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Visiting Ho Chi Minh Square in Saigon
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Ho Chi Minh Square which is located in the heart id District 1 is a city hall that provides the best city tour for tourist. On this square, you can see so many buildings which were built in the French architecture. In Ho Chi Minh Square, you can also spot the statue of Uncle Ho which was placed to honour the 100th birthday of Ho Chi Minh city. Ho Chi Minh Square is basically a part of the walking street in Nguyen Hue Boulevard.

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An Exciting Tour in Ho Chi Minh Square

An Exciting Tour in Ho Chi Minh Square

A Relaxing and Fascinating Walk in Ho Chi Minh Square

A Relaxing and Fascinating Walk in Ho Chi Minh Square

Being built in the center of Ho Chi Minh city, the square was built without any traffic on its sides. So, this place is perfect for you to have some relaxing walk in every situation. For those of you who are a fans of architecture, there are so many buildings around the square that were built in the French architecture like Saigon Opera House. From the square you can also take a look on the fancy hotel called Rex Hotel which was also built in the French architecture. One thing that you can do while walking is absolutely taking some pictures of yourself or the building and the atmosphere around the square.

Saigon Opera House

Saigon Opera House

Wanted to see another site that was built in the French architecture in Saigon? Then this place would be very perfect for you. Located in the heart of the Saigon city, Saigon Opera House is one of the top two best place to watch live performances. Saigon Opera House was built by a French architect named Eugene Ferret and was purposely built two meters higher from the main street to avoid the traffic noise. There are several things that you can do when you are visiting Saigon Opera House such as admiring its beautiful architecture, get some sightseeing in front of the opera house, and last but the most important is to watch some performances inside the Saigon Opera House.

Fountain Show in The Square

Fountain Show in The Square

After your long walk, you may wanted to seat on the benches around the square. While sitting and resting on the benches, you will be spoiled with the fountain show there. There are plenty of fountains that will lighted in the evening. Equipped with colored lamps, the fountains become more colorful than just a water fountains. Not only that it is beautiful, it is also refreshing as the water reach the ground and smear its petrichor-like scents.

Insider Tips

How to Get Tickets?

If you are planning to go to Ho Chi Minh Square, you don't need to prepare any money for the entrance tickets. However, if you are planning on watching a performance in Saigon Opera House, it is very recommended to buy the ticket online on the show's official website or simply buy the ticket in every travel agent in Ho Chi Minh city

How To Get Around?

To get around Ho Chi Minh Square it is best to go by foot because you will have an outdoor tour and you will also get to move to another place in a fast pace.

What Should I Wear?

To have some tour around Ho Chi Minh Square, there is no fixed dress code that you need to follow. Also, wear a comfortable shoes so that you can walk around the complex in comfort.


Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit Ho Chi Minh is at afternoon and also evening. On the afternoon, you can enjoy the sunset in the square and watch how the sky turns darker. On evening, your eyes will also be spoiled with the city lights of Ho Chi Minh.


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Will I Need a Guide?

No, you don't need any guide and all the detail information for your tour is available on this site.

How To Get There?

If you are planning to visit Ho Chi Minh Square, it is recommended to go there by car or taxi. It will take around 20 minutes of driving from the center of Ho Chi Minh city via Cộng Hòa. It is also recommended to go there by bus. You just need to make sure when and where the bus will depart. If you are taking a bus, the tour will take around 45 minutes.

Additional Info

It is very recommended to book the tickets for the performance in the Saigon Opera House long days before the show since the opera house is only open when there is a performance so it might be very hard to get the tickets if you go to the ticket booth.

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