Top 20 best places to visit in ho chi minh city

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Ho Chi Minch City - known to lớn many as Saigon - is Vietnam"s largest thành phố and former capital of the south. Impossibly busy & hectic most of the time, Ho Chi Minc City can certainly raise an unsuspecting traveler"s blood pressure.

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With the motorbike-driven chaos also comes a wealth of interesting things khổng lồ vị and see around Ho Chi Minh City. Don't just run for the nearest travel agency lớn book a bus out - kiểm tra out these things to vị in Ho Chi Minh City first!

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The twin-towered Notre Dame Cathedral in Saigon merits at least a visit & a photo lớn. Constructed between 1863 & 1880, the church was built by the French colonists entirely from materials brought over from France. The somber atmosphere inside Notre Dame Cathedral in Saigon is a testament khổng lồ the thousands of prayers for peace given there throughout both the French and American wars in Vietphái nam.

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A highlight of seeing the cathedral is the Virgin Mary statue which reportedly shed tears in 2005, causing a frenzy of traffic and onlookers. Although the church's official stance is that no tears were shed, thousands of witnesses clalặng otherwise.

The Notre Dame Cathedral occupies a large bloông xã east of the Reunification Palace on Pasteur Street. Directly across the street you'll find the Saigon Central Post Office, another must-see in the city!