Walking Around Ho Chi Minh City – Day 1

Walking Around Ho Chi Minh City – Day 1, Saigon/HoChiMinh City, Vietnam (B)

Here’s the first of a series of suggested routes for walking around Ho Chi Minh City. It will take you to some of the most popular sites, give you an excellent introduction to the city’s history and provide you with plenty of opportunities to soak up the unique mix of chaos and tranquility that is modern-day Saigon.

As per my last post, I suggest you start your day early in one of the many parks in the city. In the cool of the morning, take a stroll around Tao Dan Park located between Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Street to the north, Nguyen Du to the south, Cach Mang Thang Tam to the west and Huyen Tran Cong Chi. The park will come alive not long after sunrise and will be a hive of activity by 7 am. Start at the southwestern corner and work your way through to the north-east corner on Truong Dinh. Pick up a coffee from one of the street vendors along the way (for about 10 000 VND) and enjoy the spectacle of Vietnamese locals exercising, socialising and relaxing in the cool of the morning. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Walking Around Ho Chi Minh City – Day 1
Guide Location: Vietnam » Saigon/HoChiMinh City
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Sharyn Nilsen
Read it on Author's Website: http://hochiminhcityhighlights.com/walking-around-ho-chi-minh-city
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Tao Dan Park
  • War Remnants Museum
  • Reunification Palace
  • Notre Dame Cathedral (Nha Tho Duc Ba)
  • Saigon Central Post Office
  • Ho Chi Minh City Hall
  • Municipal Theatre
  • The Lion Brewery and Restaurant
  • The Rex Hotel – Roof Terrace