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Saigon's Reunification Palace was designed by Ngo Viet Thu for South Vietnam's former President, Ngo Dinh Diem, during the American War. The official handover of power took place here on April 30, 1975 and the place became a monument to that fateful date. The highlight is the basement that looks like a wartime movie set. Near Reunification Palace is 30-4 Park, one of the better HCMC green spaces. Reunification Palace was once known as Independence ...
Once a French shipping company known as Dragon House Wharf, the Ho Chi Minh Museum hosts an eclectic collection of the former leader's possessions. On display are Uncle Ho's sandals and radio, among other items. ...
This small, shady, central HCMC park takes its name from Vietnam's Reunification Day as April 30 marked the fall of Saigon. It offers a cool respite courtesy of its tall trees and it connects Reunification ...
Wildlife At Risk (WAR) is a non-profit organisation based in Ho Chi Minh City. The group aims to ensure the long-term conservation of Vietnam's threatened biodiversity. Its Cu Chi Wildlife Rescue Station rescues animals that ...
Built by the Chaozhou Chinese population of Ho Chi Minh City, this pagoda is hidden behind a sinister-looking gate. The pagoda is noteworthy for its gilded woodwork: a carved wooden boat hangs over the entrance ...

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  • Reunification Pala...

    Saigon's Reunification Palace was designed by Ngo Viet Thu for South Vietnam's former President, Ngo Dinh Diem, during the American War. The official handover of power took place here on April 30, 1975 and the place became a monument to that fateful date. The highlight is the basement that looks like a wartime movie set. Near Reunification Palace is 30-4 ...

  • Martyrs' Cemetery

    Halfway between HCMC and Bien Hoa is the Martyrs' Cemetery, dedicated to the memory of those who sacrificed themselves for national liberation in the American War. You enter the grounds through a large wall to be greeted by statues looming at the end of a long walkway. The vast cemetery is dotted with trees that provide respite from the burning ...

  • Bitexco Financial ...

    Inaugurated in October 2010, the 262.5 metre high Bitexco Financial Tower is currently the tallest building in Vietnam. Located in the middle of Ho Chi Minh City's business and entertainment core, the tower has 68 floors, a 50th floor helipad, and 3 basements. And on the 49th floor, Saigon Skydeck has full, breathtaking panoramas of the city available for VND200,000. ...

  • The Archbishop's P...

    With its imposing exterior, replete with wooden shutters and balconies, the Archbishop's Palace is said to be the oldest house in Ho Chi Minh City. Originally built in 1790 for the French Bishop of Adran, it was relocated in 1946 to its current site and last renovated in 1980. This colonial wonder is one of the best maintained examples of ...

  • We Visit The Opera...

    One of Ho Chi Minh City's most prominent landmarks, the Saigon Opera House was custom built in 1897 by French architect Eugene Ferret. In 1955 it was transformed into South Vietnam's Assembly House and has undergone several refurbishments since. It is only open to the public during events. Tickets are available on location in District 1, Saigon.   Great photo ...

  • City Hall

    In the centre of HCMC, at the end of Nguyen Hue, sits the magnificent office of the Ho Chi Minh City People's Committee. Completed in 1908 by the French, the former Hotel de Ville's design is based on the Paris original. It remains as one of the most stunning colonial monuments especially when floodlit at night. Make sure to visit ...

  • Saigon Central Pos...

    One of HCMC's most popular attractions, Saigon Central Post Office is the largest post office in Vietnam. Built between 1886 and 1891 by renowned architect Gustave Eiffel, the vaulted roof and arched windows are reminiscent of early European railway stations. An enormous picture of Ho Chi Minh overlooks proceedings. Even if you don't have a bundle of postcards to send ...

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