7 Attractions to Go in Ho Chi Minh City for First-Time Visitors

Everyone has their first time on anything, from first-time flying and travelling, to first-time backpacking and couch surfing. When it comes to visiting Vietnam and making Ho Chi Minh City as your first stop for the first time, you wonder where you should explore to make the most out of your trip. Here're the 7 highlights of places that you should visit before you leave the city. Roll down and read on!

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People's Committee of Ho Chi Minh City

1. People's Committee of Ho Chi Minh City

It's not that difficult to find French architecture anywhere in Ho Chi Minh areas as the city was once a French colony. The beautiful city hall was built in the early 1900s, situated in the heart of the city centre, is now a People's Committee of Ho Chi Minh City. You can find loads of shops and restaurants in this busy district; the street in front Nguyen Hue City of Walking offers you the best spot to view this gorgeous building.

Independence Palace

2. Independence Palace

This relatively new & modern palace is the biggest historical building around the area. It was built in the Vietnam War era. You can find a huge garden and a palace with war rooms and artifacts in there. There is also a terrace offering an overlooking 360° panoramic views of Ho Chi Minh City. This Independence Palace is where you discover the old & new Vietnam at the same time.

Tan Dinh Church

3. Tan Dinh Church

Tan Dinh Church is the most visited Catholic church in the city and you should all know the reasons. This church is best known for its girly pink exterior and the Gothic style; it is the place for all girls and all girl at heart. If you have some spare time and would love to spot some cheap souvenirs, Check out the market Chợ Tân Định where it is only a block away.

Saigon Opera House

4. Saigon Opera House