Walking Tour of Ho Chi Minh City – Day 2

Walking Tour of Ho Chi Minh City – Day 2, Saigon/HoChiMinh City, Vietnam (B)

This second tour, while centrally located, covers more off-the-beaten track sites and hidden gems in District 1 and diverts briefly across the river to District 4 to see the historically significant (President) Ho Chi Minh Museum.

The route that I’ve plotted for this self-guided walking tour helps you to discover Saigon’s diversity and introduces you to:

- Several excellent museums – the Museum of Vietnamese History, President Ho Chi Minh Museum, and the French Colonial Museum of Fine Arts

I’ve also added a couple of suggestions for short breaks, refreshments, and meals. But on this route, you’ll be spoilt for choice when you need a Vietnamese coffee shop, cafe, restaurant, or bar. And of course, you’ll see plenty of Saigon street food as you walk around the city too.

Google Maps says the tour is about 5 km. I’d add a couple of km for wandering about the Botanical gardens. So make sure you wear comfortable walking shoes. It’s also advisable to take water, wear a hat, use sun protection, and have something to keep your valuables safe while walking around. You can read more about staying comfortable and safe when walking around Ho Chi Minh City HERE. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Walking Tour of Ho Chi Minh City – Day 2
Guide Location: Vietnam » Saigon/HoChiMinh City
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Sharyn Nilsen
Read it on Author's Website: https://catchourtravelbug.com/ho-chi-minh-city-walking-tour-2-see-another-side-of-saigon/
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Saigon Zoo and Botanical Gardens
  • Temple of King Hung Vuong
  • the Museum of Vietnamese History
  • Jamia Al Musulman Mosque
  • the Bitexco Financial Tower
  • Ho Chi Minh Museum
  • Ho Chi Minh City Museum of Fine Arts
  • Mariammen Hindu Temple
  • Ben Thanh Market