Top 10 must-visit attractions in Ho Chi Minh City for travelers

Which are the must-visit attractions in Ho Chi Minh City, rising imposingly with tons of ancient houses and stone buildings and owning the unique characteristics existing nowhere else. Which are the famous places in Ho Chi Minh City? Let's figure it out!

One day, you want to get away from your country and escape to another and explore some countries around the world. Finally, you find a must-visit country in Southeast Asia, Vietnam. Here, you will have a chance to discover the unique tradition and culture different from other countries. You are planning to visit one of its spine cities including Ho Chi Minh City and you want to explore its must-visit attractions. So, where should you visit here to not only save your money but also complete your life’s journey? 

Otherwise, you can do a small trip with your local friends to deeply discover and understand this city. They will tell you more about the history of Ho Chi Minh City and take you to some local restaurants to enjoy traditional cuisine. But, do you remember their phone numbers? I know you forgot already, let me remind it for you via this link

Ben Thanh Market

Ben Thanh Market - One of the must-visit attractions
Ben Thanh Market

One of the symbols of Vietnam is the market, where the business has been taking place from the very early century until today. Ben Thanh Market is the biggest, oldest traditional market in Ho Chi Minh City which is located right at the center of the city. You might be surprised as all the shops are snuggled close together, which makes people hard to find ways. Here, visitors can find local souvenirs, handcrafts… 

Especially, you can have a chance to enjoy Vietnamese cuisine right at the market including vegetarian food, sticky rice, Vietnamese noodle at a reasonable price. During the day, the business is going on inside the market until 19:00 to avoid the sun and the rain outside. Then, it moves out and becomes the night market which makes the night of the city more bustling. Generally, visitors can enjoy their time with the market all day until 24:00.

Ben Thanh Night Market

Address: Le Loi, Ben Thanh Ward, District 1.

Fee: free

Visiting time:

Day time: 06:00AM - 06:00PM

Nighttime: 07:00AM - 11:30PM

Cu Chi Tunnels

Củ Chi Tunnels
Củ Chi Tunnels

If you are the kind of person who gets interested in wars, especially the Vietnamese war, visiting Cu Chi Tunnels is a must. This is a part of a network of tunnels underneath the land of Vietnam. 

Can you imagine how difficult it is to live underground where light and air are inadequate? And yet, this was used to hide from enemies, supply food and drugs, and communicate between the Viet Cong soldiers. American soldiers called this “Black Echo” to describe the conditions of the tunnels. VN Deluxe Trip also provides a Củ Chi Half Day tour that you can enjoy the trip with our enthusiastic tour guides. Visit here:

Here, you will know and see how small it is when you go underground to explore the lines and feel the condition. This is located in Cu Chi District, which is quite far from the city. There are three ways to get there, by tours, by bus, and by motorbikes. 

If you want to enjoy the group to visit here and want to be guided during your trip, you should go with the tours. Depending on how you want to join, there are some normal tours, or deluxe tours including or not including meals. You should also refer to some tours combined with visiting other places like Mekong Delta or Cao Dai Temple. The price is depended on how the tour is. 

Otherwise, the very cheapest way is going by bus, and also wasting time, honestly. From the central, you go to the bus stations at Ben Thanh Market or 23/9 Park to take the buses. You should take… 2 or 3 buses to get to the tunnels. However, the importance is whether you know where to stop and take another bus because the bus line in Vietnam is quite terrible. It takes you at least 3 hours to get there and 3 hours more to come back. However, this is the cheapest way because the bus tickets are under 15.000 VND for each. 

Another way is going by motorbikes which is suitable for the kind of people loving adventure. You can rent motorbikes at your accommodation or at some tour offices. The rental bike is around 150.000 VND per day.

Address: TL 15, Phu Hiep, Phu My Hung Ward, Cu Chi District, Ho Chi Minh City.

Fee: 110.000 VND

Visiting time: 7:00 – 17:00

War Remnants Museum

War Remnants Museum
War Remnants Museum

How terrible the war in Vietnam was is displayed in the War Remnant Museum. The name reveals itself. It features scenes, objects to the horror of wars between Vietnam and America, France. Of course, this is one of the must-visit attractions in Ho Chi Minh City. Here, it