Saigon, or Ho Chi Minh City as it is officially known, is a bustling metropolis in southern Vietnam that offers a wealth of experiences for travelers. If you’re wondering whether or not it’s worth visiting, we’ve got a resounding answer for you – absolutely! Here’s why:

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  1. History and Culture

Saigon has a rich and complex history that’s reflected in its architecture, museums, and cultural sites. The War Remnants Museum, for example, is a must-visit for anyone interested in the Vietnam War, while the Reunification Palace offers a glimpse into the country’s modern political history. Meanwhile, the city’s temples, pagodas, and historic landmarks like the Notre-Dame Cathedral are a testament to Vietnam’s diverse cultural heritage.

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  1. Food and Drink

Vietnamese cuisine is world-renowned, and Saigon is one of the best places to experience it. The city’s street food scene is a highlight, with everything from steaming bowls of pho to crispy banh mi sandwiches on offer. And let’s not forget about the coffee – Vietnam’s robusta beans are a unique and beloved feature of the country’s culture, and Saigon has some of the best cafes and roasters around.

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  1. Shopping

Whether you’re looking for high-end boutiques or quirky artisanal wares, Saigon has something for every shopper. The Ben Thanh Market is one of the city’s most famous destinations, with vendors selling everything from silk clothing to handcrafted souvenirs. Meanwhile, high-end malls like Takashimaya and Vincom Center offer luxury shopping experiences that rival those in other global fashion capitals.

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  1. Vibrant City Life

Saigon is a city that never sleeps, with a vibrant energy that pulses through its streets day and night. Whether you’re wandering through the colorful alleyways of the city’s old colonial neighborhoods or taking in the bright lights of modern skyscrapers, there’s always something to see and do. And with a thriving nightlife scene that includes everything from rooftop bars to underground clubs, you’ll never run out of options.

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If you’re planning a trip to Saigon, consider our tours at VN Discovery. Our knowledgeable guides can help you make the most of your time in the city, showing you the best sights, tastes, and experiences that Saigon has to offer. So why wait? Book your trip to Saigon today and get ready for an unforgettable adventure.

These are our amazing Ho Chi Minh City tours that will leave you with a lasting memory.

4 Days Saigon – Cu Chi Tunnels – Mekong Delta Itinerary

8 Days Vietnam Itinerary (Including Ho Chi Minh City)

10 Days Vietnam Itinerary (Including Ho Chi Minh City)

13 Days Vietnam Itinerary (Including Ho Chi Minh City)

6 Days North & South of Vietnam Itinerary (Including Ho Chi Minh City)

7 Days The South of Vietnam Itinerary (Including Ho Chi Minh City)


If you have any questions related to traveling to Vietnam in general or Ho Chi Minh City in particular, kindly let us know. We are more than happy to help!