Are you planning a trip to Ho Chi Minh city this summer? Do you want to visit all the attractive destinations in Ho Chi Minh city? I will introduce you 5 famous sites in the following that you don’t want to miss in your Ho Chi Minh tours. You will feel very interested if you are an architecture enthusiast when you visit all of these below destinations.
Sai Gon Opera House
If you are planning to stay at a hotel in District One, the Saigon Opera House will be the first destination to start your Ho Chi Minh tours. Saigon Opera House is located on Dong Khoi street – the center of Ho Chi Minh city – next to Caravelle and Intercontinental hotels. Saigon Opera House has ancient and majestic architecture with Gothique style of France in late 19th century. The Saigon Opera House hosts a lot of professional stage performances such as drama performance, music, ballet, opera… from nation and abroad bands. The Saigon Opera House was built in 1898 and grand opening in 1900. The Saigon Opera House is not only the beautiful architecture but also the charm and elegance of Ho Chi Minh city.
Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica of Saigon
Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica of Saigon is a typical architecture that makes up the face of urban architecture of Ho Chi Minh city today. Being built over 100 years ago, Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica of Saigon can make Vietnamese and abroad visitors be fascinated by its stunning scenery, magnificent and majestic. This architectural work has a great value in terms of art and history.
Central post office
Being built from 1886 to 1889, the Central Post Office is designed by the architect Villedieu Foulhoux and his assistant designer. It is considered as the shining pearl of ancient and modern architecture style of Ho Chi Minh city. The structure of the Central Post Office is a combination of Europe style and Asian decoration. Coming to the Central Post Office, you can send a letter and go sightseeing as well. It looks like you are going back to the old time.
People’s Committee Building of Ho Chi Minh city
Although the People’s Committee Building is not as famous as the above structures, the People’s Committee Building of Ho Chi Minh city is a symbol of the city through more than 140 years of history. People’s Committee Building witnessed the rise and fall of the city over the past 140 years ago. It was built in 1876 by the order of France Rear Admiral: Victor Guy Duperre. People’s Committee Building contains not only historical significance but also special place in Ho Chi Minh city. It is covered by Le Thanh Ton street (Espagne) – Pasteur street (Pelerin) – Ly Tu Trong street (La Grandiere, Gia Long) – Dong Khoi street (Catinat, Tu Do).
Independence Palace (former name Norodom Palace, current name Independence Palace or Independence Hall) is an architectural work in Ho Chi Minh city and is ranked as a special national relic. This architectural work is located on an area of 12 hectares including a big palace. The palace has modern and tradition style with 80 meters wide. The living room can hold 800 people. Outside, there is big garden with many trees and grass.
Independence Palace linked to so many important historical marks of Ho Chi Minh city. Therefore, if you have a chance to go to Ho Chi Minh city, you should spend a little time to visit this historic sites.