The Ho Chi Minh City was a part of Vietnam and exactly located at Southern part of the country. The city is now known as Saigon was also one of the places who witness the World War II back then. After the war, there are many broken facilities, buildings, leftover war tools such as canon, inactive bomb and bullets that happen to be one of the most tourist attractions to the city. Most common reason of tourists that visits that city wants to see personally the leftovers from World War II.
Today, there are 10 most gorgeous places at Ho Chi Minh City who become very popular because of its impressive views and knowledgeable places that involve the history of Vietnam. In this article, I only note down the 4 most famous tourist destinations in Ho Chi Minh City. These places are the most eye catching tourist destination by travellers and explorers. A lot of photographers prefer visiting those places because it’s naturally beautiful. With a one day around Ho Chi Minh city tour will be visiting all the places including under.
The War Remnants Museum or Ho Chi Minh City Museum
The Vietnam war-torn history is one of the most important historical events and it should not be forgotten. The museum contains informative exhibitions, and it shows the country’s bloody history by photographs, artifacts and memorabilia. It is perfectly done without concealing over the atrocities and placed exactly at the Gia Long Palace where Ngo Dinh Diem spent his last hours before his execution in 1963.
The Lam Son Square
The Lam Son Square is a well-developed area that has been always the most prominent addresses in the city. As of today, it is considered as the place to head for a night of culture or a place of shopping amongst the reputable residents and tourists of the city. You can’t miss the Hotel Continental which is place in the center of Lam Son Square. It is the favorite place of French high society to feel relax and a perfect place to enjoy peace with lovely ambiance. If you are the type of person that wants to do a more meaning cultural experience, then take time to visit the Municipal Theatre. It is a lavish 100 year old building that is known at hosting local and touring dance, opera and theatre companies.
When the French left the country in 1954, Ngo Dinh Diem decided to build the Independence Palace which stands for his country’s strength; however, it was drag down after an attempt to murder him. The palace was being replaced on 1970 which was later renamed as Reunification Palace after the fall of Saigon. Most part of the palace hasn’t change since 1970’s. Eventhough the rosewood-clad meeting rooms and musty library are interesting; still the garden is the most popular because of its attractive image. In this place, you can find the tank that crashed through the gate of the palace on 30th of April 1975 which stands the falling of Saigon regime.
Jade Emperor Pagoda
The Jade Emperor Pagoda is one of the best Vietnamese pagodas built by Taoists and Buddhists on 1900’s. It is simultaneously spiritual and its ambiance is very inspiring. The statue of Goddess of Mercy, Quan Am was being placed inside the pagoda.It has ornate carved panels and the interior has intricate deities line. It is also flanked by lotus flowers and fruits offered by many people. The pagoda has been cloaked of incense smoke which brings spiritual ambiance.
There are lots of beautiful places in Ho Chi Minh City but those 4 places are the most tourist destinations in the city. Those places listed above will amaze you and makes you feel satisfied. It is popular because of its historical events and beautiful views.