Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) is the largest city in Vietnam. It’s a bustling city filled with insta‑worthy cafes, beautiful French architecture, and a unique nightlife scene. It really has it all! Although the name of Saigon is the one used before to refer to the city, still it is used commonly among people. These are the best places to visit in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), Vietnam:
This unique building used to be an apartment building that has now been renovated to be filled with shops and restaurants! It’s super unique & a great photo‑op from the outside. I highly recommend walking up to the top floor. After that, you can slowly make your way back down! Each floor has so much to offer!
📍42 Nguyễn Hue, Ben Nghe, Quan 1
Saigon is not the most walkable city. However, in touristy district 1, it’s essential to walk around, admire the French architecture & enjoy all the sights. Start at Nguyễn Hue walking street and just make your way through the area.
Make sure you don’t miss the Saigon Central Post Office, Ho Chi Minh City’s People Committee, Notre Dame Cathedral Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City Municipal Theatre, and Hotel Majestic Saigon.
This nature paradise is in Binh Thanh district, only a 15-minute drive from the bustling heart of the city in district 1. It’s a great place to unwind and enjoy the peace & quiet. Walk along the ponds filled with giant lily pads, across the bamboo bridges that float over small rivers! And, don’t forget to take endless photos in this green oasis.
📍Binh Quoi Tourist Village, Binh Thanh
Made to imitate the famous Central Park in NYC, this is a gorgeous park to watch the sunset, admire landmark 81, and enjoy a picnic. It’s a great escape from the craziness of the city. There are plenty of places to go for a nice stroll, claim your own area for relaxing or doing some yoga, and there are even some great viewing platforms to get great views of Saigon River and Landmark 81.
Little Ha Noi Egg Coffee
Hanoi is known for its egg coffee, so if you’re not able to go up to the north and grab a cup, just head to this authentic little cafe. It’s made with egg yolk & condensed milk that’s whipped together to create a thick foam. Then that foam is poured over black coffee‑ it’s amazing!
Tan Dinh Pink Church
A beautiful Roman Catholic church in district 3‑ great for a photo op! Its official name is the Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus but nicknamed the pink church for obvious reasons. Have a coffee across the street at Cong and enjoy the gorgeous pink church views.