Reasons to visit Saigon

Saigon (or so called Ho Chi Minh City) is the most dizzying city of commerce and culture in Vietnam. A visit to Saigon is like an encounter with exotic delicious food, French colonial architecture and memories of Vietnam War. They are reasons to visit Saigon on the nearest days. Indochina travel Vietnam

Cheap food in Saigon

Eating is always in the top things to do in Saigon. In Saigon, you can try almost delicacies of Vietnam with reasonable price. Pho (traditional Vietnamese noodle soup) and pork rolls are very popular. Pho is often served with many fresh herbs and condiments so customer can create their own palate. Price for a bowl of Pho is just about $1. The best places to eat is named after family members like “Aunty” and “Chi” (sister),…

Pho Saigon

Pho Saigon- source: internet

Mekong Delta

Dubbed as one of two largest “rice bowl” of Vietnam, Mekong Delta, with its 39,000 square kilometer labyrinth of waterways, is worth your visit to understand the southerners’ culture as well as Vietnam’s beauty. While Saigon is always busy and crowded, Mekong Delta takes you to another world where villages, schools and markets float on sprawling estuaries. Spending a few days here can even lead you to Cambodia by river.

Life in Mekong Delta

Life in Mekong Delta- source: internet

Cu Chi tunnels

If you do not know the real feeling of claustrophobia, Cu Chi tunnels is the place for you. It is an immense network of connecting underground tunnels, located in Cu Chi district. The network consists of countless trapdoors, weapon factories, hospitals, command centers and constructed living areas. During American War, it is home to 80,000 residents. Cu Chi tunnels is the place you can see evidence of fighting, bombing and destruction that Vietnam suffers during the war. Vietnam travel packages

Cu Chi tunnels

Cu Chi tunnels- source: internet

Reunification Palace

With dissonant architecture and the eerie mood when walking its deserted halls, Reunification Palace is home of the president of South Vietnam during the American War. It plays an important role in Vietnamese history since the very first communist tanks crashed through the gates on April 30, 1975, which leads to Saigon’s official surrender. Until now, it is still well-preserved as it was in 1966. You can take a walk there at your leisure.

Reunification Palace in Saigon

Reunification Palace in Saigon- source: internet

Ben Thanh market

Being a bustling market and a social center, Ben Thanh market is surely a must-see attraction when you are in Saigon. If you find it boring after years of shopping at malls and commercial centers, exploring Asian markets, especially Ben Thanh market, is a totally different experience. There are so many kinds of items here. You can try Vietnamese food such as “banh xeo”, “banh cuon” and “cha gio”, or buy clothing, bags, jewelery and even eye-catching local handicrafts for friends. The price is cheap and you can bargain for a better price if you want.

Inside Ben Thanh market

Inside Ben Thanh market- source: internet

 Thanks for reading reasons to visit Saigon and I hope it gives you some ideas to help you plan your trip. Now it’s your turn to explore many possibilities waiting for you in Saigon! Don’t hesitate but take your luggage and discover this booming city by your own.

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