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5 Ho Chi Minh Attractions You Shouldn’t Miss

With its stunning natural beauty, interesting historical sights, and delicious food, Southern Vietnam is a traveler’s paradise. You’ll never run out of sights to explore, but we’ve rounded up 5 tours and attractions you but here are the top attractions you should check out.

My Tho

Saigon Trips and Attractions: Vinh Trang Pagoda
Ho Chi Minh Day Trips and Attractions: The Vinh Trang Pagoda

An easy day trip from Ho Chi Minh is the city of My Tho, the capital of the Tien Giang province. My Tho sits right on the Mekong River, and is home to some of Vietnam’s best and most vibrant floating markets. After some leisurely shopping, head over to Con Thoi Son, and catch a traditional Vietnamese musical performance as you enjoy  a sumptuous lunch.

Paddle Through the Mekong Delta

Saigon Day Trips and Attractions: The Mekong Delta
Ho Chi Minh Day Trips and Attractions: The Mekong Delta

Take a traditional boat and cruise along Vietnam’s most famous natural attraction, the Mekong River. Just where the river empties into the sea is the The Mekong Delta, a bustling agricultural area full of lush landscapes and scenic rice fields. Much of Southern Vietnam’s commerce still revolves around this area. Travel by paddle boat, and experience both a unique sightseeing tour as well as a glimpse of everyday life.

Follow the Cu Chi Tunnels

Saigon Attractions: The Cu Chi Tunnels
Ho Chi Minh Day Trips and Attractions: The Cu Chi Tunnels

The Cu Chi Tunnels are an expansive network of underground tunnels the Viet Cong guerrillas used during the Vietnam War. They also served as the base of operations for the Tết Offensive in 1968. Because of their strong military significance, the tunnels have become a popular tourist attraction. Visitors crawl through the tunnels just like the guerrillas, and get a first-hand look into Vietnam’s history.

Visit the Cao Dai Temple

Ho Chi Minh Day Trips and Attractions: Cao Dai Temple
Ho Chi Minh Day Trips and Attractions: Cao Dai Temple

Ho Chi Minh is a great place to stay during your Vietnam trip, since it gives you easy access to other smaller, interesting towns. The Tay Ninh city lies just on the border of Vietnam and Cambodia, making it an area of beautiful countryside and unique cultural attractions.

One of the most famous places to go is the Cao Dai Temple, the main Caodaist church in Vietnam. The temple is a colorful, architectural marvel in itself, decorated with ornate dragon pillars, seven-headed cobras, and sky-blue colored ceilings.

Visitors are encouraged to stick around to witness the midday worship ceremony; They are permitted to watch quietly from galleries. At noon, rows of worshippers line up in long, colorful robes and gather together to chant and pray.

This visit is just an easy day trip from Ho Chi Minh, which you can book with KKday.

Catch a Show at the Saigon Opera House

Saigon Day Trips and Attractions: The Opera House4
Ho Chi Minh Day Trips and Attractions: The Opera House

The Opera House, built over 120 years ago, is itself a beautiful example of French colonial architecture. The ornate designs sets the perfect stage for stunning performances that showcase Vietnamese culture and history through music, dance, theater, and acrobatics. Enjoy the show at an exclusive discounted rate when you book your ticket with KKday over here.

 
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