Special Six: A Day in Ho Chi Minh City

Vietnam, Saigon/HoChiMinh City Guide (B): Special Six: A Day in Ho Chi Minh City

Following our visit to Hanoi, my friends and I traveled to Ho Chi Minh city where we spent 24 hours in the city. We fitted this day in between our travel to Hanoi and Siem Reap because one of my friends had Saigon on her travel wish list. While we did not have sufficient time there to explore much nor go on the Mekong delta cruise, which I was keen on, we did have a lovely day in the city where the traffic, especially that of scooters, at junctions is crazy. I mean that literally.

These are my special six highlights that I would recommend for anyone traveling to Ho Chi Minh city for a day.

Walk through the Old French quarter starting from Notre Dame Cathedral and ending at the Opera House. The stretch of road we liked best was Dong Khoi street, which is filled with fashionable boutiques, coffee shops and restaurants. We spent a lot of time at several of the shops on this street as I was travelling with two shopaholics. My shopping recommendation is to buy some beautiful silk scarves and shawls at Khai silk at 81 Dong Khoi. I did most of my gift shopping here. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Special Six: A Day in Ho Chi Minh City
Guide Location: Vietnam » Saigon/HoChiMinh City
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Ahila Thillainathan
Read it on author's website: https://perspectivesquilt.wordpress.com/2016/07/12/saigon/
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Notre Dame Cathedral
  • Opera House
  • Nha Hang Ngon
  • War Remnants Museum
  • Bui Vien Street
  • Ben Thanh market