French colonial architecture, Buddhist sites, exotic food, war memorabilia, and more describes Ho Chi Minh City, and the list of things to do here is seemingly endless. Make your trip to the city worthwhile by renting a car and checking out lovely attractions in its comfort. Most recommended sites include War Remnants Museum, Reunification Hall, Museum of Vietnamese History, City Hall and more.Best Attractions to Visit in Ho Chi Minh City
Free/ Cheap Activities in Ho Chi Minh City
- Face up to the Past at War Remnants Museum and view Vietnam's war-torn history through photographs, artifacts and memorabilia. It is a must-visit attraction for all the tourists.
- Reunification Palace is another important attraction to check out. It was built as Independence Palace by Ngo Dinh Diem to demonstrate his country's strength, when the French left in 1954. The replacement building was later renamed Reunification Palace after the fall of Saigon in the 1970s.
- Visit City Hall to admire and appreciate striking cream and yellow French colonial building. Do not forget to buy souvenir photos at statue of Uncle Ho in front of the City Hall building.
- Built in 1909 in honour of the supreme Taoist god, Jade Emperor Pagoda offers exquisite panels of carved gilt woodwork, and panoply of weird and wonderful deities, both Taoist and Buddhist.