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Top Choice Museum in Ho Chi Minh City

War Remnants Museum

Formerly the Museum of Chinese and American War Crimes, the War Remnants Museum is consistently popular with Western tourists. Few museums anywhere convey the brutal effects of war on its civilian victims so powerfu…
Top Choice Barbecue in Ho Chi Minh City

Quan Ut Ut

With a name roughly translating to the 'Oink Oink Eatery', this casual place with river views celebrates everything porcine with an American-style BBQ spin. Huge street-side grills prepare great ribs, spicy sausages…
Top Choice Historic Building in Ho Chi Minh City

Reunification Palace

Surrounded by royal palm trees, the dissonant 1960s architecture of this government building and the eerie mood that accompanies a walk through its deserted halls make it an intriguing spectacle. The first Communist…
Top Choice Taoist Temple in Ho Chi Minh City

Jade Emperor Pagoda

Built in 1909 in honour of the supreme Taoist god (the Jade Emperor or King of Heaven, Ngoc Hoang), this is one of the most spectacularly atmospheric temples in Ho Chi Minh City, stuffed with statues of phantasmal d…
Top Choice Gallery in Ho Chi Minh City

Fine Arts Museum

With its airy corridors and verandas, this elegant 1929 colonial-era yellow-and-white building is stuffed with period details; it is exuberantly tiled throughout and home to some fine (albeit deteriorated) stained g…
Top Choice Taoist Temple in Ho Chi Minh City

Phuoc An Hoi Quan Pagoda

Delightfully fronted by greenery and opening to an interior blaze of red, gold, green and yellow, this is one of the most beautifully ornamented temples in town, dating from 1902. Of special interest are the elabora…
Top Choice Museum in Ho Chi Minh City

History Museum

Built in 1929 by the Société des Études Indochinoises, this notable Sino-French museum houses a rewarding collection of artefacts illustrating the evolution of the cultures of Vietnam, from the Bronze Age Dong Son c…
Top Choice Church in Ho Chi Minh City

Notre Dame Cathedral

Built between 1877 and 1883, Notre Dame Cathedral enlivens the heart of Ho Chi Minh City's government quarter, facing Ð Dong Khoi. A brick, neo-Romanesque church with 40m-high square towers tipped with iron spires, …
Top Choice Market in Ho Chi Minh City

Binh Tay Market

Cholon’s main market has a great clock tower and a central courtyard with gardens. Much of the business here is wholesale but it’s popular with tour groups. The market was originally built by the French in the 1880s…
Top Choice Historic Building in Ho Chi Minh City

Central Post Office

Right across the way from Notre Dame Cathedral, Ho Chi Minh City's striking French post office is a period classic, designed by Gustave Eiffel and built between 1886 and 1891. Painted on the walls of its grand conco…