IF YOU ONLY HAVE 24 HOURS IN SAI GON ?
You are wondering where to go for the first time to Ho Chi Minh City. If you can manage your time wisely, you will still be able to discover most of the famous tourist destinations in Ho Chi Minh City in just one day.
If You Only Have 24 Hours In Saigon City ?
Wake up and start discovering the beauty of Saigon, which food for breakfast is the best for this beautiful day ? A bowl of Pho (Vietnamese’s Noodle), This Saigon dish is not too fussy at first sight, it only includes a thick broth, long strands of noodles. On top of the sliced beef slices or chopped chicken strands, a little extra herbs is a freshly prepared bowl of pho.
>>> Review of famous Pho Restaurant is HERE
Next favorite spot in Saigon city is Notre Dame Catheral, The church is located in the heart of District 1 – the oldest and most crowded district of Ho Chi Minh City and is also home to the highest living standards.
Notre Dame Cathedral is like the soul of the city. It has experienced many years of resistance and witnessed the change of the city. The architecture of the church was built according to the architectural design of architect J.Bourard with Roman style mixed with the Gothic style.
From Notre Dame Cathedral, a few steps away you will go to Saigon Central Post Office. No need to send letters or mail, you should try once step inside this ancient architecture. The post office was built in 1886-1891 by architect Gustave Eiffel (who designed the Eiffel Tower) with European architectural style, combined with impressive Asian decor.
Let’s go to the Independence Palace is also located in District 1 and is an unforgettable place to visit when coming to Saigon. It is the pride of not only the people of Saigon but also of Vietnam.
Designed by Vietnamese architect Ngo Viet Thu, it is ranked as one of the first 10 special national monuments of the country, also welcomes thousands of domestic and foreign visitors every day. At the same time, this is also a good place for those who love to explore, learn history.
Now find something to eat, Ben Thanh Market is a good place to stop for lunch. Food in the market varied from the main dishes such as Com Tam, Bun Mam, Spring Roll … to the snacks. Market is selling handicrafts, souvenirs, fabrics to make gifts when traveling on. Or buying yourself the clothes to have Saigon memories.
The War Remnants Museum (Vietnamese: Bảo tàng chứng tích chiến tranh) is a war museum at 28 Vo Van Tan, in District 3, Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam. It contains exhibits relating to the Vietnam War and the first Indochina War involving the French colonialists.
Thirsty ? Try these coffee shop and cool down your body heat a little bit. With vintage design and menu included from Vietnamese coffee style to modern coffee ice blended and other drinks.
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Saigon Garden, the whole building is covered with trees from the ground to the top. A completely different style compared to other high buildings or restaurants around.
Inside, you can see the space here is not just a garden style, but also a European street is right on Nguyen Hue Boulevard with several restaurant, fresh flowers shop, clothing shop, handmade souvenir, … and cafes with all styles to serve many different people taste. The whole store is arranged and displayed as a secret street hidden deep inside the building, with the main avenue separating in the middle, the green trees along the road, lamp post, power pole, benches, … stretching on both sides.
Hurry up, come to Saigon Skydeck to see the sunset and both the view turns from daylight to nightlight. You can already see it from many different spots in the city and take amazing photo from 265 meters above Saigon. To get to the Saigon Skydeck on the 49th floor with a 360 degrees view, you have to buy a ticket at the entrance.
Dinner time!!! You can choose many variety dishes from Co Giang Street, District 1. From main dishes to snacks such as Bun Thit Nuong, Hu Tieu, Pho, Banh Mi….
20:30 pm till late
Finally, do not forget Saigon is the city to live at night. This is at Bui Vien Street, De Tham Street … busy, crowded most fun. You can choose a bar on the second floor balcony or take a seat on the side walk, drink a bottle of beer and watch the street. Some bar & pub will have acoustic performances.
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