Holidays To Ho Chi Minh City

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A trip to the land of the ascending dragon, Vietnam will not be completed if you miss a visit the Ho Chi Minhcityformally known as Saigon. The city was named to commemorate the contribution of the revolutionary leader Ho Chi Minhin winning independence during the 20th century. The city looks modern yet it retains its colonial charm that makes the city ideal for sightseeing tours. Currently many of the classicEuropean buildings are being used as government offices, corporate places, apartment complexes and high-class hotels. The iconic buildings where a majority of them reflect the French colonial era are Reunification Palace, Municipal Theatre or the Opera House, City Hall, Notre-Dame Cathedral, City Post Office and the State Bank Office. You will be immediately bowled over by the number of museums that this city has. These are considered as the finest recreational sites in Ho Chi Minh. Reserve your all-inclusive holidays to Ho Chi Minh with Travel Center and leave the job to us. Just be prepared to concentrate more on what you are going to do to make your holidays to Ho Chi Ming memorable while our Travel Experts look after everything else.

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Time Zone

UTC/GMT +7:00 hours

Airlines Flying

Emirates, Cathay Pacific, Malaysian Airlines, Qatar Airways, Air France

Languages

Vietnamese

Best Time to Travel

November to March

Modes of Transport

Bus, Taxi, Car, Trams, Ferry

Currency Exchange Rate

1.00 GBP = 33041.33 VND

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War Remnants Museum

The most famous history museum in Vietnam, the War Remnants Museum exhibits artifacts of the Vietnamese and Indo-China war. The Museum features a series of themed-rooms that include the military equipment displays, the tiger cages that held political prisoners, graphical displays of wars, preserved human fetuses and a guillotine used to execute prisoners.

Chu Chi Tunnels

A popular tourist attraction, the Chu Chi tunnel was a legendary hiding spot of soldiers. The well-preserved tunnel complex features 75 mile long tunnels that visitors can crawl through to experience the war memorial park. The shooting ranges for visitors, caged monkeys and souvenir shops add to the appeal of Chu Chi.

Saigon Zoo and Botanical Gardens

Recognized as the largest Zoo and Botanical Gardens in Vietnam, the Saigan Zoo and Botanical Gardens is home to over 500 animals and 2000 plants. A popular tourist attraction, the Zoo features an animal conservation area, elegant orchid gardens, a plant conservation center, a children’s amusement park and lakes brimming with tropical fish.

Bitexco Financial Tower

Located at the heart of Ho Chi Minh’s business and entertainment district, this tower features a magnificent height of 861 feet, making it the tallest building in the city. The Bitexco Tower comprises of a grand atrium lobby, a wall and façade system, a helipad, a sky deck, retail podium, an office complex and restaurant complex.

Notre-Dame Cathedral

An architectural masterpiece, this Cathedral features a French colonial style architecture that was built using materials imported from France. This Cathedral comprises two bell towers, six bronze bells, and a statue of the Virgin Mary. A commonly photographed tourist attraction, this Cathedral displays exotic beauty in the daylight and is a much sought-after destination for weddings.

Municipal Theater

Housed within the grand French colonial building, the Municipal Theaters is a classical opera house that displays the flamboyant style of the French. The majestic building can accommodate 1800 people and features inscriptions, decor and furnishings imported from France. Today the theater hosts plays, concerts, operas, and traditional Vietnamese dance shows.

Suoi Tien Amusement Park

An exotically designed amusement park, the landscape of Suoi Tien illustrates the history and legends of Vietnam. Suoi Tien features a mystery forest, a 4D Theater, roller coaster rides, a children’s kingdom, a dinosaur park, an artificial sea water pool, a zoo, a man-made beach, a gigantic waterfall and a lush green garden.

Giac Lam Pagoda

A historic landmark, Giac Lam Pagoda is one of the oldest temples of Ho Chi Minh. The temple complex features a magnificent Bodhi tree, a seven-storied stupa, a rectangular pagoda, 112 wooden statues and 7 bronze statues. The Pagoda of this Temple features a ceremonial hall, a dharma preaching hall and a meal hall.

Dam Sea Park

An elegant park spread across an expanse pf 50 hectares, the Dam Sea Park features lakes, trees and gardens. This park features an electronic games zone, an antique castle, a rock garden, water palace, a butterfly garden, bowling area, fishing lake, a cultural square, a monorail track and exotic restaurants.

Pham Ngu Lao Street

A famous backpacking destination, the Pham Ngu Lao Street is popular among tourists and locals for presenting an affordable shopping experience. The Street features restaurants, coffee shops, kiosks, affordable accommodations, souvenir shops, art galleries and clothing stores. The parks, historic landmarks, museums and elegant palaces surrounding this street add to its appeal.