Our favourite activities in Saigon
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral – The cathedral is a must see if you go to Saigon. Built in the late 1880s by French colonists, it’s one of the few remaining edifices of Catholicism in the largely Buddhist Vietnam.
The Central Post Office – Another beautiful piece of architecture, the post office is a beautifully preserved remnant of French colonial times and one of the biggest post office in all of Southeast Asia.
Ben Thanh Market – This market is a great place to buy local handicrafts, branded goods, Vietnamese art and other souvenirs. Enjoy typical Vietnamese delicacies at the eating stalls inside the market or cool off with a cold Vietnamese coffee.
Just wander in the city – It’s really lovely to have a wonder in the city, discover the beautiful streets and enjoy their architecture.
Trip to the Cu Chi Tunnel – The tunnels of Củ Chi are an immense 250 km network dating from the war. There are two big tunnels two explore, Ben Dinh and Ben Duoc. Ben Duoc haven’t been enlarged for the most part so you can really get a better sense of what the tunnels were like when they were in use. Though you might feel a bit claustrophobic in there. Ben Dinh tunnels are more popular as they have been reconstructed and significantly expanded. It’s up to you what kind of experience you’d prefer really.
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