Hoi Quan Pagoda is a Buddhist temple dedicated to the deified general Quan Cong, who belonged to the Han Dynasty of 3nd century. The temple features ornate woodwork and lively paintings, and the main statue looks down from a glass case.The statue of Ong Bon, the guardian of happiness and virtue also stands to one side.

62. Ton Duc Thang Museum

3.3 /5

10 km
from city center
62 out of 78
places to visit in Ho Chi Minh City

Located in District 1 of Ho Chi Minh City, Ton Duc Thang Museum celebrates the peace-loving President Thang' life and achievements. Eight display wards showcase photographs and artefacts from Duc Thangs upbringing, education, his presidency and his 15 year-stay at the Con Dao Prison. The Museum is a must-visit for history buffs.

63. Ong Bon Pagoda

3.3 /5

8 km
from city center
63 out of 78
places to visit in Ho Chi Minh City

Ong Bon Pagoda in Ho Chi Minh is a Taoist temple dedicated to Ong Bon, the protector of happiness and prosperity. The Chinese-style temple features intricately carved altar, behind which is a gilded cabinet lit up by LED lights for the main deity. Murals of tigers and dragons decorate the walls, where shrines of other deities like Thien Hau and Quan Am can also be found.

64. Tam Son Hoi Quan Pagoda

3.3 /5

9 km
from city center
64 out of 78
places to visit in Ho Chi Minh City

Tam Son Hoi Quan Temple is a beautiful Taoist temple located in Cholon. Built in 19th century by the Fujian Congregation, the temple is dedicated to Me Sanh, the Goddess of Fertility.Deified general Quan Cong and Thien Hau also have their shrines here, and several paintings of nature adorn the walls inside. The temple is popular with female devotees praying for a child.

65. 22 Ly Tu Trong

3.3 /5

9 km
from city center
65 out of 78
places to visit in Ho Chi Minh City

22 Ly Tu Trong Street is a historic landmark of Ho Chi Minh, formerly Saigon, that became an international symbol of the city's fall. The building housed United States Government and CIA employees during the Vietnam War. The personnel were evacuated in the last days of the war by a helicopter, an iconic moment that was captured by Dutch photographer Hubert Van Es.

66. Takashimaya Ho Chi Minh City

3.3 /5

10 km
from city center
66 out of 78
places to visit in Ho Chi Minh City

Takashimaya Vietnam is a multi-storey department store located in Saigon Centre in District 1. A branch of Takashimaya Singapore, the premium store houses the latest in fashion, accessories, beauty, household essentials, and dining. A one-stop shop for all your needs, you can find products from brands such as Marks & Spencer, Bobbi Brown, Elie Saab and Dior.

67. Cholon Jamail Mosque

3.3 /5

9 km
from city center
67 out of 78
places to visit in Ho Chi Minh City

Cholon Jamail Mosque stands out in sharp contrast to the ornamentation and vibrancy of nearby pagodas in Chinatown. The understated blue and white building was built in 1935 by South Indian Muslims and exudes an aura of serenity. A restaurant on the premises serves delicious Halal food, and the mosque offers an interesting insight into Islamic culture in Vietnam.

68. Chantaransey Pagoda

3.2 /5

0 km
from city center
68 out of 78
places to visit in Ho Chi Minh City

Chantaransey Pagoda is a Theravada Buddhist temple situated in Ho Chi Minh City. Built in 1946, the temple's shrine 14 statues of Buddha while the walls depict scenes from his life. The complex also comprises of a Pali school, a library and accomodation for 30 monks. On weekends and Khmer holidays, the temple throngs with visitors.

69. President Ho Chi Minh Statue

3.2 /5

9 km
from city center
69 out of 78
places to visit in Ho Chi Minh City

Nguyen Hue boulevard in District 1 is popular for its iconic landmark: a 7.2 metre long bronze statue of Uncle Ho, as he is commonly called. The statue symbolizes the lasting affection and respect Vietnamese have for their founding father, and is often used for photo-ops by tourists and locals alike. The fountains and benches that line the street add to its quaint beauty.

70. Cong Vien Van Hoa Park

3.2 /5

7 km
from city center
70 out of 78
places to visit in Ho Chi Minh City

The Cong Vien Van Hoa Park is a beautiful, lush green park that provides a welcome break from the pollution and bustle of the city. Located in District 1 of Ho Chi Minh City, the park has several benches under shady trees where one can relax, while for entertainment one can head into the swimming pool or cinema hall.

71. Traditional Herb Shops

3.2 /5

5 km
from city center
71 out of 78
places to visit in Ho Chi Minh City

Traditional herb shops line the pathway between D Luong Nhu Hoc and D Trien Quan Phuc in Cholon, and are a must-visit while visiting Ho Chi Minh. The streets are filled with amazing sights, sounds and smells, are sure to be etched into your memory. For an authentic Vietnamese experience, stroll around on these streets and maybe even find a remedy for that common cold.

72. Me Linh Square

3.2 /5

10 km
from city center
72 out of 78
places to visit in Ho Chi Minh City

Me Linh Square is a scenic spot across the Saigon river located in Ho CHi Minh. Trees and benches line the square to offer a relaxing getaway in natureÍs lap, while a statue of Vietnamese military hero Tran Hung Dao stands tall in the background. Tran Hung Dao was a 13th century general who defeated Mongol invaders thrice, in addition to authoring various war treatises.

73. Ao Dai Museum

3.2 /5

24 km
from city center
73 out of 78
places to visit in Ho Chi Minh City

Located at a distance from the city centre in District 9, Ao Dai museum celebrates the national dress of Vietnam in a picturesque landscape. Surrounded by coconut trees and canals, the museum traces the evolution of the Ao Dai through the years. On display are several beautiful pieces owned by royals and celebrities, and you can even try one on and get a photo clicked.

74. Catholic Church Huyen Sy

3.1 /5

9 km
from city center
74 out of 78
places to visit in Ho Chi Minh City

Hueyen Sy Church is one of the oldest and most beautiful churches of Ho Chi Minh, located in District 1. The church was built in honour of Hueyen Sy, a Vietnamese diplomat and scholar of the 19th century whose granddaughter went onto become the Queen Consort. The church features Romanesque and Gothic elements, and has beautiful stained windows, elaborate marble altars and bas reliefs.

75. Sri Thendey Yuttha Panin Temple

3.1 /5

10 km
from city center
75 out of 78
places to visit in Ho Chi Minh City

Located in the heart of the city close to Saigon centre, Sri Thendey Yuttha Panini is a Hindu temple with shrines dedicated to various gods of the Hindu pantheon. The temple offers a serene and calming ambience away from the bustle of the city. ItÍs a good idea to be respectful and remember to take off your shoes before entering.

76. Cho Quan Church

3.1 /5

9 km
from city center
76 out of 78
places to visit in Ho Chi Minh City

Cho Quan is a beautiful 19th century Church located on the border of District 5 in Ho Chi Minh. featuring ornate colonial architecture and a 20-m high tower, the church has been at the centre of political turmoil for centuries and has been rebuilt three times. The belfry inside provides a spectacular view, although it can prove to be a strenuous climb.

77. Cholon

9 km
from city center
77 out of 78
places to visit in Ho Chi Minh City

Chợ Lớn, popularly known by its anglicised name of Cholon is described as the Chinatown of Ho Chi Minh City and the largest one across Vietnam. Situated on the west bank of the Saigon River and spread over Districts 5 & 6, it is a thriving neighborhood with a huge Chinese population having settled here since 1778. The central market of Cholon is dominated by the Chinese traders who enjoy selling authentic Chinese goods and produces. Of particular interest in Cholon are the pagodas and buildings of other religious faith that showcase classic Chinese architecture and culture.

78. Long Hai

1,110 km
from city center
78 out of 78
places to visit in Ho Chi Minh City

Hugging the eastern coast of Vietnam, is the charming and lively seaside town of Long Hai. A 2-hour, nearly 100 km journey from the capital Ho Chi Minh City, this beachtown is a favourite haunt for locals and tourists from around the world that want to frolic in its sandy beaches. It is also a popular weekend getaway destination as residents of the capital pack into buses to enjoy a little sunshine.

FAQs on Ho Chi Minh City

How can I commute within Ho chi minh city?

Getting around Ho Chi Minh City is easy especially as public transport is developing rapidly. There are many ways of commuting within the city the most popular one being riding a bus with over 150 routes all across the city (tel: +84 8 3854 6110; www.saigonbus.com.vn). One can buy a map bus from the major city hub, Ben Thanh bus station on Tran Hung Dao Street and can purchase a single side ticket for bus journey. There are several taxi companies most of them are metered. Make sure to check the meter before starting your travel. There are Motorbike taxis (xe om) as well, which usually approach tourists and are efficient way of moving around. Fix the price before hand and make sure you are given a helmet or you may be levied with heavy fine by police. Lastly, one can hire a car, motorcycle, scooter or bicycles (around the backpacker hangout Pham Ngu Lao area) to best explore the city. Despite what one may chose as a way of transport, traffic jam can get really horrible during peak hours.
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The top shopping places in Ho chi minh city are Ben Thanh Market, Binh Tay Market, Ho Chi Minh Square.

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