Saigon, or Ho Chi Minh city is one of the most vibrant cities in Vietnam that's simply brimming with culture.
With the French influence of yesteryear still evident in the landmarks, this city is something special. Here are some of the most scenic places to visit on your next trip.
Vinh Tràng Temple
This Buddhist temple is in the Mekong region and one of the best-known temples in the area. walk around and experience the calming atmosphere, as well as the stunning architecture.
Tân Ðinh Church
Built during the French colonial era of the 1870s, this Vietnamese institution is a must for your travel bucket-list. With gothic-style elements, this beautiful building is an Instagrammer's dream.
The Binh Quoi tourist village is a lush, green compound with an abundance of trees, creeks, thatched cottages and installations you'll love taking in. There's even a floating restaurant serving traditional cuisine.
A great way to see the city is by boat. Board the Bonsai river cruise to see Saigon by night, floating with ease past some of the stunning buildings and historic monuments.
Uncle Ho's park
One of the busiest parks in the city, Uncle Ho's park is home to many fancy hotels on its perimeter, but even if you aren't stayng close by, this compound is worth a visit to soak up a bit of Vietnam's history.
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