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Ho Chi Minh city – The heart of Mekong Delta in Vietnam

Mekong Delta tours in Ho Chi Minh city is definitely one of the most essential things that you shouldn’t miss in your Vietnam​ tours.

Ho Chi Minh, located on well-off south Vietnam, shares borders with the south of south eastern Vietnam and the north edge of south western Vietnam. It is the biggest and most crowed city in Vietnam. Being a tourism center and tourism gateway, Ho Chi Minh city has systems of infrastructure and tourism service developmentally. Tourists can select a variety of tourism activities from visiting tourist destinations, leisure centers to hotels and restaurants. Also, its people are extreme easy-going and liberal welcoming visitors all over the world.


The magnificent Saigon

Ho Chi Minh city has two highlight seasons: dry and rainy season. Weather becomes wet from June to November, others are dry months. Generally, you can visit Ho Chi Minh all year round because its weather is quite pleasant and comfortable, it is not so hot in dry season and not too long when rainy season comes. However, you had better not visit Ho Chi Minh on Tet holiday while people habitually return their hometown to get together with family. In festivals, shopping and entertainment activities are taken place ebulliently and busily At Christmas, roads turn out so charming with full of light, busy with traffic. It is great time for you to enjoy chilly but warm atmosphere in Ho Chi Minh city.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh city

1. Visiting and shopping at Ben Thanh market

Ben Thanh market witnesses the rise and fall of Vietnam history, it is not only a big trading center but it is also a visit place to understand more cultural and historical values. Beside Ben Thanh market, Big market is an attractive destination in Ho Chi Minh city, too. Going to Big market, people usually drop in a restaurant to enjoy delicious food or visiting busy trade activities. Big market is living place of numerous Hoa people. Going to Big market, tourists can visit, go shopping and observe Hoa’s life emigrating for over a decade at same time.

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Ben Thanh market

2. Going to Notre Dame Cathedral

It is a place for catholic congregations to perform services and celebrate ceremonies. Passing periods of history, Notre Dame cathedral has changed over time and today, it becomes a famous place to travel in your Mekong Delta tours in Ho Chi Minh city. Coming to here, you will have experience of living in stunning and splendid atmosphere, you also contemplate its subtle and unique architecture.

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Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon

3. Admiring museums in Ho Chi Minh

Museums in Ho Chi Minh city are great destinations for travelers who want to learn about the city’s history and culture from its foundation to today. Vietnam historical museum mainly exhibits antique arts of some European countries. Meanwhile, museum of fine arts shows art paintings and statues, traditional handicrafts of Oc Eo and Cham cultures. Visitors will study about glorious feat of arms of Vietnam people’s army in war against America when visiting museum of Ho Chi Minh campaign.

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War museum in Ho Chi Minh city

4. Sightseeing by rowing on river

It is an extreme pity if you forget to take a visit along river in Ho Chi Minh city. Rowing a small boat along waterway helps you visit wonderful lands, breathe cool air and have more knowledge about Ho Chi minh city: From simple sceneries such as green coconut trees, beautiful orchards to modern city with tall buildings, from boat docks with a lot of fresh fruits and other agricultural products to Sai Gon port as the biggest port in Vietnam, from Nha Rong wharf where Uncle Ho started journey to find nation’s independence to Bach Dang wharf where serves cruises on river.

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The romantic scenery on a river in Saigon

5. Enjoying special and delicious food

As the center land of rich Southern Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh is well-known for diverse cuisine. Moreover, it is the gateway of trade, economy, culture and tourism in Vietnam and the place of exchanging with foreign countries. Thanks to these, Ho Chi Minh cuisine becomes so plentiful and attractive because of receiving quintessence from other places in the world. Taking Mekong Delta tours in Ho Chi Minh city, you have a guide to try pho served with flat rice noodles in a beef broth that usually takes several hours to prepare, banh mi, com tam (broken rice), bun thit nuong (roast meat noodle) or hu tieu . You do not miss out on tasting specialties such as durian, rambutan, mangosteen…

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Saigon is one of street-food paradise of Vietnam

Sound really interesting, right!

So, let’s come to Saigon or Ho Chi Minh city to enjoy the fancy things here!

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