When searching for The most popular attractions in Ho Chi Minh City, it is likely always to be these “standard combo” : Cu Chi Tunnel, Ben Thanh Market, Independence Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral, etc. But lately, besides these places, foreigners’ trend is quite more interesting. Let’s check it out
BUI VIEN STREET
About 1 km from Ben Thanh Market, Bui Vien is as busy as normal life of a modern city during daytime. But in the weekend from 7pm, this street will block vehicles so that all walking visitors can enjoy the nigh life freely. Choosing a restaurant on the roadside, enjoy some bottle of Saigon beet with its street food while watching the passers-by and you will love this city right away.
But remember, like other walking streets, Bui Vien street is always crowded with people from many different places, so you should keep your belongings carefully.
NGUYEN HUE STREET
Not only being a walking street that is full of restaurants, hotels & bars as Bui Vien, Nguyen Hue street is an ideal place for those who are searching for the amazing photogenic spots from nice views while relaxing with a cup of coffee. Among many architectural sights on Ho Chi Minh City’s Nguyen Hue Walking Street, the cafe apartment at No.42 certainly stands out as one of the more unique.
To have a taste of Saigon style coffee, try Sai Gon Oi on the 5th floor, or Nau Saigon Café to try some unique Vietnamese coffee such as egg coffee, foam milk coffee, or coconut coffee. For tea lovers, check out Partea – 4th floor, Orientea – 7th floor.
The more you explore, the more interesting things you find there at that 60-year-old apartment. Pass by Poke Saigon – 2nd floor to get tasty Hawaiian seafood, Dosh and Downtown Steakhouse – 3rd floor for European food or grab some pretty accessories and outfits at Hayho Concept, The E.Y.E Saigon, Cosette or Chanchan shops.
Being one of Ho Chi Minh City’s most prominent landmarks, Saigon Opera House brings you all the best of a place to create great photo by its French colonial architecture. If you are a type of exploring traveller, why don’t you just have a seat at Caravelle‘s Café l’Opera or Saigon Saigon bar, enjoy a cup of tea and “softly” see Saigon Opera House‘s beauty
TAN DINH CHURCH
Or simply “pink church”, located at 289 Hai Ba Trung street, Ward 8, District 3, With the vintage appearance and the striking coat of pink, it is no wonder that many people like to visit. You can visit here any time as it is open every day. Since it is a religious site, you should wear formal clothes if you have an intention of entering inside the church. If not, you can stand outside and feel free to take photos with one of the most dazzling architecture in the heart of Saigon.