Ho đưa ra Minh thành phố – formally known as Saigon – is one of the best places lớn visit in Vietnam. From delicious food lớn beautiful French architecture khổng lồ an up-and-coming craft beer scene, you’ll find no lack of things to do in Ho đưa ra Minh City.

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Too often this booming metropolis is just a quick stopping point on many people’s Vietnam itinerary before heading to lớn the north to Hoi An, Hanoi, & Halong Bay. But we think it’s a shame not to lớn spend at least a few days in this big, bustling city. You can learn about the Vietnamese-American war at the War Remnants Museum, sip coffee at endless đáng yêu coffee shops, and buổi tiệc ngọt at posh rooftop nightclubs.

After traveling all over Vietnam, we actually made the decision lớn live in Saigon. & having explored all of the incredible things that this đô thị has to lớn offer, we have compiled our danh mục of the best things to vị in Saigon. Enjoy!

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Ho bỏ ra Minh city Travel Tips

The currency in Vietnam is the Vietnamese Dong (VND). At the time of writing, the conversion rate was ~23,500 VND khổng lồ $1 USD. So if we say that something costs 100,000 VND, that’s just about $4.33 USD.

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The Reunification Palace (also known as Independence Palace) was originally called Norodom Palace. It was the base for Vietnamese General Ngo Dinh Diem until his death in 1963. Diem was incredibly unpopular và the palace was bombed by his own air force in 1962 in an attempt lớn assassinate him. So he decided khổng lồ build a new residence there, but one that included a bomb shelter in the basement in case it happened again. His fears were realized when he was murdered by his own troops.

The new residence, the Reunification Palace became the trang chủ to the President of South Vietnam during the Vietnam War (or American War as it is called here). It is an incredible example of 1960s architecture. It is open-air, with classic 60s-style furniture and decor. Meeting rooms dominate the lower floor, with an impressive bar on the second floor, and a bomb shelter và communication hub in the basement.

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This was also the site that ended the Vietnam War when a North Vietnamese army tanker crashed through the main gate in 1975. These days, a visit to Reunification Palace is on every visitor’s Ho chi Minh city bucket list. It is also depicted on the 200,000 VND note.

Opening Hours: Daily from 8:00 – 11:00, và again from 13:00 – 16:00Entrance Fee: 40,000 VND for adults, 20,000 VND for children