District 1 is the financial and commercial hub of Ho Chi Minh City. Most travellers will spend the majority of their time here. Home to most of the major sights and an expanding number of bars and restaurants, District 1 was designed by French architects during their rule, which explains the wide tree-lined boulevards. On a visit to Saigon you could spend all your time in District 1 exclusively and never want for any restaurant, product or service.
Notable attractions in Saigon's District 1 include Saigon , Saigon Opera House, , Saigon Central Post Office, , , Jade Emperor Pagoda, , and the tallest building in Vietnam, . Conveniently, almost all of HCMC's five star hotels are scattered throughout District 1 making it easy for you to see the sights and indulge in comforting surroundings when it all gets too overwhelming. "