SAIGON CENTRAL POST OFFICE
Built between 1886 and 1891, the fully operational post office is one of the city's most admired and photographed landmarks. Designed by Frenchman Alfred Foulhoux, he is the name behind some of the city's famous buildings.
NOTRE DAME CATHEDRAL
The Notre-Dame Cathedral of Saigon was constructed by the French between 1863 and 1880 with all materials being shipped from France. The cathedral is located adjacent to the Saigon Post Office and is a recommended attraction during a visit to Saigon.
The Reunification or Independence Palace (Dinh Độc Lập) and it's location has a long history dating back to the mid-1800's. The palace has been occupied by France, Japan and later Vietnam. The current building was rebuilt in 1996 after incurring damage and continues to stand as we see it today.
NGUYEN HUE WALKING STREET
Nguyen Hue walking street is a drawcard and is especially popular in the evenings, lined with cafes, restaurants and the occasional street entertainment. The Ho Chi Minh City People's Committee, formerly known as Hotel de Ville and City Hall lies at one end. One of Saigon's most photographed landmarks, it was built in 1902-1908. Across the road is a bronze statue of Ho Chi Minh. At the other end of the street is the Saigon River.
SAIGON OPERA HOUSE
The 500 seat Saigon Opera House was built in 1897 and most recently restored in 1995. With distinct French colonial architecture, the theatre continues to hold regular performing arts.
BEN THANH MARKET
The most famous market in Saigon, this bustling market was built in 1912 and is on most people list of places to visit. Selling food, clothing, souvenirs, tailoring and almost everything you could possibly need. Open all day for the indoor market and the outdoor market is open every evening until late. The market is a short walk from the hotel. (* the night market is currently suspended until international travellers can return)
WAR REMNANTS MUSEUM
One of the most visited museums in Vietnam, particularly among foreigners, the museum contains exhibits from past wars with the French and the US. First opened in 1975, the museum houses military equipment and aircraft, scene recreations and photo exhibits.
HO CHI MINH CITY MUSEUM
The Ho Chi Minh City Museum is another product of French architecture and was completed in 1890. The museum also houses several underground tunnels constructed when the building was occupied by the Presidential Office.